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Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures has been released on DS and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures not only delivers the expected multitude of addictive minigames, but also wraps then up in a surprisingly coherent overarching challenge..."
- Novel Gamer (Sat, 10 Dec 2011)
Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures may seem little out of season for the chilly UK, but is a great opportunity to get the kids excited for next year's camping season.
Whether you love or hate camping, Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures is a chance to play mini-games based on some popular outdoor pursuits, such as treasure hunts, collecting shells and insects and building bonfires. Set on Adventure Island, this game provides a beautiful fantasy playground to engage in some Animal Crossing-type collection sprees and lots of great ways to decorate the camp.
It's probably fair to say that it isn't meant to be a totally accurate camping simulator. However, those looking to get their children enthusiastic about spending a week under canvas next summer could perhaps do well to look out for this game and see if young ones get excited about any of the outdoor activities suggested here. There are 38 levels of mini-games, including 100 different outdoor activities, so there is plenty of inspiration.
The adventure mode provides some structure to the single player experience, with a story-based approach and three different difficulty settings, helping to provide a challenge for a range of ages. All kinds of activities are represented, from the more sedate pastime of crafting, to rock-climbing and caving.
Elements of the Cooking Mama series also come into play with a number of cooking mini-games. Of course these are meant to be camping meals, so peeling bananas and grilling fish is sure to be among the menu choices. On top of this the game provides a variety of different natural environments and different times of the day and night to explore the island.
Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures is currently planned for release on the Nintendo DS on November 25th 2011.
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