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  • Summary: In Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends, players use the stylus as the ultimate kitchen utensil in 150 different cooking mini-games across 80 new recipes that range from cultural delicacies like shark fin soup to the all-American apple pie. However, this time around players actually haveIn Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends, players use the stylus as the ultimate kitchen utensil in 150 different cooking mini-games across 80 new recipes that range from cultural delicacies like shark fin soup to the all-American apple pie. However, this time around players actually have hungry mouths to feed since nine finicky dinner friends will be tasting and judging each meal. A new Challenge Mode lets up to four friends compete in a wireless cook off with only one game card, while players can customize their kitchen - and even Mama! - in the fresh Decoration Mode. [Majesco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    82
    While it's not a huge step up from last time, the added modes make it a more complete experience. [Mar 2008, p.72]
  2. Mama herself is a charming guide through the apparently one-room world of cooking, and each challenge she throws your way will have you poking and prodding until you're beside yourself with glee.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    In its silly simplicity, Cooking mama does what many can't: keep me heading back to the kitchen for one more snack. [Holiday 2007, p.86]
  4. 70
    Cooking Mama: Dinner with Friends is not a bad game; it just doesn't expand on the franchise as much as a new sequel should.
  5. This is worth a look for Cooking Mama noobs, but veterans might find it a little stale.
  6. 70
    The bad multiplayer choices compromise a game that's otherwise very enjoyable: Dinner with Friends is fresh and well-made, with responsive controls and lots to do, but when it comes to sharing it with friends it lacks even the basics of fun. The best thing is to play it alone, trying to unlock all the available items.
  7. 40
    But as a return player, it barely added anything of significance to improve gameplay and the multiplayer they added actually worsened the overall value.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 22, 2007
    10
    Excellent successor to the first game and is really fun.
  2. TataA.
    Jan 13, 2008
    10
    Lots of fun. At first you won't believe you are addicted to this little pathetic game, and then you fall head first into it and can't stop.
  3. AndrellaL.
    Nov 26, 2007
    9
    I gave it a nine because A. It. Is. SO FUNNY! B. It's a great time-passer C. Not a 10 because it isn't Animal Crossing: Wild World. I gave it a nine because A. It. Is. SO FUNNY! B. It's a great time-passer C. Not a 10 because it isn't Animal Crossing: Wild World. Still, play Cooking Mama 2, and you wil LOVE it! Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2020
    9
    Do you think this game is more female-oriented? WRONG! Try this and you'll see why.
    This game makes clever use of the touch screen, and even
    Do you think this game is more female-oriented? WRONG! Try this and you'll see why.
    This game makes clever use of the touch screen, and even if it may seem repetitive, it's a good way to spend free time :)
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  5. May 25, 2021
    8
    Cooking Mama 2 improved the first game by a landslide. Introducing voice acting, more cooking companions , customizable costumes and more. ItCooking Mama 2 improved the first game by a landslide. Introducing voice acting, more cooking companions , customizable costumes and more. It is still fun and more forgiving. Expand
  6. MelM
    Dec 15, 2008
    7
    I feel this game may be a bit more female oriented, so the guys may want to pass. It was fun and kept my interest for awhile, but it wasI feel this game may be a bit more female oriented, so the guys may want to pass. It was fun and kept my interest for awhile, but it was killer on the hand trying to stir quickly and doing many cooking tasks. I enjoyed the recipes, many that I wasn't familiar with, but would love to try IRL! Expand
  7. SarahP.
    Nov 22, 2007
    0
    It is kinda fun but after 5 minutes it becomes BORING!

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#42 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007