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 you dismiss Order Up as just another Cooking Mama clone, then you'll miss out on your free chef's hat. Yes, Order Up really comes with a little burger chef hat that you can wear while playing the game. It's not required to play the game, but it will get you in the mood for the game's lighthearted sense of humor. And if you're going to spend your leisure time flipping simulated burgers, then you'd better have a sense of humor.
Pros: Very intricate career mode that puts anything, Cooking Mama, and, Diner Dash, offers to shame, Easy to pick up and play, and easy to progress through, Fun, interesting characters, Cartoony art style is a treat for the eyes, Preparing food has never been so fulfilling
Cons: The Wii Remote is not responsive enough to complete some tasks, Music can get repetitive, You can finish the game in a relatively short amount of time
Excerpt: The Wii has become the de facto system for cooking games these days, and you can’t walk past an electronics aisle and not see at least a handful of titles. From Hell’s Kitchen to Cooking Mama , it seems that Wii developers find an idea and truly run with it. Order Up! aims to be something different, as well as a simple and accessible game; and it certainly pulls through in the end. So what exactly does this Cooking Mama wannabe bring to the table? Order Up!
Excerpt: Starting a few years back on the Nintendo DS, cooking games became mainstream with titles such as Cooking Mama, Ratatouille, Diner Dash and Cake Mania. Being the casual system that it is, there should be no surprise that the Wii has found itself to be home to its own Cooking Mama title, as well as various other competitors, such as Order Up from Zoo Games. Does this trip to the kitchen serve up a gourmet gaming experience or just fast food mediocrity?
Summary: Order Up!, developed by SuperVillain Studios , is a full-featured cooking and restaurant management video game that promises players a much richer and more entertaining experience by expanding beyond basic slice and dice gameplay.
Excerpt: You first duty is to go through the tutorial at Burger Face of how to cook. The controls are pretty self-explanatory, although you will find this tutorial does not set you up very well for the upcoming trials simply because you only have to worry about one order with just a few pieces to cook. Once you finish the tutorial you go the bank and loan some money and purchase a dive Diner and start up your first ownership.