Excerpt: Ever dreamed of being a short order cook in a variety of restaurants but don’t want the hassle of dealing the nasty heat of the fryers and cleaning up people messes? Order Up for the Wii allows you to use the Wii Remote not only to slice, grate, and cook food, but to prepare up to four dishes simultaneously and plate them all in a timely fashion. The challenge of accurately prepping each ingredient while coordinating multiple dishes is highly engaging.
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Common Sense Media
6 February 2009
Summary: Parents need to know Order Up!! is a family-friendly cooking simulation. Aside from a bit of crude comic mischief, including burping and farting, there isn't anything parents need to be concerned about with this game. Even the multiplayer mode puts competitors in the same room using one TV, so there is no way to play against (or chat with) strangers.
Excerpt: If there’s one type of game I never thought I’d enjoy, it’s cooking games. When Cooking Mama made it big, I could never understand why. Playing a bit of Hell’s Kitchen only cemented that distaste. So it was with trepidation I put in Zoo Digital’s latest, Order Up!. Like most small-budget Wii titles, Order Up! focuses on using the Wii remote to its full potential. Obviously it’s a cooking game (it even comes with an authentic paper chef hat!