[Review] Cooking Mama

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  1. sprint_user

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    Cooking Mama

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    By TAITO

    TIATO has really entered into the App Store strong with 2 great games, Space Invaders (review pending) and Cooking Mama
    Price: $6.99 USD
    -->iTunes Link
    -->Cooking Mama Lite

    What is Cooking Mama?
    Cooking Mama is a very fun and creative game, based on you cooking what your "mama" tells you. It originated on the Nintendo DS platform then moved on to the Wii. Now, the iPhone App Store was the lucky one to get this game next

    Game Play
    This is the perfect game to play with the accelerometer, touch screen, and the size of the screen.
    TAITO makes this game seem like it is exclusively for the iPhone, making you think: "How would this be fun on any other platform other than the iPhone?"

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    When you load up the game, you are first greeted my Mama's smiling face, then this menu which gives you a few options:
    1. Let's Cook - The main game, you pick from a list of food and Mama will tell you how to make them.

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    Hmmm, I feel like making an omelet!

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    There are various food you can make in the game. The one that I chose to be ab example was the omelet. At this stage, you must shake you iPhone up and down in order to break the egg shell, one it is broken, you take 2 fingers and crack open the shell. Then, Mama comes up and tells you how you did:

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    Thanks, Mama!
    After a few more stages of prepping my egg, I was told to rotate my iPhone/iPod touch in order to use the pan.

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    Then, Mama tells me how I did...

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    Sorry, Mama :-(
    After you are done with all of the stages, a picture of your meal will appear on the screen, also telling you the amount of points you got:

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    Yess, silver!!!
    2. Cooking contest - Sort of a mini game, you just cook specific parts of a certain meal.

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    There is a similar screen layout when going through stagres in "Let's Cook"
    3. Help - Brings you to a screen with a few more selections: "How to play" "Options" "Credits" and "Initialize Data"

    4. Recommended App - Closes the game and brings up the App Store with "TIATO Corporation" in the search bar.

    What I would like to see in future updates
    I would like to see online play. Something like, you pick which "Restaurant" you play in and you cook the same food as everybody else in the "Restaurant." Then, at the end, you compare scores.

    Conclusion
    Overall, I think this app was good. I have seen better games, but the thing is, it provides different game play. It is a very nice break from seeing games like BIA, Hero of Sparta, and Terminator Salvation (which are all the same games with different maps

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    ). I am glad I bought this game and I would recommend it to people who just want a good time waster and want no stress. As I said before, it uses every aspect of the iPhone beautifully and makes it look like an "App Store exclusive." This is just a quality game!

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    Sprint_user's rating: 4/5

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  2. MikeBoi

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    Nice one.
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    Thanks

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    Try out the lite version and tell me what you think

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    My brother has it on his DS Lite.


    I'm sure its pretty similar. And it is a good game. I enjoyed making my own recipes. And think this is a great time passer. And probaly good for young kids.

    Good Review.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    Thanks a lot, still I would grab the lite version if you ever wanna try something new

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    I love this game. All my friends are obsessed with it.
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    wow.... from me thinking that this gaem was lame..

    made me hit that 'buy now'...

    it better be as good as you say

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    ...lol, j/k.
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    Get the lite version first!
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    Oh, damn it

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    I got the full version.

    sh*t.... anyway to return it?

    lol j/k.... damn.
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    Oh well

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    it's a fun game and be sure to tell us how you like it

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