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iPhone Game Review: Crazy for Food
      #37701 - 07/02/10 03:42 PM

iPhone Game Review: Crazy for Food
Reviewed by Cean Park

Survivors after the apocalypse desperately looking for food found several restaurants, each of them full of food. You are the server at one of them, and you must feed the customers before they leave. With quick fingers and fast decisions, you must feed all the hungry animals and people in this great puzzle/time management game.

Gameplay

In Crazy for Food, you must serve the correct dish with the correct food to the correct customer at the correct time. Food goes along an assembly line, and you must tap the correct food when it passes in front of the customer who wants that particular food. To keep feeding the customers, you must make sure their satisfaction level (marked by 5 red hearts) does not run low, otherwise they will leave and you won?t score. Like in other restaurant time management games like Diner Dash, you?re not only required to serve food but also to clean up the dishes.



Also similar to other games in this genre, you must get the target score by the end of the day to move on to the next level. Sounds simple, right? Think again. With 100 levels, 26 types of food, 4 different food colors and 12 kinds of customers, completing Crazy for Food isn?t a small task, no by a long shot. As you advance in levels, the difficulty increases. To help you reach your ever higher goal, there is a score combo system, and multi touch enabled, allowing for multi-serving goodness. The score combo system multiplies the points you get (2x, 3x 4x, etc.). After each level, there are medals you can receive determined on how many points you have gotten in relation to the target score. There is also OpenFeint support, with leaderboards and achievements.

Graphics

Graphics in this game are mouth-watering, and integrate with gameplay very well. The cartoon style design look pleasing and clean. You can tell the food apart from each other, and there is no lag in control response. There is a small mistake in design that might frustrate players: the plate size is on the small side, and if you have a large fingertip, you might miss hit the plates.



Sound

Music is pretty cool, with the tempo rising as time decreases. BMG can get a little repetitive, but not that bothersome. Sound FX is normal, with cool sounds after each customer finishes their food, and when you clean their dishes up. BMG and FX go great with the cartoon-like graphics.

Conclusion

For 1.99, this is a pretty good game to pass the time. It is quick paced, and very fun to earn points throughout the game. I like how the levels get increasingly harder, which increases replay value as you keep trying to beat a level. The only hiccup is the plate size that might cause you to mishit especially annoying when you are trying to make a combo. This game is a fun game for players of all ages, and has a very high replay value; if you are a time management fan and have played other titles to death, Crazy for Food is a worthy title to your collection.



Ratings (scale of 1 to 5):

Graphics: - 5- Graphics look very nice, fits in perfectly with the music.
Sound: - 4.5 - Pretty good music, well-suited for gameplay. Repetitive at times.
Controls: - 4.5 - Very intuitive controls featuring multi touch. Miss-click sometimes.
Gameplay: - 4 - Very fun gameplay, but not very original, similar to Diner Dash

Playing Hints and Tips:

- Whenever you have multiple customers, always look back and forth between what they want and what's on the assembly line.

- Patience throughout the game and quick eyes is what will help you win.

App Facts:
Developer: YozzFun
Release Date: June 21, 2010
Price: $1.99
Buy App: Crazy for Food


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