Mini-Guide: Good Pizza, Great Pizza

LQ: 9.8


Brain grade: 9.6
Fun score: 10

Good Pizza, Great Pizza
Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 8+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

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Good Pizza, Great Pizza is a food-making simulation game with a small twist. Instead of simply dragging the ingredients around, the player actually has to place them in the specific place they want them. This means, for example, to place pepperoni on the pizza, they have to place 18 pieces of pepperoni in the specific pattern needed to make a “great” pizza. The quality of their tip relies not only on being speedy, but on being accurate.

This adds a certain element of ownership, as well as heightening the interactive feel of the game. The better the player does, the bigger the tip is. Tips are important for increasing profits. At the end of each day, the game automatically pays the bills for the player. This includes cost of ingredients, as well as repairs. Profit must be used to purchase new ingredients and upgrades to the shop.

This game contains ads and offers in-app purchases. The ESRB has rated this game E for Everyone, and LW4K stands by this rating. It is important to note, however, that the player must be able to read (or be joined by someone who can) in order to know what the pizza order is. Because of this, LW4K suggests either an adult or older sibling joins the player, or the player be at least 8 years old.

Good Pizza, Great Pizza helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Good Pizza, Great PizzaTime Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

This game requires the player to make pizzas to order in as short a time as possible. It also requires the player to put in a good effort, not just slap some ingredients together haphazardly. Because of this, Good Pizza, Great Pizza is the perfect chance to practice time management skills. Not only does the player need to keep pace by going as quickly as possible, but they need to make sure that they aren't wasting any of their effort making a sloppy or inaccurate pizza. If they don't utilize their time management skills, customers will be unhappy and tip less. If the player doesn't get big tips, they will be unable to upgrade their toppings or their shop, pay their bills, or take care of repairs.

Working Memory

Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.

In Good Pizza, Great Pizza, customers give an order, it is placed on a slip of paper, and the paper is stuck (too small to see) at the top of the screen. Although it is possible to open the ticket and see the order again, the player is expected to remember the order and follow the customer's directions.

The player also has to learn the proper way to make a pizza a "great" pizza and then remember that every time they play. For example, they are supposed to cut the pizza into six equal pieces. The first several times the player is given lines to show them where to make the cuts. After a few times, however, they are expected to use their visual memory and recall what they are supposed to do.

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