Delicious Delivery by Gummy Bear Studios reminds me of some of the puzzle games I played back when I was a little kid. The art style is very colorful and friendly looking and the controls are simple, albeit I used to have buttons rather than a touch screen.
The game works with desserts appearing on a table. The desserts are in different colors and using touch controls you need to move the desserts in a way so that the same color will appear in a square of 4 or a rectangle of 6. Doing so will remove the desserts from the table and earn you points. However, after each move you make new desserts will appear on the table that take up more space but also give you more to work with. As with any game, progression will take you to harder and harder levels where the table becomes filled much quicker, meaning you have to be more efficient in your moves.
Delicious Delivery also has some other features to make the game more interesting. One is a shiny silver dessert that can act as any color adding another strategy as to which colors you want it to take the place of. There is also Fat John, your favorite customer that builds up an appetite as you string together combos which can be done by consecutively getting desserts in groups of 4 or 6. After Fat John builds enough of an appetite you can tap him and he’ll eat some of the desserts on the table earning you points and preventing the table from getting too full. There are also some variations with mini-games that are sometimes thrown in between levels. These game variations involve modes where you need to clear the table of its existing desserts, score points as desserts fall from the top of the screen, and work fast to clear the table as deserts appear with passing time instead of passing moves.
It’s a shame that Delicious Delivery didn’t turn these mini-games into full fledged modes. I particularly found Express Delivery, the mode where desserts appear with time, to be very entertaining and more challenging than the original game mode. Also, other than a change in what the desserts are, there isn’t much differentiation between the levels and it can feel very repetitive after a while. Delicious Delivery isn’t anything revolutionary, but it’s a nice simple puzzle game with a fun and colorful art style.