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  • “ Cooking Mama Cook Off”
  • Cooking Mama: Gameplay
    • Cooking simulation
    • Players select a recipe
    • Recipe is broken down into mini challenges
      • Chopping/mincing
      • Cleaning seafood and vegetables
      • Stewing etc.
    • Players use the Wii remote to mimic real life cooking
  • Cooking Mama: Single Player
    • Single player cooking
      • Objectives:
        • Gain new recipes
        • Complete recipes perfectly to gain awards
          • Bronze: Ok Chef (several “good” rankings in mini challenges; some “Keep Trying”)
          • Silver: Good Chef (One or more “Good” rankings in mini challenges; Mainly “Very Good”)
          • Gold: Awesome Chef (All “Very Good” rankings in mini challenges)
      • Motivation
        • Medals show status
        • Faster time=Personal satisfaction
        • Unlocking all of the recipes
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  • Cooking Mama: Friends & Food of the World
    • Friends and Food of the World : (Single player vs. computer)
      • Objectives:
        • Beat the computer
          • Score based on Time & Accuracy
      • Motivation
        • Gain gifts from your friends
          • Gold Knives
          • Gold Pots & Pans
          • Picture Frames to decorate your kitchen
          • Clock to decorate your kitchen Etc.
        • Status
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  • Cooking Mama: Multi-Player
    • Player vs. Player
      • Two players using two Wii Remotes cook off
      • Objectives
        • Beat your opponent
        • Based upon time & accuracy
      • Motivation
        • Bragging rights
        • Better cook than other player
  • Cooking Mama: Pros
    • Innovation
      • The ONLY cooking game in the video game market that uses the Wii
    • Real life relevance
      • Cooking simulation that allows players to cook without apprehension of burning something physical or hurting yourself
      • Gives player the general concept of cooking
      • Allows players to focus on precision
    • Cute, Fun, & Simple Enough
    • Displays the many abilities of the Wii remote
    • Tapped in to female market
      • Game play interests females because it is centered around their behavior
      • “ Girls would rather play house”: They can now do that on the Wii
    “ The definition of a good game is: one that teaches everything it has to offer before the player stops playing.” (Koster, p. 46)
  • Cooking Mama: Success Grid
    • Accuracy
    • Time Challenge
    • Physical motion awareness
    Skill required in using the abilities: Choices result in failure. Skills required.
    • Cutting and preparing all of the ingredients
    • Mixing, Stirring, Rolling, Crimping, etc.
    • Baking, Frying, Sautéing, etc.
    A range of abilities required to solve the encounter: Different abilities revealed over time
    • Completing mini challenges
    • Ultimately finishing the recipe with a silver or gold medal
    A range of challenges: Game content that operates within the rules A solid core mechanic: A puzzle to solve. Typically with rules that apply.
    • The kitchen(cutting board, stove, counter, etc.).
    • Gifts won in Friends & Food of the World placed in kitchen space and can be viewed.
    A sense of space: The place the challenges take place
    • Player selects recipe
    • Practice mini games (steps of the recipe) before actual challenge
    Preparation: Player gets a chance to prepare for a given challenge Game Elements: Cooking Mama Koster’s Successful Game Elements (p.120)
  • Cooking Mama: Cons
    • Repetitive
      • Same mini challenges in each recipe
      • Few unique mini challenges
      • Recipes get boring after the player has unlocked all of them
    • Once player reaches the end, they stop playing
      • With the exception of multiplayer; can always be played
    • Players can only play if they are present in the same location
    “ Games need to encourage you to move on.” (Koster, p. 134)
  • Cooking Mama: Extended
    • Online Playing
      • Like “Xbox LIVE Marketplace”
      • Downloadable games (recipes for cooking mama)
        • Gaming on demand
        • iTunes like
      • Cook off with people around the world
      • Create a Cooking Community
        • Use of message boards, forums, wiki
        • Profile tracks overall cooking record
        • Ranks profile based upon record
    • More Recipes
      • Updated weekly
        • New, Limited Edition!
      • Downloadable
    • Improved Mini Challenges
      • Less repetitive
      • Variety of skills