gmamaYes, Gardening Mama is coming on Nintendo DS on March 31, says Majesco Entertainment Company, a provider of video games for the mass market. Gardening Mama stars the iconic culinary cutie in the first ever gardening game from Majesco. 

Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, the team that created the Cooking Mama franchise. The company informs that gamers anxious to get growing can download a playable demo currently in approximately 10,000 Nintendo kiosks at major U.S. retailers.

As major game developers are introducing a variety of games for serious gamers, console-based games are fast gaining popularity. According to DFC Intelligence, a global digital games market tracker, combined cumulative worldwide sales for Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii systems are expected to be 180-210 million units by 2012. 

The game: Gardening Mama transforms the stylus into a universal gardening tool that players will use to plant, nurture and harvest 37 different varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Gamers can manage their garden through the seeding, blooming and maturation phases, and then produce items from the plants they’ve grown. 

A multiplayer mode lets up to four friends compete to grow the biggest harvest and Treasure Box mode lets players share items they’ve grown with online friends. In addition, players can change Mama’s outfit to their liking while customizing the screen design to their preference.

Gardening Mama will launch March 31 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Photo courtesy: Majesco

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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