Just in time for Thanksgiving and the release of the latest installment in Majesco’s popular video game series Cooking Mama, PETA has launched a parody of the game called Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, the Unauthorized PETA Edition.
If you’re wondering why we’re picking on poor Mama, it’s probably because you’ve never played the original games. They are so heavy on dishes made from dead animals that the only things missing are the blood and the slaughterhouse. So in the name of accuracy and honesty, PETA decided to introduce a little horror into Mama’s kitchen!
In the original Nintendo Wii and DS versions, players score points for assembling a meal (yup, it’s that simple). That also applies in PETA’s parody, but with this Thanksgiving dinner, players also must go through the motions of plucking the turkey’s feathers, pulling out the bird’s intestines, and cutting off the animal’s head (we like to paint the full picture of what goes into a “meal”). We also added this really disgusting mini-game—no, seriously, this should really gross you out—where you have to stick food up a turkey’s butt. It’s amazing the things we can come up with!
And all the while, a demonic, cleaver-wielding Mama takes delight in the agony. But the good news is that if you beat the game you might be able to give Mama a change of heart and replace her bloodlust with a craving for tofu-turkey. Give it a shot if you think you have what it takes!
In addition to entertaining and educating (some people like to say “edutaining,” but I just think that’s lame) with the new Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals game, we’re also encouraging players to contact Majesco to ask for a Cooking Mama game with all vegetarian recipes. We’ve already got the good news that Mama’s next outing after Cooking Mama: World Kitchen will be a gardening game titled Gardening Mama (how did they come up with that title?!), but we want Mama to take her newly found love of veggies back to the kitchen too. While Mama kills animals, PETA saves animals.
Oh, and I think I forgot to mention that this game is the best thing ever. So play it now, or else ….
Written by Joel Bartlett