Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue is the second installment to the popular game series Diner Dash preceded by Diner Dash and followed by Diner Dash: Flo on the Go and Diner Dash: Hometown Hero. It is published by PlayFirst, like all other Diner Dash series.
Flo, a successful waitress, has just seen on the news that Mr. Big, a greedy landlord, wants to destroy four restaurants that belong to Darla, Tony, Margarita and Toshiro,respectively - so that he can open his own mega-restaurant. Flo runs to help her each of her friends,and arrives just in time to stop Mr. Big and earn a chance to make enough money to pay him back.
Restaurant Rescue features four new customer types:
- Cellphone Addicts
as well as:
- Young Ladies
Each customer is unique in terms of patience,tipping and disliking of noise.
New to Diner Dash 2 is noise disturbance; Cellphone Addicts are constantly talking, and will thus annoy other customers. Families and Joggers don't mind noise,but is a strong dislike to Bookworms yet is a moderate dislike to other customers; the Family's baby is always noisy when unhappy,unless he's in a highchair (in which case, he's only noisy if the family gets upset waiting for service). Diner Dash 2 adds highchairs for babies, a mop for cleaning up spilled drinks, a dessert bar that customers can browse after eating (only if they have five whole or four and a half hearts),and a bench (to boost happiness while in line). Back from the first Diner Dash are the drink station, snack station, and podium.
Also new is the ability to choose different diner upgrades. As play proceeds, the player is given multiple options for the newest restaurant feature; when presented with a chance to upgrade the counter, for example, the player will be given three options from which to choose (the last is unlockable,which requires an expert score in the previous level in order to attain it).
After the player completes level 40 at Toshiro's Grill,he/she gets to play the last ten levels at the big Flo's Skylight Lounge Restaurant. As the penultimate challenge in Restaurant Rescue, Toshiro's Grill (and Flo's Skylight Lounge) are extremely difficult.
At Flo's Skylight Lounge, Flo can now handle four items at a time, with Mr. Big serving as her assistant waiter.In this case each customer is valuable;because a customer leaving upset costs one thousand points,and the customers are well-dressed.
Reception and Awards
Gamezebo, the leading editorial outlet for casual games, reviewed Diner Dash 2 positively stating that it was a "pulse-pounding quick jolt of excitement." The game won a Zeeby award for Best Arcade & Action Game of 2006.
- ↑ IGN: Diner Dash 2
- ↑ IGN: Diner Dash 2
- ↑ Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue Review. Gamezebo.com (2007-02-09). Retrieved on 2007-09-20.
- ↑ Zeebys 2006 - Winners. Zeebys.com (2006-04-17). Retrieved on 2007-09-20.
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