Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue

  • Developer: PlayFirst
  • Genre: Arcade/Action
  • Originally on: Windows (2006)
  • Works on: PC, Windows
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  • User Rating: 9.0/10 - 4 votes
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Game Overview

Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue is a frantic and fast-paced puzzle game that is great if you are looking for a game that is going to test your multi-tasking skills. It is the kind of game that on the surface looks very, very simple. However, this is a game that may start out nice and easy, but that difficulty really does ramp up as you progress through the game.

Flo, Like The TV Show

In the game, you play as a good-natured young woman called Flo. Flo is a bit of a whiz when it comes to making restaurants work so she has decided to help out her friends. Her friends are being bullied by a jerk who is raising their rent in an effort to kick them out! Flo is having none of this and is willing to roll up her sleeves to help them make as much money as they can. The plot of Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue has a lot of charm to it and in all honesty, it is more than I was expecting.

From Page To Screen

Graphically, at first glance, this may not seem like a game to get excited about. I think the presentation really does grow on you. The story is told vial these comic book style panels which I really liked. Overall, the game's graphics are nice and clear and the various characters you deal with are animated well and have little “tells” so you know how they are feeling.

The soundtrack is kind of just there, but it is the sound effects that grab you. As well as having visual clues to how they are feeling. You can also use your ears and listen so you can get an idea of what a customer wants as well.

The Customer Is Always Right

It is the gameplay of Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue that makes it such an interesting game. You have four restaurants that you need to play through, each one being a different kind. People will arrive, you sit them down, take their order, collect the check, and then deal with the dirty dishes. It sounds very easy, but it gets harder and harder as you progress through the game.

Certain types of customers like certain types of “service” a family may need a highchair, a group of jerks with phones need to be sat away from everyone else. You even get bonuses by sitting people wearing the same color clothes in the same area. There is a lot to juggle here and the game does a great job of starting off slow so you learn the mechanics. However, things get very hard towards then end and it does walk the fine line of becoming more frustrating than challenging.

Going For The High Score

The mode where you help your friends is great and it offers some even more challenging extra stages for you to do once you complete it. You do also have an endless mode which is just what it sounds like. You are using all the skills you have learned to try and go for an epic high-score!

I think that Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue is a pretty solid puzzle game. It is a game that looks easy and at first, it is, but man does this game get super hard! I liked the challenge, but I can see some people getting frustrated and not finishing the game. While it does have some charm, I must admit that I would probably never play this over Overcooked!

7.5

Final Score

Pros:

  • I thought that the story had a lot of charm to it
  • The comic book style storytelling is fun
  • The game is very challenging
  • It teaches you the basics very cleverly
  • The endless mode is rather addictive

Cons:

  • The later levels can be more frustrating than fun
  • I do feel games like Overcooked offer a similar, but more fun experience

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System Requirements

Processor: PC compatible, SystemP-III 700MHz 128MB DirectX7.0

OS: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game Features:Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue supports single modeSingle game mode

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