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  • Summary: Mama is back, and she's traded in the trowel for the truffle in Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop! The stylus becomes the ultimate cooking utensil as players chop, grate, slice, stir, spread, sprinkle, roll and more through over 200 mini-games. The new box art and 10 screens included with thisMama is back, and she's traded in the trowel for the truffle in Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop! The stylus becomes the ultimate cooking utensil as players chop, grate, slice, stir, spread, sprinkle, roll and more through over 200 mini-games. The new box art and 10 screens included with this email show Mama making candy apples, donuts and more - a mere fraction of the new recipes available throughout the game. Additionally, six gameplay modes keep players on their feet, as they learn from mistakes in "Let's Cook" mode, compete with up to 3 friends using local wi-fi play in "Time Challenge" mode, and keep a scrapbook of favorite dishes in "Picture Diary" mode. While progressing through the game, recipes go from simple to difficult and dishes advance from small to large, but Mama awards players who learn with bronze, silver or gold medals based on the quality of their cooking! [Majesco] Expand
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  1. Anyone with a fondness for old-school RPGs would be remiss to pass it by.
  2. Lots of new recipes and activities are beefed up by the widest set of modes and features yet. A lot of re-hash material but it's a pretty big sampling of stuff to do.
  3. While the lackluster shop mode doesn't deliver anything fun or engaging, the rest of the game is still just as enjoyable as its predecessors.
  4. 67
    While it maintains its easily accessible, casual gameplay, obsessive players (like myself) can still work hard towards getting 100% on all dishes. This blend is exactly what makes me love Cooking Mama in general, and Cooking Mama 3 is a great, if occasionally exasperating, addition to the series.
  5. Cooking Mama serves up another stew of culinary-themed, touch-controlled minigames in its third course on the DS, but the recipe needs more spice. [Dec 2009, p.87]
  6. 60
    Cooking Mama 3 is a nice progression for the culinary mini-game series that has become a roaring success around the world.
  7. At last, Mama gets out of the kitchen and... into a perversely unenjoyable shopping simulator.

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