Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen (もと子ちゃんのワンダーキッチン Motoko-chan no Wandā Kitchin, "Little Motoko's Wonder Kitchen") is a Super Famicom (Japanese name for Super Nintendo Entertaiment System, or SNES) video game that teaches players how to cook meals in a realistic kitchen, which could be the possible inspiration to Majesco to create Cooking Mama. During a promotional period that started on September 1993, the game was considered a promotional item that was given away with Ajinomoto mayonnaise purchases in Japan.
(some pics are from http://www.gamingsanctuary.com/MotokocnWK.html)
The two known characters besides the living Mayonnaise: Motoko (left) and Motojirou (right)
Now you can touch anything to find any memo left by Motoko, but in order to start the ingredient-search, you must touch the sausages in the plate that becomes 7 dwarfs that take the ingredients away with the red dwarf leaving you monkey memo. Monkey? Yes. Now you can choose which way you want to go between the three: Elephant (ぞう Zō, Pink), Penguin (ペンギン Pengin, Blue) and Monkey (さる Saru, Brown). As you travel through many places, you can find the ingredients needed for recipe. Each has 5 and scattered through many places that you must find.
After you found all five for the recipe, you'll get the explaination from Motojirou (もとじろう Motojirou) that tells you all about mayonnaise. Get the Japanese dictionary ready to understand clearly. Touch the destination to see if you're brought to the cooking section!
|Cooking Section about Pineapple Salad. As you know, the time making it in this game was a bit shorter than the other two.|
|Recipe of Almond Sauce.|
|Tic-Tac-Toe game. You have to fill with circle while Obaba (Great-Grandmother) fills it with X. Many circles and you win, and vice versa.|
|End of Credits and you'll be greeted by this again with 'Oshimai' (End) below Ajinomoto. Quite suprising when get this 'Ajinomoto' voice twice...|