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Barbie sure knows how to package herself to attract the admiration of young girls. Who wouldn’t fall in love with her latest personification?
A baby is born to beloved rulers, and presented with the most impressive of gifts: beauty, laughter and music. Just then trajedy in the form of the Evil Fairy appears by her cradle to forecast her death at a tender young age. Thankfully one gift remains, she will not die, but simply sleep, until she is awakened with a kiss. . .
And so the classic and enchanting tale continues to unfold, peppered with pauses to join the Princess Rose in amusing activities that offer just enough interaction to make the user feel like a contributer to, perhaps even a creator of, the heroine’s destiny. Girls help open the baby Rose’s birth gifts, awaken the forest creatures, design Rose’s birthday gown and crown, and obtain the key that delivers her fate. As she sleeps, they care for the Sleeping Beauty, summon the prince, guide him on his trecherous journey, and ultimately help Rose abolish the evil that threatens to destroy her.
Despite these shortcomings, girls like Barbie, girls like fairy tales, and as expected, girls like Barbie as Sleeping Beauty. The graphics are enchanting, the animation a clever flight in fantasy, and the story a classic success.
The program offers two play modes, one in which user goes through the story in order, and a second, which allows the user to explore the castle and play favorite parts as desired.
PC: Windows 95/98, Multimedia Pentium 100 MHz or faster cpu, 40 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM, VGA color monitor, 16-bit DirectX-compatible video card, 4x or faster CD-ROM, 16-bit Sound Blaster or 100% compatible sound card.return to top of page
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