Hunger Calls is a food management game and is released by Clickgamer.com.
“We’re talking seriously fast food… Your customers are starving and it’s up to you to stop their tummies rumbling! Use the conveyors to guide the right meal to the right customer and make some cash. The further you progress the more customers there are to keep happy and the more complex your conveyor belts become, you’ll need to keep your wits about you if you want to succeed and make your diner the best in the land.”
The idea of the game is you have to control your conveyor belts in order to feed your hungry customers. Feed them the right thing they stuff it down, pay up and then ask for more food. Give them the wrong food and they throw it on the ground.
The basics of the game has you swiping your finger across connections on the conveyor belt setting the direction (shown as an arrow) the food will be taken. The customers will have speak bubbles with the food they want delivered next over their heads.
As your earn money you can improve the taste of the food and decorate the diner, but I felt this was really not fleshed out as well as it could have been. Changing the wallpaper is not something I would feel as an achievement for me.
As your progress in the game the amount of money vs time becomes more trickly and you will have to replay the level if you do not achieve the money level required.
There are some levels that do not use the standard gameplay mode, which mixes things up a little and gives some added interest.
The game is controlled by swiping the arrows to direct the food and tapping on the dispenser and power ups to trigger them.
The graphics and sound are good. The graphic are very cute cartoon style, even as your customers are getting fat or ill.
On the upside:
- Well designed user interface.
- The power ups and game variants manage to keep things interesting.
- Lots of levels.
On the downside:
- In later levels there is a little bit too much going on at one time on the screen.
- Not Universal (iPhone version can be purchased seperately for £0.69)
Overall, the game works well and has enough to keep you coming back. It is not really “my cup of tea” as I am not so keen on these food management games. I don’t know if you were meant to feel sad or happy as a customer got fatter and sick after eating three burgers in a row (within two minutes) as long as the money was clocking up.
Size: 40.6 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.49