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Cooking Mama’s Next Spinoff Is Camping Mama

By Spencer . October 27, 2010 . 6:35am

With crafting and babysitting games scheduled to come out this year, what’s Cooking Mama’s next hobby? Camping.

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Cooking Mama Taking A Part-Time Babysitting Job?

By Spencer . April 21, 2009 . 9:41am

Who would have guessed Cooking Mama would grow into a hit franchise and span games that had nothing do with cooking? Majesco that’s who and they’re banking heavily on a Mama series.   Gardening Mama, Pet Shop Mama, and today according to a US registered trademark, Babysitting Mama. I think the title is self explanatory. […]

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Taito Grabs Gardening Mama For TGS, Space Puzzle Bobble Surfaces

By Spencer . September 29, 2008 . 7:28am

Taito will have its own little space at Tokyo Game Show away from everything Final and Fantasy. Half of this space, determined by titles not actual square footage, will be filled with Cooking Mama. Cooking Mama 2 for the Wii and Gardening Mama possibly with some of its four player mini-games will be at the […]

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Iron Chef America impressions – a well baked Cooking Mama clone

By Louise . September 3, 2008 . 6:21pm

When I first saw Cooking Mama, I had the great idea of making an Iron Chef game. Unfortunately, Destineer already beat me to that since they’re coming out with Iron Chef America for the Wii and DS.   The Wii version has more cut scenes and voice overs, but overall the game play between the […]

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Cooking Mama meet Science Papa

By Spencer . July 30, 2008 . 11:05am

Cooking Mama may have a rival made by Activision. The publisher recently trademarked Math Papa and Science Papa for use with things like “video game programs; computer game cartridges”. In plain English these may be titles for upcoming games where a fatherly character runs through science training on some system. This reminds me of a […]

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Starfish bakes a Cooking Mama competitor

By Spencer . June 17, 2008 . 7:12pm

Office Create’s international Cooking Mama series sparked a number of imitators, but most of them lack the iconic character. Panpaka Panya-San makes up for it with a cast of mascot characters. You use a smiling pan, befriend a jovial oven mitt, and slice an unusually happy loaf of bread. The difference between Panpaka Panya-San and […]

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Cooking Mama art to spice up your wall!

By Dan . February 12, 2008 . 10:53am

The more I visit Etsy, the more I fall in love with the stuff I find there.   A perfect example is this lighthearted print based on the Cooking Mama game. Printed on top of a cookbook recipe, it's the perfect way to adorn your walls with video game inspired art and not be too […]

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Rumor confirmed: An Iron Chef game is in the oven

By Spencer . January 2, 2008 . 3:08pm

A hardworking GoNintendo reader (Happy New Year RawMeatCowboy!) dug up listings for an Iron Chef game on Gamestop. I don’t think this is widely known, so I’ll come out and say it: this game is, in fact, in development.   Unfortunately, the Iron Chef game is not based on the classic Iron Chef show. The […]

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Devil unleashed? Hell’s Kitchen becomes Cooking Mama’s competitor?

By Spencer . October 26, 2007 . 9:40am

In a strange turn of events, cooking games are becoming ever so popular. Cooking Mama was never the only cooking game in town, but it was the first one to appeal to a mass market. Before Office Create developed the series two Japanese fast food chains, CoCo Ichibanya Curry House and Yoshinoya, released licensed titles […]

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The real face of Cooking Mama?

By Spencer . October 24, 2007 . 10:06am

Cooking Mama 2 comes out next month and Taito has a flyer out to promote the game. Instead of seeing the overly-passionate Mama cartoon character they have a real human dressed up in Mama’s clothing. Something is missing though… her eyes aren’t ablaze.   Besides showcasing a human mascot for the Cooking Mama series the […]

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Cook up more meals this November with Cooking Mama 2

By Spencer . October 2, 2007 . 1:31pm

Majesco announced that Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends is coming out on November 13. That’s a mere two days before the game comes out in Japan. Talk about international appeal! Before the game comes out anywhere in the world, Majesco is going to release a downloadable demo in November wherever the 10,000 Wi-Fi enabled […]

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Cooking Mama moves to mobile phones

By Spencer . September 28, 2007 . 11:12am

Will the success of the Cooking Mama franchise ever yield? Taito is so pleased with the series they are bringing the game to mobile phones in 2008. Carriers have not been announced, but it “is expected to be available on most major mobile carriers”.   I wonder how Taito is going to alter Cooking Mama […]

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Cooking Mama 2 designed for the west

By Spencer . September 27, 2007 . 6:45pm

I spent some time checking out Cooking Mama 2 and it essentially follows the same formula as the first game. You slice vegetables with the stylus, draw circles to stir and watch visual cues to see what you need to add to the mixing bowl. To keep things fresh there are a few new moves […]

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Cooking Mama 2 dated for Japan

By Spencer . August 16, 2007 . 2:58am

OK so Cooking Mama 2 is coming to Japan minus a subtitle and they are getting it first. Buried underneath screenshots of Mama baking an apple pie was a November 15 release date with Taito as the publisher. The screenshots also show a few new recipes and it looks like you can pick your judge. […]

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Cooking Mama gets a clone

By Spencer . August 15, 2007 . 1:08pm

Success comes with imitators and Cooking Mama has one too, Léa passion cuisine. Ubisoft is releasing this for the Nintendo DS in France on August 30 and it looks strikingly similar to Cooking Mama. Edamoto Naomi no Shiawase Kitchen came out last year in Japan from MTO, who has been paying the bills by making […]

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Cooking Mama cooks up cash

By Spencer . August 15, 2007 . 2:49am

Ah! Now, it’s crystal clear why Majesco is excited about Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends. The first game shipped over half a million copies in less than a year. Compared to the critically acclaimed Psychonauts, Cooking Mama is a mega hit. Psychonauts didn’t even make the 100,000 milestone. I never thought Cooking Mama would […]

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