- Developer: Black Market Games
- Publisher: Black Market Games
- Platform: PC
- Format: Digital Download
- Release Date: May 16, 2012
- Features 55 levels and five worlds
- Serve six different monster types, from vampires to werewolves
- Choose between two game types: Story and All-You-Can-Eat
- Use spells to teleport, switch tables, change attitudes and more
- Spend your money on various spell upgrades to make things easier
- Call on Frankie the Bouncer to maintain order
- Choose between two main characters
- Learn the basics of restaurant management with the in-game tutorials
- Replay levels to earn the master rating
Dead Hungry Diner is a supernatural take on the casual management genre popularized by the Diner Dash series. Instead of serving up tourists, businessmen, or children, however, you'll be overseeing a creepier clientele.
Vampires, werewolves, zombies and other creatures of the night demand the very best in blood-curdling cuisine. There's one small catch: fail to make your guests happy, and their impatience and disdain for other monsters types can lead to fights with one another.
You'll be able to choose between two orphan twins, Gabe and Gabby, who will manage the restaurant in the sleepy town of Ravenwood. As the proprietor of the restaurant, you'll need to cater to each guest's wishes as quickly as possible. The speedier your service, the happier the guest will be, which will translate into a bigger tip. You can then use your accumulated wealth to purchase various power-ups from the "Blackest Market." Since your guests won't always get along with each other, you can send in your bouncer, Frankie, to maintain order.
Dead Hungry Diner consists of 55 increasingly challenging levels and two game modes: story and "All-You-Can-Eat" (or endless). The story mode has you progressing through each level in the game's five worlds, while the endless option lets you earn money and serve guests without any time constraints.
Since this is a supernatural themed game, the power-ups you'll use are in the form of upgradeable spells. These spells enable you to do your job more efficiently. You can use a teleport spell, for example, to travel from one location in your restaurant to another. A speed spell lets you increase the pace of the action, enabling your character to serve monsters more quickly.
You can also cast a happy spell to instantly turn an upset monster's frown upside down, or use a table swap spell to help avoid monster versus monster confrontations. A zombie spell can pacify a particular monster, while a rain check instructs one particularly difficult or demanding patron to come back later. Each spell has a cooldown period, so you'll have to wait for it to recharge before you can cast another of the same type.
Completed levels in Dead Hungry Diner can be revisited to improve your overall rating, allowing experienced players to try for a "master" rating on each stage.
- Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Processor: 1.2 GHz
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphic Card: 128MB of video memory, 16-bit or 32-bit color quality
- DirectX Version: 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 80 MB free space
- Sound: DirectX-compatible sound