Run your restaurant by finding the hidden foods and ingredients.
Complete customer orders and get paid.
Use your money to build your own zoo.
Step into the world of a restaurateur in this amazing hidden object game, right from the start you are brought into your new world, making friends along the way you can build up your own zoo and thriving business.
In each of the hidden object games you will need to find the ingredients to fill the customer orders, once you find them all you will need to follow the cooking instructions too. When the meal is finished you will get paid, to finish the level you will need to complete all of the orders. You will receive money for each order, and if you finish it fast enough you will also get a top chef award.
Each of the orders that you take will require a minimum of 3 ingredients, there are often multiple copies of the same object in a window, so clicking on any of them will finish that part of the order. You can also have all of the orders open at the same time, with up to 4 things being searched for at once.
At the bottom of each order box is the method of cooking that you will need to use, from roasting in the oven to dicing up for a salad, you will need to pick the right option once you have found the ingredients, the order will let you know what you need to do.
Once you get paid and have finished a level, you are taken to the zoo management area, where you can purchase everything you need, from the paths around to the animals and their pens. You have several options for each item, and the prices gradually go up. You can choose to buy them all in order, or save for something specific. Some of the upgrades are locked out until you purchase others.
There are also some fun mini games available as well, that ask you to do a variety of tasks around the property, from putting decorations in the right place to fixing up the garden. The games can be skipped if you would like, but they add to the background and are quite fun to do themselves.
In each game when you have an order, if you are taking a little time to find the object they will begin to sparkle, little silvery lights will flash over one of the items on your screen, this can be a little hard to spot sometimes, but is really useful, and it saves you using a hint. There are hints available, and you can choose the customer order that you use it on however it will cost you some of your money to use.
You have 2 modes to choose from when you play, the more relaxed untimed game where customers are happy to wait for their food, or a timed version, where they will only wait for so long. If you miss the dish in the timed mode, you won’t get paid for it, so you have to work fast if you want to make the most money.
Gourmania is a really beautiful game, the object windows are crystal clear, with really nicely designed backgrounds, and the objects blend in seamlessly. Even though they don’t stand out dramatically but this works really well in the game, and they are still possible to find. As you build up your zoo the imagery is wonderful with amazing details. Overall this is a fabulous game to play with so many different things to do.