CheatCC says, "Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop is an adorable and entertaining title that will offer hours of virtual cooking enjoyment to anyone who hasn't had their fill of the genre from the past two games. There's always plenty of chopping and cooking to do even though the new shopping element is downplayed and isn't integral to the gameplay. With more recipes, more mini-game tasks, a few additional side activities, and plenty of unlockables, there's a lot to explore here. The problem is it's all pretty much more of the same stuff you've already seen in the past few games. Without tempering your expectations against that hard fact, you're probably going to be a little bummed by how similar this game is to its predecessors."