Parents' Guide to

Barbie and the Three Musketeers

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cheap game based on DVD movie with clunky play mechanics.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 11+

One of the better Barbie movies.

Let your toddler watch this by herself; the historical inaccuracies will have anyone with an education ripping their hair out. Unlike most Barbie drivel, this one actually has some moral value. Instead of men rescuing damsels, the roles are switched & the girls are all career-motivated. The down-side is that Barbie is still a Mary Sue.

This title has:

Great role models
age 6+

Girls will love it and it doesn't do any harm

While this particular Barbie movie was more cringeworthy than others (yes, I did enjoy the Princess and the Pauper, what of it?!) I have to give this four stars because my 8 and 6 year olds LOVE it. Months after receiving it it is still a go-to game for them, and they even (gasp) cooperate to finish the challenges. It's not educational and you'll get sick of listening to it, but they didn't make the game for you and me, now, did they? :)

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There are some good Barbie games out there, but this isn’t one of them. Aside from a few polished clips from the film, the game looks like a free Flash-based PC game. Plus, stiff, unforgiving controls make moving around and jumping a frustrating chore. Worst of all, though, is that many levels are just too hard. It can be very difficult to figure out where to go next or how to go about getting there. It’s tough to believe that the game’s target demographic of six- and seven-year-olds will have the patience or fortitude required to work through some of these navigational puzzles.

Still, it’s not all bad. Our heroines’ and Miette’s distinct abilities are fun to use, and provide good reason to return to earlier levels with areas that were previously inaccessible. And Viveca’s clothing shop will provide good entertainment for doll-loving youngsters. It’s just too bad that the rest of the game feels so rushed and unpolished.

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