Available for Windows, this Snowy: Lunch Rush review will take a look at the basics of this fast-paced, restaurant-based game. The premise is fairly simple: on every day of the week, Snowy needs to make sure that his restaurant is always open and running, so he must set up shop each day. Each day, Snowy has a set amount of time to complete all of his daily tasks, and when time runs out, he has to decide whether or not to offer his customers any dishes, and how much money to make during his free time. Throughout each level of the game, there are various special dishes that can be offered to customers, and there are also a number of power ups that Snowy can use to help him get through the levels faster.
Overall, Snowy: Lunch Rush looks and works pretty much the same as the other versions of the game that you can find for either Windows or Mac. Some basic tasks still need to be completed, though, such as getting the customers inside the restaurant and then making it into their tables, or getting the tables clean before the next customer arrives. Power up strategies for each level do not change much from the other versions of the game, and menu options are still the same. A quick look through the menu system will also reveal that Snowy: Lunch Rush does allow you to select which restaurants that you would like to have serve your customer their meals. While the career mode allows you to play the game just like any other employee in an office environment and can even go about making some quick cash in the process, the main game allows you to build up a successful restaurant that you can see through the television icon on your computer screen.
The graphics and sound effects are both quite nice. There are animated figurines of Snowy and his friends that appear briefly whenever a table is ready to be served, and they really look adorable. The musical score is not particularly noteworthy, but the menu options include a lot of popular choices, such as French fries, burritos, sandwiches, and shakes. As with any of the Career mode games, winning takes place after earning a certain amount of money and earns you money that you can use to buy new outfits for the staff. The fact that you have to earn at least $1000 before you can challenge others to a battle is a bit of a disappointment, however, as there is no telling just how challenging the competition will get.