The objective of the game is to learn how to become a charming and elegant princess. You are guided through the magical school by a fairy named Grace, who is there to help guide you to your graduation. To become a princess, you must successfully complete a series of mini games.
There are five mini games in total. The player must design their own uniform, learn to dance in a ballroom, learn to set the table for a tea party, design their own tiara for their graduation and learn to balance books on their heads for correct posture. Once these activities have been completed, the player becomes a certified princess.
As the player completes each challenge, they are rewarded with printable activities. These range from a printable tiara to an Official Princess Diploma. These printouts are a great reward for any young fan of the Barbie franchise. The game has a lot of extra movie content, such as a movie trailer, music video and blooper reel. On completion of the challenges, the player also receives a free download of the theme song, ‘You Can Tell She’s A Princess’.
The look of this game is obviously of high budget, with simple animation but glossy and well crafted images that live up to the Barbie image. The interactions are simple, using the mouse and arrow keys (for the Royal Dance challenge), making the game easy to approach and adjust to. If the player is ever in doubt, then all they need to do is click on their fairy, who will direct them to their next objective.
The sound effects in this game are ‘glittery’, giving a real sense of magic and fantasy, which works in the favour of the game. Unfortunately, one of the menu buttons plays an advertisement sound byte whenever it is moused over, telling the player that they have to watch the movie. This is at first annoying, but after a few minutes of accidental activation, the player will be heavily inclined to run out and purchase a copy of the movie for themselves.
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This is a great interactive activity game for any young fans of the Barbie product. There is enough content here to let any player feel rewarded for their efforts and offers the ability to take a part of the game with them due to their printable prizes.