By Free Ride Gamer Team on July 26th, 2011
Take a stroll down memory lane with Flo and the rest of the DinerToons as they reminisce about the ups & downs (literally!) of their first summer job at Mr. Big’s theme park restaurants in the delightfully addictive game Cooking Dash – Thrills and Spills.
Cooking Dash 3: Thrills and Spills starts with a flashback to Flo’s teenage years, when DinerLand was completely rundown and Mr. Big was at his wits end trying to improve matters. Luckily for him, even back then young Flo had a good head on her shoulders and knew exactly how to fix things! Not one to waste time, she swiftly recruits Grandma to come lend a helping hand and immediately goes on a mission to restore Dinerland to its full glory!
In this extremely addictive Time Management game Flo’s job is to seat students, impatient businesswomen and starlets, while keeping an eye out for matching seat colors. If you manage to match the colors you get a bonus… the more consecutive matches, the larger the bonus!
Once seated you need to take their orders as fast as possible, run over to help Grandma operate the fryer in the kitchen and then serve salads, grilled fish and colas. If customers are pleased with your service and the food, they may also ask for a slice of chocolate cake, which earns you extra bonus points! Pay close attention though as each character has a different attention span and level of patience; you are better off serving the impatient businesswoman first and leaving the retired Grandpa with all the time in the world waiting for a few seconds longer.
The aim of Cooking Dash 3: Thrills and Spillsis to make as much money as possible while serving customers, which you can then use to purchase upgrades for your restaurant, such as an additional grill, salad covers to keep them fresh, a double cola machine or even an extra worktop so Grandma can prepare multiple dishes at the same time. You can also invest in the décor by adding a nice hardwood floor or a new counter and of course there are also cool power-ups you can choose from that allow Flo to serve faster and Grandma to cut quicker!
Cooking Dash 3: Thrills and Spills features 50 levels in Story mode across five different restaurants, including Jelly Rogers, Deep Dive and the Tree Tops. Alternatively, you can play in Endless mode, which easily doubles the playtime. Great add-ons that make the game even more enjoyable are the Dash-Thru, which requires Flo to juggle different serving areas and orders in addition to the various mini-games in-between levels. You can skip these but matching fried fish or finding hidden objects in the restaurants are a great way to get your hands on a number of prepared meals for the next level, depending on your performance of course.
All of this may sound easy enough, but the game gets very hectic early on and you have no choice but to be quick on your feet while keeping all your balls in the air. It’s a terrific challenge for those of you who love Time Management games, and especially fans of the Diner Dash series.
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