This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a game that I really didn’t care for all that much. It’s Cooking Mama!
Gameplay: The gameplay is a series of Mini Games, and features heavily the usage of the touchscreen on the Nintendo DS. Honestly this was one of those games that were meant to utilize the gimmick of a system more than anything else, and while it sold pretty well, I still can never really be a fan of this game.
Art: The art is okay, it’s not amazing, but given it’s 2D nature it’s aged much better than most games of it’s time. Still it looks old and weary now a days.
Music: This was a portable game, which meant that I didn’t get to listen to the music of it. So I can’t remember anything of it. Sorry.
Overall: This is a game that is easily skippable. The only noteworthy thing I remember about this game was PETA protesting it by making a Flash game parodying it.
For those who like: Touchscreen Gimmicks, Mini Games.
Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.
This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a Mario sub-series that is fairly obscure. It’s Mario Golf!
Plot Synopsis: Wait you’re expecting a plot to a game about Golf? Seriously?
Gameplay: The gameplay is pretty boring, in fact this is a pretty lame game. The game was all about hitting the “sweet spot” by tapping the A button at the correct time while aiming towards the hole. If you could do that successfully and repeatedly, the game quickly devolved into a really boring repetition of that single “mini-game”. Now that isn’t to say this was a terrible game, by all accounts it was great for multiplayer, although I never did convince my friends to play the game with me, because “Golf is boring”, so I can’t confirm or deny that.
Art: The art is quite a bit like it came out of Mario 64, which shouldn’t be a surprise to be honest. That means it’s aged incredibly poorly, and the game looks like crap now a days.
Music: It’s Mario music, but toned down because you’re playing “Golf”.
Overall: Skip this game, it’s really, really not worth going out of your way to even bother playing it.
For those who like: Golf, Sports, Mario, Repetitive Minigames.