Parents' Guide to

Diner DASH Adventures

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Flo's latest grand opening dishes out overpriced leftovers.

App iPhone , iPad , Android Free to try Simulation Games
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Fun Game but don't spend your money here unless you want it wasted

I had the app and spent quite a bit of money buying gems and coins to enhance game play. The app crashed and all of my progress was deleted. When I tried to get help from support, they said that they couldn't link my account unless I knew the exact username and there was no way for them to recover that. All of the money and time that I spent was completely wasted. Even more frustrating because it was an app failure that the company refuses to take responsibility for or make right. I uninstalled and will not be using their apps for anything in the future.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's been nearly fifteen years since Flo opened her first restaurant, but unfortunately, her latest dish seems more like lukewarm leftovers than a five course meal. Diner DASH Adventures, the latest entry in the Dash series, adopts a free-to-play formula while trying to add a fun story and new gameplay elements to fill gamers' appetites. While it certainly has some flavor, its repetitive gameplay and frustrating reliance on in-game purchases makes this feel less like an entrée and more like empty calories.

The game's story is cheesier than the grilled cheese served at Flo's diner, but it's still a silly and entertaining adventure. It also fills in the gaps between serving a round of customers at the restaurant and using what you earn to clean up the city. Basic gameplay is still the same as always, with players seating customers, taking orders, and delivering food as quick and accurately as possible. Things get pretty hectic quickly, making the use of boosts and upgrading equipment/recipes a necessity. And that's where the game's biggest fault lies. It quickly gets to the point that you almost can't progress at all without spending money for items you need to upgrade. While you can technically earn some in-game, it's such a slow process that the game simply stops being fun because you're forced to replay the same stages over and over. And any time you do happen to move forward, it's such a tiny amount that it barely feels like you've actually made any progress. The end result discourages players from coming back to this diner for seconds.

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