I recently decided to pick up this one, and it brings back so many wonderful memories!
There are a ton of new ways to play in this version. You can not only cook with mama, but cooking with other family members has returned from cooking mama 2. And now you can combine different ingredients to make mystery recipes, as well as go 'shopping' for new ingredients and such.
It really is quite fun to play, and I'm happy that I got to pick it back up.
The one thing I don't like about it is the rating. Silver for 90? Only gold for 100? That's crazy!!