In a recent chat with devs, I learned that Cooking Mama Cookstar is still being updated and polished.
Since the last time I covered it, Cooking Mama Cookstar has gone through many changes and updates, making it a game worthy of the Nintendo Switch. In the beginning, many didn’t think it was likely that this game would live up to the reputation of its predecessors.
After an in-depth chat with the developers, iI learned that the initial patches would be just the beginning of the changes coming to Cooking Mama Cookstar. A few patches were then released to fix some of the issues, and I have no doubt that there will be more fine tuning to come.
I’d say that this is most wonderful news indeed, seeing as how there wasn’t supposed to be another Cooking Mama game…ever. In its current state, I can personally say that Cooking Mama Cookstar is definitely worth the time and attention of all fans of the Cooking Mama franchise.
This title is super cute and addicting, just like any cooking game should be. It is very exciting to see that the game is still more than the negative press it has received (mostly false accusations and bandwagon negativity), and that it continues to improve and grow.
While the game is currently not available through the Nintendo eShop, you can still find it on Amazon, and I was personally able to secure a few hardcopies for fans of both Cooking Mama and myPotatogames.
How to enter!
I have four copies to share with my friends (one lucky winner will also receive a Cooking Mama plushie with their copy), and all you have to do is comment on this post that you would like to enter, and share to FaceBook or Retweet on Twitter. I will take it from there. Winners will be announced one week from today, on January 29th, 2021.
If you would like to just skip the giveaway and secure a copy for yourself now, visit the official website for the game. There you will find more information about Cookstar, as well as directions to where you may purchase a copy (available in limited supply, hopefully more coming soon).
Good luck to all who participate, and I hope you enjoy Cooking Mama Cookstar as much as I have.
The latest addition to the Cooking Mama series is now available on Nintendo Switch.
The time has finally come to secure your very own copy of the latest installment in the Cooking Mama franchise, Cooking Mama Cookstar. This new game is their awesomest and funniest video game adventure ever. I absolutely can’t wait to try it for myself!
Cooking Mama CookStar is a brand new Cooking Mama experience designed specifically for Nintendo’s latest console. CookStar offers over 90 incredible new recipes for players to master. The menu ranges from classic Japanese recipes to the most delicious home cooking and the culinary soul comforts of today.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is bound to be the top of every Nintendo Switch owner’s game wishlist this month. However, here are four other great games that are also coming to the console this month.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the 2005 matched pair of Pokémon games Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team. The remake will release on Nintendo Switch on March 6th, and will be available to purchase as both a digital or physical copy for USD$59.99.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, you will wake up in a village as a Pokémon including the likes of Pikachi, Eevee, and Charmander. Whilst getting to explore a magnificent reimagined world, your objective is to solve a strange predicament and build a rescue team to find and rescue lost Pokémon from a variety of dangerous dungeons. The game can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop for USD$59.99 or purchased as a physical copy.
Begin the game by taking a personality test to determine which of 16 Pokémon you will become.
Try out the first few levels of the game in the free demo version. If you want to continue playing, you can carryn over your save data to the full version of the game.
Experience living as a Pokémon in a bustling village and interact with other NPC’s living there.
Solve the mystery of your strange predicament by befriending others and taking on a variety of missions to find and rescue lost Pokémon from dungeons.
Build a rescue team who are up to the challenge of saving the world from a variety of natural disasters.
When not rescuing lost Pokémon from perilous dungeons, return to Pokémon Square to prepare for your next challenge.
Half Past Fate
Half Past Fate is an upcoming 3D Pixel-art-stylised rom-com adventure game developed by Serenity Forge and set to be published by Way Down Deep. The game is set to release on March 12th 2020 on a variety of platforms.
In the game, you follow the lives of 6 different individuals who find each other in unusual ways. Half Past Fate is described as a time-jumping saga, from eight days to eight years, that will change how you feel about fate forever. The game will release on a variety of platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and of course, Nintendo Switch, where it can be downloaded for USD$19.99.
A heartwarming and relatable present day narrative.
Jump through time and discover how six ordinary people find each other in extraordinary ways over eight years.
Immerse yourself in a beautiful 3D Pixel-art-stylised world.
Change a flat tire, eat some spicy ramen, and learn the difference between green and black tea.
Most importantly, enjoy relatable stories about life and love, and how fate can bring people together.
A Street Cat’s Tale
A Street Cat’s Tale is an emotional pixel-art-stylised adventure game about the survival of a stray kitten. The game is both developed and published by feemodev, and was first released on PC and Mobile last year in 2019. The game will be published and available to download on the Nintendo Switch eShop by CFK for USD$7.99 on March 12th 2020.
