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Cooking Mama World Kitchen
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Cooking Mama is one of those amazing franchises that we can not get enough of at Family Friendly Gaming. Well maybe not everyone, but certainly I am into it, and my ever so amazing hubby has also found fun in this franchise. Cooking Mama World Kitchen is the fourth Cooking Mama game to be released in the United States of America, and the second one on the Nintendo Wii. This time around Majesco Entertainment put even more effort into using the Wii Remote.
Excerpt: Like films and books, gaming can be quite the emotional hobby, feelings I’ve had when playing videogames consist of frustration, elation, wonder and even a hint of sadness. Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen has made me feel something that I can never remember feeling whilst playing before, and that’s hungry.
Popular cooking sim gets 50 new ethnically flavored dishes.
Common Sense Media
4 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that the latest entry in Majesco's popular series of cooking simulators is similar to its predecessors. Players use their Wii remotes to chop, twirl, crack, pour, and pound a variety of foods as they prepare dozens of different dishes. The content is safe for all ages, though the game's complexity makes it an unsuitable option for young children.
Excerpt: The Cooking Mama phenomenon is not one that lends itself to sequels, really. No more starkly is that point highlighted than in the Wii edition of Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen, which has almost no redeeming features whatsoever. I understand that because I’m a guy, I’m not “supposed” to like the Cooking Mama games and that’s fair enough.
Summary: In Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen, featuring hot new recipes and all-new 3D graphics, players use the motion-sensitive Wii Remote to cook a variety of recipes by simulating the actions of a real-life chef.
Excerpt: The real problem is a lack of consistency. A horizontal arrow might mean just a quick little shuffle for one task, while in another situation a huge sweep is mandatory. You just never know until you've tried a few times and gotten the hang of that individual process. The amount of trial-and-error here is staggering and each new complication is cause for trepidation rather than excitement.
Excerpt: Celebrity chefs have been all over our televisions recently. Heston Blumenthal has taken over Little Chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has taken on Tesco and Greg Wallace can be seen complaining that the dinners he is being served on Masterchef aren't wet enough. Yet, if there is one cook we perhaps didn't need to see back on our screens, it's Cooking Mama.