Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures Video Game Review


Based on the best-selling Cooking Mama franchise that has sold more than 8 and a half million units in North America alone, Camping Mama sets players off on an island camping adventure with Mama, Papa and their two children…navigate the wilderness, live off the land and master your survival skills to thrive in the great outdoors.

My son has just developed an interest in video games in the past year, therefore our knowledge base is somewhat small.  I had never heard of Cooking Mama before, so I asked our house video game guru, better known as my husband, about the game.  He had of course heard of Cooking Mama although he has never played the game himself.  With a little background information about Cooking Mama my eldest son and I took a look at Camping Mama.  Just like Cooking Mama, Camping Mama allows you to gain skills which allow you to experience more within the game, in this case camping.

Here is a break down of the key points

My son was eager to try this game.  I didn’t know if he would enjoy it as we have a number of games (my husband’s) that he has tried and did not find appealing.  He tends to stick to the classic game of Super Mario Brothers.  The first thing a player needs to do when starting Camping Mama is explore.  By simply looking around the camping area the character, either Mama’s son or daughter, can unlock more areas and develop more skills.  Here is my son attempting to gain more skills.  He did not change the character to a boy.  I’m not sure that he is even aware of that aspect of the game.  He became so focused on exploring and acquiring skills.

In my son’s words, “Camping Mama is AWESOME”.  There it is folks.  I should end my review now:)

But let me say a few more things!  I like the fact that this game is very G rated.  Actually the official video game rating is E, which means it is acceptable for everyone.  No shooting, no violence, no racing.  This game is not a testosterone fueled experience like some games can be.

The game is also appealing to both boys and girls.  This isn’t such a concern in our family, as I have all boys, but for other families that have BOTH boys and girls this game would be a good investment.

My son can also grow into this game.  He is not capable of completing all the camping tasks currently, but as he grows he will be able to learn and understand the game on a deeper level.  Again, another way to get a little bang for your buck.  Select a video game for your child that will allow them to have fun, but also provides the opportunity to grow with their age.  Why spend money on a game that will only appeal to them for a couple of months?

I predict that  my son will be playing Camping Mama again at his next opportunity and this Mama approves!

Here are some images from the game.  As you can see the game is very colorful and easy to navigate.

Camping Mama Outdoor Adventures Game is available for purchase for $29.99 from Amazon.



I receive the above mentioned game for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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