Diner Dash Game Series PC Game by Playfirst & Mindscape

Mindscape is excited to announce the release of the popular Diner Dash™ series in Australia for the PC and Mac. After making her mark on the Internet with more than 10 million game plays to her credit, Flo, the entrepreneurial heroine from PlayFirst's hit game series, Diner Dash™, is coming to national retail stores in Australia and New Zealand.

Published by PlayFirst, Inc. the new CD-Rom versions will be available through popular games distributor Mindscape, in their new casual games range. The launch of the Diner Dash™ series includes Diner Dash, Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue and Diner Dash Flo on the Go.

Developed by gameLab and first launched online at the end of 2004, Diner Dash was described by Michel Marriott of The New York Times as a "highly successful game." The Times went on to describe Flo as "the cartoon-cute stockbroker who chucked it all to operate a modest diner." Following its online release, Diner Dash broke new ground for the popular games market when it skyrocketed to the No. 1 most downloaded game across top Internet game destinations.

Game Synopsis:
Diner Dash gameplay centres on helping Flo build her dining empire from a small fledgling diner into a five star restaurant. Help her grow her fledgling diners to 5-star restaurants in the fun, action-oriented and highly addictive games that are sure to bring out the entrepreneur in you! Get customers to their tables, take orders, deliver food, deal with different customer types, decorate and improve the restaurants and even defeat a greedy tycoon.

Ditch Your Desk Job And Serve Up Some Grub!


Diner Dash

Welcome to Diner Dash. Help Flo the former stock broker grow her fledgling diner to a five-star restaurant in this game of skill, speed and savvy! Expand your dining empire! 5 remodels including Tiki Bar and five-star restaurant. Get the customers to their tables! The quicker they are seated, the higher your tip. The better the service the more likely they will come back.

Features Include:
. 5 remodels including Tiki Bar and Five-Star restaurant
. 50 challenging levels of game play
. 6 different types of customers - each with distinct behaviour
. 2 modes of play - career and endless shift
. Get customers to their tables, the quicker they are seated, the larger the tip
. Take orders, deliver food, drop off the bill and clear tables so you can seat new customers!
. Save your tips for decorations, improvements and even new restaurants
. Watch your restaurant grow through 4 complete remodels!

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Diner Dash 2 Restaurant Rescue

Flo is back & better than ever! The world of restuarants is under attack by a tight-fisted tycoon! Help Flo save her friends' restaurants before they're shut down! Join Flo as she returns from Nirvana to help four fellow restaurant owners defeat the greedy tycoon, Mr. Big. Play in 5 new restaurants with 7 total customer types, including 4 new ones! Upgrade your restaurant with more than 130 decor upgrades!

Features Include:
. 5 new restaurants and 4 new customer types!
. Seat customers, take orders, serve drinks, deliver food and collect tips
. Expert scores earn you more décor upgrades
. New quirky characters, challenges and powerups
. Get high chairs for families, call for additional help and seat annoying cell phone users away from other customers to earn more tips!
. A surprise restaurant awaits you in this sequel to the original smash hit!
. New customers, new food and new services!

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Diner Dash Flo on the Go

Flo sets sail for the vacation of her dreams, but will she get a chance to relax? Poor Flo! After losing her suitcase on a dream vacation, she has to rely on her table-serving talents to get her vacation (and her lost wardrobe) back on track.

Features Include:
. Seat customers, take orders, serve drinks, deliver food and collect tips
. Blackout and turbulence modes make waiting tables even more challenging!
. Dress Flo in hundreds of vacation outfits in the all-new feature - Flo's closet
. Two new customer types - tacky tourists and lovebirds!
. Play in five new restaurants!
. Upgrade your restaurant with more than 130 décor upgrades!

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Review: Test out your entrepreneural skills, do you have what it takes.... This is a great way to relax and escape everyday life. You just mind find that it not only relaxes you but brings out your organisational skills and entrepreneural side...

RRP of $19.95 each.
All three Diner Dash™ titles are available through all major retailers and computer software outlets and online at Mindscape.

Mindscape offer PC & Nintendo DS games. Check out the range including Nancy Drew, Hoyle, Brain Trainer, Scooby-Doo, Pet Games and more... For further information please visit www.mindscape.com.au




MINDSCAPE ENTERS THE DYNAMIC CASUAL GAMES MARKET WITH THE DINER DASH™SERIES:

The partnership between PlayFirst and Mindscape also marks a pivotal point for the growing online popular games category. The progression of popular downloadable games to the retail channel signifies that these games have mass market appeal and have become an integral part of popular culture. Validating the ascent of this category's growth, the annual revenue of casual games of US$2.25 billion dollars a year is forecast to grow more than 50% year-over-year for the foreseeable future, with revenue reaching US$3 - 8 billion by the end of the decade according to firms such as DFC Intelligence, M:Metrics, Current Analysis and RC Research.

"Based on Diner Dash's online success and the game's family-friendly theme, we knew Diner Dash was a perfect fit for Mindscape's new casual games range," said Tony Hughes, Managing Director, Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. "As this market continues to grow, we anticipate high demand for the Diner Dash series on CD-Rom."



About Playfirst

PlayFirst is a leading publisher focused on creating shared casual game experiences around lasting original brands. Committed to building casual gameplay rich in story and character, PlayFirst brings mass market games to multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, mobile, handheld and console. The company's portfolio includes the world-renowned Diner Dash franchise as well as top-selling games such as Wedding Dash™, Chocolatier™, and Dream Chronicles™.

About Mindscape (www.mindscape.com.au)

Mindscape is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of productivity, kids, games and reference software for the PC, Mac, DS and Wii platforms. The company publishes and distributes a rich portfolio of award-winning products including Broderbund, Crazy Chicken, Encyclopaedia Britannica, eGames, Hoyle Games, Family Tree Maker, IMSI, Legacy Interactive, Mindscape's Brain Trainer, Animal and TV Games, Nancy Drew, Noddy, Nuance, The Learning Company, Playfirst, PopCap, Punch, Thomas & Friends, Roxio and Zoner. Mindscape is a publicly listed company on the Paris Stock Market - Alternext since December 2007.



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