Developed by Happy Labs Pte. Ltd., Happy Mall Story is a shopping mall simulation game wherein you may design and manage various shops in your mall—may it be restaurants, boutiques, bookshops, etc. Happy Mall Story can be obtained for free on both Android and iOS platforms and offers in-app purchases that come in the form purchasing Diamonds. But the good thing is those diamonds aren’t really needed. There are also various ads popping often when you do certain things but none were really intrusive. There are also some ads to the top right that sit in a generally unused corner to avoid unintentional presses or taps by the player, so that is a good thing too—especially knowing that the game is free to download.
Everyone has dreams of making it big in the future. Some dream of building a large corporation, some yearn to put up a huge farm, and some dream of becoming a business mogul by constructing and managing the own shopping malls. Well, as to all gigantic dreams, there is a place and time where people have to start small somewhere…somehow. For those dreaming of becoming the next shopping mall magnate, Happy Mall Story may be a fun and interesting way to start living your dreams.
Happy Mall Story caters to the usual mobile games crowd in that it has long wait times for construction and upgrading and can only upgrade or construct things two at a time (note: the number of workers can be upgraded by using or purchasing diamonds). Although these long wait times are not as atrocious as other mobile games that literally gimps you so you are pressured to pay up to continue enjoying the game–games like Clash of Clans is a prime example of this somewhat annoying business practice. The longest wait time for building a shop in Happy Mall Story that I have seen is around 15 hours. That 15 hour facility is also one of the last buildings you can build so that is probably the longest wait time you will have to endure. Not bad when compared to Clash of Clan’s eight days wait-time in my opinion. The construction time in the game becomes much lighter when you can earn diamonds without paying in the form of tasks and random fever rewards.
As the mall owner and mall manager, you are also given the choice to invest on a new product for one of your facilities. Upon completion of the investment, a new type of customer is unlocked which would have more money most of the time and compared to other customers; customers have a limited budget and a shopper with a higher budget means more capacity to spend in your mall, and of course more earnings for you. Completing an investment also unlocks the items these customers request for purchase in the store for upgrading the facilities . All these things (Yes everything you build, upgrade or invest takes time) take some time though and it will take quite a while for the dream of your fancy mall to be fully realized. But, as stated above, it still won’t take as long as the other games’ wait-time that currently plague the market.
BE THE ULTIMATE TYCOON!
✔ Design your own mall, create new floors and fill it up with shops, special attractions and mall amenities!
✔ Increase Shop Appeal to attract new shoppers. Watch their cute interactions with store owners!
✔ Expand your mall, upgrade stores and services, and invest to earn coins!
✔ Run tours and Fever sales to earn easy money!