A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to preview a new ds game called “Camping Mama”. We had so much fun with it the day it came I had a hard time putting it down!
Even though the game is intended for kids ages 10 and up (because reading and story are involved) my 4 year old enjoyed playing it!
The game has different objects and things to do or get- and throughout each level there are mini games you play. I still don’t think I’ve seen all the mini games there are so many different ones! They are all a lot of fun too.
Camping Mama was available for purchase as of Sept 13th for $29.99
Here is some more information directly from the company about the game:
Set off on an island camping adventure with Mama, Papa and their two children in Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures! Navigate the wilderness, live off the land and master your survival skills to thrive in the great outdoors. From adventurous activities like rock climbing and spelunking to necessities like foraging for food and cooking your meal, you’ll explore the island and interact with the wildlife as you create lasting memories with Mama and her family.
• Based on the best-selling Cooking Mama franchise that has sold more than 8 and a half million units in North America alone! Mama now has 8 skus on the shelf and has expanded across platforms from DS to Wii, iPhone and Facebook since the series’ first 2006 introduction.
• Explore the camp site and island as you play a mix of stylus-based cooking, crafting, treasure hunting, and action mini-games in the signature Mama format.
• Play through 38 levels with 100 brand new mini games as Mama’s son or daughter with either Mama or Papa on hand to provide guidance.
• Participate in activities including rock climbing, swinging on jungle vines, spelunking, rowing a boat, tree climbing, and more.
• Use items in mini-games to survive in the woods – craft a fishing pole to fish, sharpen knives and axes with stones you’ve collected, make a fire to cook shellfish you’ve caught, cook the eggs collected from captured chickens, set up your tent to sleep in, construct a net to catch butterflies, and much more!
• Experience nature in a variety of settings, such as the Forest, Mountains, and Seas in day, night, snow, and more!
• Find treasure that you can use in further adventures, or even to decorate your camp.
• Earn the highest achievement level by creating the rarest and strongest tools –
• Collect insects, fish, treasure, and more, then survey your collection in your scrap book. Aim to find everything!
• Shake trees and move rocks to access hard to reach areas that could be filled with treasure or more activities.
• Perfect mini-games you’ve unlocked in Challenge Mode
Be sure to check them out at: www.cookingmamaUS.com
Just when we thought we couldn’t get any more impressed by this game and company- low and behold they surprise us with a package in the mail full of some promotional products for the game! Our box included: a backpack, the official ds game, flashlight, binoculars, lady bug camping spork, smores kit, first aid kit,and canteen!
If you have young kids with DS game units I highly recommend this game- it’s fun, educational, and not one they’ll finish and do everything there is to do with the game quickly. It’s defiantly a value for the amount of entertainment it provides!