The app description for Campfire Cooking [$3.99] describes the game as being about the 'relaxing moments in nature'. However, don't let this claim and the game's cozy camp setting confuse you - Campfire Cooking is set to be yet another expansive, dense and highly enjoyable puzzle title from Layton Hawkes, and promises to provide some eclectic brain-teasing action in the developer's quite literally sizzling style. After how good Puzzlepops! [$1.99] was, it's no exaggeration to say that Campfire Cooking has been in the very upper echelons of my most anticipated mobile games, and thankfully the title now available to download on the App Store for only $3.99.

While I'd highly recommend watching the above trailer to get an idea of the concept and charm of Campfire Cooking, the game essentially uses its eccentric setting to create some really clever puzzle challenges. Marshmallows on skewers have to be navigated around grid-based environments in an attempt to prepare all the various food items in the camp. While this key mechanic is simple and highly accessible, the introduction of various elements that have a fantastic synergy with the game's context will make the 100+ puzzles in Campfire Cooking stay varied and interesting throughout. Best of all, in a departure from his previous releases, Layton Hawkes has created a stunning 3D aesthetic for Campfire Cooking that I am absolutely enamoured by, and as cliche as it sounds, the graphics really do bring the game to life. Campfire Cooking is a must-buy for puzzle game fans, but for more opinions and discussion, be sure to pitch your tent on our forum thread and Discord server.

  • ROGER-NL

    Well said Rob, love the game allready, same as with Puzzlepops.

  • Some Person

    Does it bother anybody that this is a pretty blatant rip off of Stephan’s Sausage Roll?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Have you played both games? I'm really not seeing the parallel beyond both are video games with a cooking mechanic.

      • Some Person

        Both are isometric puzzle games where you roll around cylindrical foods to get both sides cooked. I'm basing my impressions on the trailer of Campfire Cooking. I don't want to give money to someone who is just stealing an idea, but if you have played both and feel that CC differentiates itself from SSR in a meaningful way, I will remove/change my comment.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Yes I've played both. Don't make judgements like this accusing people of "stealing" or "ripping off" without some more research.

      • Some Person

        Care to explain how it is different or are you just going to declare it is?

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Just going to declare. Don't really have the time/desire to get into a comment argument today with someone who has already made up their mind.

      • Some Person

        If I had already made up my mind, I wouldn't have bothered to comment. However, I recognize that most comment sections are full of trolls; so, I'll ignore your snarky attitude. I'm willing to listen.

      • Some Person

        In fact, Mr. Hodapp, as a show of good faith, I'm going to remove my original comment and phrase it differently.

      • Code

        I think anyone that isn’t being paid to ignore the differences can see that this is most definitely a Stephen’s Sausage Roll knockoff.

  • Some Person

    The trailer makes this game look shocking similar to Stephan's Sausage Roll. What does this title do to differentiate itself from SSR?

  • SimiaDei

    What I see in the trailer reminds me a lot of Stephen's Sausage Roll. Anyone played both games and can compare?