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  • Summary: Join the original digital chef as she makes her debut on Nintendo 3DS with Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic! From new recipes and ways to play to fresh kitchen activities and dish combinations, the iconic kitchen cutie has some tricks up her sleeve that will magically transform kitchen newbies into master culinary artists! Slice, dice, knead, toss and flip your way through more than 200 unique Touch Screen mini-games as you cook in brand new ways with the Nintendo 3DS gyroscope: crack eggs, flip pans, balance plates and much more. Earn bronze, silver and gold medals while mixing up over 60 recipes that range from side dishes to full meals. Organize, decorate and clean your kitchen while watching surprising 3D events unfold as you prepare each meal. Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. The same old Cooking Mama. [Feb 2012, p.104]
  2. Jan 2, 2012
    65
    Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic is the newest installment in the Mama series. 505 Games released the game on the 3DS – why is a secret to everybody, as the game doesn't use the unique 3DS features. The rest of the game is good old Mama gameplay, which could have easily been released on the Nintendo DS.
  3. Jan 14, 2012
    55
    More of the same culinary-based action again, but this time it's more of the same in three dimensions and for up to four players. [Christmas 2011, p.68]
  4. 50
    Cooking Mama 4 is nothing more than a new iteration of a played out series. This game is for fans of touch screen-based mini-games and references to cooking only. Oddly, despite the term being in the title, there is little actual learning about the craft. For most players, you're better off skipping this title, as it is just more of the same.
  5. Nov 8, 2011
    50
    Numerous sequels and spin-offs later, the franchise has arrived on the Nintendo 3DS handheld, but I'm sad to say that the experience hasn't improved at all. [Nov 2011, p.77]
  6. Dec 20, 2011
    45
    Cooking Mama 4 is a wasted opportunity. There are no remarkable new features in gameplay, the graphics have not been revised to make the most of 3D, and it makes no difference to the Nintendo DS entries, which is a shame. It will only result interesting for those who are newcomers to the series.
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  1. Jul 13, 2013
    4
    I enjoyed the short amount of gameplay in this title but it was extremely short and didn't offer anything new from the previous titles. I would recommend any of the DS cooking mama titles, they are just touchscreen mini games, it doesn't teach you cooking, it's just a girly version of a wario ware game. Highly enjoyable series but this was a terrible entry. Expand