Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen

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Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen
Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen
Cover art
Developer(s) Ajinomoto
Publisher(s) Ajinomoto
Platform(s) Super Famicom[1]
Genre(s) Simulation (kitchen simulator)
Mode(s) Single-player only

Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen (もと子ちゃんのワンダーキッチン, "Little Motoko's Wonder Kitchen")[2] or Motokochan in Wonder Kitchen is a 1993 Super Famicom point-and-click video game that features minigames related to cooking. The game was a promotional item with a production run of 10,000 units which were used for a lottery contest. Consumers who mailed in two proof of purchase seals from Ajinomoto mayonnaise received a copy of the game and were entered into the contest, which was run over five months with 2,000 prizes given away monthly.[3]


Name brand products from Japanese supermarkets are used as an advertising gimmick from the company Ajinomoto. A young girl named Motoko takes children through a fantasy world and provides educational and informative content about the history of mayonnaise and other things that are related to food history.[4] Games include reversi against a witch and finding seven dwarves that turn into sausages. The gameplay is somewhat similar to the more widely known Nintendo DS title Cooking Mama, which was released more than a decade later in 2006.

The game supports the Super Famicom Mouse.[3]


Kitchen preparation screen where players learn to make their own meals using the various ingredients provided.


  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Tuna
  • Mushrooms


  • Spoon
  • Chef's Knife
  • Chopsticks
  • Cooking Pot
  • Drainer
  • Oven
  • Microwave


  1. ^ a b "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Japanese-English translation of title". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b "International News". Electronic Gaming Monthly (51). EGM Media, LLC. October 1993. p. 78. 
  4. ^ "Summary of game". Encyclopedia Obscura. Retrieved 2008-04-29.