My Little Restaurant and its format will be familiar to fans of time management games. It’s similar to games such as Diner Dash, Cooking Dash and Cake Mania. In My Little Restaurant, you are in charge of — yeah, you guessed it — a restaurant. As in similar games, your customers will arrive, you’ll take their order and deliver it to your chef. Your cook will then churn out the order for you to deliver to your customer. This is all conducted by tapping on the relevant person, place or item.
As with most games of this type, things start off simple. However, as time goes on you’ll get more customers of different types. Some will be more patient than others, and it’s up to you to serve them as quickly as possible. The quicker you serve them, the happier they’ll be, and the more money you’ll earn. If they lose patience, they’ll walk out, losing you valuable points. And you’ll need a certain amount of points to pass each level. As well as the ‘pass’ mark, which is Bronze, you can also earn Silver and Gold medals for getting a certain amount of points on a level.
Although things get more hectic as time goes on, you don’t need to panic too much. You’ll have help! As you progress, you’ll get more upgrades for your restaurant. Items like music players, drinks machines and power ups will all help you get through those difficult shifts!
Adding a fun element to the game are the mini-games. There are two to speak of: Burgers for the Coach and SushiMaster Challenge. In Burgers for the Coach, there’s a plate on your screen with ingredients rotating around it. You must drag the ingredients onto the plate in the correct order to build the burger demonstrated on your screen. SushiMaster has a similar theme, but you’re making up sushi boards by rolling and building using the ingredients on the conveyor. You must achieve a certain number of points to pass. These are pretty tough mini-games, so they’ll keep you entertained for a while!
One thing I’d like to see improved is the visual indication of the controls. The Diner Dash games generally have an element which lets you know you’ve tapped something, for example a checkmark on the customer. This is missing in My Little Restaurant, so sometimes you’re not sure if you’ve tapped something, or whether the game isn’t responding. For this reason you may find yourself tapping on things several times to make sure your character carries out the order.
Overall, this is a really fun game. It’s well priced, has a decent amount of levels and mini-games and will keep you entertained for a while. It may be a little tough for younger kids, but older kids and casual gamers will have no problem getting to grips with My Little Restaurant. Bon appetit!
|Title:||My Little Restaurant||Developer:||QubicGames|
|Reviewed Ver:||1.2||Min OS Req:|
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