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Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the gameplay and controls are on the whole positive. The design and value for money also get good views, but reviews are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the multi player mode and graphics.

value for money, design, controls, gameplay

graphics, multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Wii)

 

Though Cook Off is a lot like Cooking Mama on the DS, something significant has been lost in the translation to the Wii.

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off

 

Arrêt Cuisine!

Mama's voice ; Sautéing mini-game

Mama's voice ; Overly simple mini-games ; Broken mini-games

Well I think Majesco's main flaw is releasing this at 50 dollars while the DS version was 20 dollars.

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Cooking Mama: Cook-Off

 

Cooking Mama: Cook-Off is a game that perfectly demonstrates the pratfalls of developing games with the Wii's motion-sensing capabilities in mind, and also makes a good example of what separates Wii design sensibilities from DS design sensibilities....

Great concept ; The different steps involved in making the game’s food help to add realism

It’s often difficult to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing ; Lack of tactile feedback makes the game feel distant ; Mama’s voice is the bane of any cook’s existence

Cooking Mama: Cook-Off is a good idea that just hasn’t been done well here. The game’s controls just don’t work as they should.

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off Review

 

This mystery meat tastes raw.

Those willing to put up with Cooking Mama's issues may discover a somewhat enjoyable game with a fun presentation. With that being said, Majesco should be ashamed for rushing this game to market and charging $49.99 for it. Wait until it's $19.99-$29.99...

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Cooking Mama Cook Off Review

 

I'll just come right out and say it, I'm a big guy. I enjoy all kinds of food – Mexican, Chinese, Japanese are among my favorite non-American foods while I'll eat pretty much anything seen as American. Cooking can be pretty fun since I learned most of...

Overall, Cooking Mama Cook Off is definitely a game that is best played in short bursts. The game is nowhere near as deep as what many have grown accustomed to and is over in a few hours if you just sit down and chew through each of the cooking...

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off

 

Shell a shrimp speedily or burn in the hell of mama's eyes?

Visually very cute ; Meats and veggies are realistic ; Gameplay is fun when it works

Gets repetitive too quickly ; Remote is usually unresponsive ; Another collection of minigames

One really ludicrous oversight is that the pointer hand isn’t on screen all the time. Obviously some tasks don't utilize it at all - the knife or spoon or whatever moving instead of a pointer - but some recipes require you to push specific buttons with...

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off

 

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off - Review

 

If you're looking to Cooking Mama: Cook Off to make you a great chef, then you'll be in for a disappointment. Cooking Mama is more a collection of food-themed mini games than it is a cooking sim and playing the game will no more turn you into Emeril...

This dish is served tepid.

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Cooking Mama is a very fun game and helped me learn how to cook better.

 

It is kind-of hard to knead the dough because when you try to knead it all around, it takes you a long time to figure out how to do it. The thing about learning the recipes, is that they don't provide you with a list of ingredients that you need in...

Cooking Mama helps you learn most of what is needed to cook different recipes

It is kind-of hard for little children to understand what to do

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Wii)

 

It is kind-of hard to knead the dough because when you try to knead it all around, it takes you a long time to figure out how to do it. The thing about learning the recipes, is that they don't provide you with a list of ingredients that you need in...

Cooking Mama helps you learn most of what is needed to cook different recipes

It is kind-of hard for little children to understand what to do

Product Specifications

Everyone in the kitchen! Hot on the heels of stir-fry surprise Cooking Mama DS, Majesco whips up two-chef competition in Cooking Mama: Cook Off - a unique family game designed specifically for the Wii. Step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe, help Mama cook international dishes from 10 different nations and watch as the realistic foods actually change in appearance based on your actions!

Game

Elements:Miscellaneous - kids / children's games & entertainment / Miscellaneous - kids / childrens games & entertainment
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
Max Number of Players:2
PEGI Rating:3+

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Cook Off
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cooking Mama

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational