Avenue Flo: Special Delivery
plays just like its predecessor. Instead of being a time-management game like the other Dash
titles, the Avenue Flo
series takes that world and puts it into a casual adventure setting with quite a number of mini-games.
When Vicky's baby shower is ruined just before the guests are set to arrive, Quinn calls Flo to run around town and get her everything she needs in order to get the show back on the road. This will involve Flo traveling to three different locations in DinerTown and talking to dozens of citizens in order to do everything from remaking cookies, to jarring tons of organic baby food, to getting clean tablecloths, and even to picking up a new outfit for Quinn.
The game is divided into three locations: Avenue Flo, Yum Yum Square and Bistro Bay. At each street, you will have a list of baby shower objectives to complete, but as you would expect with any adventure game, tasks like washing the tablecloths are never as easy as they sound. In this particular case, you have to get the dirty linens, help the laundromat's handyman fix the big washer and then convince some tourists to let you use the big dryer. You see, they are convinced it has eaten a bunch of their socks and wouldn't want anyone else's socks eaten either. This particular job also involves getting detergent, which of course, means changing money into tokens, another task that is more involved than it sounds.
At various points in your adventure, you will be asked to help a citizen of the town with some chore. This could be anything from unjumbling the letters on a fruit basket to determine what should go there, to organizing the same fruit in a baby food processor. These tasks also include going through Quinn's closet in order to find the exact right pieces of clothing or reading a set of instructions to know how to arrange pastries on a platter or which clothes to put on some babies for a photo shoot. Like the previous Avenue Flo, Special Delivery offers a wide variety of puzzles.
As you participate and beat these various mini-game challenges, they become unlocked and available outside of the game's Story Mode. While it was nice to go through and play these all again, it wasn't something I felt like I had to do all the time, especially since there isn't really any variety between playings.