If you have been hanging out with us for a while you will know that my four kids love a online game and that screen time is a battle in this house so when we were offered to do a Yum Yum Cookstar Review the kids were actually jumping for joy… They have now been playing Yum Yum Cookstar on the Nintendo switch and the verdict is in. This is one you don’t want to miss this Christmas so read on to find out all about the game in our Yum Yum Cookstar Review.
Yum Yum Cookstar Format
There are so many different takes on the cooking show these days and I have to say I love them. A good old binge watch of Masterchef Australia and I am a seriously happy camper. So the premise of this game definitely appealed to me as it is the gaming industry’s take on the cooking show phenomenon.
The game is all about joining Chef Yum Yum in her kitchen to make recipes which she then presents to the judges in the cooking competition
You start off with a tutorial for making Rainbow Waffles and you are given the chance to practice and perfect your dish before you have to present it to the judges. Then it is the nerve wracking wait for their verdict…
Completing these mini games and challenges and having the results judged is the basic premise of Yum Yum Cookstar and it is really fun, but you do have to complete the training elements and get to certain standards before you unlock more recipes etc… This did deter my 7 year olds though who just find the process of cooking for the judges and getting the scores super fun.
Yum Yum Cookstar Judges
The judges all have their own character just like on the TV shows and so of course there is a kind judge and the hard nosed one: Basil Wellington who is a restaurant critic. The dialogue for the game was actually written by National Lampoon and so it is funny and well written meaning as an adult you can have a good time with the game as well.
How easy is Yum Yum Cookstar to play?
Well the first thing to say here is that my 7 year old daughters were able to pick this up out of the box and just play. They didn’t any help from me as the training and practice element of the game really does teach the player how to use it.
There are different levels of play that you can use as you get better at creating the recipes. So far we have stayed in relaxed mode mainly where you can learn and play without the pressure of a timer, but you can challenge yourself and work up to Cookstar level.
Let’s finish our Yum Yum Cookstar review by saying that it is a hit in our house. The girls really enjoy playing and the animation is lively and colourful. It is quite traditionally ‘girly’ colours which I must say has turned off my boys to the game. They took one look at the cover and decided it was for their sisters which is a shame as I think they would like it too. Society has a lot to answer for! I keep saying that it isn’t just for girls, but….
Overall we would recommend this game as a great one for younger kids through to adult. Younger kids can play without a parent fearing violence or anything and they can have a go and be able to do the game really easily, but for older kids, teens and adults there is more challenging play to keep you engaged.