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Cooking Mama: Cookstar Controversy Takes A Bad Turn


David Mudd

Read ahead to know why the Cooking Mama: Cookstar game was removed from the Nintendo Switch e-shop. Also, read ahead to find out more about the video game and everything about it.

The Video Game (Cooking Mama)

It is a cookery simulation video game. Furthermore, it is the sixth installment in the Cooking Mama series of video games. Planet Entertainment is the publisher of the game. Also, 1st Playable Productions is the developer of Cooking Mama Cookstar video game.

Furthermore, the first Cooking Mama game released back in 2008. The fifth Cooking Mama series released back in the year 2014. Moreover, the latest series released after 6 years. The Cooking Mama: Cookstar released on 31st March 2020 on Nintendo Switch.

Cooking Mama


The video games gameplay is similar to the previous installments of the series. Furthermore, a vegetarian mode is added to the game. Also, PETA had criticized the videogame for not having many vegan recipes in the video game.

Therefore, many vegan recipes are added to the game. Furthermore, the players can also share photos of the completed recipes on various social media platforms.

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The Legal Issue

The game released on 31st March 2020. The game was removed shortly. Nintendo Switch stores and e-stores stopped selling the game. Furthermore, it acted as a cryptocurrency miner.

 Also, 1st Playable Productions responded that the game was refused. This was due to a legal dispute between the IP rights holder Office Create and the game publisher, Planet entertainment. 

Cooking Mama

Planet entertainment terminated their license to use this after which they had started to sell the video game. This was posted the official release of the video game. Therefore, Office Create took legal action against the game publisher, Planet Entertainment.

We are yet to hear more from both the involved parties. However, the game continues to remain unavailable in the market. Also, we don’t know when will the game come back. We will have to wait for the legal issue between both the parted is sorted out.