Food Processing

 
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Learning(i)

Fun slicing arcade game is like Fruit Ninja with a twist.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

A helpful tutorial prepares players for the task at hand, but there are times where the instructions aren't very clear, and the game gets difficult fairly early on.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

The game has a mode called "Hell's Kitchen."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Crystal, an interactive network that allows users to upload real avatar photos, create a profile, set location, post scores on leaderboards, add friends, post status messages, and connect with Facebook friends or Twitter followers. Users can opt in to Game Center to track achievements instead; it does not have connections to other social media within the app.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although it's assumed you're slashing a knife (you hear a slicing sound when you run your finger across the screen) there is no violence in this Food Processing. The only possibly objectionable content is the unlockable "Hell's Kitchen" mode (language that might offend), which is a reference to the popular cooking show on TV.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Hobbies

  • cooking

Skills

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

What Kids Can Learn

Food Processing wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Hobbies

  • cooking

Skills

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

Food Processing wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

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What's it about?

Kids slice fruits and vegetables, crack nuts, and pop peas as food moves down a conveyer belt. Each food must be handled in a specific manner -- tapping once to pop out beans or twice to crack nuts; slicing eggplant just under the stem, and cutting corn in equal segments. Players must be careful to avoid rotten or moldy food, and higher scores reward speed. Players can unlock more advanced levels, and the game tracks high scores.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

In the aptly named Food Processing (and Food Processing HD for iPad) players cut fruits, vegetables, and nuts using their fingertips as the food whizzes by on a conveyor belt. It's similar in concept to the popular Fruit Ninja game, except each item must be handled in a specific way – such as quartering a squash, slicing an eggplant near its stem, breaking open a walnut, or quickly tapping three peas in a pod. Leave the rotten food, create combos for extra points, and unlock new foods and conveyor belts for an added challenge (and have your scores posted to an online leaderboard to show off your prepping skills to the world). The unlockable Hell's Kitchen mode is super fast and intense for "seasoned" players. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in frantic, fruity fun.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:February 24, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Chillingo Ltd.
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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