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Barbie is back, reprising her recent role as girl detective extraordinaire (see Barbie Detective). In this latest caper, 'Team Barbie Detective' (comprised of Barbie and her friends Ken and Becky) have embarked on a fantastic island vacation. But intrigue follows them to their idyllic getaway, and soon they are embroiled in a strange and dangerous mystery.
No sooner has the resort owner, Molly, welcomed the trio, than another of her guests, Professor Fitzgibbons, uncovers a secret about the hotel that sets in motion a mysterious adventure. Apparently the eccentric man who originally built the resort created secret passages, hiding places and puzzles galore. He also may have hidden an elusive treasure that is presently sought not only by Barbie and her crew, but by a would-be thief. The team must find the treasure and the thief before it's too late.
The user is in control as Barbie searches the resort, interrogates suspects, finds and deciphers clues, gathers tools, and attempts to solve the many puzzles that confront her. In addition to her sleuthing duties, Barbie must chase the suspect by boat, dune buggy, and hang glider. As always, Barbie is good at her job, but this mystery is not easily solved!
Kids use the mouse to control Barbie's movements, a skill that improves with practice, but may initially march Barbie into numerous corners and ram her into a few walls. Locating (and more importantly, relocating) specific areas on the island can be difficult, especially for those who lack good spatial awareness. In addition, the program requires persistence, and even then users may run into seemingly insurmountable roadblocks. A cheat or hint file would be helpful -- after all, we all want to know whodunit!
PC: Windows 95/98, Multimedia PC Pentium 133 MHz or faster cpu, 40 MB hard drive space for program plus additional hard drive space for photos determined by user, 16 MB RAM, VGA monitor with 256 color graphic display, Quad-speed (4X) or faster CD-ROM, 16-bit Sound Blaster or 100% compatible sound card.return to top of page
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