Excerpt: I am so happy to see the Mama franchise doing so well. Crafting Mama is the latest release on the Nintendo DS. This is the fifth game in this series on this machine. I also have to give a lot of credit to Majesco Entertainment for keeping this franchise fresh. I do crafts and scrap booking all the time. So to see a Mama game devoted to crafts shows this publisher knows the audience.
Summary: Crafting Mama is a solid game that should keep players entertained, but doesn’t quite live up to its potential. The lack of any sort of challenge is a real downer, and there is a level of series fatigue that is likely to plague experienced players. Still, this is one of the relatively few games to use the DS’s full capabilities and it plays well. If you’re on the market for a game to kill some time with during breaks, this will fit the bill quite nicely.
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
Common Sense Media
22 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Crafting Mama is a spin-off of the Cooking Mama series that lets kids build 40 different craft projects -- from pinwheels to clay ocarinas, earrings, birdhouses and even mini Mama dolls. All these activities are performed by using the DS stylus. Like its predecessors, the game contains no controversial content. Up to four players can make items together using the Nintendo wireless connection.