Diner Dash has easily become one of my favorite games lately. Not only is it very simple to learn and understand, but it's also addicting and enjoyable. I find myself spending hours progressing through different stages in the game. While Diner Dash may seem simple, it's very easy to get sucked into the game. The game puts you in the role of a restaurant owner named Flo, whose main goal is to provide the best service to her customers. It's your job to make sure you are managing time well within the game and keeping on top of things within the restaurant, which can be tricky at times.
There are two main modes in Diner Dash: Flo's career, which is a traditional story-based campaign mode that you would see in most games. The other mode is called "Endless Shift," which is a survival-based game that has you playing until you lose. Endless Shift mode can get very hectic and overwhelming at times. If you are up for a challenge, I would recommend playing that game mode, but if you are looking for an enjoyable, laid back style of the game, the story mode is for you. Both are extremely addicting and fun to play. While the graphics aren't anything special, the simplistic game mechanics are what always brings me back to the game. Once you start playing regularly, it quickly becomes an everyday obsession to play.
While the Diner Dash game franchise dates back to 2004, I would compare this game to many of the modern popular mobile video games. I think it's similar to games like Farmville and Clash of Clans. It has the same style and depth that many mobile games have. If I had to choose, I'd rather play this game than anything on the mobile game market right now.
Overall, I would highly recommend Diner Dash to anyone that wants to kill some time and enjoys playing level-based games. It's got a lot of heart for such a small-sized game. As someone who gets easily bored with video games nowadays, I still haven't stopped playing it. Having the convenience of booting up my computer and being able to play this game anywhere is a huge plus too. Definitely give this game a try if you haven't yet, I don't think you will regret it!