By Quentin H. / April 3rd, 2019
Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy is a mobile and competitive puzzle game by Atari that pits two players up against each other to see who can fill their ‘like’ bar first by serving customers various food items. During my hands-on demo of Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy‘s multiplayer mode, I ended up getting matched with a computer opponent (if the game doesn’t find you a real person within a certain amount of time, then you will play against a robot). And what I found was that Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy was a perfectly serviceable free-to-play title.
The goal of Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy, as I said, is to fill your ‘like’ bar at the top of the screen before your opponent can. The way to accomplish this is to match three food-inspired items in a row or column to make them disappear and for the customer that is currently waiting at your food truck to leave happy. Of course, you can potentially get multiple chains of food item matches to go off one after another to score even more likes. Each turn, you get three moves to try to match items to feed people. Once those three times are up, it switches over to the other player to try to do so. If you get enough food matches that match your particular special recipe, you can then use that ‘special recipe’ (which does use up one of your three turns) to use a special ability to both radically change your food-items board and potentially earn even more likes. That said, there is also a story mode in Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy to play through and unlock additional food trucks with different food and special dishes, though I didn’t get to experience it first-hand.
While playing the game, I found that the computer AI was perfectly fun to play against, and would give me a completely fair (read: wouldn’t cheat) game as we competed to get the most likes. The matches weren’t that hard to make, and I found myself delighted as I would hit multiple matches in a row to make more and more food items disappear. To be honest, Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy‘s gameplay is fairly straightforward, and this is clearly a game that you are meant to pick-up-and-put-down whenever you have a few spare minutes in the doctor’s office, on the elevator, or just waiting in line at Starbucks. And for that cited purpose, Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy really excels at what it is meant to do: be a time killer. I played a couple of games at GDC 2019, and I felt at ease just playing it and I could see myself doing so when I have time to kill.
Are you planning on picking up Foodgod’s Food Truck Frenzy? What kind of recipes do you like to make at home?
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