Diner Dash

Common Sense Media says

Classic time-management game serves up frenzied food fun.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The app starts with basic tutorial levels to show you how to play. Quick finger work is necessary, but the game isn't particularly complicated. 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The app has links from the main screen to "try" or "buy" other apps from the same publisher.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One of the restaurants you can unlock with an in-app purchase is the "Spooky Saloon."

Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. With Game Center, players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname. Requesting or accepting a friend via email will reveal the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and the sender’s email address. The app also includes allows you to email a friend or connect to Facebook.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Diner Dash requires some quick thinking and plenty of fine motor
skills, so it is best played by slightly older children. The app also
has three levels that are available for purchase in-game. They appear in
the menu screen with the included levels and are bound to draw the eye
of game fans.

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QUALITY
 

DINER DASH is an engaging app that holds true to its PC counterpart, which helped define what time-management games look like. Seat customers,
take orders, deliver food, bring the check, and clear tables as quickly
as possible in order to keep customers happy and make enough money to
continue to the next level. This version of the app comes with six restaurants to unlock and play for approximately 60 game levels, and there is an endless shift mode as well. You'll find plenty of value to match the fun. If you're a fan of the Dash series, you won't be disappointed.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Release date:February 1, 2011
Category:Strategy Games
Publisher:PlayFirst, Inc.
Version:2.6.9
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Teen, 14 years old Written byMy1ten0baby January 9, 2014
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10
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I Love Diner Dash

Diner Dash should have drugs due to the drinks in the game. Also there is noise to make it violent.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old June 7, 2011
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

Good game for kids

I love the Diner Dash games.

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