Developer: Chillingo
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Playtime Rating: ★★★½☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Matching games are often kind of samey, and yet somehow they’re still quite fun. Order Up!! Fast Food is that kind of game. It offers some very familiar components; things that we’ve all seen and enjoyed before, yet it’s still got that ‘one more go’ mentality about it.

In theory players are spending their time matching plates full of food, but all anyone’s really going to focus on is their color. Order Up!! Fast Food is much more of a color-matching game than anything else. Matches are achieved by drawing a line across matching tiles with more than two combined clearing the selection. It’s simple, yet quickly done.

orderup5orderup4Order Up!! Fast Food dispenses with any kind of structure and instead focuses on a purist experience of fighting it out for the best score. Along the way is assistance from a series of power-ups, bought and used by spending coins that are gained from regularly playing. It’s a familiar way of doing things with an energy system completing the set.

Despite the lack of conventional structure, Order Up!! Fast Food does offer a means in which to level-up, with more experience ultimately leading to a score multiplier. It’s not the kind of thing that’s going to make one desperate to play for hours, but it’s something that works well enough to give some purpose to the game. Daily Challenges also help in reminding one to play on a daily basis in order to reap the most rewards.

Rarely does Order Up!! Fast Food try to do anything innovative, but offering a solidly dependable match-3 style game works for it. It might not spark one’s imagination hugely, but it will scratch that mindless matching game itch fairly well.

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