This game is a lot of fun. You have a ton of recipes to make and as you earn points for the basic recipes you acquire more and more different recipes. There are also additional friends that you can cook with and the recipes are different as well. There are 4 additional characters with their own set of recipes. You can save journal entries as well to document your progress in the game. The practice mode is very helpful as well.
The overall idea of the game is good. The steps to cooking the recipe you are doing is broken up into minigames, usually only 30 seconds long. The minigames are fun but they do get slightly repetitive. You feel like you've already cooked the recipe before kind of thing. The overall cuteness of the game tries to hide it. Overall it's a game worth renting, but maybe not buying. Word of warning, be careful of the ds screen because this game does encourage rough play to the touch screen.