Fans of the popular Cooking Mama franchise have a new installment to try on iOS and Android devices, with Game Informer reporting (via Digital Spy) that Cooking Mama Let’s Cook has come to mobile. Published by Office Create, the free-to-play game challenges players to prepare a variety of dishes by completing step-by-step recipes and mini-games.
In Cooking Mama Let’s Cook, players help Mama create dishes for Papa, starting with dishes including cheese omelettes and cupcakes. Players can practice the steps of each recipe before diving into the actual cooking experience, which breaks recipes down into timed events.
When preparing salisbury steak, for instance, players begin by peeling and chopping an onion, before moving onto sautéing the onion, grinding the meat and so on. Players earn up to three stars on each stage of a recipe, depending on their performance — burning the onions would make Mama unhappy and ruin the player’s chance for a perfect score on the dish.
While gamers begin with a few free recipes, additional recipe packs are available for in-app purchase. There are five packs available so far, each priced at $3.99. For additional gameplay, players can prepare their completed dishes on higher difficulty levels, or complete daily challenges relating to specific recipes steps, like cracking eggs or placing ingredients on skewers.