Bar Oasis is a visual novel/simulation game developed by Corners Studios for iOS.You are Victor Johnson...and Vic needs a job. He walks by Bar Oasis, and he sees a sign saying they're hiring. With nothing to lose, Vic goes into the bar, and from that moment on his life takes on an unusual twist.The game mostly revolves in making drinks for the patrons of Bar Oasis. You're judged on how accurately you follow the cocktail recipe. The better it's graded, the bigger the tips. Serve a piss-poor cocktail, and you don't get paid at all.There are currently two sequels to the game, Bar Oasis 1.5, which serves as an Interquel to Bar Oasis 2.In Bar Oasis 1.5, the main character changes to Carla Mencia, a Brazilian girl who stumbled into Bar Oasis thinking that the bar itself services cars after her car breaks down. She then takes over as bartender at the Bar Oasis while Vic is away, chasing Desree all the way to China.
Awful Wedded Life: Sheila's first marriage was a nightmare for her, thus her aversion to marriage.
Bad Boss: You have to wonder how Boss became the boss of Bar Oasis.
Bruiser with a Soft Center: Kane when he gets alcohol in his system. He goes from Badass Biker to a sobbing mess in a matter of seconds. Boss advises you to switch his order with a non-alcoholic equivalent.
Bouncer: This bar doesn't have one. Which doesn't help when you're attempting to kick out patrons who had one too many.
The Casanova: Both Mark and Alex try to pass themselves as one (With Alex acting like he's James Bond).
Chekhov's Gun: Caol Ila a la Murakami in 1, the Oasis in 1.5 and 2.
Drink Order: Somewhat subverted, as both male and female patrons will often order cocktails that they wouldn't normally drink (Example: Men will order June Bugs, which is primarily a "female" drink). And sometimes patrons will order non-alcoholic drinks such as a Shirley Temple.
Drinking On Duty: Vic, who closes the bar early to party with Mark and Shiela and later sleeps with both Desree and Risa after having a few too many. Granted, it's after the bar is closed.
Drowning Our Romantic Sorrows: Mark does this in part 2 when he proposes to Sheila, but is rejected. He goes on a booze blitz for a few days before Sheila comes into the bar and they both drown out their sorrows in booze until Mark realizes that Sheila does want to be with Mark, just not married.
Everyone Calls Him Boss: Jean-Luc (the boss of Bar Oasis), but everyone except Mr. Hilts calls him Boss (His phone number is even listed as Boss). Mr. Hilts calls him Kid instead of Boss (to Boss's dismay).
Easy-Mode Mockery: In Story Mode, if you have to look up the recipe while preparing or making the drink, you will have your maxiumum profit cut to $1/drink in Bar Oasis 1, $5/drink in 1.5 and 2. Better memorize those recipes.
Game Plays Itself: In Part 2, you can buy an IAP that auto-creates the cocktails for you. But if you use this, your tip is maxed out at $5 per drink for an Excellent cocktail (compared to $7 if you do it manually.)
Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Alex and Vicky, though it came about in a weird way: In Part 1, Alex attempts to woo Vicky, but Vicky flatly states that she's not attractive to fat men, which Alex resolves to lose weight. In part 2, Alex has slimmed down and Vicky falls hard for him after he gets a Vesper cocktail for her. Then one day, Alex is distraught because he saw Vicky without makeup and starts to get second thoughts about his attraction to her. His response? He gets fat again. In a span of a few days, Alex is back to his Part 1 self, but Vicky doesn't really care, saying that she doesn't mind Pooh sized men.
Image Song: "Oasis" - Risa's single. Significant to her in that Oasis is the drink Boss gives her when she first comes to Bar Oasis in Part 1.5. Then in Part 2, Risa gives a private performance at Bar Oasis for Vic and company. Everyone thinks "Oasis" refers to the drink. In Risa's ending, Vic receives a copy of the single from her, and once he started listening to the lyrics, he finally realizes "Oasis" was actually referring to the bar itself.
I Need a Freaking Drink: Invoked by many of the patrons. Shiela in 1 after the a financial backer cut off funding to the play she was in, leading to its cancellation.
Jerk Ass: Mr. Robinson, who is notoriously harsh on bartenders, though he seems to have a soft spot for Carla.
Vic in a way in Part 2
Meet the New Boss: At the end of Part 2 Boss quits being the boss...and appoints Vic as the new boss.
Mistaken for Gay: Vic, twice. Desree first makes that mistake when Vic is "interested" in Haruki Murakami's work. Then Vicky comes along and runs a gossip website, pegging him as gay. Shiela kinda warned Vic about it.
Boss too, after being a target on Vicky's website.
Only Six Faces: You see lots of customers, and you might wonder if you've seen them before. In reality, there aren't that many sprite bases in the game's files, but they use those bases very creatively.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Vic between 1 and 2 (Boss will even hint at it in the second game.) It's most likely due to Vic getting dumped by Desree after traveling all the way to Hong Kong during part 1.5
Unsatisfiable Customer: Some patrons will dump on you if you don't deliver their drinks fast enough, it's like they expect to have their drinks the second they order it.
Working with the Ex: Invoked in part 2 with Desree. Desree comes in one day, and gives Vic a hard time about just drifiting in life without contributing to society. Before she leaves, Vic fires back by asking her if she is happy with her current life. She dismisses it at first, but later on she realizes that she WAS unhappy with her busy lifestyle. So she decides to quit her current job to open her own accounting business, which she offers her services to Vic at a discounted rate. She shows she has a change of heart and tells Vic that now she wants to take care of the people she cares about.