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Destructoid Review: Cooking Mama 2: Cooking with Friends photo
Destructoid Review: Cooking Mama 2: Cooking with Friends
by Colette Bennett

The first Cooking Mama title spawned everything from Mama cosplay to speculation that Mama was actually in direct cahoots with Beelzebub. While no one has actually been able to unmask her true intentions, Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends may make you forget about them altogether. Not only are there tons of new meals to choose from, but new people to cook for and tons of minigames to keep you in the kitchen.

Now, the question is, do the new features give Cooking Mama 2 the replayability to make it into a game worth buying versus renting? Can this game appeal to anyone over the age of 12? Is it the kind of delightful gaming experience that makes you forget your age entirely? Will Mama eat your windpipe if you ruin a bowl of Kimchee?

Come into my kitchen, if you will. 

 

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Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Wii: Early impressions
by Robert Summa

In my ever exciting life as a gaming journo, I stopped by Majesco today to check out some titles coming out this year, most notably Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Wii. Not only did I get to see the game in action, but I also got to play a little multiplayer as well. Since the title is so simple, there wasn't a whole lot of time spent with it.

Either way, hit the jump for my impressions. Oh, and before you go, here's one very important thing to know: No online multiplayer. I'll get into that when you click on over. 

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