Diner Dash

Casual restaurant game that pits the player against a greedy restaurateur

7.2

502 Votes

  • Category General
  • Program license Trial version
  • Version 2-restaurant-rescue
  • Size 10.02 MB
  • Works under: Windows XP / Windows 98 / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Playfirst

A very primitive café manager game for kids.

One has to assume that Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue is for kids because the premise and arcade fashion seems geared towards younger tastes, plus the game is not very deep at all. There are very few options and alternatives though the game, and no matter what upgrade/décor choices you make, it doesn’t seem to make a massive deal of difference to the way the game plays out or to how well you complete each level.

It Plays Like A Free Phone App

The game is very cartoony and looks and feels like a cheap and tacky app, and yet one has to consider the fact that part of this was intentional because it was made for kids. They have tried hard with the music tracks because they are not bad, but the game looks so primitive and two dimensional that it feels like it should have been an arcade game from years ago. It is built with touch screens in mind too, which means you can probably download it as a phone and/or tablet app, otherwise you have to use it on your phone’s browser. It is recommended that you do not pay too much money for this game or app because it doesn’t look like it took that much money to create.

What Is The Point Of The Grind?

This is definitely a game for casual gamers only. It is not going to draw you in with its story, or keep you entertained for weeks with its expansive nature because it doesn’t have one. Eventually you start asking yourself what the point of all of it is. There is a certain level of routine embedded within the game that makes you wonder what the point is. Why keep doing the same thing over and over to win the game? Is this really what gaming is all about?

You Get Upgrades After Each Mission

Play through the mission and you get a reward at the end that changes or updates your restaurant. They do not seem to make much difference to the game in any real way. The decorative items seem to exist in order to help the player customize the look of the restaurant. They do not seem to exist to help run the restaurant, nor do some of them seem to have any effect on the customers.

Pros

  • Something a casual gamer may like
  • A game for younger people

Cons

  • Graphically it is very simplistic
  • The gameplay is very repetitive
  • May be too much like an arcade game for some people
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