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GF Rating
5.7

603 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

My Daughter Enjoyed It!

posted by joeyjo (BINGHAMTON, NY) Oct 25, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

Pros: Cute, original concept, easy to control, works like the Cooking Mama games, unlockables

Cons: Gameplay gets repetitive, some directions as to playing the games get a little vague, and require a few times before mastering them.

My 4 year old daughter and I love the Cooking Mama series, and I tried Gardening Mama via a demo on the Nintendo Channel on the Wii, so I rented this game via Gamefly to see if I liked it.

I admit, I had my fun when I did play it, but the gameplay does lack in variety, and it gets rather repetitive. I found myself a little confused by how to move the stylus in some games so it took a few times to get it right and make Mama happy. On the positive side, it's still the same great characters from Cooking Mama, and the graphics are as cute. Also, you can unlock things such as costume items for Mama like hats, aprons.
My daughter, on the other hand, played this thing for hours. My fiance and I ended up buying the game for her for Christmas.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Glad I didn't buy it like I was planning to!

posted by carolee (LOS ANGELES, CA) Sep 2, 2009

Member since Apr 2006

I love my Mama games. I own all the Cooking Mama games for both Wii and NDS. But when the controls are actually worse than the Wii version of CM, it gets sent back same day.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Gardening Mama upset

posted by TKFranks (GREENBRIER, AR) Jul 28, 2009

Member since Jun 2008

I own and have played Cooking Mama over and over. My kids love Cooking Mama. We all waited and waited to be able to play Gardening Mama and when the game arrived we all wanted to be the first to play it. What a let down. I am not impressed with the way you have to move around in the gardens. I thought this would be a game I would want to own however after receiving this well I am not so sure.

I wonder if playing it on WII is any different?

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