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  • Summary: Welcome to Port Abello, one of the most important locations on the culinary map. As the town’s newest upcoming, chef you have a lot to prove. After learning your trade in a local fast food joint, you decide to buy your own local diner. But being the proud owner of your own restaurant isn't your only goal. The Fortified Chef Competition is about to visit town and winning it would launch you to the centre of the culinary stage. On your journey you'll become master of all types of fare until you own your a World Class eating establishment. With the Wiimote in hand, you'll be taught every aspect of running a kitchen from burgers to chateaubriand using the Wii’s motion sensing technology to simulate cooking, with real kitchen tools like knives, wooden spoons, tongs, spatulas and more. [Zoo Digital] Expand
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  1. 85
    Order Up! offers up just enough addictive fun to make it worth your while. It's not going to unseat Cooking Mama from her culinary throne, but it is an entertaining experience that's perfect for a few rounds of bite-sized fun.
  2. A fresh take on cooking games, Order Up isn't just another mini-game compilation. [Nov 2008, p.78]
  3. As a whole, Order Up! provides a wonderful blend of both managing and cooking.
  4. If you love games like Cooking Mama, Order Up! is a must-get. If you don't, give it a try, because it may surprise you.
  5. Nonetheless, it's an entertaining, well-balanced game that provides a good deal of fun while it lasts.
  6. Order Up! is an inexplicably fun affair and gamers with an uncalloused heart will find it difficult to resist its addictive nature and endearing charm.
  7. I applaud Zoo Games and SuperVillian Studios for packing a great deal of charm and humor into Order Up!, from the edgy style to the free chef hat.

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  1. Aug 24, 2010
    8
    Order Up! is a game that seems very similar to the Cooking Mama series but it focuses a lot more on speed, multitasking and time management to ensure a table's order of multiple dishes is sent out on time rather than to simply successfully complete a single dish. It is a lot more in-depth that the Cooking Mama series which is good and you actually get to manage your own restaurant which is even better. Unfortunately, the game is really short with only four restaurants to manage, meaning it does not have a lot of replay value. However, if you are looking for an alternative to the Cooking Mama series, then this is certainly the game to get. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2010
    7
    Order Up! is a cooking-simulation game that seems to rival the features of the Cooking Mama series but it focuses a lot more on speed, multitasking and time management to ensure a table's order of multiple dishes is sent out on time rather than to simply successfully complete a single dish. This game is able to take all of the main features from the Cooking Mama series and make it much better. Unfortunately, the game is really short with only four restaurants to manage, meaning it does not have a lot of replay value. However, if you are looking for an alternative to the Cooking Mama series, then this is certainly the game to get but don't expect to be playing for a long time. Expand

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