Who doesn’t love a big stack of syrupy pancakes for breakfast? I know I sure do. Unfortunately, it’s not always practical (or healthy!) to eat pancakes for breakfast everyday. Luckily, there’s a way to enjoy the buttermilk goodness of a stack of flapjacks without the calories or messy kitchen – play a pancake-themed video game. Surprisingly, there is an array of video games out there for pancake fans of all ages.
Pancake Day is a free, flash-based video game. The goal of the game is to follow the recipe on the screen. For example, if the recipe calls for a ½ cup of milk, two eggs, and three cups of flour, you must click your mouse on each ingredient and add it to the bowl. After adding all the ingredients, turn on the mixing bowl to mix it up. The game moves your player to the stove, where you must cook the pancakes. You’ll be given a pancake goal-cook enough pancakes within the allotted time to pass the level. “Pancake Day” features realistic graphics and an easy-to-control interface.
Pancake Master is another free flash video game you can play within your Internet browser. You play a pancake-serving street vendor. Customers come up to your stand to order pancakes. Fulfill their order according to the bubble above their head. The game starts you off in the ghetto, but as you progress through the game, you can move up to more profitable locations.
Available from Y3 as a free flash game, Pinky’s Pancake throws you into the role of a short order cook in a pancake restaurant. To play, look at the order on the top left side of the screen. You must recreate this order using the tools in the kitchen. The order always includes pancakes, but you also must make any other items in the customer’s order, including sausages, eggs and drinks. You must meet each levels monetary goals in order to pass the level. If you mess up the order, you can toss it in the trash, but be warned; throwing food away deducts money from your daily totals. The graphics on this game are cartoony and amateurish – if graphics are a concern for you, you might want to avoid Pinky’s Pancake.
Happy Pancake is another flash-based video game playable within your web browser. Game play involves recreating the plate of pancakes located on the right of the screen. You must get all of the toppings correct within the specified time in order to pass the level. The game has three levels of difficulty.