www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Cooking-mama-cook-off.443887
6.3 out of 10

Cooking Mama: Cook Off

The Wii Remote is your ultimate cooking utensil, putting you i Read more

Great Deal: $18.99

Reviews and Problems with Cooking Mama: Cook Off

Showing 1-10 of 11
Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 6
6.0

Don't Waste Your Money!

Shorty16 , GameStop
6 January 2009
  • Summary: Before buying this game, I checked the online reviews, and many of them said this was the best two player cooking game. Because of this, and the appeal of "Cooking Mama", I bought the game. It's supposed to have an awesome two-player mode, but I honestly don't think it does, at all. The whole two-player mode is like a tutorial, and you get directions in everything that you do.
  • Read full review
Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 4
4.0

This game is not what it is worth...

SlyFox299 , GameStop
3 April 2008
  • Summary: I just got this game, and thought "Hey, this looks fun, and at a great price too!". Only Pro to this game is great price. The cons include: Bad graphics, really lame voices, e.g. "Wonderful! Better Than Mama!", and somewhat difficult controls. If you are wanting to buy this game, please, save your money, as you won't regret it. Believe me, this would have to be one of the worst games for the wii at this time.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Not so hot...

C. E. Mason "Caitlin E.", Amazon
6 January 2008
  • Summary: You'll have to pardon the pun of a title, but honestly, this game did not meet my expectations. I own "Cooking Mama," and "Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends" for the DS, and I enjoy them very much. The DS versions are addictive little games that, as a woman who believes my place to be very much outside of the kitchen, I am a little ashamed to admit I like so well. But, well, I do. So when I finally scored a Wii for Christmas this year (thanks, Dad!
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Cook some real dinner

ThrowinSweetNineties, Bestbuy
28 December 2007
  • Summary: This game becomes boring after an hour or two. You do the same activities for the different recipes over and over.
  • Pros: Something different
  • Cons: Redundant, No Depth, and Poor Directions
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

boring

rroberts, Bestbuy
27 December 2007
  • Summary: In my opinion, this game is only suitable for ages 6 & under. The recipes are redundant and there is no real challenge.
  • Pros: good for 6 & under
  • Cons: terrible for everyone else
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Rental OK, but I would not recommend buying it.

Bubba & Squiggles' Dad "Sai", Amazon
19 December 2007
  • Summary: As many people wrote, this game is both interesting and frustrating. Some actions are very easy to perform (like breaking eggs) and some are frustrating (peeling vegetables). There are too many instructions to read before you go to a mini-game, which rules out kids who are not comfortable reading yet. Some of the mini-games are very difficult to understand because there are no instructions on how to do some or in which order to use the ingredients.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Fun for 30 minutes

Scott P., Newegg
18 October 2007
  • Summary: This might be fun for a younger person, but it just doesn't provide enough for a 25 year-old.
  • Pros: I like cooking, and the game does a good job of capturing the motions. I had a lot of fun making the various foods in the game. The versus feature is fun with a friend.
  • Cons: After making five or six recipes, I quickly realized that there are only ten or so motions in the game. This results in a very low replay value. After the first time playing I didn't want to play it again.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Cute, budget title

wakkacubed "wakkacubed", Amazon
18 August 2007
  • Summary: + Cute + Fairly simple learning curve - Short with no replay value; each recipe is essentially a string of mini-games that last at most 1 minute and there are very few different mini-games - Some actions are extremely fustrating with the Wii Remote (e.g. peeling veggies) - May enterain only young gamers, but game requires significant reading of on-screen instructions = Rent the game. Use a coupon.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Not as good as it looks!

Maria S. "mariajl", Amazon
22 June 2007
  • Summary: First of all, when I heard of this game, I thought it would be fun. And I was right. Partially. The thing i didn't like was the actual length of the game. Cooking the dishes was fun, however. We spent a lot of time playing it at home, and also with friends. It was more fun as a multiplayer game. My sister liked it a lot so she played it often. But after about a week, we BEAT THE GAME!!!! BELIEVE THAT! I was cautious from the start, so I rented it first.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

I wouldn't bother buying this game again

anonym, Dooyoo
21 October 2010
  • Excerpt: This is an ok game but not the best and the novelty value of it soon wears off. In this game you can choose different recipes to make and you have to follow the instructions on screen and complete each of the moves before the time runs out. Some of the moves include chopping a carrot, stiring, cracking an egg, peeling and a few more. When you have cooked the found you then have to arrange it on a played and at the end it gives you your score.
  • Read full review
Next page >>