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Cooking Craze - A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
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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?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: July 6, 2017
- Category: Arcade Games
- Size: 152.00 MB
- Publisher: Big Fish Games
- Version: 1.7.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up; Amazon 4.1 and up
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