Fresh from the harvest in Gardening Mama, Mama’s heading back to her culinary roots with Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop. Packed with six game modes–including two new to the game franchise–all new recipes, ingredient shopping, dish combinations and multiplayer cooking challenges, Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop lets players explore their inner creative chef with everyone’s favorite kitchen cutie at their side.
Like all Cooking Mama releases, Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop is a collection of frantic mini-games designed to test the players skill in the kitchen. Shop & Chop‘s tally of these mini-games weighs in at a whopping 200+, and cover every aspect of meal preparation, including mixing, frying, chopping, baking, slicing, grilling and more. Inputs during these are mostly registered by using the DS/DSi stylus, or the user’s finger on the touchscreen, with some dishes only requiring the completion of a single mini-game, while others consist of several. Along the way Mama will always be with players, offering guidance and support, and in the case of a particularly poorly prepared meal, even a little bit of disappointment meant to inspire the player to do better. Shop & Chop contains more than 80 recipes. in all, and includes multiplayer game support for up to four players in single-cart DS wireless download play.
Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop also contains gameplay variety through the several different game modes included. There are six of these in all, combining favorites from earlier game releases, and a few brand new ones. Modes available include:
- 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.
Key Game Features
- Create 80 new recipes including: chili con carne, mushroom quiche, Eggs Benedict, tulip chicken, pumpkin gnocchi, and many more.
- 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.
- Six gameplay modes including new additions to the series.
- 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.
- Multiplayer support for up to four players in single-card DS wireless download play.