Cooking Academy: Restaurant Royale
Don't play it for what it isn't
This is an awesome game, particularly when you factor in it is free. Yes, you can buy dollars to speed things up, but unlike some games that offer in-game purchases, this one does not require you to buy the dollars to gain them. You can complete challenges to gain dollars. It takes longer. In some cases, it takes A LOT longer to get to your goals than if you bought your way to them, but this isn't a time management game in the sense of urgency. If you are looking for something to play that forces you to be on your toes every moment of play (and I like those too), don't get this. This is something to obsessively check. This is one of those games for people who have a lot of other things going on, but still want to play a game. Spend 5, 10, 15 minutes on this game, set up your cooking stuff (and the mini-games are fun and varied) and then leave it. Close it, leave it up, whatever you prefer, and your projects progress without you, then come back and play a little more. This is more a cooking game for people who liked Plant and Fish Tycoon, but who hated how the "free" versions forced you to pay for the bucks to progress. It's completely fun, just don't play it like it's a quick thinking time management game and then get upset because its not.
November 4, 2014
i love cooking academy
Its the best game I have played in along time and its so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 7, 2014
It's a great game and I love playing it. I've only had it for two days but it gives me something to do to fill up my days. It does start to rely more on spending REAL money though as the game goes on. Either you spend money or you wait for a long time to be able to complete the 'quests'. I wish it was more of an option to spend money than it is. It IS an option, but it's the only problem I have with the game.
April 16, 2014
it was good until i ran out of bucks
In this new game you have coins and you have bucks and when you ran out of bucks you can't play anymore or advance more fast and you have to buy more and if you want to play for free is more boring and more slow but the story is goodi like it
April 2, 2014
Another addictive game!
When I first tried this game I didn't think it would keep me occupied for long as it seemed a little simple... how wrong can you be! I've been playing for a few days now and I am hooked. The aim is to cook dishes and complete goals to earn coins and 'bucks' in order to expand and decorate your restaurant. Simple concept but some of the goals can be difficult to complete which gives the game an element of challenge. Give it a go, you may be pleasantly surprised.
April 12, 2014
The game is great, but felt frustrated by not having him around on my pc, like others of Cooking Academy series. Wonderfull, being participant of Big Fish Game Club for several years and could not buy any game with game credit. I hope to review this attitude!
April 3, 2014
Great for Free
While this game could be better, I am pretty impressed with how well put-together this game is considering it's free.
April 13, 2014
I think for educatiom about cooking this games its nuce
I think for education about cooking this games its nice
April 20, 2014
Very addicting game
A fun, challenging and addicting game!
A little tip: Be careful with your bucks-usage. Unless you want to spend real money, they are very hard to earn. And you'll need them later to buy stuff.
I wish some of the dishes didn't take so darn long to cook though. 15+ hours is way too long for cornbread.
October 12, 2014
Good fun for a free to play game
I enjoy this game while never paying anything to play it. If I can't get the daily challenge I just accept that and move on (though the fact that the fish tacos challenge disappears when you log off is very frustrating as they take a very long time to make). I won't pay to play and realise this means it will take me a long time to get through the levels.
Can manage most mini-games without difficulty although the churros are quite challenging and some are very tedious when you are getting to higher levels and need 1500 carrot sticks for instance!
Prizes from the special planters can also be very disappointing. 10 bucks for 50,000 gold is not a good exchange rate!
August 12, 2014