|Mega Mall Story Guide ✍|
In Mega Mall Story you have a small mall, which you expand by adding more stores, building more floors, new modes of transportation, and making your customers happy and keeping them away from competitors. Not only can you increase modes of transportation to the mall, you can choose where the customers can be let in, and how they travel up or down to different floors, and what is the most convenient to buy.
Structures are anything you build in your mall. Many structures take part in different special combinations which increase their efficiency, as well as also having a bonus if they are on an "appropriate" floor.
Structures are composed of 3 types types:
- Facilities: make your mall more enjoyable, such as Rest Areas, Fountains, and ATMs. Are also structure that let you move from floor to floor, such as stairways, escalators, and elevators.
- Stores: These are common stores you might find in a mall, and you can have as many of these as you wish.
- Special: There are 2 types of special structures, the first type are special stores that you can only build one of in your mall. The second type is transportation methods, that allow customers to enter your store in various ways.
Combos are created when you have 3 different specific stores/facilities next to each other on the same floor. These then give a boost to each of these stores such as Reputation, Price, and/or Quality increase. You can have as many of the combo as you want in your mall, even though have more than one of the same is usually not necessary.
In combination with placing combos, what floor you place a store on can give it an inherit bonus. First, there's a bonus applied to any store if place on a specific floor, which is the standard floor bonus. The special bonus is dependent on the floor, but whether the building gets a bonus on that floor is dependent on the shop. Unlike stores, facilities aren't effected.
Customers visit your mall each day and spend their money at the shops. The amount of visiting customers is based on your popularity level (bottom right of screen), the higher your popularity rating is, the more customers you will receieve. The maximum popularity level obtainable is 100. When a player reaches 100 Pop. a "Fever" event is triggered which brings in more customers and increases the amount of money they are likely to spend at stores. When the fever event ends, your Pop. will reset back down to around 5-20.
Bugs & Cheats
- Reload cheat - For every chance-based option in the game, you can save beforehand, attempt it, and simply reload the game to try again (by exiting to the title), saving on hearts .
- When on the "Res. Area" / "Park" screen on the "Invest" window, if you click on where the left / right arrows would be respectively, the arrow-clicked effect will display, even though no arrows are present.
- When you try to rotate the game screen, the game crashes (auto shut down) [on some devices].
- This is the first Kairosoft game released in the US in which you build upwards.
- When you beat the game you have a chance of getting more than 100,000,000 bucks in Mega Mall Story.
- Even when you beat Mega Mall Story you can still get Rival Malls.
- The game is not fully translated as you can still find the Japanese word when you try to place the elevator over the entrance.