gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Cooking Mama's one of the first "cooking" games to hit the market, and the premise is simple; use the controls to slice, bake, roll, flatten and do other tasks to make dishes. In single player mode, you pick a recipe from a list given. From there, you perform the steps needed to make the dish. Each step is a minigame where you slice, bake, flatten, or do some other culinary task by using simple motions of the Wiimote. Do it well, and Mama will be happy. Do it badly and her eyes will light up with the flames of anger. At the end of each dish, you get a score from 1 to 100, and unlock a new dish for you to make sometime in the future. With about 300 dishes to play with, content is no problem with Cooking Mama: World Kitchen. There's always another dish to be discovered. There's also co-op play where you make dishes with one friend, or you play a co-op minigame with one friend. But the gameplay can get stale faster than day old bread. All you do here is make dishes and more dishes and even more dishes. It gets very repetitive. The question is: Do you love cooking games? If you do, then rent it and give it a try. If not, then stay away from Cooking Mama: World Kitchen.
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
I loved Cooking Mama: Cook Off. I bought it when I first bought my Wii and beat it within a few weeks, but found it basically impossible to play again. This week, I got Cooking Mama: World Kitchen and was totally taken aback - this game is both way more fun than Cook Off and completely adorable. This time, you make your own mini chef and Mama helps you when you make a mistake, often with hilarious results. Even my sister, who was initially incredulous, was won over by the reactions of Mama after a mishap. Also, Mama is way more encouraging and talkative in this game than in Cook Off.
There IS a 2 player mode, where you work together to make a certain number of food items.
If you loved Cook Off, this is pleasantly a better, more entertaining game.
posted by reviewman8 (COLLIERVILLE, TN) Apr 14, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
When I saw cooking mama world kitchen I thought, cool anothr cookiing mama game! I'm gonna rent it! I regret that discision now. Let's start off with the story. Well, there is no story, just useless recreations of simple recipes that are inaccurate and overcomplex. The game would seem to be a way to teach kids how to cook safely, but don't be fooled. Now, the controls. Oh where to begin?! All the controls are difficult to learn, since all the game provides you is a little box at the bottom of the screen showing how to hold your wii remote. Mixing is complicated as well as flipping burgers and pretty much every other operation. If you were expecting to have fun playing this game, think again. The day after I rented this game, it was back in the mailbox. Nintendo, bravo. You have succeeded in making another HORRIBLE, AWFUL game.