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Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: 505 Games (EU), Majesco Entertainment (US)
Developer: Taito Corporation (EU), Majesco Entertainment (US)
Release Date: Oct. 20, 2009 (US), Nov. 13, 2009 (EU)

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'Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop' (NDS) Gets Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT

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!

In Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop, Mama returns to the kitchen after her very successful foray into the garden. While Mama proves she is still untouchable in the kitchen as she showcases more than 80 new recipes, it is the new modes - "Let's Shop" and "Combine and Create" - that separate this from any previous Cooking Mama game to date. For the first time, future chefs can purchase food at a grocery store and then use their imaginations to concoct new culinary creations from existing ingredients available in other recipes!

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 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!  

Key Features:

  • The original and award-winning Cooking Mama franchise has sold more than 4 million units domestically!
  • Use the stylus as your ultimate cooking utensil to chop, grate, slice, stir, spread, sprinkle, roll, and much more in over 200 different mini-games
  • Create 80 new recipes including: chili con carne, mushroom quiche, Eggs Benedict, tulip chicken, pumpkin gnocchi, and many more!
  • Six gameplay modes including new additions to the series:
    • Let's Cook: Even if you make mistakes Mama will help you complete the recipe so you can continue cooking.
    • Let's Eat: You're on your own without Mama's help. Now it's just you, the food and your hard-to-satisfy friends who will try out your creations and judge you based on how they taste. Mistakes made during preparation will affect the final taste so use caution in the kitchen!
    • Combine and Create: Mama's been teaching you for some time now, and she's decided it's time for you to exercise your creative muscle. Take steps and ingredients from different recipes and create your very own concoctions.
    • Let's Shop: Did you ever wonder where Mama gets all those fantastic ingredients? Head to the store to pick up the things you'll need to prepare so many delicious dishes.
    • Time Challenge: Play against up to 3 friends using local wi-fi play. Face-off in timed cooking challenges to determine who is the fastest chef!
    • Picture Diary: Keep a scrapbook of your favorite dishes in this digital picture diary.
  • Recipes progress from simple to complex, from small to large dishes, so do your best to meet Mama's expectations and impress your friends. If your friends think your dish is delicious, you'll unlock another new friend!
  • Earn bronze, silver, and gold medals from Mama based on the quality of your cooking.

Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop for NDS  will retail for $29.99.

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