A Street Cat’s tale is a game where you play as an orphaned kitten. The aim of the game is to survive thirteen days as a kitten on the streets alone, after the tragic death of your mother. In the game, you will have to find your own food (which can be healthy or unhealthy and affect your health) and forge relationships with other animals and humans. But beware, not all of the NPC’s you encounter will be nice. Will the poor little kitten survive? And will it end up continuing to roam the streets, or find a loving home?
Roam the streets as a stray kitten and obtain food in order to avoid starvation and survive.
The game features a variety of NPC’s each with their own personalities.
Like in real life, some NPC’s dislike strays and will get angry if you attempt to interact with them.
However, some people will like you and may give you something to eat.
If you get close enough to certain NPC’s, they may tell you details about themselves.
There are 11 different endings in this emotive narrative-driven adventure game.
Cooking Mama: Cookstar
Cooking Mama: Cookstar is the sixth mainline game of the cookery simulation-styled Cooking Mama series. Whilst a specific release date has not been announced, the game is set to release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 at some point in March 2020.
Cooking Mama: Cookstar is the first ever HD Cooking Mama game. It is also the first Cooking Mama game to release on a platform besides Nintendo or mobile. The game has been praised by PETA for featuring a vegetarian mode. screenshots of the game were first leaked back in August of 2019.
Live out your culinary dreams and become a virtual Cookstar with Mama as your mascot.
Collect and master over 90 brand new recipes.
Re-create a variety of dishes from previous games in the series.
Choose between traditional and vegetarian options for the first time ever.
Play by yourself or with a friend in the game’s multiplayer mode.
Take photos of your dishes and apply filters and stickers.
Share pics of your creations with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
Cooking Mama was one of the most beloved franchises ever made. With an unprecendeted amount of charm, cute gameplay and adorable graphics fans were extremely sad when the Cooking Mama franchise was put to rest… until now – Cooking Mama is back!
It was last year August when I first heard about a new Cooking Mama and rumors have been spreading and going around ever since. Today a first gameplay trailer has been revealed for Cooking Mama Cookstar and it is coming to Nintendo Switch!
About Cooking Mama Cookstar
Cooking Mama is back with their awesomest and funniest video game adventure ever. Cooking Mama CookStar is a brand new Cooking Mama experience designed specifically for console.
Cooking Mama CookStar offers over 90 incredible new recipes for players to master. The menu ranges from classic Japanese recipes to the most delicious home cooking and the culinary soul comforts of today.
Cooking Mama Cookstar Vegetarian Mode
Cooking Mama offers something for every taste. Not a carnivore? No problem! For the first time, Cooking Mama offers both traditional and vegetarian recipes: Burritos, Bibimbap, Bubble Tea, Baked Alaska, Poke Bowls, and much more.
Explore the diverse menu to find out what suits your taste. Don’t think you have what it takes to become a master chef? Don’t worry, Mama will take care of it! Just follow Mama’s instructions to create delicious and decadent treats that you can share with your friends.
Chop, mince, cut, and dice! With Mama’s help, you can become the greatest cook in the world.
Cooking Mama Cookstar Release Date
According to the recently released reveal trailer Cooking Mama Cookstar Release Date will be sometime in March 2020 for $39.99!
With the recent news of Cooking Mama coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 I have gotten so hungry for more cooking games. I am so delighted to see that yet another game can fill my cavity for more sweet food on Nintendo Switch. WAKU WAKU Sweets aims to please fans of cooking games with many recipes and unique motion controls to prepare baking goods in a realistic way. Now WAKU WAKU Sweets gets a physical release on Nintendo Switch.
About WAKU WAKU Sweets
WAKU WAKU Sweets is a cooking game where you will need to master the expertise of pastry making. You can roll, mix, bake and create more than 100 recipes. Each recipe features unique baking goods special to countries from all over the world. Want to make some French Eclair? No problem! Some Belgium waffles? Yum, yum go for it!
Thanks to the amazing abilities of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, players can look forward to using all sorts of motion controls to bring the recipes to life and bake up some delicious pastries. Aksys Games says that “players can sharpen their skills using realistic motions that have been designed t mimic real-life recipes, like sifting, pouring,baking and frosting.”
The 3DS is dead! We keep hearing this. Is it true? Well…sort of. It’s certain that new 3DS games are very thin on the ground these days. But even if the amount of NEW games coming to 3DS is scanty, the existing library is already ENORMOUS! And very high-quality, too. Just check out this list of adorable games you can try for FREE right this minute and see if you don’t agree! We highly recommend grabbing your 3DS and snatching these demos off the e-shop if you have not done so already.
Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
Extra Epic Yarn is just the newest in the Kirby series. Including the Virtual Console games, there are 14 Kirby games to play on 3DS. As for demos, 3DS also has them for Kirby: Battle Royale and Kirby: Planet Robobot. This is a Nintendo first-party series, so we doubt we need to tell you what it’s about. This is action-adventure gaming in that adorable way that is so classically Nintendo!
Monster Hunter Stories
Ever been interested in Monster Hunter, but thought it wasn’t really very, well…cute? Well Monster Hunter Stories is the answer to your problem! This cute spin-off from the main series is just what fans of happy, wholesome gaming would want. Collect monster eggs and hatch yourself some monster buddies, each with unique skills. You can even do some gene-mixing to create monsters with the best abilities. You’re going to need a good team to get through this game’s big world and the many side quests that branch off from the main story.
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!
Cooking Mama is the mother of all cooking games. (Sorry, we had to say it!) And you can try Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! for free any time you want, and see why games that came after it (like Waku Waku Sweets) have modelled themselves after this cute series. And if cooking is just not your thing, have a look at Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends instead! It’s every bit as cute. Possibly even cuter if you’re more about cute critters and pretty flowers than strawberry-topped cupcakes. (Do we really HAVE to choose? Oh wait…NO, WE DON’T. Both of these games have demos!)
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward
The 3DS has demos for both Style Savvy: Styling Star and Style Savvy: Fashion Forward. In our review of Style Savvy: Styling Star we show that it is a pretty good game itself! But if we compare the two, we give Fashion Forward the edge on it. You won’t just be dealing with designing clothing and dressing customers in these games. Giving someone a new style involves hair and make-up, too!
Even if you can’t draw, Art Academy instructional games help you produce surprisingly good work! If you love how cute Disney characters are and wish you could draw them yourself, Disney Art Academy is definitely the game for you.
Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder
Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder is a very unique game. We’ve never played another quite like it. In it you are a tiny robot who is helping to make the opening of a new museum a success. You won’t just be cleaning up little messes and finding stamps, you will be collecting relics of the past. You buy pieces of film with silhouettes cut into them, and then search history (our real world!) for an object that matches it. Take a picture with your 3DS camera to match that silhouette as precisely as possible and Chibi-Robo can transport the object and put it on display in the museum!
This game is so unspeakably cute that it makes our teeth ache! It must just be that sweet. But we love it…oh my, yes. Ever Oasis is about defending the desert’s last oasis. You must turn this poor little puddle into a safe haven to house all of the creatures who have been unhomed by the malicious and fast-spreading Chaos. Explore and conquer dungeons and rescue other survivors and escapees. If you can entice them, they will move into your oasis and open their own shops or provide services such as farming for you or heading out into the desert to gather resources. Put those with the right skills into your party and no barrier will keep you back. Build your little oasis into a thriving bastion of health and happiness!
Ever since I first discovered publisher Planet Digital’s article on their new acquisition of Cooking Mama, with a upcoming Switch game titled Cooking Mama: Coming Home to Mama and found that the Australian Classification filed for the rating of Cooking Mama: Cookstar by publisher Planet Entertainment and developer First Playable Productions, there has been some confusion with other news outlets scrambling for more information.
I have been in contact with the CEO of Planet Entertainment, Steve Grossman, and have received confirmation that Cooking Mama is coming to both PS4 and the Nintendo Switch in 2019 and that they will be publishing a press release in two weeks from now with new footage and a trailer. Hopefully this will clear everything up. Unfortunately, the European Amazon site has leaked some screenshots and information about the game as it is listed right here for pre-order. Although the information within the listings has since been removed, see below for the details and gameplay features from Google’s German-English translation I was able to get.
About Cooking Mama: Cookstar
Cooking Mama is back with their awesomest and funniest video game adventure ever. Cooking Mama: CookStar is a brand new Cooking Mama experience designed specifically for console. Cooking Mama: CookStar offers over 90 incredible new recipes for players to master. The menu ranges from classic Japanese recipes to the most delicious home cooking and the culinary soul comforts of today.
Cooking Mama offers something for every taste. Not a carnivore? No problem! For the first time, Cooking Mama offers both traditional and vegetarian recipes: Burritos, Bibimbap, Bubble Tea, Baked Alaska, Poke Bowls, and much more. Explore the diverse menu to find out what suits your taste. Don’t think you have what it takes to become a master chef? Don’t worry, Mama will take care of it! Just follow Mama’s instructions to create delicious and decadent treats that you can share with your friends. Chop, mince, cut, and dice! With Mama’s help, you can become the greatest cook in the world.
Brand new Cooking Mama game designed specifically for console.
Completely new Vegetarian mode.
A total of 90 recipes in traditional and vegetarian mode.
