"Gardening Mama" and "Crafting Mama" are games similar to "Cooking Mama." These games follow the same mini-game format and are both spin-offs in the franchise.
The developer, Cooking Mama Limited, offers a variety of games with a similar feel to "Cooking Mama." Majesco Entertainment publishes the "Cooking Mama" franchise in English, making the games widely available in North America.
"Gardening Mama" and "Crafting Mama" are playable on the Nintendo DS, a portable gaming console. These games take advantage of the Nintendo DS' touch screen and stylus to provide an immersive gaming experience. Like "Cooking Mama," they focus mainly on timed mini games.