The Adventures of Cookie & Cream

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Adventures of Cookie & Cream
Cookiecreamps2.PNG
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)FromSoftware
Publisher(s)
Producer(s)Atsushi Taniguchi
Designer(s)Naotoshi Zin
Hiroyuki Kani
Tetsuya Taniyama
Kazutaka Miura
Writer(s)Jun Kamino
Composer(s)Kota Hoshino
Ikuya Ichinohe
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • JP: December 7, 2000
  • NA: April 30, 2001
  • EU: May 4, 2001
Nintendo DS
  • JP: June 28, 2007
  • NA: July 2, 2007
  • EU: October 5, 2007
  • AU: October 18, 2007
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer

The Adventures of Cookie & Cream, known as Kuri Kuri Mix[a] in Japan and Europe, is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 2 released in 2000. In 2007, it was ported to the Nintendo DS as Cookie & Cream.[b]

Story[edit]

Cookie (known as Chestnut in the European and Japanese versions) and Cream are two bunnies who are on their way home on the eve of their clan's 'Moon Festival'. However, during the journey home, they meet a messenger who tells them that the moon is gone and that if no one finds it there will never be another festival. After each of them is given a crown as a symbol of courage by the mysterious messenger, they go on a journey to get the moon back.

Gameplay[edit]

Players can choose from two different modes: versus and story. In story mode (one or two players), players must guide Cookie and Cream to the goal before the time runs out. In one-player story mode the player controls both Cookie and Cream at the same time; in two-player mode each player controls one character. On the PS2 version, the two players can either use separate controllers, or they can both use the same controller, with one player holding the left side and the other the right side. Throughout the game, Cookie has to navigate through many obstacles. Most obstacles require Cookie or Cream to perform a specific action so the other is able to advance past the obstacles. Players can collect silver watches which add 20 seconds of time and gold watches which add 50 seconds of time as they play through the levels. Throughout the story mode players can collect puzzle pieces to unlock more characters in versus mode. In versus mode 2 to 4 players compete to collect as many points as possible before reaching the goal. Versus mode on the PS2 version also offers Multitap Support to allow the use of up to 4 controllers simultaneously.

Nintendo DS release[edit]

In 2007, the game was ported to the Nintendo DS as Cookie & Cream.[1]

The Nintendo DS version is reworked to account for the system's functions. Instead of both players doing platforming challenges in split screen, the first player does platforming on the top screen, and the second player performs contextual actions and puzzles with a stylus on the bottom screen.[2] Like the PS2 version, Cookie & Cream can be played as either a single-player game where one person controls both characters, or a co-operative game where one player maneuvers Cookie while the other is in charge of Cream. Multiplayer is available able with both local wireless or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.[1] Additional content includes a battle mode with 20 competitive mini-games that can be played with up to three other players.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Adventures of Cookie & Cream received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[22] Critics praised the game's innovative and entertaining gameplay as well as its bizarre aesthetics and overall atmosphere.[citation needed] Game Informer gave a positive review, nearly two months before it was released in the United States.[9] Greg Orlando of Next Generation summed the game up in one word: "Delicious."[17] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[7]

The Nintendo DS version received "mixed" reviews according to Metacritic.[21] GameSpy praised the port as "a perfect fit for the DS's dual screens and wireless capabilities", and enjoyed how the touch screen puzzles affected the platforming.[12] GameSpot enjoyed the game's "unique design and serious difficulty", but criticized the "bland" level design for platforming, finding the touch screen mini-games "rather engaging and fun."[2] In a pair of mixed reviews in Game Informer, Matt Helgeson said the interplay between styles in the single player mode "sometimes pays off in surprisingly inventive ways", but "just as often it’s a complete mess", and found it too "clunky" to give high marks, but said "the great parts of this game are really something to experience"; Brian Vore had a similar assessment, saying "for all of the clever bits in Cookie & Cream, there’s a hearty dose of frustration to go along with it", singling out some annoying mini-games, sloppy controls and an unhelpful camera angle.[8] Eurogamer described the gameplay changes as "slightly disappointing" as the player in charge of the touch screen has little to do, and thought it was "often it's more entertaining to tackle things on your own, giving you more to challenge yourself with", but concluded that " it's fun to play through with a friend or to come to the aid of a younger player."[5] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a 23 out of 40.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: くりクリミックス, Hepburn: Kuri Kuri Mikkusu
  2. ^ Known in Japan as KuriKuri DS: Otasuke Island (Japanese: くりクリDS おたすけアイランド, Hepburn: Kuri Kuri DS Otasuke Airando)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kollar, Philip (February 16, 2007). "Cookie & Cream Return on Nintendo DS". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Provo, Frank (August 22, 2007). "Cookie & Cream Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Edge staff (May 2001). "Kuri Kuri Mix". Edge. No. 97. Future plc. p. 76. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. ^ "The Adventures of Cookie & Cream". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis. 2001.
  5. ^ a b Lyon, James (October 23, 2007). "DS Roundup (Page 3)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ a b rawmeatcowboy (June 20, 2007). "Famitsu review scores (Phantom Hourglass score!)". GoNintendo. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - くりクリミックス". Famitsu (in Japanese). No. 915. Enterbrain. June 30, 2006. p. 86.
  8. ^ a b Helgeson, Matt (August 2007). "Cookie & Cream". Game Informer. No. 172. GameStop. Archived from the original on January 19, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Fitzloff, Jay (March 2001). "[The] Adventures of Cookie & Cream". Game Informer. No. 95. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on May 9, 2006. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  10. ^ Liu, Johnny (May 8, 2001). "The Adventures of Cookie & Cream Review". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Tracy, Tim (April 27, 2001). "The Adventures of Cookie & Cream Review [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Theobald, Phil (July 19, 2007). "GameSpy: Cookie & Cream". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on September 17, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Alupului, Andrei (May 24, 2001). "The Adventures of Cookies 'n Cream [sic]". PlanetPS2. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on June 6, 2001. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  14. ^ Aceinet (July 10, 2007). "Cookie & Cream - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Harris, Craig (July 2, 2007). "Cookie & Cream Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  16. ^ Smith, David (May 7, 2001). "The Adventures of Cookie and Cream". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  17. ^ a b Orlando, Greg (May 2001). "The Adventures of Cookie & Cream". Next Generation. No. 77. Imagine Media. p. 77. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cookie & Cream". Nintendo Power. Vol. 217. Nintendo of America. July 2007. p. 93.
  19. ^ "The Adventures of Cookie & Cream". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. 2001.
  20. ^ Concepcion, Miguel (June 29, 2001). "'The Adventures of Cookie and Cream' (PS2) Review". X-Play. TechTV. Archived from the original on February 14, 2002. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  21. ^ a b "Cookie & Cream for DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  22. ^ a b "The Adventures of Cookie & Cream for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 18, 2019.

External links[edit]