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Restaurant themes may be seen in games of all genres, and they've been used to entice players in a variety of ways. Reestaurant simulation is one of the most popular genres, with roughly thirty titles available for various platforms.


The Nintendo Wii included a few restaurant games that provided players with hours of entertainment. Cooking Mama is one of the most well-known franchises, with a number of successful games for Nintendo consoles and handhelds. Cooking Mama: Cook Off, released in 2007, was the Wii's first game. It was a sequel to the Nintendo DS game Cooking Mama, released in 2006. That year, the first release won IGN's 'Best of E3' award, and the Wii games were also well-received. Players had to finish a series of mini-games in order to prepare dishes on the console version. Players might use the Wii controller to mimic real-life cooking methods such as cutting and stirring. In 2008, its sequel, Cooking Mama: World Kitchen was published, emphasizing the games' popularity.


Restaurant themes have also been popular in the online casino industry as well, particularly in slots. Fruit symbols appeared on the reels in Charles August Fey's first slot game, and subsequent versions have taken this concept a step further. Pizza sauce, pepperoni, anchovies, and other common pizza toppings are used as symbols on the reels in Wink Bingo's Pizza Palooza. Perhaps it's because food is so appealing that it's become a popular theme for games that aren't strictly about cooking. Another genre that uses food symbols but does not imitate the cooking process is mobile puzzle games. Candy Crush and Jelly Splash are two games that fall under this category.


Some mobile games put the user in charge of running their own restaurant, and they are classified as business simulation games. Restaurant Empire, developed by Enlight Software and released in 2003 for Microsoft Windows, was one of the most popular franchises in this genre. In 2009, Restaurant Empire II was released. Both games allowed players to design their own restaurants and restaurant chains, allowing them to choose what cuisine to sell and how they wanted their establishments to look.


How are restaurant games faring?

Restaurant and food-themed games have a long and illustrious history, and they're still thriving today, with new releases garnering large crowds. In August of this year, Overcooked 2 was published for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One, and it garnered a positive critical acclaim akin to its massively popular predecessor. It has a Metacritic score of 83 out of 100, suggesting that it is a good successor. It adds new interactive stages, restaurant themes, chef costumes, and recipes to the original game.


Virtual reality could also enable players who enjoy culinary simulators to have a better time. There is currently an Oculus Rift game called The Cooking Game that allows users to create and cook a variety of dishes while also completing various objectives. This might be a terrific method for aspiring cooks to practice their talents in a safe environment as graphics and technology improve.

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