Cooking Mama Returns With A Another Gardening Mama Game

By Spencer . June 5, 2013 . 12:00pm

garden1 The Cooking Mama series slowed down from its yearly releases, but Mama is still starring in games. This year, Office Create will release a sequel to Gardening Mama for Nintendo 3DS titled Gardening Mama: Mama and the Forest Friends.


Not to be confused with Animal Crossing (called Animal Forest in Japan) there is a forest with furry critters that ask Mama for flowers. This rabbit wants four tulips, which you can pack up and send to the rabbit so she can attract more customers for her store.


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The animals live in a town which blooms when Mama delivers flowers. Mama’s fuzzy friends reward her with shopping tickets which you can use to get decorative items for your garden.


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Gardening Mama: Mama and the Forest Friends also has the kinds of touch screen mini-games the series is known for. You’ll plant flowers in the right order, play a timing mini-game where you pour soil, and balance a watermelon cart by moving left and right.


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Mama also has a garden to take care of and everything you harvest like those strawberries goes to the barn.


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Gardening Mama: Mama and the Forest Friends is slated for release in Japan this September.

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  • Minos


    • puchinri

      What for? (As in, was your comment necessary, or you just wanted to do that?)

      • Minos

        Just wanted.

        • puchinri

          Ahh. Well, next time, maybe wait for any of that to come up instead of making comments like that? It looks a bit baiting. (And there’s nothing there about the game itself either, so it feels a bit derail-y.)

          • Altin

            Why do you reply then?

            Also, can’t wait to play Mama Mama.

          • puchinri

            I was trying to figure out if he made the comment based on something that happened previously (which means, at least wait until it occurs in this thread), or if he just wanted to say that (because in that case, that’s starting unnecessary drama and not contributing anything of substance).

    • CirnoLakes

      Okay, since you asked nicely.

  • puchinri

    As cute as the pink bunny is, it feels almost like a direct copy of something else (from an anime). I just wish I could remember what.

    It feels weird to see Mama news though. I wonder how the series does anymore and how this one will sell?
    (It does make me want more minigame titles for the 3DS though, just more advanced ones.)

    • I think it’s just a basic drawing of a rabbit that many drawing styles made for children tend to go with.

      • puchinri

        You’re probably right.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Cooking Mama! for smash bros 2014

  • CirnoLakes

    Cooking Mama always left me with mixed feelings.

    When buying the game, I feel like I’m support toxic gender stereotypes.

    On the other hand, I’m a guy, and when I play the games, I feel like a real cooking mama! And getting really into doing stereotypically feminine or “domestic” activities. I’m also obsessed with cute games which the Cooking Mama franchise is a part of.

    Somebody make me a Cooking Papa game.

    • puchinri

      There should be a Cooking Papa~. I suppose my only real disappoint with Cooking Mama and similar titles (aside from how repetitive they can get), is that they don’t indulge male audiences with similar tastes at all.

      Atlus should make a Sewing Kanji game or something to that degree and then maybe other companies will understand the power of males with interests outside of stereotypically masculine interests.

  • I think this game is going to be really fun!

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