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Domino’s Launches ‘Pizza Hero,’ the Latest in Un-Fun Branded Apps

Hurry up and spread that cheese, dude!
Hurry up and spread that cheese, dude! Photo: Domino's/iTunes

If useful food apps aren’t really your thing, perhaps you should check out Pizza Hero, the new iPad game from Domino’s that lets you scatter cheese and toppings on a virtual pizza for “achievement” points. It kind of reminds us of a branded game from another era — you’ll be showing your age if you admit to remembering this one — Domino’s 8-bit 1990 classic for the Nintendo, Yo! Noid — oh, except that didn’t end with you ordering an actual pizza, because video games used to be for fun.

Yes, as you can observe from the promotional video below, Pizza Hero lets you speedily scatter pepperoni and pop the dough bubbles on your baking pie, all while racing against the clock to order your very own delivery pie.

For those seeking food apps that do stuff you might actually want to do, check out Texas Monthly’s BBQ app, which lets you find barbecue joints around the world; or Gourmet Live; or Food 52’s Holiday Survival app; or Chef’s Feed, which provides restaurant and favorite dish recommendations from big-city chefs around the country.


Domino’s Pizza Hero iPad Game Makes Preparing Pizzas Fun [NextWeb via Laughing Squid]

Domino’s Launches ‘Pizza Hero,’ the Latest in Un-Fun Branded