Gourmania 3: Zoo Zoom
This IS a Hidden Object game!
When I first started playing BFG's, I was quite horrified at some of the Hidden Object ones that they slipped into the Time Management category. However, I decided to give some of them a chance and this was the first one that I decided I would purchase.
The premise of the game is that you run restaurant and cook different recipes for clients. The TM aspect comes from the timer ticking down as clients wait for you to prepare the food; however, my first play through the game, I did Relaxed mode. The HO aspect comes from you finding the food in amidst a big mess of food everywhere. The part that made the game manageable for me was that for each restaurant, the food stays in the same place - if you're looking for flour, it'll always be in the same spot (once it respawns after you use it).
There were a lot of restaurants and the order you got them in seemed random, but after playing for awhile, I learned where everything was. If you love TM games but ever wanted to try HO games, I would recommend trying this game. I even played through a second time with the timer and found that I did quite well!
November 29, 2011
I do not usually write reviews but I love this game and wish that there were more like it. It is nice because you get to design your own zoo and the levels can be a challenge. I would recommend this game to anyone who liked Gardenscape or the Farm one. Lots of fun!
January 14, 2012
This is fun
I really like the combination of the TM and HOG. You get to go to different restaurants all the time, so you don't end up memorizing one place too soon. You earn money feeding the customers, and use the money to build your zoo. Of course, you also have take care of the animals, build the restaurants and the zoo, and get each zoo pen ready for the animals. The mini games give you a breather from the HOGs, which is good, since that is the TM part. Much better than just slapping ingredients on a pizza over and over, you have to find various ingredients in the restaurants, and cook, all the while keeping an eye on the patience of the guests. This one I bought - it's really nice to have a game that incorporates different fun aspects, all the while without being gloomy or supernatural!
December 17, 2011
Charming Hidden Object/Time-Management Game!
This is a really charming game! There is a virtual-business aspect to it in that you're trying to build and run restaurants, make money, however, it's enough removed from reality that it's fun rather than a business grind. Hidden object portion of game is fun and needed in order to prepare orders, and the garden and animal portion is fun, too. Don't worry - no exotic animal meats; it's exotic animals as an attraction to draw customers and make enjoyable for children.
November 22, 2011
Hidden Object / Time Management for foodies
Not my favourite of the three. Unlike in Gourmania and Gourmania 2 I found myself getting stressed over this one. Some of the items are very small I have noticed that some ingredients which are very easy to spot sometimes disappear behind the sign when a guest turns up (naughty developers :-) ).
I found the storyline a bit over dramatised, but hey...it's a game and when a spoiled brat of a daughter wants to prove her business acumen to her rich dad by restoring his old restaurants, building a zoo and filling it with animals from their family crest, then what better place to do such a ridiculous thing than in a game? :-)
Nice game, I recommend it, but would advise to do the full trial first.
May 6, 2012
Great Combo Game
I actually purchased this game many months ago and somehow forgot to play it. I found it last night and omg, I love it. I love the way they've taken a HO game and incorporated it with a TM game. I usually do not like TM games because I'm not good with that type of game as I can never seem to move fast enough. However, in relaxed mode, this one does not make me feel pressured like so many others and that is a definite "plus" in my book. I highly recommend it. It's a lot of fun and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
July 21, 2012
Hidden Object in Disguise
First of all I am not a fun of HO games so I already didn't like it. Second of all, the objects it has you find often have a vague title with other items that look identical or could be misconstrued, so until you have played the levels a while, you really don't know what you are looking for. If you are trying to find "pepper" start hunting for a bell pepper because the black pepper shaker will knock you down points. This kind of thing irritates me. You can't tell an orange from a mango from a pear, but these items are all scattered together on the same level. Could have been designed a lot better even for people that LIKE hidden object games. Not sure why it is listed as Time Management, because it isn't.
August 26, 2012
Good things come in threes
The third in the series is as enjoyable as the first two. This is a good combination of time management and hidden objects. This time you get to design a zoo as you manage a selection of restaurants with different cuisines.
March 22, 2012
Very repetitive, so easy a child can do the mini games, the only fun factor was cooking. Customers come in and order food and you collect the ingredients. Other than that, I could spend my time playing a much better game.
February 26, 2013
Only play the free hour game
and I loved it. I will be buying the full game. Can't wait to make enough money to finish my zoo.
July 20, 2012