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Chippy Review

By , on November 5, 2013
Last modified 5 years, 2 months ago

Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5


  • An engaging combination of duties to perform.
  • Presentation is excellent.
  • Reliable and responsive controls.
  • Get to sample the life of a chippy without reeking of fat


  • Not as many variables to manage as some genre entries.


Though it doesn't have quite as many variables as other entries in the genre, Chippy is a perky and polished time management game which should have you coming back for seconds.

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Do you thrive in high pressure situations? I bet your CV says you do. If you genuinely do perform well in high intensity environments, then Chippy might be the game for you.

Chippy is a time management game in the style of Diner Dash. You man the fryer in traditional British fish and chip shop. It's your job to keep customers happy by taking their orders and preparing their greasy yet nutritious dinners in a timely fashion.

Things start off simple. To cook chips, you simply grab them out of the freezer, drop them in the fryer, and remove when ready. If you're preparing fish, then you'll need to dunk it in batter before chucking it in the fryer. Customers may also request salt or vinegar, which you must remember to add before wrapping the meal in newspaper and handing it over.

The game eases you in to each cooking process with a series of concise tutorials, which do a great job of explaining the basics. Soon, the customers start demanding bigger and more complex meals, requiring you plan ahead and cook several orders at once. To score big, you need to complete as many perfect orders in a row as possible. If you make a mistake, you'll have to bin the wasted food, which takes time. You'll also have to deal with flies, which can be swatted away with objects, or frazzled by pressing and holding the bug light.

Like the best time management games, Chippy gradually ups the ante, throwing more and more customers at you until you're scrabbling frantically at the screen trying to keep up with the orders. Burn a portion of chips or mess up an order, and you'll soon fall behind. Take too long and customers will storm out of the shop in a huff, costing you valuable points.

As success relies on speed and accuracy, you need to be able to trust the controls. Luckily, Chippy's tap-and-drag control scheme is more than up to the task, letting you fetch, fry, and serve with ease. You get a real buzz from completing each order, especially when the shop is heaving with patrons and the meal tickets are stacking up. It's also a bit of a charmer, with its cheeky newspaper headlines and cute characters creating a welcoming environment that you'll want to revisit.

Though it doesn't have quite as many variables as other entries in the genre, Chippy is a perky and polished time management game which should have you coming back for seconds.


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