Gogo Sushi: iPhone App Written Review
Ah, cooking games! It could be the fact that we’re slightly peckish as we type this, but we’re particularly fond of your wily ways, with your ingredient slinging fun. We’ve appreciated the genre on a number of devices, but none more so than the iPhone. With such an intuitive screen and open market, there have been more gems in the tradition than we can name. And on the same level as any app available in the App Store is Gogo Sushi, by developer Ozgnahc. The title offers more than enough ingredient fun with an equally pleasing amount of upgrades and customization. For our full thoughts on this stellar iPhone game, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Gameplay
If you have ever played any sort of cooking game with an ingredients-oriented base, then you likely already know how Gogo Sushi operates. The app has you acting as the honor-crazed owner of a sushi bar. Customers waltz in and out, bringing their desires and orders along with them. It’s then your job to read their thought bubbles, properly arranging and producing their orders in a timely manner before they become angry and wreck the party. As usual with the genre, the player is always situated in front of an assortment of ingredients, which can be tapped to create the dishes. All in all, it’s the same quality gameplay we’ve come to expect from these kind of apps, only with a difficult edge: The order of the ingredients themselves is vital to the success of the sushi, and can sometimes be quite difficult to discern. This requires the player to constantly innovate and adapt, a feature we particularly liked, as the genre can sometimes be quite repetitive.
Design and Layout
Equally as pleasing are the app’s top-notch graphics. We couldn’t be happier with the cut-out style artwork, nor the various ingredients and sushi combinations. There’s more than enough complexity offered here to keep the ball rolling, not to mention the option to purchase in-house items that adjust the game’s rules. We also appreciated the touch-optimized controls, which had us simply clicking on the ingredient piles to make the dishes. This simplicity adds immensely to the gaming experience, which rapidly becomes hectic on its own without any extra provocation. And of course, the added Game Center integration is a nice touch, bringing achievements and leader boards for us to fawn over.
Gogo Sushi is slightly more expensive than we might like, clocking in at two dollars in the App Store, rather than the dollar we prefer. That being said, there’s more than enough quality gameplay offered here to keep any fan of the genre engaged. Even for the newcomer, Gogo Sushi is a quick, cheap, and thrilling way to dive into cooking action on your iPhone.
Gogo Sushi requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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