Damn, Mama! Do you ever sleep?! All that cooking, gardening,
craftening and now babysitting – babe, you’re a dynamo!
Straight from Planet Freaky Peripherals comes this latest game
featuring PETA’s favourite meat-scorcher. We love a wonderfully
bizarre peripheral, and this time we have one that can love us back
– a fuzzy widdle baby-waby! Just jam a Wiimote down its back and
away you go! (Cue best Wiimote speaker use ever –
Prepare for many exclamation marks (!) as this just inspires them!
From trippy Mama day-glo gingham rainbowness that makes M&Ms look
monotone to the alarmingly vast array of minigames, Babysitting
Mama is a ‘WTF?!’ of the highest order! Well, for adults...
So, we regressed to childhood mode and had an absolute blast looking
after our darling fuzzy-tot! The games involve most any
toddler-friendly chore you can name, from burping to nappy changing
and feeding to distracting with noisy things, along with more
bizarre challenges like bug swatting and, we kid not, Mr Hankie
coming out for ‘Hankie tug!’. Then there are interludes where Mama
deals with typical household emergencies – overflowing baths,
hunka-hunka burnin’ meat patties and the like!
There’s never a dull moment! Well, unless you find basic minigames
dull, which most little girls – the obviously-obvious audience for
Babysitting Mama (although we reckon it would totally kick
baby bottom at the next baby shower after a chardy or five) – won’t!
They’ll adore this, and stuff the naysayers like Germaine Greer
who’d likely whine about reinforcing stereotypes and whatnot! Little
girls see Mummy looking after baby and want to be like her – simple!
With more positive reinforcement than a truckload of Dr Phils and
oodles of wonderfully batty cheesy-Japanesey (our fave being Mama’s
fiery-eyed, crazy arms explosion), Babysitting Mama knows its
audience and pampers them!