Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi
|Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi|
|Publisher(s)||Nintendo, Sharp Corporation|
Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi (しゃべる!DSお料理ナビ Shaberu! Dīesu Oryōri Nabi, literally "It Talks! DS Cooking Navigator") is a cooking simulator for the Nintendo DS. It was released on July 20, 2006 in Japan.
The software contains numerous Japanese recipes with step by step instructions, and the user can use the Nintendo DS's microphone for voice-recognition commands like turning pages. All the instructions are read out loud, while some instructions are video recordings showing how to do some tasks like chopping. It is possible to choose recipes based on a number of calories, the ingredients the user has and so forth. The simulator also keeps in memory what dishes the player has already made. It also features a timer, useful when on is cooking noodles and the like; however, some kitchen appliances already have built-in timers, like kitchen stoves and microwave ovens for example. As a bonus, the Game & Watch game, Chef, can also be played in this DS title.
Five sequels were developed and released by two companies. From Nintendo are Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000: DS Kondate Zenshuu (健康応援レシピ1000 DS献立全集 lit. "Health Boost Recipe 1000: DS Complete Menu") and for the first time released worldwide, Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat? in Europe, Personal Trainer: Cooking in North America and in Japan as Sekai no Gohan Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi (世界のごはん しゃべる！DSお料理ナビ). Cook's Illustrated magazine helped Nintendo to write a 2010 North American sequel, America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking., based on the PBS program, America's Test Kitchen. From Koei are Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi: Marugoto Teikoku Hotel (しゃべる!DSお料理ナビ まるごと帝国ホテル It Talks! DS Cooking Navigator: The Marugoto Empire Hotel) and Kantan! Tanoshii! Okashi Navi DS (かんたん!たのしい!お菓子ナビDS Simple! Fun! Pastry Navigator DS).
A musical remix based on this Nintendo DS title was used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where it was heard in the Kirby Final Smash update on the official website. This was only heard on the Japanese version of the official website; however, the song was added to all versions of Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the songs for the PictoChat stage.
- "2006 Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment Division Excellence Prize Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi". Japan Media Arts Plaza. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
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