So, you’ve decided to tackle the Overcooked! couch co-op campaign. Even with a team, the kitchen challenges can be daunting. Not to mention, you have to earn more points to receive a star in this mode than when playing alone. But, don’t be discouraged. Help is here. Below are some tips to help you start navigating this part of the game.
The #1 key to success is working well with others.
2. Assess the situation.
Don’t try to accomplish a brand-new kitchen area the first time through. Instead, go in, look around, get acquainted with the environment, find where essential items are located, and see what trials lie ahead.
3. Communication is vital to the team.
It’s a good idea to decide up front who will be responsible for what. It’s also important to keep the lines of communication open in case anything needs to change along the way.
4. Go in chopping.
You’ll have a small window of time between the appearance of the first and second orders. Even if chopping isn’t your main assignment, do it anyway to help your teammate(s) get that first order cooking right away. If the first order only contains one ingredient, chop something else in anticipation of it being needed down the road.
5. Don’t be idol.
Always be doing something to help keep things flowing / moving. If you find yourself waiting on an item to cook, use that time to wash a dish or cut up an ingredient or start plating already chopped condiments on a hamburger bun.
6. Watch those orders.
Always keep a watchful eye on the orders coming in so you can stay one step ahead. When one team member has the current order in process, start gathering and chopping for the next order in line. Or, if you have 4 people, try to work on 2 orders at a time.
7. Temporarily skip an order, if you dare.
It’s important pointwise to make sure you don’t let an order fail. However, it’s also profitable to get ahead. You can get away with it better in some areas than others. But, if you’re feeling like taking a risk, go ahead and send off that fish that’s 3 orders down the line. Just make sure you go back to fulfill the order(s) that you’ve skipped fast enough that it doesn’t cost you in the end.
(This seems easier to do with fish and chips or hamburgers than with soup or pizza. We don’t recommend trying this until you’re super-efficient at maneuvering in the game).
8. Practice makes perfect.
It will take some practice for your team to get synchronized after entering a new kitchen. Some areas may only take a few minutes to achieve while others (that demand near perfection) may take up to an hour or more.
9. Don’t let it burn.
Even though you’re able to extinguish fires and toss out burned items, doing so costs you precious time. If you don’t have a plate for the food when the alarm goes off, remove the cooked item(s) from the heat source and set it onto the countertop until you do. The same rule applies when the alarm sounds and you only have 1 or 2 ingredients in the pot and aren’t yet ready to add more.
10. Swipe the plate.
When a cooked item is ready to be served, swipe the dish (or bowl) near it to plate it in one fell swoop. This saves time from having to pick up the pot, pour its contents onto a plate (or into a bowl), place the pot back down, and then grab up the plate (or bowl) to serve.