- 1 An Introduction to Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
- 2 Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
- 6 App Specifics for Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
- 7 Download Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
With so many cooking simulation and DASH games out there with many having ties to celebrity names like Gordon Ramsey etc. it is easy to be inundated with an already saturated genre. Cooking Craze however, is a new and fun example of why this style of game become so popular in the first place! With bright friendly graphics and minimal pop-up advertising, be sure to try it out for yourself!
Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game : Gameplay
True to the standard format, gameplay relies on rapid taps to combine ingredients to fill orders. Levels are bundled together with groups being unlocked upon having won a certain amount of stars. To win stars, players must fulfill the objectives of each level which range from gathering coins, gaining ‘likes’ or not wasting a dish etc. As the levels progress, the amount of ingredients increase and the objectives become stricter and stricter which means players need to upgrade their tools and ingredients to quicken cook times and increase profits from said ingredients. New restaurants with new menus open up periodically after every few bundles of levels which keeps gameplay fresh and enjoyable.
Features of Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
Play anywhere, anytime, no internet needed after the initial install. Simply download the restaurant content and start cooking!
Create a Restaurant Empire!
- Utilize a variety of time management skills as you create a restaurant empire
- From bakeries, to burger joints, to five star restaurants – cook and serve your way to the top of the food chain
- Earn Golden Comment cards to unlock new restaurants
Master a Massive Menu!
- A variety of foodies with different cravings are waiting!
- Explore unique cuisines and wow customers
- Cook burgers, pizza, escargot and more
Travel & Cook in Exotic Locales!
- Conquer the food scene in Paris, Rome, Rio, New York & more!
- Satisfy exotic cravings with unique cuisine from each city
Level up with Cooking Quests & Powerful Boosts!
- Win achievements by completing combos, cooking perfect meals & earning big tips
- Complete Daily Quests to earn more bonuses
- Complete all 3 tiers of level difficulty and earn more spoons and coins
Enjoy Fast & Strategic Game Play
- Equip your chef with treats for customers, non-stick pans, AND MORE!
- Upgrade your kitchen & increase your speed
- TAP and PLAY! Serve customers FAST with a simple tapping mechanic!
Time Management meets Strategy meets Questing!
- Solve special time challenges & 100s of levels
- Earn fantastic customer reviews that will help you become a notorious chef!
- Get golden comment cards to unlock fun, NEW locations!
Cooking fast is fun! Download today and join the Cooking Craze!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
As with every dash / frenzy style game, it is important to prepare properly by cooking and organizing as much as possible upon opening before the first customers come in. Depending on the level and number of prep-stations available, it is possible to complete one or two full orders of the most popular dish and then whip them out straight away. This can be very effective in managing time, yet if predictions are wrong then it can lead to either burning or binning of food which in some cases results in instant forfeit of the level. Another very helpful hint is to PLAY WITH THE SOUND ON! This greatly reduces the risk of burning and wasting food!
Go For Gold!
One of the most discerning factors of any freemium mobile game is the re-play-ability. Either it is too hard, too boring, or simply not worthwhile! Cooking Craze however enables players to replay levels three times each which allows for easy grinding of resources, yet also offers special levels which can be replayed further for extra coins. Of which is essential when opening up a new restaurant and struggling to complete the objectives, and needing to upgrade the tools and ingredients for that stage. Consequently, when needing a little extra cash be sure to try these bonus rounds first as they are without a doubt the safest and easiest source of a sure win!
Not available every time, yet when they do pop up it is also important to take advantage of doubling bonus coins from watching short videos. Players should also aim to complete daily missions and accomplishments to further garner as many free spoons as possible.
When deciding what to upgrade first, it is always best to focus on the prime dish, i.e. hamburgers before hotdogs etc. and then work from there. Yet before that, in order to quickly fill multiple orders increasing fryers, drink machines and serving boards (which hold pre-prepared food) is without a doubt the efficient use of coins and as such a number one priority!
Boosts and Snacks
Boosts are added bonuses that can be used when players fail to complete a level or even before starting out. They can range from adding extra time, extra customers, extra coins, instant cook, non-burn pans and more! These boosts can be very tempting to use at each stage whenever a player fails to complete the objectives, yet it is far, far better to hold off and squirrel the boosts and save them for higher, later levels when they are most needed! Therefore, if failing then it is best to take the hit and go back and repeatedly grind out some lower levels to gather coins and then upgrade equipment and ingredients to try and improve times and profitability.
Snacks can be won or purchased with spoons and are a great way of placating customers and allowing players a brief reprise from an overwhelming onslaught of orders. Yet just as with the boosts, try to save them by first failing a level and then using them on the replay.
One at a Time!
Due to the automated delivery of dishes (which actually makes gameplay a whole lot easier!) tapping on dishes can sometimes be send to various customers regardless of players’ desires. Yet when possible, it is always best to try to prepare base meals constantly and send aim to add condiments and what not to customize the base meal in an order that multiple dishes can be sent out to individual customers and thus complete their order in full. Doing so, will not only reward with more ‘likes’ and coins, but more importantly free up a seat for the next customer. Therefore, while as tempting as it is to throw out four three plain hotdogs, to partial fill three different orders, at times it is better to take a moment or two to add some sauce to one, compliment it with a drink and hamburger and complete one customers full order rather than partially completing three or more.
Personal Impressions // Review of Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
First off, Cooking Craze is surprisingly addictive for a simple tap game! This is largely due to the fact that the heart energy meter only depletes after losing a level where as many other games use the energy meter to be able to play a level. Thus, players can progress quite quickly through Cooking Craze as they can easily replay lower levels to grind out more coins to purchase upgrades to make the tougher levels easier and minimalize the risk of failure and as such play continuously.
The steady increase in difficulty and release of new menus and restaurants also keeps gameplay fresh with becoming too stagnant too quickly. The graphics are clean yet lightweight which allows for fast loading times use of operation on the go.
In terms of constructive criticism however, there is a huge stepping stone in terms of difficulty once at about a third of the way through the game then another at the halfway point and as such tests players patience considerably. Therefore, even if only playing part way through Cooking Craze is still worth the download and then delete. All in all it’s great fun for a while and as such scores four out of five stars.
App Specifics for Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
1.7.3 (iOS) (Last Update Jun 26 2017) (as at the time of writing)
1.7.3 (Android) (Last Update Jun 26 2017) (as at the time of writing)
152 MB (iOS)
57.1 MB (Android)
1,000,000 – 5,000,000
7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.1 and above.
Rated for 3+
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
$0.99 ～ $159.99
Big Fish Games
Download Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
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