As a big fan of PopCap Games, Pizza Frenzy is a game that I have been meaning to check out for quite some time now. The original version of the game actually came out well over a decade ago, but it is pretty cool to go back and look at one of their earlier hits.
Mama Makes The Best Pizza
While it is rather barebones, Pizza Frenzy does have a story running through it. The idea is that you work in a pizza shop and this pizza shop is the lasting legacy of the Stromboli family who makes the best damn pizzas the country has ever seen. You want to keep this reputation up so you need to not just keep the pizza shop going, make customers happy and so on. You also need to set up shop in other towns to spread the word on how great Stromboli Pizza is.
No Tip For You
The idea of the game is rather basic. You can have two pizzas at a time for sale in your pizza shop. You can select what pizzas you want to offer and then people will call and you need to send them their pizza. You take the order, click the pizza and then click on the right house so that it gets delivered. You do this you get paid, you do it fast and you can get a tip. You take to long, mess it up or so on and no money for you and your reputation takes a hit.
The game moves at a pretty brisk pace and as you progress things kind of take a weird turn. You see criminals start to target your pizza place and hit you with prank calls which if you send a pizza to you lose money! You need to report these guys to the cops and they will deal with them and you even get a reward bonus in the process.
Three Ways To Play
Like modern games from PopCap Games, there are a few different game modes. The difference here is that they all feel the same. The game does have some fun and charm to it, but if you are expecting a kind of fast and frantic experience like you get with a game such as Overcooked that is not the case here. You can only take so many orders at a time and even when you do make a few mistakes, you can easily recover so you never get that sense of urgency that you would expect a game like this to throw at you.
I think that had I played Pizza Frenzy when it was first released, I probably would have loved it. As it stands now, it is a rather fun experience for a short while, but I feel other games like Overcooked and even Cooking Mama to an extent have taken what this game did and improved on it. There is a newer HD version of this that I think I might have to check out and see if it is a bit more challenging.
- I like the different callers you deal with
- It is fun they created a story for this
- The presentation is pretty decent
- The game never gets too stressful
- It is very easy to get into
- Not very challenging
- I feel it could be a bit faster paced
"Frenzy is right. Pizza Frenzy has me freakin hooked!" -DanS
"I have all my toppings maxed out. My favorite custom pizza is the Trixie Delight: bacon, bacon and more bacon!" -Trixie
"What a blast! Pizza Frenzy is a great mix of puzzle and quick reflex action. I couldn't ask for a better game." -Jolyla
Processor: PC compatible, CPU: P500, Memory: 128MB DirectX: 7.0
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode