Dr. Panda Cafe from Dr. Panda Games is a new universal app for iOS which has your child making food and drinks in a cafe setting. As you gain more customers, you have to balance time management, taking orders and making them as well as cleaning up. As you serve more customers, you earn new recipes and foods to give to the customers.
To play the app, first you seat the customer at a table – if the table is empty you can put the customer at it. Once they are seated, you take their order and go back behind the counter as Dr. Panda to work on the order. Items are broken into categories, and you tap on the correct category to make or brew the item. Once you have made all of the items in the order, it’s time to serve it to the customers. You can take orders from multiple customers at once, and make food the same way although it can bet a bit confusing! Among the food choices, coffee/tea, cakes, pizza and as you get to know your customers better you can try to imagine what they might order in advance. It was important to pay attention to the customers in order to keep them happy which in turn unlocked items after you earned stars and gave you more food and drinks to serve.
We liked how fun the app was and that it was easy to learn and engage with. The graphics, like all Dr. Panda apps are top notch and we enjoyed how the items were grouped when we were making the different foods. My son especially liked making espresso with a design on top. As a mom, I liked that the player had to clean the dishes and clear the tables — if only I had a magically clearing table and washed dishes! As you complete each of the items in the order, a new station unlocks so that you can fill the order. My son liked putting the tea biscuits with the coffee as well as creating his own pizzas with toppings. My son enjoyed playing with the different items in the cafe, like changing the blackboard, tapping on the musical instruments or feeding the fish when he went out to take orders.
In terms of enhancements, my son was disappointed that he couldn’t earn new decor for the restaurant when he earned the coins. My son also suggested that we had a waiter who took orders and made change. He also wished for milk for the tea, and sugar on the table if the customers wanted to flavor their own items.
Overall, this is a fun app with a fun twist on cooking and time management with our favorite characters from Dr. Panda. My son enjoyed cooking for me at breakfast, lunch and dinner for a change and I loved having no dishes! Super fun and entertaining for hours!
Dr. Panda Cafe
by Dr. Panda Ltd
Category: Education, Educational, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 2 3G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPodTouchSixthGen
Size: 123.32 MB