Nordcurrent, the creator of the insanely popular Cooking Fever, presents a new twist on cooking games. Hungry Invaders is essentially Plants vs. Zombies meets cooking – can you feed all the monsters before they reach your kitchen base?
If you love the format of tower defense games and the mechanics of time management games, then Hungry Invaders should be right up your alley. Your level goal in this creative game is to cook and feed the monsters according to their orders before they reach and destroy your base. Of course, there is a wide variety of dishes to cook and monsters to defeat. Some recipes require more time than others, while some monsters walk faster than others or possess special powers.
In the beginning, Hungry Invaders starts off pretty slowly. Coupled that with juvenile graphics and melodic music, the ame can be easily mistaken for a kids game. However, only a few levels in, you will realize that the hectic nature of the game is definitely not made for kids. Hungry Invaders picks up its speed fast and the further you progress, the more focus and precision you will need.
With 200 levels across five distinct environments, Hungry Invaders has quite a long playtime. But due to the breakneck speed of the game, it might be best to play the game in any, shorter sessions rather than complete it in one or two go. To help you through the game, there are also various upgrades and power-ups you can purchase. If you do not have enough coins to purchase them just yet, you can always replay earlier levels to collect more coins before progressing. Although at the time of this review, Hungry Invaders is only available for PC – this is perfect for a free-to-play mobile adaptation.
Like most Time Management games, Hungry Invaders can get repetitive after a while. Still, I appreciate the developer for trying to constantly introduce new ideas and features after every few levels to spice things up. The creativity and the playfulness of the game itself also make for quite an entertaining experience. If only the game offers a relaxed mode as well, this would be a grand time for the whole family.