Suburban Timewaster

I play video games and review them.

Go Go Gourmet

When Ginger’s Grandpa goes on a quest to find the world’s hottest chili recipe, she inherits a small beat up old building.  In order to fix it up, Ginger must work under wacky restaurant owners and learn new recipes.

The plot is simple, but funny.  Each restaurant owner has their own wacky quirk.  My favorite is the one in charge of the Asian restaurant.  He’s a fat guy who wants to get in shape, and does so by working out at an irregular pace and eating three boxes of fat-free cookies.  While working at the restaurants, Ginger also receives calls from her eccentric grandpa who has all sorts of wacky tales to share.  During the game, you get the feeling that Ginger’s the only sane woman in her world.

The game play is a cross between hidden object and time management.  Different customers request different dishes and you have to complete them before they get angry and leave.  You also have to collect different ingredients around the kitchen in order to complete the recipes.  During the game, you can revisit the building and use the money you make for renovations.  At the end, you are cooking in the kitchen and you get a visit from each restaurant owner you worked for throughout the game.

The game is not only fun, it’s also quite humorous.  There were some parts that had me laughing out loud.  I give this game 9 out of 10.

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