Take cooking out of the kitchen

The latest game in the Cooking Mama franchise has new ingredients, new minigames, and a shopping step.

Abbi Perets
Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.
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Don't make Mama mad. Majesco Entertainment
Sure, you have mad skills in the kitchen, but how does that translate to the small screen--particularly the Nintendo DS screen? Find out with Cooking Mama 3, set to launch in just a few months.

Like the other games in the Mama series, Cooking Mama 3 uses the stylus as "the ultimate cooking utensil" and lets players create 80 all new dishes. But unlike previous versions of the game, now you'll start by shopping for your ingredients. Only then can you explore the 200 minigames that have you chopping, grating, slicing, and stirring up your culinary delights.

Of course, you can create your own dishes by combining ingredients in new ways. And Cooking Mama 3 lets you enjoy multiplayer cooking challenges. Majesco Entertainment is releasing the game for the 2009 holiday season. So if you'd like to try your hand at cooking something a little more virtual, go ahead and add it to your shopping list--er, wish list, now.