Among all the cooking games on mobile, Cooking Craze from Big Fish Games is probably the most popular. Having been downloaded over 10 million times worldwide, Cooking Craze’s popularity and impact on the casual mobile games landscape is undeniable.
With its simple mechanics, wide variety in restaurants, regular updates, and a plethora of exciting events – Cooking Craze fans are constantly spoiled with something fun and new. However, like all free-to-play games, it is not always easy to master the game and beat all the levels with ease. This Cooking Craze strategy guide contains some of the best tips and tricks from an expert player that will hopefully help you advance through this challenging game.
Cooking Craze Tips to Help You Blast Through the Levels
1. Always Prepare Dishes in Advance
In a hectic Time Management game such as Cooking Craze, it is easy to get lost in the chaos, leaving you unsure of what to do next. One easy rule of thumb to keep in mind is to always make dishes in advance. There is no need to wait for customers to come in before preparing the common recipes. This is especially easy for beginner levels as dish variations are few and you can often gauge what dishes to prepare. But even on harder levels, you can still prepare base ingredients and customize them later on according to specific customer orders. This helps you save a significant amount of time waiting for the dishes to fully cook and allows you to serve more customers in a level.
2. Save Up Spoons to Buy Boosts
Maybe more so than other games, boosts are incredibly important in Cooking Craze. Boosts can be selected at the beginning of each level and they must be selected carefully and strategically to match the objectives of each level. These boosts are available to purchase in the store using the Spoons currency. Spoons are earned through multiple methods; completing levels, picking up daily rewards, and completing daily tasks.
While it might be tempting to spend spoons on instant gratification such as refilling lives, a little patience might allow you to save them for more useful future use. Levels in Cooking Craze are not made the same and some levels are essentially “impossible” to pass without the help of boosts. Thus, I recommend you to use spoons only to purchase boosts if possible.
3. Participate win Events, but Keep Track of Rewards
Mobile games are able to retain players by offering interesting events every once in a while and Cooking Craze is no difference! From general streak events to all kinds of challenges to seasonal festivities, there is almost always an event or two for you to participate in. These events mostly offer you attractive rewards if you pass a certain threshold and they are definitely fun to play. However, sometimes the case is also that the event levels are extremely challenging to the point that you must use boosts to complete. My advice is to keep track of the event rewards you aim for and see if those are worth the boosts that you might lose in the process.
4. Complete Daily Extra Shifts
Another one of Cooking Craze tips worth mentioning is to complete the daily extra shifts. This game lets you replay a level multiple times depending on the number of shifts each level offers. That being said, sometimes you have replayed all the available levels and still need to complete more to earn more coins. Every day, Cooking Craze allows you to replay five levels you had previously completed. These levels are called “Extra Shifts” and appear as pink on the game map. It is important to complete these levels in order to earn more coins for restaurant upgrades, which in turn will help you complete new levels more swiftly.
5. Invite Facebook Friends to Play
This Cooking Craze walkthrough will not be complete without mentioning the importance of having “friends” in the game. Cooking Craze allows you to link your Facebook account and automatically add friends from there. Not only can you see your friend’s progress on the game map, but you can also ask your friends for lives. What is even cooler is that having more active friends also come useful if you are about to fail a level. The number of active friends you have translates to the number of extra customers you can have per day, which is a total lifesaver on harder levels. Luckily, given the game’s global scale, you will most likely find a few friends who already actively playing the game. If not, there is no harm in inviting a couple more to play with you!
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