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Review: Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop (Nintendo DS)
9 February 2010
Summary: Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop is not only a great use of the DS hardware, but also just a darn good game in its own right. I can easily recommend it to anyone with a DS. If you’re a guy and you’re feeling put off by the fact that this is a cooking game or that it is clearly geared towards young girls, you need to get over that feeling. The game is simply too much fun to ignore it for those petty reasons.
Summary: Parents need to know that this latest collection of cooking-themed mini-games includes 80 brand new recipes. No prior knowledge of food or cooking is needed. Players who also have Gardening Mama can transfer ingredients to Cooking Mama 3 . The "Alcohol Reference" refers to "cooking wine" that is occasionally used as an ingredient.
Summary: Fresh from the harvest in Gardening Mama, Mama's heading back to her kitchen roots with all-new recipes, ingredient shopping, dish combinations and multiplayer cooking challenges. Explore your inner creative chef with everyone's favorite culinary cutie!
Excerpt: Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop, the latest in the Cooking Mama series, doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be a gourmet chef. Rather, it’s about how good you are at putting recipes together on time.
Summary: Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop sticks to its tried and trusted formula of mini-game fun with a good pick-up-and-play appeal. If you're looking for something short and sweet, then you won't be disappointed whether you're a newcomer to the series or an experienced virtual chef.
Excerpt: Cooking Mama was released three years ago. It offered 96 different recipes and saw you making meals by playing numerous different mini-games. It was fun. Cooking Mama 2 was released 18 months later. It offered 80 different recipes and saw you making meals by playing numerous different mini-games. It was fun too, even though it seemed a bit of a cash-in for being far too similar. Cooking Mama 3 has now been released another 18 months later.