Diner Dash

Diner Dash

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    273,862
  • Date Added:
    May 02, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-minute trial); $19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    208KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    36
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This fast-paced game offers a realistic simulation of what it's like to manage your own restaurant. Diner Dash's animated introduction gives you the background story. You must help a girl named Flo run the day-to-day affairs of her own restaurant to make enough cash for improvements and new equipment, all the while keeping the public happy and full. The game makes you multitask on your feet, as you seat customers, take orders, serve food, collect checks, and bus tables. It's nice that all actions are performed via a mouse click, freeing you to concentrate on customer service over game control. As you progress, the action heats with twists such as more tables, food critcs, and senior citizens. The cartoon-style graphics lend the game a carefree atmosphere, and the energetic music helps keep you on your toes. Diner Dash's feature set certainly isn't enormous, but you can choose to play in windowed mode and adjust the audio volume. Our biggest complaint with this game is its rather limited 60-minute trial period. Whether you're looking to test your speed or simply want to virtually relive your days in the food-service industry, you're likely enjoy Diner Dash.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
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    4.0

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
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2 stars

"Not worth $20"

March 29, 2009  |  By PCfool

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

This game is a descent time killer. It is fun to improve your serving technique and see how fast you can get it done.

Cons

After awhile the challenge of the repetition gets stale. (If the demo were 2 hours I probably wouldnt have bought it) They inconvenience the paying customer by making you get online everytime you need to re-install the software.

Summary

Once you pay (over-pay) to activate the game you must get online to verify. If you want to put it on a different machine, that machine must get online. Even if you copy it you still have to get online to activate. They only allow you 3 free re-activations which, to me, is more like renting the game. Even for the rip-off price of $20 they will not send you a CD.
I will never buy from Playfirst or TryMedia again. But if you want it I reccommend buying the CD from Amazon which is usually $14 but currently 6.99, which is closer to what its actually worth.
Not surprising they offer no support for the CDs but I dont feel very supported now so whats the difference?

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4 stars

"pretty good"

August 06, 2007  |  By ryana101

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

it was real fun to played it

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4 stars

"Perfect for replacing the mind-dulling monotony of solitaire or mindsweeper."

July 03, 2007

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

The game offers several complexities to challenge the mind as well as eyes, by managing customers, orders, dishes, seating by requiring response to visual cues such as customers raising their hand to order or the ringing of the bell when a dish is ready to be served.

Cons

The demo only lets you try for 60 minutes and costs 20 dollars to buy. If you are really desperate to pay for an upgrade to solitaire- it may be worth your money. However, I can't imagine how much more complex or challenging the full version will be, nor how long you could play before getting bored, that would justify spending 20 dollars here instead of another game.

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5 stars

"cool"

October 10, 2006  |  By watch-krilla

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

great game.

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5 stars

"Fun game"

September 24, 2006  |  By jalanka

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

Increasing challenging levels

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4 stars

"It's good and fun"

July 24, 2006  |  By retniapm01

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

The game is hugely addictive

Cons

Demo is too short for those of us who can't buy it!

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5 stars

"Great Game"

July 13, 2006  |  By yesiruiz

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

It's easy to learn, fun, the characters are very interesting.

Cons

Can't pick what you want to update.

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4 stars

"Definitely a fun game"

May 22, 2006  |  By cjvixen31

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

This game is definitely fun AND addictive. It's a great way to kill time without having to concentrate too much.

Cons

Graphics aren't fantastic, and I'm not sure I'd pay 20 dollars for it (I've only played the demo) but it's still alright. :)

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5 stars

"this game is a lot of fun and it get harder by the minute"

May 16, 2006  |  By koralnegro

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

I like this game a lot, especially the part when more customers come in, which makes it harder and more exciting for the player. Also like the looks of the game as the player gets to accumulate points to buy new tables for the restaurant.

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3 stars

"An ok game."

May 12, 2006  |  By gamerdude1990

 |  Version: Diner Dash 1.0

Pros

Great way to pass the time.Fun at the beging. Just an ok game.

Cons

Too much for full game. Gets reptidive.

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General
Publisher PlayFirst
Publisher web site http://www.playfirst.com/
Release Date May 02, 2005
Date Added May 02, 2005
Version 1.0
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
Download Information
File Size 208KB
File Name DinerDashSetup-dm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 273,862
Downloads Last Week 36
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 60-minute trial
Price $19.99

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