Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 42
    World Kitchen tries hard to spice up the already tasty Cooking Mama recipe with new characters, slapstick rescue minigames, and cheesy-in-a-bad-way voiceovers, but the results leave behind a funny aftertaste. It'll do in a pinch, but I prefer Cook Off's well-balanced helpings.
  2. A lazy addition to a series that belongs on DS anyway. [Apr 2009, p.70]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Aug 24, 2010
    Cooking Mama: World Kitchen is the sequel to the tedious Cooking Mama: Cook Off and fourth instalment to the popular series. Unlike its predecessors, Cooking Mama: World Kitchen has a new graphical style, using 3D cel-shaded graphics which also gives the game a different vibe to the others. There are also a few game-play changes including the new comedic mini-games and cuts-scenes in place of failing such as Mama racing to catch a hamburger patty before her dog, Max, eats it. The controls have been dramatically improved from Cooking Mama: Cook Off, there are a lot more recipes and this feels like the first decent Cooking Mama game since the original. Another new feature in the game is the ability to create your own character. However, the good bits are balance out by the bad bits and there are a few flaws including the mini-games compiled within the games. They can get tediously annoying sometimes and the controls during the mini-games aren't great. Co-op mode is also pretty average and it isn't as good as playing solo. However, if overlook the flaws, this is a pretty decent cooking game, however I would suggest getting the game Order Up! or Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked as an alternative. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2012
    I bought this game as me and my family really enjoyed Cooking Mama 1 but number two was a big disappointment. True, there are more recipes, but the methods that you have to use are very annoying! Cooking Mama is as irritating as ever and the graphics are awful! I detest this game now as I get fed up and the whole game gets on my nerves! I strongly dislike this game! Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    I know it's not the craziest of games but I love the game for its character. It's pretty addictive. I've given Wii games a lot of slack because, if I want a truly engaging motion capture game, I'll hit up Kinect or Move. Simply put it's a fun time killer and a good exercise in timing.

    Fav quote: "You learnt a new lecipe!!"
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