Good game in the beginning
by Sev Bear
I’ll start by saying this is a good game overall. I’m impressed with the responsiveness, graphics, and overall fun it has been to play this game. I also enjoy the ability to earn spoons as you progress on new levels. Again I enjoy playing and the game is one of my most played when I need to unwind.
My issue is with the difficulty as you progress to the higher levels. I understand a certain amount of challenge in the group of 40 for each restaurant, but when I can’t complete a level because the game doesn’t factor enough people within the time limit or I don’t make enough money as the goal because customers only ask for one item for all 4 on the screen, this is when I have to say enough is enough. In the levels for Athens and beyond, I see this more and more (Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow). I can only progress when I use my boosts that I’ve been trying to save for later cities, but I have to use 2-3 at a time to make it through then the next level is the exact same goal with 5 seconds less than you had previously.
Please fix this. I really do enjoy playing this game, but it might just end up being another app that I get frustrated with and delete because it’s too difficult. Thanks for reading this and I hope to see a fix in an update soon.
We all love this game!! BUT.........
Adding to my review!! So I’m in Paris level 21... there is no way of passing this level without putting money it to it only because they don’t give you enough costumers which is a bad big turn off for me!! That right there might just make me stop playing the game!! It’s unfair and upsetting!!!
I too love this game, it’s a lot of fun and the challenge is great but unfortunately very unfair. I started reading everyone’s reviews and I have to agree with every single review!! I do have one other thing that’s annoying that I didn’t see much complaining about. When I lose instead of going back to map it gets stuck, not frozen because I’m still able to cook, but it won’t bring me back to the map so I have to get off the game close it out completely and then start again, it’s happened to be a couple of times but last night it happen when I was playing a bonus round I made about 1,000 bucks but since it got stuck and I had to get off I lost the money I made. It’s it upsetting. I did write to them I’m not sure if they will get back to me hopefully they will. It’s sad because I really do like to play but if they don’t take what everyone is saying into consideration then I’m going to have to stop playing as well. It’s not worth getting frustrated!! I could just go play one of the other millions of game out there. So please I hope you guys look at we are all writing and do the right thing!! Thank you!!
Fun, challenging and passes the time
by Moms tag
I hate to see people bash a game, when the problem is the PLAYER. Be patient, strategize, and do not spend money, because it is just not necessary. I am addicted to this game. I am at the end of the London levels and I have NOT SPENT ANY REAL MONEY to pass any levels. The game intentionally makes you think and strategize how to pass levels. Yes you have to use the boosts and spend your “spoons” to pass some levels...otherwise why would they include them in the game. The game would NOT be fun if you could just breeze right through it. Yes there are updates, but they are NECESSARY to keep the game going .... for example...adding new cities and new challenges. If you have problems such as game crashing or not loading, contact customer support and they WILL try to help you. Most problems are due to you needing to either update your device or update the game. This is NOT a game that you can just blaze through and complete it quickly. It is a progressive game intended to give you months of game play. If you don’t enjoy it, just delete it and move on. But those of us that love it, will continue to play as long as the game allows.
Fun Concept, sketchy Execution
So I love this game, the design is fun and its overall a great game, but I have some big issues with it that WILL stop me from playing. My 1st issue is that when you travel to a new country, none of your money is taken with you, which makes the money you made previously unimportant, especially if you got all the upgrades. For example, when I left New York to go to Paris, I had over 80k coins, and now in Paris I have to start fresh. Normally I wouldnt mind, but the paris levels are incredibly unforgiving and without much pay off. By level 10 you need already a lot of upgrades so you constantly have to replay the same mundane levels. So, it would be nice if there was some form of currency conversion. Like I could use my 80k to get, say 20k of the paris coins. Something like that. Now, my next point, and possibly my biggest issue with the game isn’t difficultly but rather, impossibility. In many of the Paris levels (and some of the NY levels), when your goal is to get “likes” they dont give you enough customers to achieve that goal. Say you need 12 likes, they will only give you 11 customers so you HAVE to use a power boost of +3 customers which is ridiculous. This isnt a matter of, “oh I didnt perform fast enough” because it often isnt timed and you just dont get enough customers. Its a ridiculous money scam, and poor game development that needs to be fixed.
by Blissful Eyes
I really like this game. I would say that it’s one of my favorites because it is the great mixture of challenging and quick paced. I have a few issues and that’s what caused me to knock off two stars for what should be a five star review. As I said, it’s fun and I could play for hours and I have before. But my problem is 1) when going to a new world, you lose all your coins from the previous world. Because it’s also supposed to be harder levels it’s harder to upgrade and advance to new levels. That for me isn’t too big of a deal but it’s definitely not my favorite thing. I’m not saying I should keep all my coins but I shouldn’t have to leave them all behind, especially since I had about 90k when I left NY. 2) But my biggest issue is that I’m stuck on this level and I’ve upgraded all the things available to me to the highest level possible and I’m losing the level by 40 or 50 coins. I might be able to win if I had a boost but I don’t have enough spoons to buy one. If you’re going to have a level, make it possible for someone to win without any boosts, especially if that person upgraded everything in the “restaurant” to the highest level.
EDIT: I got past the level I had trouble with but now I’m having trouble 2 different levels in Paris. I can’t seem to get enough customers in the 60 seconds. Like I’m 5 away from winning the level. I’ve used free boosts given to me like insta cook do it’s not me. It’s the game. The game won’t let me win the game. I’ve given up.
