is going on vacation to a beautiful island, and players are
invited. They can join her in an adventure that leads to the
"ultimate" beach party; or, kids can play the game's
activities in any order they please.
activities are fairly enjoyable, but none are especially
impressive. Kids build sandcastles and decorate them with flowers
and flags; guide Barbie towards creatures in an underwater
"photo safari"; assist Barbie in dances (some of which
may be considered provocative); take photos around the island
after adding characters to the scenes; play a water-skiing,
arcade-style activity; go surfing; and, finally, throw a beach
clearly states "vacation", and this is what this
software title is -- a vacation from educational software. While
the graphics are spectacular, the games are only moderately
interesting. The sandcastle and island photo activities are easy
for 4 and 5 year olds. Some activities, however, require use of
the keyboard or right mouse button.
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Barbie Beach Vacation Picture Gallery
- Beautiful graphics.
- Moderately engaging
activities will please some young Barbie fans.
- Some awkward gameplay
for the younger crowd.
- None of the activities stands out as particularly impressive.