My Hotpot Story Review!

“My Hotpot Story is a Restaurant Management game.

In this game you will play the role of a hot pot restaurant owner, developing various hot pot dishes, making daily purchase plans, serving customers, training chefs and waiters, purchasing restaurant stuff, opening a chain of stores, etc.”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/my-hotpot-story/id1623328997

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lxqd.myhotpotstroy.abroad&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: 冲 于

Genre: Simulation

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases

Gameplay

Run your own hotpot restaurant!

My Hotpot Story ads have been appearing on my Instagram feed for quite a while now so I thought it was time to download it and see what it’s about. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite what I expected and this was mostly to do with the fact I didn’t understand what to do.

Usually, I would take that as a fault of my own but despite the extensive tutorial, it doesn’t tell you what to actually do. What I do know is that this is a game where you have to serve customers hotpot recipes, take their money and clean up after them.

Graphics

Cute characters!

The graphics were cute – I thought the characters were adorable but I felt like it wasn’t very responsive to my taps and lagged quite a bit. This is probably down to the fact it’s a cheaply-made game but it did turn me off slightly.

Music & Sounds

As you can probably imagine with a game like this, the music and sounds were very upbeat and cheerful, giving the gameplay even more of a wholesome experience.

Controls

Swipe and tap to control!

Swipe to the kitchen to invite the customer in then swipe back to the restaurant to take their order and prepare it for them in good time. Luckily the controls were easy to use.

In-app Purchases

Purchase diamonds and items!

Diamonds

  • 50 diamonds for £0.89
  • 120 diamonds for £1.79
  • 350 diamonds for £4.49
  • 600 diamonds for £6.99
  • 1200 diamonds for £12.99
  • 2000 diamonds for £17.99

Items

  • Bitter (Level 3) for 10 diamonds
  • Sour (Level 3) for 10 diamonds
  • Four-Leaf Clover for 10 diamonds
  • Dish Element No.2 for 10 diamonds
  • Salty (Level 3) for 10 diamonds
  • Dish Element No.3 for 10 diamonds

The Verdict

What did you think?!

I don’t see myself playing this game in the future. It was confusing most of the time and I just didn’t have fun – it needs a lot of work done to the graphics and tutorial before I consider playing again.

If you decide to download My Hotpot Story, let us know what you think and if you agree or disagree with the things we said. Happy gaming and stay casual!

My Hotpot Story Overall Rating: 3/5

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/my-hotpot-story/id1623328997

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lxqd.myhotpotstroy.abroad&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: 冲 于

Genre: Simulation

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases

About Post Author

By Phoebe Ruberto

Hey! I’m Phoebe and I’m one of the contributors on The Casual App Gamer. I’ve been gaming since the moment I could hold a controller and my first memory was playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the PlayStation 2 with my siblings. Happy gaming and I hope you enjoy the reviews!