Stop being greedy
I think this is one of the best designed cooking games and it used to be my favorite. I would have given a 5 star review, however The last few updates have caused levels to be impossible to pass unless you drop real money on boosts. Which I will sometimes but not again. Since the last update when you replay a level that you used a boost on it automatically steals your boosts. Example used the coin double boost passed the level went to the next. Did NOT use a boost, replayed the level and it forced me to use my double coin boost on a level I just need to serve customers.
The challenges are almost impossible unless you use boosts which is not fair. I stopped playing them because once you get to a certain point they do not give you enough time on the clock, enough customers etc. example... had 20 sec left on the clock and only one customer came out. Any other time they are back to back.
Stop being greedy. If you keep making us pay to pass levels we will just stop playing. I have been stuck on one level in New Orleans for 3 days because I refuse to drop another dime on this game.
It would be nice to use our coins earned in the game for boosts and not just upgrades..the coins earned once all upgrades are purchased are useless. Allow them to carry over or be used to purchase boosts.
Fun for a while
UPDATE to point out major flaw. Game forces you to waste 35 spoons when you choose to pay for 3 more customers or 30 more seconds but you already have something cooking. When it restarts you, your customers are gone meaning you automatically burn whatever you were making when you “lost.” So sick of using spoons for no reason. Needs to be fixed. It’s a fun game for a while. Until you leave NY and none of your money comes with you. Even then, you can survive for a while if you are willing to play the extra shifts over and over for hours to buy the necessary upgrades to pass the levels. Even then, there are extra shifts that you will pass the first time you play and then suddenly not be able to beat the second time even though everything is exactly the same. If you aren’t willing to spend money to continue playing, I’d suggest not getting hooked on this game. I’m not exaggerating when I say it takes HOURS to build up enough coins to buy upgrades. I will admit the developers are genius at getting players to spend money. I still refuse to pay, so I will probably delete it now that I’ve been trying to get past the same spot for weeks. If you’re making a time management game, make it that. Allow players to be rewarded sufficiently when they are technically beating the levels to continue playing. If you want to make a paid game, charge me to download it.
Wonderful time management game except....
by Tee Cee 8
Except there are still bugs and fixes that need to worked on.
1. For example I can double tap on some of the “correct” food items to serve the customers and it won’t serve them. Better yet that food goes straight into the trash, which has cost me to fail many levels, especially the bonus restaurant level which is my favorite part of this entire game. I wish the bonus restaurants didn’t take so long to unlock, 4 hrs. This happens allll the time and frustrates me so much, because of this I’ve lost several times. I have to tap food over and over again. But sometimes I think they designed it that way for you to lose levels.
2. Also, after I’ve been fully upgraded and you have to pass the levels based on dollars, some levels you just can’t pass until you purchase like two and sometimes three boosters. That’s insane.
3. Also, they added a limit to the cupcakes that were very useful.
4. After reading a lot of reviews we are all pretty saying the same thing. I’m very new to this game, level 97 New York but I don’t have a desire to progress, I’m going to just keep playing the bonus restaurant that unlocks every 4 hrs, which at first before a few days ago every 3 hrs.
I USED TO Love this game - an update review
My previous review is below for all to read but I would like to update this review to include the updated in the game. The updates have pretty much ruined the game for me. I’ve been playing for jeez like, almost a year now I think? No less than 9 months without a doubt and prior to the update it was perfect. Some levels are challenging but not IMPOSSIBLE if you really try your best. Finishing up Dublin because there are no more locations to travel to at the moment and some of those levels are literally impossible without a paid upgrade and then some. It has become so frustrating I find myself closing the game to play others even when I have lives left. Something I would not previously do. If you want to alienate your previous fan base, this is how you do it. You don’t gain ANY money if you lose a level, it’s impossible to beat a level just doing your best without upgrades. It’s quite frustrating. I’ve thought of uninstalling however I do love this game.
Please give us new locations! I have passed all locations and waiting for the next! Also I agree, the trash should not be double tap. It makes no sense and is the only non-user friendly part of this game. Some levels were hard, yes but I cannot wait until the new destinations!
Ok, love the game. But I went from staying constantly online to only logging on a few times a day. Everyone on my list that is my level and higher barely logs on anymore. There just isn’t anything “grab” worthy anymore. It fizzled. But I think I have some suggestions to change that. What about adding on a “vacation home” opportunity. It could unlock new hobby stories...like “write a book on the beach” or “inspired music adventures”. It would be a whole new list of decor that unlocks for seasoned (albeit bored) game players. I would work my Sims hard (more log-ins) just to unlock that. One other thing that I can promise you that we all want...new wardrobe functions! Like...the only reason I picked certain careers for my sims ( I have 4) was for the wardrobe opportunities and it was a complete bust. What is with the blue business suit and freaking brown boots?! I mean...I wanted to quit that job on that alone! Let us unlock the abilities to dress our own sims...and maybe let it affect our job performances. Look, the game is awesome...until you succeed at it. People reach the top (or less) and drop it. I know you see that. I don’t want to drop it...I just want it to be fun again, k. Seriously, I’m trying to drop a lifeline here. I’m a perfect consumer who knows your consumers. Just give it a try.