Cooking Mama: Cookstar

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

46

Top Critic Average

29%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 31, 2020

Developer: 1st Playable Productions

Publisher: Planet Digital Partners

Genre: Simulation

If you can’t stand the heat, get into Mama’s kitchen! Cooking Mama is back with her most fantastic and fun video game adventure ever!!! Introducing Cooking Mama: Cookstar. A brand-new Cooking Mama experience. Cooking Mama: Cookstar features over 80 fun and fantastic new recipes for players to master including over 50 recipes new to the Cooking Mama franchise. Cook everything from classic Japanese recipes to today’s most tasty comfort foods. Cooking Mama Switch truly has a taste of everything. Not a carnivore? Not a problem! For the first time ever Cooking Mama will feature both a traditional cooking mode and a vegetarian cooking mode. Burritos, Bibimbap, Bubble Tea, Baked Alaska, Pokebowls, Unicorn Food and so much more. Explore the diverse menu to find what suits your taste. Don’t think you have the skills to become a master chef? Don’t worry, Mama will fix that! Just follow Mama’s instructions and create delicious and decadent treats that you can share with your friends. Chop, mince, slice, dice and roll! Precision motion controls immerse players right into the action. With Mama’s help, you will become the world’s greatest culinary artist. - Over 80 recipes - All new Vegetarian Mode - Classic recipes and fun new recipes like Unicorn Food - Blend of traditional and motion controls - 2 player Potluck Party Mode - Cookstar Challenge mode for expert chefs - Share your amazing creations with friends on social media

Cooking Mama: Cookstar Critic Reviews

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Cooking Mama: Cookstar is a stale, undercooked simulator that needed a lot more time in the oven.

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Without motion controls, it also becomes clear how basic the game is. There's no option to use the touchscreen in handheld mode, which would have at least offered the same style of play as the DS and 3DS originals. Replicating the inputs of those games seems like a no-brainer in terms of design compromises, and also a huge wasted opportunity to introduce the fun recipes from those games to a new audience.

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If you’re even able to find a copy of Cooking Mama: Cookstar, you should probably reconsider where you’re spending your money.

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The odds are quite good that you will never get the chance to play Cooking Mama: Cookstar, and that’s probably for the best. Beyond its status as a curiosity item in the wake of the mess surrounding its release, there is absolutely nothing about Cooking Mama: Cookstar that justifies the price of admission.

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