Classic and fun new recipes like unicorn food.
Mix of traditional and motion control.
Multiplayer and co-op party games.
Up to two players.
Challenge Mode for experienced chefs.
Share your great creations with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
I’ll continue to keep in touch with our contact and post when I have more information and when the official announcement is made!
Our monthly recap is here! These are all of the cute, family-friendly games we’ve been covering which have release dates in October 2019. If you’re looking for a new game to play, look no further! Which of these games are you the most excited for?
TokoToko – October 3
TokoToko is an augmented reality game developed by indie studio Kalank and coming to iOS devices October 3rd, 2019. Help your adorable cat artist apprentice named Hako to save her friends, the Tokotokos, by drawing real-life pictures that will come alive in-game.
Concrete Genie – October 8
Help Ash bring life back to his dark, poisoned town with each stroke of his paintbrush, and help him take care of some toxic bullies at the same time when Concrete Genie releases on PS4 on October 8th, 2019.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – October 8
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, is releasing on October 8th, 2019 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! Pre-order starting now and get 4 Tonics included in your digital or physical copies! Stop Capital B from enslaving an entire kingdom of bees with the help of Queen Phoebee and her Royal Beetallion.
Doraemon: Story of Seasons – October 11
Doraemon Story of Seasons is a crossover game that combines the best out the beloved farming sim Story of Seasons and the more adventure-driven Doraemon. Bandai Namco announced that Doraemon Story of Seasons will finally release in the west on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC on October 11th, 2019!
Potion Paws – Mid-October 2019
Potions Paws is created by the developers of Garden Paws; Bitten Toast Games. It’s a shorter standalone game with a spooky theme that includes potion-crafting and dungeon-crawling. Potion Paws will be releasing on Steam sometime around Mid-October after its Kickstarter campaign.
Little Town Hero – October 17
We finally got the official title for Town; Little Town Hero! This strategic RPG is created by none other than GAME FREAK, the geniuses behind the classic Pokemon games. Little Town Hero will be releasing digitally on the Nintendo Switch on October 17th, 2019
A Hat in Time – October 18
This A Hat in Time is a very cute 3D adventure platformer featuring a little girl in a big top hat, known simply as “Hat Kid”. Nintendo confirmed that there will now be a Nintendo Switch physical release on October 18, 2019, with a new co-op mode!
Megaquarium – October 18
Megaquarium is a tycoon-style simulation game where you build and manage your very own public aquarium. The game is already available on Steam here, and will now be releasing digitally on October 18th, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
Destiny Connect – October 22
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers is a beautiful game about a town called Clocknee, and a little girl named Sherry who is trying to save it. The release date for Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers is October 22nd, 2019, and will be available on Switch and PS4.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz – October 29
The last Super Monkey Ball title for console is being remade, and is titled Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. It will feature many improvements over the original, including new levels and some amped up graphics. You will once again have to help Aiai recover the scattered pieces of the Golden Banana Bunch. The game will be releasing for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and later for PC on October 29th, 2019.
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, a spin-off of the Harvest Moon series by Natsume, is essentially a fast-paced multiplayer and color-matching puzzle game. It has recently been announced that the game will be releasing on October 29th, 2019 for the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. For more details about Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, go to our article here.
Pine is an open-world action adventure game set in a simulated world in which humans never reached the top of the food chain. The developers of Pine, Twirlbound, have confirmed that the game will be releasing on Steam and the Nintendo eShop sometime in October 2019. Edit: October 10th, 2019 has been officially confirmed.
Cooking Mama: Cookstar – ‘October 2019’
Cooking Mama: Cookstar is coming to both PS4 and the Nintendo Switch in late October 2019 and will include a new Vegetarian Mode along with over 90 incredible new recipes for players to master. The menu ranges from classic Japanese recipes to the most delicious home cooking and the culinary soul comforts of today.
Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands – ‘October 2019’
Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands has a release date of October 2019. This open-world adventure and simulation game with pirates and treasure is developed by Lemonbomb Entertainment and published by rokapublish and Merge Games and will be available for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4. Edit: October 17th, 2019 has been officially confirmed.
Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure – ‘October 2019’
Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure is a 3D action adventure game that takes place in a prehistoric environment, obviously. The primary focus is avoiding all obstacles that one might encounter in said environment, such as blasting geysers and flowing lava. The game releases in October 2019, and will be available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Sims 4 ‘Realm of Magic’ expansion pack – October 15
The divine arts are at your Sims’ fingertips. Use your penchant for sorcery to bring peace or mayhem to the neighborhood. The Realm of Magic game pack will be available on consoles starting October 15th, 2019! (PS4 and Xbox One).