Snoopy’s Street Fair is positively charming and does a good job of utilizing the familiar Peanuts characters to create a fun, simple simulation that can engage players of all ages. It also boasts lots of extras, like collectible cartoon strips that never get old. However, the fun qualities are quickly overshadowed by the game’s aggressive way of encouraging players to buy in-game currency at high real-world prices. It’s quickly obvious that this is an app that’s much more concerned with separating you from your money than it is about providing enjoyable memories. It also encourages you to recruit friends from Facebook or Game Center to join you as you play.
This ponzi scheme-like marketing is old hat in the world of Facebook games — and has even been done before in the app store — but being nickel-and-dimed every time you start to have fun quickly can take the wind out of your sails.