This Entire PS3 Game Is About Squeezing Mayonnaise On Rice

By Spencer . April 30, 2013 . 10:47pm

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Cooking video games aren’t exactly new. Cooking Mama popularized the genre and before that there was a Yoshinoya where you made beef bowls and Curry House CoCo Ichibanya where you made curry. I think Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation is the first anime tie in cooking game.

 

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You help Akane squeeze a large bottle of mayonnaise on a bowl of rice by rotating the analog stick. Move the stick too fast and you fail because mayo flow breaks. That’s the entire game. There are five difficulty levels from Vivid Simple to Vivid Difficult.

 

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I guess the real reason to spend 300 yen ($3) on Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation is to give Akane a giant Isshiki mayo bottle to use as a weapon in Vividred Operation: Hyper Intimate Power which comes out on PlayStation 3 as a PSN download on June 20. Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation is available now.

 

 

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  • Andrew Arndt

    lood abit odd but fun lol

  • WingsOfEternity
  • http://altsune.com/ Ovada Bey

    Sold. lol, that’s all it takes for me nowadays XD

  • Go2hell66

    That is disgusting

    • CirnoLakes

      And shockingly common in Japan from my limited time in the country.

      It seems like in Japan they put mayo on everything. Things that mayo does not belong on to my American upbringing.

      Though I do come from a family that hardly ever put mustard on anything ever. We liked mustard.

      Here’s another common thing they put mayonnaise a lot on in Japan. Sushi. I went to one of those conveyor belt sushi restaurants when I was in Japan. And yes, some of them come with wasabi, but a lot of them came with mayonnaise on them. I was not about to eat sushi with mayonnaise on it, ever.

      • Alexander Aubert

        really? but it’s super delicious, and the mayo that they use in japan, the taste is very diffrent. so, it’s a perfect match with sushi!

        • CirnoLakes

          Eh, I guess I’m a mustard person.

          I had some Japanese mayo on a sandwich when I was in Japan.

          Though I’m reminded that I’d like to import some Japanese mayonnaise. Just to have some more variety in my diet.

          • Detrimont

            just find a japanese/asian supermarket, there will most likely be some there.

    • Suicunesol

      Japanese mayonnaise is curiously more delicious than my regular mayonnaise. :P

      • Just Tim

        I haven’t tried Japanese mayo, but I picture it as if it were Miracle Whip.

  • Detrimont

    all i can think is

    “this is japanese lunch time rush”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu-hyaeaROk

    • Vash bane

      lol where’s that from?

      • Detrimont

        Kuroko no Basuke (/basket)
        forgot what episode
        (the full season is on Chrunchyroll)

  • psycho_bandaid

    seems rather expebsive for what you are getting. Seems like a 99 cent iOS game to me.

    …actually this would probably be a perfect fit for the appstore, now that I think about it.

    • CirnoLakes

      Well you took my comment for me.

      This also reminds me of my time in Japan, where they would put mayonnaise on EVERYTHING. As someone who grew up in an American family who puts mustard on everything, it was one of the strangest experiences.

      It is as if mustard is never used for anything in Japan other than hot dogs. Actually, as someone who has never much liked mayonnaise, that is one of the only culture shocks in terms of food I had in Japan. I love Japanese food, but the fixation on putting mayo on everything grosses me out.

      In fact, just hearing about putting mayonnaise on white rice is giving me a gross out that I think it going to leave me not hungry for a few hours.

      • XypherCode

        Try it it’s good. xD
        Same thing I do with ketchup. lol

      • Just Tim

        Another spice that Americans are addicted to is cinnamon. Even an Italian revealed to me his frustration why Americans have this obsession with cinnamon, to the point we “put cinnamon on everything!”

        • Exkaiser

          Cinnamon is simply the greatest of spices. If it’s not on everything, you aren’t really living!

          • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

            Just don’t mix it with water and slather it on your face. I did it once and wound up with severe swelling and the sensation like I had burned myself. Not fun ;~;

      • coax

        Japanese mayo isn’t quite the same as American sandwich goop.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

      Lately in Japan, games that seem more suited for like an app on a phone get full length games and full blown RPGs and such end up on iOS or something.

      I am rightfully confused. I mean it kinda makes sense but I am still confused.

  • Just Tim

    Mayo on rice? On a culinary note, that concept reminded why I learned the hard way mayo and cole slaw don’t mix.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Like… adding more mayo? Because mayonnaise has always been used a base ingredient in any coleslaw recipe I’ve ever come across.

      • Just Tim

        I personally tried vinaigrette on my coleslaw once, while I put plain mayo on the ‘slaw once; the latter left me grossed out, while I look forward into adding ranch or blue cheese on the ‘slaw.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Hm. Never made any from scratch myself, but I can deal with the mayo — and I hate mayo, only other thing I accept it with is tuna or on a burger. Those substitutes sound delicious though.

  • Amido79

    Gintama game… oh wait xD

  • RayVinyard
  • Mark

    Hijikata will be proud.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Mmmmmm mayonnaise “Huff huff”

    • Alexander Aubert

      it match your profile picture

  • RovCal

    i would buy this for 3 dollars.

  • RovCal

    and i would have even bought for 9 dollars if the girl was someone like nami or matsumoto.

  • DuskSharkEX

    But can you put mayo on EVERYTHING like Nitou Kousuke?

  • Brandonmkii

    I am going to pick up some Japanese mayo on my way home today for the sole purpose of trying this. If you don’t here from me in 8 hours, send help.

    • DyLaN

      I wish you luck, bro.

  • Göran Isacson

    I really don’t get the appeal of mayo… DESPITE being Swedish.

  • DyLaN

    Even though I’m a mayonnaise guy, the amount of mayonnaise she use on the rice is TOO MUCH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000706814993 Tiago Gonçalves

    Hijikata Special: The Game

  • Ni

    Hijikata’s favourite game

  • Himiko

    Ah yes, I need to get this!

    More than worth it just to see Akane all happy. <3

  • akiko_sakuraba

    Once again, old news. Anime News Network reported on this at least a month ago.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Interesting that an editor from ANN feels they must continue to drop in with these remarks. Yes there are a lot of other sites out there but there is also a lot out there to report. Things can get different priorities, there is always someone new to a news story and perhaps we just want to give our community a chance to talk about something fun among themselves — even if it was reported elsewhere first.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      yeah we care why?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I hate to bring up ANN because there are plenty of times that the X Button pulls news from our interviews and doesn’t credit us. But since you brought it up…

  • xxx128

    ewwww… thats even worse than ketchup on spaghetti, or mustard on a candybar :(

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    Little girl. Your not going to be that skinny if you keep eating all of that Mayonnaise.

  • Michael Martin

    Since this game is coming from Japan, can we assume that if you squirt the mayo too fast that it’ll splatter all over this adolescent girl’s face?

    • http://thespellcraftcolumn.wordpress.com Rudolph Consuegra

      Eww! At least’s it’s thick unlike the you-know-what of Demon’s Souls.

      • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

        At least Sticky White Stuff kinda resembles candle wax…

        • http://thespellcraftcolumn.wordpress.com Rudolph Consuegra

          Why’d you have to say it?

  • Warboss Aohd

    …………..wot?

  • Vash bane

    i can not restrain myself XD

  • Shinji Kazuya

    That’s an Hijikata Special right there!

    This should be called Hijikata Special: The Game

    He’ll squeeze bottle after bottle with his mayo face

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m63i3xy77r1qeliwro1_500.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/HaohmaruHL HaohmaruHL

    tsukurimasho~ tsukurimasho~
    sate sate nani ga dekiru ka naa~

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