Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi

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Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi
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Developer(s) indieszero
Publisher(s) Nintendo, Sharp Corporation
Composer(s) Toshiyuki Sudo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release
  • JP: July 20, 2006
Genre(s) Edutainment
Mode(s) Single player

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.

Brief information[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi received an Excellence Prize for Entertainment at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival.[1]

Sequels and Spinoffs[edit]

Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi gave birth to five sequels, with development split between Nintendo and Koei. Nintendo itself issued a Japan only sequel 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 the North America-only 2010 release America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking, based on the PBS program, America's Test Kitchen after Cook's Illustrated magazine helped the publisher to write the game.[2]

Koei's releases are both Japan only, with the company releasing 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).

Legacy[edit]

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. This was only heard on the Japanese version of the official website;[3] however, the song was added to all versions of Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the songs for the PictoChat stage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment Division Excellence Prize Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi". Japan Media Arts Plaza. Archived from the original on 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking Nintendo of America, Inc.
  3. ^ Sakurai, Masahiro (2007-10-09). "カービィ:最後の切りふだ". スマブラ拳!!. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 

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