Barbie as Rapunzel CD-ROM

 
A refreshing change of pace in fairy tale genre.

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Parents Need to Know

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

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?

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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.

Families can talk 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?

Game details

Platforms:Windows, Mac
Price:$25.69
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Knowledge Adventure
Release date:July 28, 2003
Genre:Educational
Topics:Princesses and fairies
ESRB rating:NR for (Mac, Windows)

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Written byAnonymous November 30, 2008
age 3+
 

This game saved my life!

My 3 kids absolutely loved this game and played it over and over (and over). I found the game to be sweet and harmless. I liked that here in this game, my young children (age 3-7) could make their own decisions, change their mind, and create something that they thought was beautiful.
Kid, 10 years old September 12, 2009
age 5+
 

ok

love it want to play it!
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 August 16, 2012
age 5+
 
LEARNING

Old, fun game

I remember this game as a kid. I don't remember much, since it was awhile ago, but it was a fun game for kids.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Teen, 16 years old Written byWooky December 11, 2011
age 18+
 

Muito bom

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