Cooking Craze - A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Good but blatant Diner Dash clone serves up fast food fun.

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age 15+
Based on 6 reviews

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Ease of Play

Simple touch controls, but gets frantic.

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Players can use real-world money to buy unlimited lives, boosts, in-game currency that can be used to buy improvements for your food truck.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cooking Craze -- A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game is a cooking arcade game, and has no inappropriate content. (Although it does have you running a food truck that sells donuts and other snacks, so it might make you hungry for unhealthy foods.) Players can also use real-world money to buy boosts, longer playtimes, as well as improvements for your food truck. Read the app's privacy policy in the game's settings menu, or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

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Adult Written bykevin T. February 13, 2018

Easy at first hard as you progress.

This game requires fast thinking and fingers. People often say you need to pay to win but that is a lie. I am already at Tokyo and I haven't spent a penny.... Continue reading
Adult Written byDollie0223 October 6, 2019

Does not give enough time to serve customers

The game was fun at first but the further you go its just not enjoyable. The games are fixed so you have to buy tokens. Once you start a different level you los... Continue reading

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What's it about?

In COOKING CRAZE -- A FAST AND FUN RESTAURANT GAME, you run a food truck where you make fresh donuts and other snacks. Your job -- as the cook and waiter -- is to get everyone their food before they get annoyed and walk away, undoubtedly to give you a bad rating on Yelp.

Is it any good?

Though it can be fun, this game is such a blatant rip-off of another, more varied game that it's hard to justify its existence. In Cooking Craze -- A Fast and Fun Restaurant Game, you work as a chef in a food truck. As such, this plays like a lot of cooking games. You have to put the raw donuts in the fryer, take them out before they burn, cover them in chocolate or coconut or whatever the customer wants, and maybe also serve them a milkshake.  You have to do it all before you run out of time and the customer gets annoyed and storms off to tell their friends how "bad the service was, let's go to Lard Lad instead." As you progress, you'll not only add more food options, but you'll attract more customers as well, which means you'll need to upgrade your kitchen or suffer the fate of being...UNCOOL. So, yeah, this is basically a blatant rip-off of Diner Dash. Which is why, if you haven't played the original double-D, or its sequels, you should skip this and stick with the original and still champion. But if you have, and you want to keep cooking, you might want to check it out. While it's not as deep, Cooking Craze does do a good job of apeing the original game's frantic foodie fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about eating right. In the game, it's always time to make the donuts, which might make you want to eat lots of donuts, but why is it bad to eat so many donuts?

  • Talk about originality. This game is an obvious imitation of another game, but do you think this game might've been better if it had done something different and thus been more original?

  • Discuss managing your money. What does running a food truck in this game show you about the importance of managing your money?

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