YMMV / Cooking Mama

  • Common Knowledge: It's not a first-party Nintendo series but is commonly mistaken for one.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Nightmare Fuel: Mama whenever you fail at a task. "Don't worry. Mama will fix it."
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: PETA protested this game. It helped boost the visibility of the series.
  • So Bad, It's Good:
    • Not the games, but DEFINITELY the voice acting. Cooking Mama's voice is a Japanese person trying to speak English while adding an Italian twang... it gets some crazy results. ("I'll help you" sounds more like "Ahl-hev-buh-you", "Wonderful" sounds more like "Vundaherbuhl", etc.)
    • Averted in the European Spanish dub of Cooking Mama 3, since they bothered to find a good voice actress who speaks Spanish well, and sounding cuter to boot.
    • Also averted in the UK, where she has an English accent.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: When Mama speaks in anything that isn't heavily accented English, this is how fans react.