|By Para Gon||Friday, 30 Oct 2009|
This is part of my continuing series of playing and reviewing random SNES games
I’ve never heard of. Some of these are just quick looks at the game, and may not be too terribly in depth. Today’s game is……Barbie Vacation Adventure!
choosing a location
Hovering the cursor over a location tells you a little bit about it. Iowa, for example, is a county fair where you catch a hog and play carnival games.
Appeals to midwesterners! Midwesterners’ lives revolve around swine and hokey old-timey past times!
You get to choose her outfit before you go somewhere! Appeals to girls too! Are you pumped yet!? No wonder this game sold like five times as much as Super Mario Bros. 3!
This is Wyoming, where you’re walking through a wilderness/campground. You have to set up a tent first, which means that you move the puzzle piece onto the green bit and position it correctly–difficult if only because of crappy instructions. There are some jumping puzzles, in the sense that you have a specific length that you jump and if you’re too far back/forward or if you run into something your boots get wet and you lose.
After some maddeningly annoying jumping puzzles, you have to take pictures of animals! No matter what you do, you can’t get eaten by a bear. You can’t even get sprayed by a skunk–and skunks actually do appear on the screen!
[Ed. comment: That's fine, Barbie.]