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Some folks are workaholics, Flo for example. After successfully establishing her own diner, she helped several other restaurateurs create profitable eateries. Now, setting sail on a cruise, you’d think she could finally kick back and relax. Guess again.

Seems there’s no rest for the weary in the latest entry in the Diner Dash series, Diner Dash – Flo on the Go. Even on holiday, Flo can’t say no to a culinary emergency.

In the original Diner Dash, you had the chance to help Flo turn her dinky diner into a five-star enterprise. The sequel, Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue, let you join Flo in assisting other food service entrepreneurs to burgeon their bistros. This time out it’s a series of restaurant crises you face, as well as a fashion predicament.

Traveling together, Flo and her friend Darla no sooner arrive for their cruise when the ocean liner’s kitchen staff quits. To make matters worse, in the cooks’ hasty departure, Flo’s suitcase is knocked overboard leaving her with just the clothes on her back – a fatal fashion faux pas. So, with dual goals of helping the cruise line out of a jam and earning the bucks necessary to restock her wardrobe, Flo agrees to pitch in at the ship’s restaurant…with Darla’s help. Some vacation, huh?

For those familiar with the series, numerous core elements exist between Flo on the Go and its forerunners. You seat customers, take orders, serve food, bring patrons their bills, bus tables and repeat again until you earn enough in tips to advance to the next level. Different customer types still require diverse treatment, plus you’re challenged to match their outfits to the color of the chairs they’re seated in to gain bonus points (key to advancing through the game’s more difficult levels).

Furthermore, you’re given the option to enhance the dining environment as you progress, adding nicer furniture, fresh greenery and various other décor. Items like drink mixers let you whip up refreshing beverages to placate upset patrons, while mops are used to clean up annoying spills.

As with the original Dash duo, Story and Endless Shift modes offer variety. In Story Mode, you advance through each ten-level restaurant, but only once you’ve earned sufficient tips. Between levels, décor is upgraded or a new set of clothes is added to Flo’s wardrobe. Succeed at one restaurant and the next is revealed, along with more of the story.

Endless Shift Mode, conversely, allows you to choose any restaurant you’ve unlocked in Story Mode, selecting a difficulty level and then facing a seemingly endless stream of customers. Racking up major points allows you to unlock special upgrades.

Not all is status quo, however. Several new twists enhance the mix, first being the wardrobe component. Along the way you earn new clothes and can actually step into Flo’s Closet to adorn her in an array of vibrant, vacation-themed duds. Each piece is individually selected or you can opt for the Shuffle option to randomly assemble an outfit – a virtual “paper doll” program within the game. Swapping outfits has no effect on play, but it adds a fun element…if you’re into that kinda thing.

Two new customer types have also been added. Tourists love to have their pictures taken, but get impatient once seated; and Lovebirds don’t mind waiting their turn, yet tend to disturb other patrons with their continual smooching. Other embellishments consist of travel-themed twists like spill-inducing turbulence and blackouts that require the use of a flashlight to perform your duties. Unique restaurant upgrades include a lap pool for the Cruise Ship and candelabra for the Train Car.

Yes, that’s right. Not only do Flo and Darla lend a hand aboard ship, but on a train, as well. In fact, five vacation-oriented restaurants emerge – a Cruise Ship, Train Car, Blimp, Submarine and a Secret Destination, each with animated topography in the background. Entertainers make an appearance, too, a Piano, Harp and Horn player, as well as a Karaoke singer.

As it presently stands, Diner Dash – Flo on the Go promises to be an entertaining diversion. Unique ingredients like vacation-specific restaurants, turbulence and blackout conditions, new customer types and a working wardrobe should make the experience enjoyable for all and fresh for long-time enthusiasts.

For Diner Dash fans, Flo on the Go should be a tasty treat. Those new to the series should consider joining Flo on holiday, as well. In either case, you’ll soon to able to give the demo a try before placing your order.

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Check out our Diner Dash: Flo on the Go Tips & Tricks.

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You can read our review and download Diner Dash: Flo on the Go here.