Papa Louie Arcade
(or Papa's Gameria
) is an umbrella term for the platform games Papa Louie
and its More Popular Spin-off
of Time Management Games
, all set in a universe themed around food.Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!
is an arcade-style platformer where you must rescue people from evil mutant food as you prepare to battle the nefarious Sarge. The sequel, Papa Louie: When Burgers Attack
, features new playable customers with their own weapons, new enemies, and new skills as you battle Sarge, who has been demoted to The Dragon
, and Big Bad
The Gameria games have you working as a restaurateur of different restaurants serving up a variety of hungry customers. You earn tips along the way, which you can use to earn upgrades for your restaurant, both to improve productivity and keep your customers entertained as they wait. Every week you also earn a large paycheck, which can be raised through working up the rankings.
Games in the Papa Louie Arcade series (in order of release):
- Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!
- Papa's Pizzeria
- Papa's Burgeria
- Papa's Taco Mia
- Papa's Freezeria
- Papa's Pancakeria
- Papa's Wingeria
- Papa's Hot Doggeria
- Papa Louie 2: When Burgers Attack!
- Papa's Cupcakeria
- Papa's Pastaria
- Papa's Donuteria
Starting with Pancakeria
, you can spend tickets you earn during your shift to win prizes in Foodini's mini-games in between rounds.
This game series contains examples of:
- And A Diet Fizzo: Big Pauly's preferred drink order in Hot Doggeria.
- And Your Reward Is Clothes: You can earn these as prizes in Foodini's mini-games.
- Ascended Glitch: When making When Pizzas Attack, the programmers missed one enemy when replacing placeholder graphics, resulting is there being a lone cheese wheel (far less anthropomorphic than the other food-based baddies) in the game. When Burgers Attack also has a lone cheese wheel enemy, but this time on purpose.
- Big Eater: Many of the fat customers such as Big Pauly, Kahuna, and Kingsley tend to order large portions of food, though several skinny ones do, too.
- Bland-Name Product: The Creameos (Oreos), Nutty Butter Cups (Reese's Peanut Butter Cups), and Yum&M's (M&M's) mixables in Freezeria, as well as the Candy Jack (Cracker Jack) popcorn and Dr. Cherry (Dr. Pepper) soda in Hot Doggeria.
- Caustic Critic: Averted with Jojo the food critic, first appearing in Taco Mia. If he really likes the dish you serve, he'll give you a blue ribbon, encouraging customers to give you higher tips for three days.
- Creator Cameo: The founders of Flipline Studios and creators of the Papa Gameria webgames, Tony Solary and Matt Neff, appear as customers in the games. Tony's wife, Mandi, also appears as a customer in the games and even as a playable chef in Wingeria.
- Tony is a playable chef in Papa's Donuteria.
- Double Jump: Scooter, Connor & Peggy have this as their skill in Papa Louie 2.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: Pizzeria lacks a lot of the things people have come to expect from the later games, such as shop upgrades and achievements. The interface is slightly different, such as the order-taking button being below the ticket holder rather than above the customer's head as in later games. Those used to the later games' interface might be a bit confused when going back to this one.
- Foreshadowing: Every game since Hot Doggeria takes place in the home town of one of the baseball teams from Hot Doggeria.
- Happily Adopted: The X Twins Xandra and Xolo are confirmed to be this, with Edna being their adoptive mother.
- High-Class Glass: Georgito, who owns a casino in Starlight City where Wingeria is set.
- Holiday Mode: Starting with Cupcakeria, there is an in-game year system, with seasonal ingredients that can only be used certain times of the year and holidays such as Christmas, Halloween, and Chillifest.
- Mad Scientist: Professor Fitz.
- Non-Identical Twins: The X Twins.
- Non-Indicative Name: Utah, who lives on Calypso Island (Freezeria's setting) despite her name. Her sister Nevada (debuting in Cupcakeria) is the same.
- Official Couple: A Flipdeck confirmed Penny/Alberto (the chefs from Papa's Freezeria) as this.
- Premiseville: Every town established as part of the Papa Louie world except Calypso Island, Starlight City, and Sakura Bay (the home town of one of the baseball teams in Hot Doggeria) is a food reference.
- Pretty in Mink: Crystal, who debuted in Pastaria, has a pet mink named Cannoli around her neck.
- Put on a Bus: Some of the customers sat out one or more of the early games, in order to keep file sizes down.
- Scout Out: Yippy, who is a member of the Cookie Scouts.
- Sequel Difficulty Drop: Pizzeria has more demanding waiting scores than later gamerias, due to its lack of buyable upgrades. There's a reason 16 of the 21 upgrades in Burgeria improve waiting scores.
- Sequel Difficulty Spike: And then Taco Mia adds closers (customers that demand higher service quality than normal customers), and increases the amount of Dexterity Required by introducing particle physics to the build station. Still not as much of a spike as Pizzeria to Burgeria was a drop, except for the first in-game week or two.
- Set Bonus: Starting in Hot Doggeria, lobby decorations only give the full listed bonus if used alongside at least two other decorations of the same theme.
- Shout-Out: There are several to other Flipline games, including Cactus Mc Coy.
- Super Strength: James, Rico & Captain Cori are capable of pushing boulders around. Special mention to Captain Cori, whose weapon is an anchor.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In any given game, every customer except Jojo has a favorite order they will ask for whenever they have the option, and a lot of customers have similar favorite orders from one game to another.
- Violation of Common Sense: Cupcakeria gives you an achievement for burning Santa's cupcakes.