Barbie as Rapunzel CD-ROM

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Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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A refreshing change of pace in fairy tale genre.
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age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

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age 6+
Based on 13 reviews

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the creativity projects in this game are unusual and involve multiple steps.

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Adult Written byLucika March 5, 2011
Adult Written byPvt. Sokolva January 5, 2011

A surprisingly fun game; can be played again and again.

Growing up with two little sisters who both loved Barbie was interesting for me. But I always loved games, which was something neither of them seemed to have m... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byWooky December 11, 2011

Muito bom

Onde compra?
Kid, 10 years old September 12, 2009

ok

love it want to play it!

What's it about?

In BARBIE AS RAPUNZEL CD-ROM, Barbie plays the part of Rapunzel after she has been united with her Prince Stefan. An evil witch casts a spell on Rapunzel and Stefan that turns Stefan to stone and strips their castle of all its glory. To break the spell, Rapunzel seeks the players' help in restoring the castle and finding all the jewels on Prince Stefan's crown.

The focus of this adventure is for kids to use their creative talents to redecorate the castle. As players move through six areas of the now gloomy castle, they use special magic tools found in Rapunzel's Magic Paint Box. The tools can add color and texture to items and the Living Stickers add animated stickers. In addition to decorating specific items in each room of the castle, there are also six larger creativity projects, including designing a mosaic for the grand foyer and creating the two thrones for the ballroom.

Is it any good?

This is a refreshing change of pace in the traditional fairy tale genre. Instead of Rapunzel being rescued by a prince, in this software, Rapunzel does the rescuing.

With this software, girls become interior designers. While players are rarely allowed to start from scratch, they can decorate items by scrolling through different design themes until they find one that appeals to their sense of style. Kids will have fun making things look pretty. The creativity projects are unusual and involve multiple steps.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the twist on the tale of Rapunzel. How is this story different than the traditional fairy tale? Kids: Can you imagine next chapters of familiar fairy tales, with the heroine taking a stronger role?

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