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|Developer(s)||Cooking Mama Limited|
Babysitting Mama, known in Japan as Babysitter Mama (ベビーシッターママ Bebīshittā Mama) is a babysitting simulation-styled minigame compilation video game for the Wii console. It is the third spin-off from the Cooking Mama series; the first two were Gardening Mama and Crafting Mama. It includes a stuffed toy human baby to play with and the player slips its Wii Remote inside. It includes 50 different baby mini games and activities, like playing, washing, etc.
The player must complete activities based in the baby book of the chosen baby. All the names of the babies follows:
- Yuto - the starter baby of the game and the image of the doll.
- Emma - she is the fussiest baby of them all.
- Daniel - a blond-yellow haired boy.
- Lucy - the baby with black hair and an orange top.
- William - a dark skinned boy.
- Koyuki - the last baby who is Japanese.
All babies have a baby book with 6 pages to unlock. There are 36 pages throughout the game. There are other ways to play. If you finish the whole game, you can look at the photos of the babies with what they have done. If you don't want to play by pages then you can choose the mini games you want to play, but can only be unlocked by finishing the baby books. The player can choose their choice of baby. All activities must be unlocked throughout the game.
Each activities you do after finishing you receive a medal for how well you did: Gold is awarded for finishing the game without messing up or before the time ends. Silver is awarded after those who fail to finish before time runs out but did most or messed up a bit. Bronze is awarded to those who failed the whole game, barely did anything or messed up too much. At the end is the final results, if you got all gold medals, you may get a 100-point score with another gold medal. If you made some silver/most gold you get a silver medal. If you get bronze with silvers a bit of gold. you end up with bronze bad score. If you get so much bronze you may not get a medal at all.
As Mama always says, "Never shake the baby". If doing so, a message appears on the screen saying, "No no no, please don't shake the baby". This won't affect medals but will freeze the game. All babies are unlocked after completing a baby book or finishing at least 4 pages. All mini-games are unlocked in the main game. Also, all activities in the mini-games don't require the baby but the nunchuk mainly. When caring for the baby, either by putting to sleep to make them happy or stop them crying, there may be an interruption where a task must be done in a time limit. It doesn't affect medals but then it returns to the baby.
To play one part of a baby book page but not all, you can choose practice, it won't keep score but gives you a chance to practice a baby activity.
In Japan, Famitsu gave the game a score of three eights and a seven, for a total of 31 out of 40. Elsewhere, though, the game got an "unfavorable" review from IGN according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.
- "Babysitting Mama for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Brian (November 24, 2010). "Complete Famitsu review scores". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Tanner, Nicole (November 11, 2010). "Babysitting Mama Review". IGN. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Healy, Christopher (2010). "Babysitting Mama". Common Sense Media. Retrieved February 10, 2016.