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Cooking Mama’s return whips up a fresh batch of memes

A trailer for Cooking Mama: Cookstar leaked Tuesday.


Brooke Sjoberg

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

A trailer for Cooking Mama: Cookstar leaked Tuesday, exciting many fans about the game’s release.

Cooking Mama: Cookstar will be coming to Nintendo Switch, along with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in March.

The original Cooking Mama, a cooking simulation game, was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS handheld console. For adults who grew up playing the game, the release’s nostalgia factor has already whipped up a slew of memes.

“Cooking Mama made a gay sandwich what a time to be alive,” Twitter user @PrinceofXianLe wrote of a rainbow-colored sandwich featured in the trailer.

Twitter user @brianNpikachu shared a meme of a scared cook who almost burns down a house while cooking french fries.

“Me playing the new cooking mama: cookstar,” they wrote.

Another shared a Master Chef Junior clip of a young chef being disheartened by the sight of her edible sculpture collapsing.

“12 year old me playing cooking mama only to see mama’s eyes turn into fire and getting the ‘try harder’ results,” Twitter user @thatsonperiodl wrote.

The game will include improved graphics and more than 90 new recipes, according to the trailer’s description. A vegetarian category has also been added, and the game will now support up to two players. Instagram-worthy recipes, such as “unicorn food,” have also been added.

According to Polygon, the trailer was initially leaked to Nedgame, a Dutch online gaming store. After the trailer was pulled, it was reuploaded by several YouTube channels.


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*First Published: Feb 18, 2020, 8:18 pm CST