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: Positive (18 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 3, 2014
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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
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
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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235 of 275 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
EDIT: IT WORKED THE DEVELOPERS FIXED IT GOD BLESS U DEV
school bus fun released today
my wallet is ready, its time to pay
i download the game and install pack
ready to take my bus rep back
i start the game and to my dismay
im shown a screen of dark gray
7 dollars for a game from windows 2k
the feeling of regret just wont go away
i bought the game as i was lured in
by the look of fun right on the tin
So happy the children on the cover look
even though by school bus, their freedom took
they smile bright with their books
and i have learned to not trust their looks
but in the end it will be worth the time
as long as others heed my rhyme
school bus fun is not what it parades
unless you like compatibility escapades
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Fun puzzle game. You are tasked with picking up kids in the right order to make combos, all the while keeping track of incompatible kids and your car's fuel usage.
Each level becomes more difficult as more and more kids are added, and they all have their quirks. Girls want to ride with other girls; Loners want to be the only one on the bus; Kids won't get on a bus that already has a bully on it (but bullies will come on buses with others kids), etc.

By the time you reach the second set of levels you really have a hard challenge to get the 3 star rating every time.

Recommended for anyone that likes logic puzzles.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
Fun game for when you ever feel a bit bored. I played it out in about 3 hours in one day, just to test it out.. but I couldn´t stop playing and now I´m almost finished. Still have to get 3 stars for every level.

You get to pick up different kids and some kids travel alone, some don´t, all kids do not want to travel with bully´s. You really got to think which kid goes with which.. even for the sake of various bonuses. You got to upgrade your ¨bus¨ when you can, it´s fun since you will really notice each upgrade will do it´s described job. Your ¨bus¨ also needs repairs/fuel which makes it more realistic.

I´ll recommend this game anytime, no bugs encountered.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
School Bus Fun is fun. This game reminds me of an old flash game about gas pumps and filling up cars, I can't remember the name. Basically, you pick up a kid then click on the school that matches the shield above their heads. Be careful though, some kids like to be driven to school alone, some with their girl pack and some are preppy snobs. Make sure to keep this in mind when it tells you that there is a new kid added to the list. The game can get very challenging and I swear the shield colors on the school are changing on me.
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