another Barbie adventure, and this time she has to find Teresa's
missing horse, Lucky. She instantly sets off with a bunch of tools
Teresa gives her, which include a two-way radio, a slingshot
and a metal detector. The first place children explore is the
campsite, where a clue will be found. Children can choose Barbie's
clothing, along with her horse's name and look.
The controls are simple, allowing
younger children to play with ease. Children use the arrow keys to
navigate, using the up arrow to go forwards. When Barbie is off
her horse, she walks very slowly, but tapping the up arrow will
make her run. When on her horse, she will begin by walking slowly,
then goes to a trot, followed by running.
find the clues, children must complete a variety of games. These
games include collecting the broken pieces of a bridge and putting
the pieces of an important paper back together. The games are
unique and can be played as long as the child wants, which adds
replay value to the CD-ROM.
Barbie explores many different
places while looking for Lucky, like a small Prairie town and a
train depot. The path isn't wide roaming, another good quality for
younger children simply because it is difficult for them to be led
astray! After children complete the mystery, they can continue
playing the many games in the program, and they get a small (and
rather cute) surprise. The game provides children with hours of
fun, and is best for kids ages 5-9.
[For more information, user
reviews, or to buy:
Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride]
- Nice design with easy
- Gorgeous and immersive
- Decent logic puzzles.
- Excellent program for
younger children (approximately 5-9).
- Older fans might
"beat the game" too quickly and/or they might
be displeased with the set game path.
||By: Vivendi Universal
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