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7.4 out of 10

Cooking Mama

Cooking Mama challenges players to use the stylus as a master ki Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Cooking Mama DS Review

Console Obsession
1 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Home Economics. Dreary Wednesday afternoons, glumly watching flies bat themselves unconscious against the classroom windows, before falling helplessly into some-one’s cake mix. The flies, that is, not me. I didn’t often make a habit of falling into cake mix in my youth. *ahem* Cooking Mama. The one thing you can’t say about it is “dreary”. From the opening sequence, to the music, to the animations, nothing about this game is dreary.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 10
9.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 5
5.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
20 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Putting me, your friendly Game Freaks 365 video game reviewer, into a kitchen is about as productive as chucking an infant armed with a combat knife on the front lines. I touch spatulas and pots and pans and things go wrong. Three-minute Ramen noodles take me eight. Ultimately Cliff Bakehorn fits with cooking as well as trying to put LEGOs together the wrong way. Well, Mama doesn’t care. She wants me to cook delicious meals.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0

Cooking Mama

Portable Review
16 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Since the Nintendo DS’s genesis, strange games have been announced for the system, which uniquely draw upon its touch-screen support. Let me just name a few of the ways hardcore DS players have scratched their lower screens into oblivion: performing surgery (Trauma Center), dancing to help people overcome their troubles in everyday life (Elite Beat Agents), and even falling in love (Feel the Magic: XX/XY).
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0

Cooking Mama

Portable Review
16 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Since the Nintendo DS’s genesis, strange games have been announced for the system, which uniquely draw upon its touch-screen support. Let me just name a few of the ways hardcore DS players have scratched their lower screens into oblivion: performing surgery (Trauma Center), dancing to help people overcome their troubles in everyday life (Elite Beat Agents), and even falling in love (Feel the Magic: XX/XY).
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Overall 7
6.9

Cooking Mama Review

GameSpot
18 September 2006
  • Summary: Cooking Mama is a cute, charming little cooking-themed minigame collection, but it lacks direction and depth.
  • Pros: Lots of different ways to use the stylus to prepare your dishes, Colorful cartoon graphics, 76 different dishes to make
  • Cons: The game lacks a point, or direction, of any kind, It won't take you long to blow through all the available dishes, Progression of the different minigames lacks cohesion, Difficulty is slight at best
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 5
5.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Cooking Mama

Project COE
12 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Graphically, the game is clean and simple. The Japanese anime-style really shows, and the game just screams cute quirkiness. The graphics are nothing elaborate or impressive by any means, but it certainly isn’t ugly. Players will be able to see what’s going on, and the layout is effective. Sound is pretty basic, and none of the melodies will stand out. It’s just background music to set the mood. The sound effects are nice too, and fit in effectively.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 5
5.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Cooking Mama

Project COE
12 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Graphically, the game is clean and simple. The Japanese anime-style really shows, and the game just screams cute quirkiness. The graphics are nothing elaborate or impressive by any means, but it certainly isn’t ugly. Players will be able to see what’s going on, and the layout is effective. Sound is pretty basic, and none of the melodies will stand out. It’s just background music to set the mood. The sound effects are nice too, and fit in effectively.
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Overall 8
7.7

Expert Review

Official Nintendo Magazine
24 May 2008
  • Excerpt: As Brain Training promised to keep your minds sharp, Cooking Mama is claiming to teach you how to cook using your DS. However, unless you want your potato salad to look like vomit we suggest you ignore this Mama person and take advice from the professionals. She's no Delia Smith.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Wiiz.fr
12 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Besoin d’idée pour faire à manger à votre copain ou copine ? Cooking Mama 3 vous donnera des idées aussi bien de dessert que de plat de résistance. On apprend à faire des plats tout en s’amusant. Un jeu ludique qui détend, donne faim et fait même saliver. On ne se sent pas perdu tant on vous explique bien ce qu’il faut faire. Des nouveaux modes font leurs apparitions et améliore la durée de vie du jeu de ce sympathique puzzle.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameHope
18 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Ceux qui l’ont expérimenté le savent bien : la cuisine est un art qui requiert de l’adresse. Pour inventer un jeu basé sur cette activité, la Nintendo DS est indéniablement un outil adapté, le jeu au stylet permettant bien plus de possibilités qu’une manipulation avec les archaïques boutons et croix directionnelles.
  • Pros: De nombreuses recettes, Une difficulté qui s'adapte naturellement, Souriant sans être niais
  • Cons: Trop de plats et d'ingrédients inconnus des joueurs européens, Tient difficilement la longueur malgré le contenu, Voix en anglais
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