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Rip Them Off Review
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Rip Them Off is puzzle game where you build businesses to attract customers. It's an economic management version of tower defence. Rather than stopping soldiers by shooting them, you are stopping citizens by selling them things. You choose locations, put up stores and build a business.

Taking inspiration from the Mad Men television show, the 1950's visuals create a world where commerce is king. You job is to choose the types of shops for your flow of customers. Stores sell items of different values and take different amount of time to sell to each customer. When they are full of customers, no one can enter the store until someone leaves.

In this way, you aim to provide an ideal set of shops to extract all the money each customer has. This is a balance of the cost of setting up each establishment, the capacity you require but also ensuring a variety of things to buy. Each new city provides an increasingly devilish challenge. Can you make it all the way to the biggest metropoles?

It's an intriguing puzzle game about managing the complex system. But also, it's a look at how business control people on the high street or shopping mall. It offers a chance to think critically about the decisions we make about buying things, with a first hand taste of what it's like to run a business.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 24/03/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Lozange Lab (@Lozange_Lab)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can compete against friends and family in the leaderboards.

CostsCosts

Rip Them Off usually costs £6.69.
 

Rip Them Off

Switch Store Switch £6.69
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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