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Cooking Mama - Nintendo DS
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- Create 76 real dishes or combine recipes to create more advanced meals
- Use the stylus as your master kitchen tool to chop, slice, pan fry, knead, grate, mash and more!
- 1-4 Player
- Cool down hot food by blowing into the Nintendo DS microphone
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I started playing right away and was quite amused by the cute little graphics, annoyingly catchy music and Mama's firey eyes when I messed up on my Fried Octopus Balls. The mini-game style and chances to practice each technique before making them kept me entertained to the point of taking the DS with me so I could play at random places outside my home. Until of course I laid it down one night (my thumbs were sore from hours of perfecting my Miso Soup) and my husband picked it up. Hearing him curse at the cheery little Mama and his over-cooked chicken was more amusing than watching him throwing his console controllers. Next my son got his hands on the game, it is HIS DS afterall. Soon it was his favorite, Mario and Sonic long forgotten.
I never thought this game would become a family favorite. I expected it to wind up lost somewhere in the stacks of other games. Instead everyone in our family takes turns preparing all these odd Japanese dishes and earning new ones. While very repetative and at times frustrating we've all really enjoyed it. If you're looking for a family friendly game for all ages I would reccomend this game a thousand times over.
In Cooking Mama, you're an apprentice in the fine art of cuisine management. Your master, a certain Mama, will put you through a series of saliva-inducing recipes, and will grill you through the preparation of each as if it's the only thing you live for. You can choose to practise before hand, but when you go into the actual process of making a particular food, you'll find that there's no room for error. A wrong move, and Mama will not hesitate to show you her wrath.
Making a food involves several steps. Some are short, while some may take forever. For example, when preparing a pan-fried fish, you'll have to go through the coating of the fish slices, the melting of the butter, the actual pan-frying and the arranging of the plate. Each process in turn involves different ways of doing things. Coating the fish slices, for example, requires you to drag your stylus in a left-right manner while touching the fish. Melting the butter requires you to rapidly drag the butter in a circular motion when it's on a hot plate. Pan-frying involves a "following the command on-screen" mini-game that requires you to perform whatever Mama tells you to, and so on.
The impressive thing here is that, even though you're just stroking your stylus throughout the game's 70+ recipes, you're essentially doing different things. It's a bit like Trauma Centre from last year, but instead of seeing body parts, you're looking at food.Read more ›
It is basically simple stylus controlled fun little minigames (200+) through which you make 76 real world food items.
It has a great progression so it is easy to learn even if you don't know cooking or don't know how to play games. For example first you learn to make boiled rice which is as simple as adding the right about of water to the pot with a simple minigame... and then if you do that successfully then next you can try making fried rice.
I really like the low price of the game. It should appeal to anybody that enjoys Warioware, Feel the Magic, etc type games.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was my favorite game when I was younger and being able to get a brand new copy of it is the best.Published 11 days ago by Blair Neidlinger
Super easy for my three year old to play he had absolutely no difficulties with it unlike other games. Shipped fast and with no problems.Published 18 days ago by Vanessa M. Thompson
Honestly love the game, seriously hate the quality. And I think that's kinda the point in these games, that's a part of the charm, but I seriously hate the awful quality in the... Read morePublished 24 days ago by jessica
I got a combo pack somehow, cooking Mama and camping mama all in one. But I can't complain!Published 1 month ago by Gwen