Publisher: Virtual Toys
Developer: Virtual Toys
Release Date: 10/8/2009
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Cooking Jam is one of those little games that you wish were just a tad more fun. In Cooking Jam you can make four different kinds of dishes: Hot dogs, burgers, pizza, and tacos. You have four seats in front of you and when customers come in you hand out menus and wait for their orders to pop up beside them. For example, if you’re cooking hot dogs, you have to stick the buns on a bun warmer, hot dogs on a dog warmer, and then put either ketchup, mustard, or onions on them depending on the order. You can adjust the heat on the warmers, but if you wait too long they will burn to a crisp. You can still serve this, but you will get a smaller tip.
Sometimes customers want a soda or even fries. While this sounds simple that’s really all there is to it. Nothing ever gets hectic since you only have up to four people at a time. Sometimes they will order more than once and that can throw you off at first, but everything is always manageable.
The goal is to fill your money meter to make the quota for the day, but this is always too easy even when making food takes money away. If you customers get impatient you can use a “secret ingredient” depending on what type of people they are.
Speaking of that the graphics are really simple and so is the sound. The graphics are bright and colorful, but they are repetitive and nothing really interesting. The same song loops in the background over and over, and the grunts and various sounds are all repeated constantly and it just gets old really fast.
The bottom line is after you try each dish once you will get tired of the game, and I doubt you will play through all 48 stages. I just wish this game had more variety because it has a lot of potential.