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  • Summary: No show of superhuman speed goes unappreciated in this fast-paced game of culinary satisfaction. Play as Flo and serve yummy dishes, clean up icky messes, and keep your critic happy to score top reviews in this game that makes you work for your pay! But watch out for screaming babies, longNo show of superhuman speed goes unappreciated in this fast-paced game of culinary satisfaction. Play as Flo and serve yummy dishes, clean up icky messes, and keep your critic happy to score top reviews in this game that makes you work for your pay! But watch out for screaming babies, long wait times, and noisy cell-phone talkers – they may make your other guests unhappy. Only you hold the key to restaurant bliss in this game that makes you the master of your very own restaurant empire. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. It's brilliant because it presents a slick and fast-paced management puzzle within firm boundaries and rules that manages to teach the player all of its lessons before he or she gets bored and moves on.
  2. It's simplistic, and unlikely to entertain for too long, but the concept is clever enough to deserve a look. [June 2007, p.119]
  3. With the touch screen issue notwithstanding, Diner Dash: Sizzle & Serve should keep DS owners happy, providing they don't loathe waiting tables. After all, video games should help people escape reality instead of sending them to work the tables for tips.
  4. Even if you make no mistakes and keep all your customers happy, you're still likely to fail. [July 2007, p.94]
  5. A reasonable conversion of the successful casual PC game, Diner Dash isn't sophisticated or filling enough to truly satisfy DS gourmands.
  6. Overall, you can own up 5 restaurants, each with their own different theme (Mexican, seafood, etc), similar upgrades, different wardrobes, same annoying customers, and all selling the exact same slice of pizza.
  7. It's very little fun to play, and since you can play a limited version online for free as a Flash game, there's no good reason to put it in your DS. [June 2007, p.70]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Shakina
    Jul 17, 2007
    9
    Its a great game but it looks better on psp, but with nintendo ds its like playing on the computer.
  2. JohnF.
    May 22, 2007
    9
    Nice game with a simple concept - fantastic
  3. JustinDozier
    Jun 12, 2009
    7
    The addictive PC game comes to the DS, and it does all the right things. Annoyances that were in the PC version have changed for the better,The addictive PC game comes to the DS, and it does all the right things. Annoyances that were in the PC version have changed for the better, and this game has even added a whole new assortment of new objects, people and appliances to mess with.

    It's simple, if you liked the PC version, you'll love this. If you've never played this before, this is very much worth a rent to experience how unique and addicting this game is. The point-and-click style of the older PC version translates perfectly with the DS touchpad, making it probably one of the easiest (and truest to original) ports ever done.
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