Garfield’s Diner is not the first outing for the comic strip family favorite cartoon cat (he hit the Genesis years ago among various computer games and more recently whatever Nintendo has available), it is his first outing actually involved with food preparation/service of some kind (his other attempts at gaming were of the action variety). Seriously, why are we just now getting a food game based on Garfield? Should it really have taken this long?
If you are familiar with games like Diner Dash and the myriad of variations on that premise then you are already familiar with the play mechanics of Garfield’s Diner. Starting with just Jon, you have to serve the customers of the diner (a friend asked for your help- someone I have never seen in the comics). Starting out with a modest diner that serves the basics, players will quickly realize they need help- fast. As play progresses, more customers will start coming and at a faster pace, each wanting something different and not being all that patient about it in later levels.
Everything is all nice and family friendly cartoon based from the graphics to the sound effects (such as the voice of Garfield saying quips after levels). Planning and memorization skills will definitely be put to the test here since customers get anxious based on the time they were seated (if you are running behind you can buy some time by seating them in their desired section- if a spot is open- and then take on another customer).
Garfield’s Diner is one of a growing list of “freemium” titles. The game is free, and with that gamers can enjoy a full game without feeling nickel and dimed to death.
JXD S601 Specifics:
Running Garfield’s Diner on the S601 is pretty sweet, everything looks great, even on the “lower resolution” screen (there are devices with quite a bit higher resolution screens available). The graphics are clean and look like the comic strips and television show that used to run, they really captured the art style.
The biggest problem facing S601 owners that wish to play this game is the resistive screen. Using a fingernail is not as accurate as may be needed when things get hectic so definitely get a stylus because in the heat of the action, it can be tough picking the right customer to move to the correct spot.
Garfield’s Diner by Web Prancer
Genre: Time Management
Rated: Low Maturity
Available now on Google Play
JXD S601 used for review, to learn more about this device, please read our JXD S601 article. Purchase your JXD S601 from Willgoo.com today.