Ski Park Manager
is not unlike Sim City
in that you are to build up a thriving location full of happy workers and even happier residents. The maps all have different goals set out for them, and it is your job to meet them. Going about this can be done in a handful of different ways, though unfortunately, none of them are special in their own right.
Attracting guests to your park is done through the building of ski runs. These come in a few different varieties, including downhill, cross-country, and sledding. Depending on the type of guests you have coming to your park will determine which types of ski runs you have build.
Also on the list of things that you must provide for your guests are places of leisure. You must provide shops, daycare centers, parks, benches, bars, anything that will keep the local population happy and under control. You'll find that unhappy residents leave post haste.
But this isn't an anarchist park where the people take care of everything. Workers are a necessity to keep things in order. Not only do you have to hire and pay people to run your shops, but maintenance workers are needed as well. Just about everything you build will break down, and if there isn't someone there to fix it, you'll see a huge plunge in your guest attendance. Not only will the machines break down, but your fun loving attendees will also hurt themselves from time to time, and if there isn't a medic station nearby, you could have a death on your hands, an unwelcome event, needless to say.
All of these elements add up to a mighty complicated equation, and the answer to it isn't all that appealing. While the design of the game works out well, it isn't all that much fun trying to figure it all out. The title of the game doesn't lie when it says you have to be a manager. Playing this game is more like having a real job than actually playing a game.