Apr 09 AT 2:21 PM Guest Blogger 16 Comments

Shopper’s Paradise: Tower Defense meets Tycoon = Brilliant!


Tycoon lovers everywhere, Shopper’s Paradise is the game for you! A combination of ‘Lemonade Stand’ games and tower defense, Shopper’s Paradise captures your real estate mogul’s heart in your frantic search for mall domination. Featuring fast, immersive and challenging gameplay, this is a game that will keep you hooked for hours.

Similar to many games in the popular tycoon genre, Shopper’s Paradise has very simple objectives: Build stores, earn money and put your competitor out of business. And that’s where all the fun begins.

When you start, you are presented with a pile of cash and an empty mall. From there you can build 11 different types of stores (ranging from ice cream shops to cinemas). You can upgrade these stores, boosting their capacity and average sale, or sell them to your competitor (for a profit!) As the game progresses and spaces for new stores are taken, you can buy competing businesses and demolish your existing stores to make room for your new luxury retailers! To win, you must achieve specific goals, some which include owning only third level upgraded stores and no competitor stores.

The free version of Shopper’s Paradise is well worth your time, featuring 3 different maps (each on three different difficulties), different goals and 11 different store types. The paid version (currently $2.99) features 20 different maps, each with up to 4 goals! The games has cute, smooth graphics and responsive gameplay.

Shopper’s Paradise is available for Android phones version 1.5+ and only uses ~600 kB of storage space, making it easy and accessible for all Android phone owners to get it.


  • Great looking graphics and smooth gameplay
  • Good replay-ability with personal rankings and scores
  • Free version nets you a couple hours of play-time; full version much more!
  • No force closes, stalls or bugs (that I’ve ever experienced)
  • A very well polished app

Needs Improvement

  • Sometimes the game just progresses too slowly. The run/walk settings should allow faster playing.
  • It could use a level editor for users to create their own maps and mall designs!
  • Needs a career mode, where you start as a sales trainer and work your way up through challenges to become a real estate mogul!

Final Verdict

As a casual, pick-up-and-play game, Shopper’s Paradise shines with cute graphics, smooth and responsive gameplay and great replay-ability. If you enjoy ‘Lemonade Stand’ or other tycoon games, you will want to be sure to download Shopper’s Paradise and start building your empire today!

Note: This review was submitted by Christopher Bowal as part of our app review contest.

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  • travesty

    Great review! I absolutely love this game! Best one on my phone!!!

  • http://Website Josh

    This game is great! First one I bought for my phone :)

  • http://Website l3reak

    Amazing twist on the Tower Defense genre! I was pretty tired of them, especially since there are so many of TD games on the Android market. But this… is just addictive.

    I downloaded the demo version, and even that’s a worthwhile app in itself, with the different levels and difficulties. I think it took me the better part of an hour to beat the first level on hard, but once I figured the hole in the system, I beat it 2 under par on my first try. (hint: sell, sell, sell!)

    Combined with the small file size, something that’s becoming more and more of a rarity in high quality Android games, this looks like it’s going to be another buy.

  • http://www.awesomeandroidapps.com Brian W.

    Hi, I run Awesome Android Apps, publisher of Shopper’s Paradise on behalf of Second Gear Games. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I’ll make sure your suggestions are considered for future development.

  • http://n/a Brian H

    Personally, I wouldn’t support the developer of this app. He removed the free version of his game as soon as he gained exposure from this review. That’s a cheap move, if you ask me. I’m thinking twice about buying it now; $3 seems like a steep point of entry without a lite version to demo.

    • http://Website Mark P

      $3 is a “steep point of entry”? Which third world country are you living in? Also there certainly is a free demo version. I’ve been playing it all morning.

  • http://Website Mayank Suri

    How can I download d full version of dis game. Can anyone give me d link.. Thankyou

  • http://Website Upset @Mark P

    @ Mark P. All your points in regards to the game is true, but what the f….? does that have to do with a third world country. I live in a Third World Country. One that everyone else seems to want to visit (Jamaica) I have played the demo version and have also bought the full version because i like it and i can afford it. But where i live have nothing to do with the choices that i made about this game. Think twice before making comments that make you seem like an asshole. The guy may think its cheap because of his circumstances, not his location.

  • http://Website Samantha

    I want it on my iPod so bad:(

    • blueflower

      I just downloaded on my kindle fire. I like it but I wish it would let me add stores and place them on the map. I will buy a store but I can’t place it. very frustrating!!

  • http://Website corinne

    can any1 tell if u can this game on ur computer thank you

  • murys lisa

    Telecharger shopper paradise

  • JJ

    When I get to certain Maps’ where the goal is to buy 2 jewelery stores, it wont let me buy more than one store. Is there something I have to complete before buying the other Jewelery store?

  • katie

    Having the same promlem as jj please help!!!

  • Victor Bernie

    You would have to sell your diamond shop to the competitor. Then you would be able to purchase another diamond shop and then just buy the shop from the competitor. Took me a while to figure that out.

  • Tammy

    I would do love to e able too play this game shoppers paradise on my iPhone …