Taking your daughter to school sounds dead easy. But more than a dozen different kids all with different demands makes School Bus Fun a challenging time management game.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (29 reviews) - 79% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 3, 2014

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About This Game

Taking your daughter to school sounds dead easy. But more than a dozen different kids all with different demands makes School Bus Fun a challenging time management game.

School Bus Fun features a heart-warming story about a mother taking her daughter and her friends to school who takes this up as a profession investing in new cars and equipment. The game offers a variety of unique maps, vehicles, upgrades, characters, cutscenes, trophies and much more. Meet and transport all the kids with their different personalities and preferences! Learn to cope with varying demands and aim for the perfect scores and all gold trophies.

Features

  • 60 fast-paced levels
  • 3 different game modes
  • 13 different characters - with different combos and traits
  • 12 challenging trophies in bronze, silver and gold
  • Fun friendship book with information on all kids
  • New cars and equipment available
  • Learn-as-you-play tutorial

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 3D compatible graphic card with 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: School Bus Fun
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Genre Tags: Casual; Simulation; Puzzle; Logistics
  • My Overall Grade: B
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 10-18 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Puzzle game aficionados; Novelty seekers; Casual gamers

REVIEW
School Bus Fun is an interesting, casual, puzzle game that will test your time-management and logistical-planning abilities. It is a truly casual game, and even at the end levels it will be easy to “pass” each level; however, to get 3-stars in later levels can be quite a challenge and will require perfect planning and execution in real time. It is a very basic game, with little depth; but it is a great game for situations where you want to play something that isn’t overly immersive and is easy to put down.

The idea of the game is to pick up children and drop them off at school. The mechanics are very simplistic. The game boils down to logistical puzzles that will require you to figure out the optimum paths to take to earn the most points. You do this by clicking on icons as they pop up on the screen in real time, while being sure to adhere to auxiliary rules that influence your score. As the game progresses, different types of rules are added; this makes it increasingly difficult to get a 3-star rating in later levels. Simply “passing” the levels by reaching the par score remains rather easy.

You also are racing against the clock as you do all of this, as the children will not wait around indefinitely once their icon pops up on the screen. You can disable the clock by playing in Relaxed Mode, however that also disables achievements. This mode would be good for children, but will probably make the game boring for any adult gamer.

There are also power-ups and vehicle upgrades which can be purchased that will help you earn better scores. It should be noted, however, that there is only a limited amount of money to be earned in the game; you cannot repeat levels to re-earn money for upgrades. This is kind of an annoying catch-22 during the late game; as the best upgrades would help 3-star the last levels, but you must 3-star the last levels to afford the best upgrades.

There isn’t much else to say about School Bus Fun. It is a fun, little puzzle game that is quite short and simple. It won’t be the best game you play this year, but it makes for good fun if you like the kind of puzzles it offers.

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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Short version: 66%
School Bus Fun is too complex for a child, too childish for an adult, too fast for a service industry game, and too random for a resource management game. Yet somehow it’s still fun to some degree.

Long version:
School Bus Fun is a service industry game (the sub-genre started by Diner Dash), where your goal is to use your car to transport an increasing number of children to their local school. With this theme and graphics, one would assume this game is made for children to train their memory and help with their hand-eye coordination. While School Bus Fun indeed does all those things, maybe it also overdid it a notch.

As usual in these games, there are over a dozen “customer” types with their increasingly complicated needs. As the game progresses, it gets a lot more difficult meeting these demands in time, especially when there are two cars to control simultaneously. It can get so hectic that even an adult could feel overwhelmed.
Also, unlike most service industry games, the children appear randomly on each attempt. Beyond adding an unneeded level of difficulty, this can result in stages where it is impossible to get the top score without a few resets.

I know it seems I’m only complaining, but the game really is more difficult than it looks. Still, it can be fun, when not frustrating, and may keep you around long enough to reach the seemingly ridiculous 10 and 15-hour achievements.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
it's a great air combat game but has bias towards the russian planes
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
GOTY, Great game. Gives a wide variety of stratigies for each character and tricks you by not even letting you use a school bus until the end of the game! The super oil levels are very fun and fils you with energy. Sound track is so terrible to listen to it gives a great diffuculty factor that the Difficulty selecter lacks.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
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A very simple game of tapping on creepy kids and delivering them to school across the street. Most of the game is spent in cars which are not busses and the overall gameplay isn't that fun, negating two thirds of the game's title.
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