Prepare a wide variety of foodstuff and serve them to your customers
Upgrade your food items and equipment to maximize your profits
Work your way up to become the world’s best chef!
Prepare a wide variety of foodstuff and serve them to your customers in this fun-filled, cooking-themed time management game by Big Fish Games, Cooking Craze! Upgrade your food items and equipment to maximize your profits and work your way up to become the world’s best chef!
At the get-go, the first thing you’ll notice is how different the gameplay in Cooking Craze is, especially if you’re an avid time management player. The gameplay is a whole lot simpler than what you’d expect because all you need to do is to tap on the foodstuff to “prepare” them and tap again to serve. There is no need to drag and drop! Even the coins that the customers left you are automatically collected.
There’s also a combo system in the game. You will earn coin multipliers depending on how fast you can serve each food item your customer wants consecutively. Of course, like any cooking-themed time management game, the customers will have patience levels respectively and it’s best to serve them their food before their patience is completely drained. Thankfully, you can serve them special goodies like candies or cupcakes to keep their patience levels up.
Not to mention, Cooking Craze has various game modes. Some require you to serve a limited number of customers within the opening hours of your shop, while others allow you to serve as many customers as you can within a specified time limit. There is also a game mode where you need to ensure that none of your customers have a patience level below the mid-point in order to get their “like”. You’ll need to collect enough likes to complete the level.
For every level you complete, you’ll get some coins, spoons (premium currency) and a comment card. However, since each level has 3 tiers, sometimes, the comment card can only be earned after you complete the second or third tiers. Comment cards are crucial in this game since they are needed to unlock new levels and locations. In the later levels, you will also be given a bonus objective, such as “no burnt food”, “no binned food” or “no customers walking out”. Completing bonus objectives will give you extra rewards.
Now, to complete any of the later levels, you’ll need to invest the money you’ve made into various food and equipment upgrades. Interestingly, there isn’t a way for you to upgrade your shop though since you will already have power-ups like candies and cupcakes to use. However, when you ran out, you may need to spend your accumulated premium cash to buy more.
Another unique feature to note is the game’s “lives” system. Lives will only be lost whenever you failed a level, though they will auto-regenerate over time. It is there mainly to prevent players from rushing through the game in a single game session, but if you’re good enough, you can still play for quite a while before you’ll start losing lives. Lives can also be obtained as gifts from friends, so be sure to add some!
Being a free-to-play game, Cooking Craze provides players with an in-app store that sells spoons for real cash and a variety of boosters in exchange for spoons. There are many types of boosts, including the one that adds more time to your shop’s opening hours; adds more customers, instantly cooks a dish of your choice, burn-proof your foodstuff and more.
Cooking Craze features a rather catchy soundtrack that does brings out the fun in the game. It’s also nice to note that the game doesn’t skimp on the variation in its visuals – it provides different graphics for different level of food and equipment upgrades.
All in all, Cooking Craze is a very addictive and fun, time management game that stands out from the other similar games mainly because of its simplicity (in terms of controls) and the somewhat unique combo system. If you love playing a time management game that will not get your finger or hand muscles all cramped up, then Cooking Craze is a game you should check out! You can download it for free on Google Play or the App Store.