Cooking Mama has been delighting fans since she first hit the video game world in 2006. Since then she has accumulated a large number of other adventure games and video game award nods from all areas of the industry.
In the Beginning
Mama started out as the virtual little cook with a big personality. Responsible for the entire genre, she appeals to people of all ages, thanks to her amazing wit and ability to teach the basics in just about any activity you can think of. Accompanied by her husband, two kids – Lchigo and Ringo – and her happy dog Max, Mama is in inspiration for anyone who wants to create an endearing character who has lasting qualities.
Award Winning Games
The original Cooking Mama game is the best selling Nintendo video game for DS of all time, with releases in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The entire collection of 15 separate games has sold over 13 million units worldwide, expanding to 3DS, Wii, iPhone and Facebook. The Mama series has won a total of 4 industry awards including a gold medal for the Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures installment of the series.
Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures Popularity
Camping Mama is one of the most popular of the series and features 38 different levels with 100 new and unique mini games. Help Mama and the family set up their family sized camping tent and earn points for time. This is no easy feat when using a family tent for Mama, pop the kids and Max.
Once the family tent is set up, hunt for wood in the forest to use for the campfire and cooking. The characters are awarded points for carrying the most wood back to the campsite and for getting a fire started. Then it is up to Mama to get that camp cooking stove up and running and ready to cook her family those world famous meals.
The game allows you to change settings from the forest to the mountains or seas. You can even camp in the day or night, sun and snow. There are rock climbing adventures, swinging on vines and even tree climbing. Through it all, Mama is trying to teach all she can about the basics of camping, such as how to read a compass or pack a backpack for a hiking adventure.
Camping Mama is full of surprises and extra ways to gain points with mini games. Shake trees and move rocks to find even more adventures hidden amongst the wildlife.
The video game world is always surprising. Who would have imagined that a small lady with a big heart and knack for cooking would be able to compete with the likes of Mario and Luigi? But she has, with incredible result. Check this series of games out if you are looking for a way to get other people in your life interested in playing video games.