Disclosure: I would like to thank Val from Game Review Network for providing me with a copy of Sushi Go-Round for the purpose of this review. All opinions are that of my own.
About Sushi Go-Round
Sushi Go-Round is based on an very popular online game Miniclip, which has beeen played more than 60 million times worldwide. The New version, is available for Nintendo DS and Wii, expands on the original game and has a completely redesigned look and feel with new recipes, settings, and you even have to impress your boss! Sushi Go-Round is a very quick game, you will need to be able to multitask and have a good memory of the different recipes, all while serving customers, ordering supplies when your stock gets low, clear away the dirty dishes, and the most important thing, keeping your customers happy!
What’s more, Nintendo DSi™ owners can use the DSi Camera to take pictures of their friends, family and even pets to turn them into customers in the restaurant! They’ll pop-up throughout the story and the five other exciting game-play modes, including the frantic Time Attack and the grueling Endurance mode.
“Sushi Go-Round is fantastic for Wii and Nintendo DS owners looking for their next course of casual action,” said Jonathan Rosales, SouthPeak’s Associate Marketing Manager, while feverishly stuffing his face with California rolls. “The 40 challenging levels spark an endless sushi-rolling addiction.”
- Fun, frantic and fast-paced gameplay
- Simple but addictive game mechanics
- Intuitive controls
- Keeping track of recipes, executing dishes rapidly, processing payment and keeping your customers happy creates a sense of achievement and pride
- Innovative DSi feature support – take photos of your friends and import them into the game so your friends become your customers
- Bright and strong art style makes the game a joy to play
- Based on the hit online casual game from Miniclip.com, Sushi Go Round™ has been played 60m times
For those of you old enough to remember gaming systems like Atari, ColicoVision, and even the original NES, then you’ll understand what I mean when I say that the video games and systems brought out over the last decade and a half are just not “fun” anymore. Sure, they have awesome graphics, beautiful sounds, and epic story lines, but there’s only so much shoot-em-up a person can take before they long for the days of actually smiling and laughing while playing a video game.
Enter Nintendo’s Wii console and the plethora of games that have been released on it. “Fun” has been reintroduced to the mass of video gamers. And I haven’t played a game as addictive (in a silly kind of way) as Sushi Go-Round since the days of Tetris.
In the game you are a sushi chef and must take care of customers and their orders correctly and in a timely manner. While doing this, you have to keep your sushi bar stocked by calling in orders, look up recipes in your recipe book, remember the correct combination of foods that go in your rolls, and keep an eye on the cost of the way you run your sushi bar restaurant. Time can easily slip away from you while playing the game, because it’s fun!
Sure, it has its drawback (for me). Sometimes the text is hard to read, and there is no indicator when you put your cursor over something that you can click on it, but these are minimal because once you learn how everything works it just doesn’t matter.
With a sharp memory, a good mind for planning, and a quick hand-eye reflex, just about any person will find themselves giggling while serving up fresh sushi, and there’s more than just the basic story mode. There are several options of play, for instance, in one option you are not allowed to serve a certain food. so when a customer comes in and orders a California roll (for instance) you get to ignore them and watch as they get upset and leave. Yeah, I know, childish fun, but that is what has been missing from video games as of late. We all need to have a little mindless, childish fun now and then, and this game definitely delivers that.
Suggested retail price is $29.99 for each version and it is rated E for everyone by ESRB. You can purchase your copy of Sushi Go-Round for the Wii from Amazon today.