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Video Game: Order Up
Format(s):Video Game
Genre(s):Simulation

Order Up! (spelled Order Up!! in later releases) is a cooking video game developed by SuperVillain Studios. It was originally released in 2008 for Wiiware, then subsequently released for Playstation Network, the 3DS eShop, and iOS. Your character is a silent, nameless chef who drops out of a plane onto the island of Port Abello. He or she quickly finds employment at a fast food joint, but is understandably disappointed with his or her paycheck and quits, soon purchasing a broken-down diner for his or herself. As the game progresses, more restaurants are purchased and improved, ultimately leading up to the prestigious Fortified Chef competition.


Order Up! contains examples of:

  • Asian Speekee Engrish: Mister Miyoda.
  • Chez Restaurant: Chez Haute, the last restaurant in the game, is uptight and fancy, complete with condescending French waiter.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The final assistant chef, Mr. Jinkies.
  • French Cuisine Is Haughty: The Chez Haute waiter's accent is no accident.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Chef's Specials have slightly altered names from normal dishes. Among them, Pho becomes "What the Pho".
    • Additionally, the Assistant Chefs will say short phrases when given ingredients to prepare; one of them, who's not-so-subtly a hardened criminal, goes so far as to say "Better than droppin' the soap."
  • Game-Breaking Bug: The 3DS version has the unfortunate tendency to overload the system's RAM and crash if too many animations are on the screen at once, especially in the later restaurants where, not only is the scenery more elaborate, but you might find yourself cooking four or more ingredients at once..
  • Gratuitous Italian: In-universe. The waitress of Stuffolini's tends to drop Italian words to the customers... and pronouncing them wrong.
  • Heroic Mime: Aside from a few "Hmm!"s in the intro, the character never speaks a word.
  • The Inspector Is Coming: Periodically, the health inspector will come and watch you as you wash dishes in a mini-game. Fail, and you'll be closed down for that session. Additionally, a food critic may visit; his review is mandatory for unlocking the next restaurant.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: There's a ninja serving as the waiter in the Chinese restaurant.
  • National Stereotypes: Most of the characters.
  • Olive Garden: Stuffolini's is very obviously modeled after the trope namer.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Count Steakula.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: "The Masked Judge", who runs the Chef Tip Line and appears in person during the Fortified Chef competition, is obviously the spice merchant Miyoda.
  • Punny Name: Several; Tex Porterhouse, Russel Sprouts, and Port Abello itself for one.
  • Regional Riff: The ninja waiter in Kung Fusion never speaks, but there is a short Japanese flute playing whenever he takes an order.
  • Tutorial Level: Burger Face.
  • Updated Re-release: For the PS3 and 3DS, which enhanced the graphics and added one more restaurant.
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