Pastry Picnicby Aethyna Sep 9, 2015 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 9 rate Join the adorable Ratatouille-like characters as they attempt to learn as many recipes as they can while improving their pastry-crafting skills by serving up pastries. There is various interesting game modes like waking up kittens, and even defeating the big bad Mr Fox by pelting him with pastries! Sounds fun and delicious? Well, play now! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Serve platters after platters of scrumptious pastries in this brilliant match-3 game, Pastry Picnic. Join the adorable Ratatouille-like characters as they attempt to learn as many recipes as they can while improving their pastry-crafting skills by serving up pastries to anyone who wants them. Unlike most other match-3 games though, this game is multiplier-based so you can serve more pastries at one go! There is various interesting game modes like waking up kittens, clearing off ice sheets, and even defeating the big bad Mr Fox by pelting him with pastries! Collect all achievements and recipe masteries as you help the characters match their way to the top to become proper pastry chefs!
The game starts immediately with a clear-cut tutorial in your very first game while introducing you to the basics of match 3. You just need to swap delicious pastries in order to match up 3 or more adjacent pastries of the same types together. Pastry Picnic also employs the same multiplier system much like Farm Heroes Saga. Thus, each match of 3 pastries will randomly give some of their surrounding pastries a special +1 bonus. The +1 here refers to an additional pastry. For instance, if you completed a match of 3 pastries with 2 of them having a +1 bonus, then you’ll be credited with serving 5 pastries instead. However, the multipliers only last for 1 round and if you didn’t use those bonuses immediately in that round, it’ll be gone in the next round.
Furthermore, matching more than 3 pastries will provide you with some interesting effects that mainly involve colorful sprinkles and lots of bonus multipliers. For example, a macth 4 will instantly triggered a minor explosion which will give out around 2 times 3+ multipliers to neighboring pastries. For match-5s, well things can get a bit tricky. It all depends on how you match them up.
If the match-5 created is T or L shaped, sprinkles will erupt from the match and sweep through both column and row. As they passed by, random pastries will be granted amazing multipliers. On the other hand, if the match-5 is linear (in a straight line, either in a row or column), a special effect will be triggered resulting in all the same type of pastries of the match-5 performed will be served (collected from the board).
The game objective in Pastry Picnic varies depending on game type. Generally though, the game offers a few variations. The most common game type requires you to serve the required number and type of pastries. There are also levels where there are “obstacles” that you may have to collect, destroy or avoid, such as ice sheets, and dozing kittens. For example, there’s a game type whereby you have to wake up adorably dozing kittens by matching pastries nearby.
There’s even a “boss level” in which you’ll have to throw cakes at the boss that in this case is the mischievous Mr Fox. In this game type, you’ll be given 3 kinds of play modes – free, ask friends or spend 30 premium cash. By asking friends for help, you can increase every match you make by 1, making it slightly easier to defeat Mr Fox. However, if you can afford to spend premium cash, you’ll get to multiply every match you make with 3 bonus damage instead! That being said, as long as you can trigger a cascade and have a good eye for good multiplier matches, you should be able to do fine on your own.
Similar to other match-3 games, each level in Pastry Picnic offers up to 3 stars for you to earn as well. Naturally, the higher score you get, the more stars you’ll earn. Stars are not particularly important in this game though as they are not exactly needed to unlock a new stage in the game or even to unlock chests with free boosters. But of course, if you’re a perfectionist or an achievement-driven player, you would still want to get 3 stars for all the levels.
As you progress through the game, you’ll also encounter levels where you can discover new recipes which technically mean new types of pastries. For that level, instead of earning stars, you’ll be determining the mastery level of your cooking skills in serving up that particular type of pastry. Getting gold medals, which generally mean 3 stars, are definitely more preferable than silver or bronze as you’ll earn more points on the Culinary Degree bar, which will increase the Ratatouille characters’ status from the lowly kitchen assistant to proper pastry chefs.
The catch here though is that in every level you play, you are given a limited number of moves to complete the objectives. For most levels, the moves given are sufficient to clear the level, but if you need some help, you can always purchase extra 5 more moves using premium cash. Of course, there will also be times when you’ll have plenty or even some leftover moves at the end of a level. These extra moves will then be translated into randomly generated disco-like balls that generously give surrounding pastries multipliers and explode them all, triggering a cascade of bonus score points for you!
On the other side though, if you can’t complete a level even with the bonus 5 moves you’ve purchased, you’ll then fail the level and lose a life. Each player has up to 5 lives in the game and when all of them are used up, they won’t be able to play the game anymore... at least until the lives are regenerated, as they will be over time. Due to this, Pastry Picnic offers boosters that you can buy such as the spatula, turboroll, oven and sweet splash. The spatula collects a single cake from the board or speed up baking while the turboroll collects 3 lines of cakes instead. The oven booster can add 6 cakes of one type to the board, allowing for easy matching. The sweet splashes, on the other hand, collect all adjacent cakes and add +2 bonuses to them.
There is also a mini-game called the FunFair which you can unlock at level 33. In this game, you’ll need to help your friends make enough cakes to enter the Funfair. Generally though, the game plays out like any normal level in Pastry Picnic.
Pastry Picnic has a sizeable community of more than 100 thousand active players. In fact, its Facebook fan page even has over 111 thousand likes and that’s crazy impressive especially when you realized that this game was released merely a month ago! The fan page also acts as a place where players can meet other match-3-loving players. Who knows? You may just make new friends there.
The various ratatouille-like characters in the game are rather adorable and the background visuals are very nicely designed. The pastries may look a bit like gummy bears as they look cartoony and are very colorful. So, for graphics, Pastry Picnic gets a solid 9 out of 10. In terms of sound, the music at the level selection screen is pretty catchy but it is very repetitive. However, the game balances it out with a casual in-game music that has a nice tune.
In short, Pastry Picnic is a well-polished match-3 game that has a core game mechanic that mimics Farm Heroes Saga. However, the game stands out with its interesting game variations including waking up adorable kittens, baking pastries in ovens and even defeating the nefarious Mr Fox by throwing pastries at him! There are plenty of boosters to help you out of tough positions in the game and there’s even a mini-game that you can enjoy once you’ve reached level 33. So, if you’re looking for an alternative game for Farm Heroes Saga and have an indelible taste for pastries, then you should definitely check out Pastry Picnic. Try it today!