Conclusion: Overall Cooking Mama: Cook Off for Wii is an enjoyable game. It is not a hugely in depth game, but does provide a lot of entertainment. The controls in the game work well, but at times seem to go out in limbo. The best part of Cooking Mama: Cook Off is the multi-player mode allowing you to compete against your friends. This is definitely a game you should at least rent to see what Mama has to say.
Excerpt: If you’re looking to Cooking Mama: Cook Off to make you a great chef, then you’ll be in for a disappointment. Cooking Mama is more a collection of food-themed mini games than it is a cooking sim and playing the game will no more turn you into Emeril than a snowboarding game will turn you into Shaun White. That being said, let’s take a look at those mini games and see if they’re enough fun to keep you distracted while your mac and cheese burns on the stove.
Excerpt: Majesco was once an up and coming Publisher and Developer that ran into some expensive products that did not sell well. Fortunately for gamers, the company has reversed their fortunes by releasing smaller budget titles that are full of great gameplay. One such franchise that they have succeeded with is Cooking Mama. The title took the Nintendo DS over when it was released and gamers found themselves trying to please Mama by making good meals.
Summary: Mama is whipping up some kitchen competition by pitting chef against chef in Cooking Mama: Cook Off, a unique 2 player family game designed specifically for the Wii. Step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe, help Mama cook international dishes from 10 different nations and watch as the realistic foods actually change in appearance based on your actions!
Excerpt: There's nothing I like better in the morning than waking up and making a nice plate of scrambled eggs. I'm talking about cartoon eggs of course, because I don't do dishes. And so thankfully I now have Cooking Mama: Cook Off for Nintedo Wii, and life is much better. No mess, no clean-up, just the awesome experience of cracking open a few eggs with my Wiimote and throwing them in my television's cooking pan.