Relaxation has never been more stressful

Sally's Spa is a time- and resource-management arcade game that builds on the success (and similar gameplay) of Sally's Salon.

Sally's Spa is a time- and resource-management arcade game that builds on the success (and similar gameplay) of Sally's Salon. In this follow-up, you once again play as Sally, this time around managing a spa--complete with stations for saunas, manicures, massages, and more--as you try to please a steady stream of customers with quick service and a soothing environment. The interface gives you a top-down view of the spa (as you progress through 10 different spas around the world, with five levels each), and you touch and drag to direct Sally and interact with customers, moving them from station to station while playing quick minigames, such as choosing the right stones for a hot-stone massage.

The challenge on each level is to optimize flow through the spa before customers lose patience (shown in individual "heart" meters, which vary by customer type) and walk out. You also have to decide which products to sell, and at the end of each level you can spend money to upgrade your spa in a wide variety of ways--from buying entertaining magazine subscriptions to hiring more staff. Overall, this is a very fun and thoughtfully executed game, with just the right amount of difficulty for casual, on-and-off play.

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