Food Processing

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Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Fun slicing arcade game is like Fruit Ninja with a twist.

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Educational Value

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

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
Sexy Stuff

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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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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?

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.

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