Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus is notable for being the first of the straight to DVD Barbie movies that was in 3D. Of course, it is pretty much a legal requirement that if there is a Barbie straight to DVD movie that it has to have a video game tie in. Two versions of this game were made. A 3D game for the PC and a 2D one for the Game Boy Advance which we are looking at today.
A Girl And Her Horse
Like other games in the Barbie series that were released during this time. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus for the Game Boy Advance has Barbie playing a character. In this case, she is called, Annika and her friend is a flying horse that is called Brieta. The story of the game is that the evil and dastardly Wenlock has turned people in the kingdom to stone and Barbie needs to save the day.
Four World One Girl
The game has four different worlds for you to play in. The worlds are Castle, Village, Forest, and Glacier. They are nothing great, but at least each one has its own kind of style. Each world has multiple levels for you to beat until you move onto the next one. The game is rather easy, but the difficulty does get more challenging so there is a nice progression here for younger gamers.
Barbie And Her Magic Powers
One thing that these Barbie games do better than people give them credit for is the abilities that they give Barbie. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus has Barbie using a magic wand and as you progress through the game you get new abilities that you can use. You use the wand to turn people back from stone which is what you will spend most of your time doing. There is some exploration here, but none are that hard to find. Eventually, Barbie will have to use her special powers such as melting ice with the ember ability and one that allows her to float. These do add a bit of variety to the gameplay, as do the boss battles. The boss battles are really, really easy, but they do help keep things interesting.
What About The Horse?
The horse I am sure is a big part of the movie, heck it is in the title! Here though, you really only get to use it on the bonus stage where you try to collect coins. Again, this helps add a bit of variety to the game so it is a welcome addition. I do though feel that some kids will be disappointed they do not get to use the magical flying horse more than the game allows.
I would say that Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus is not a bad game at all. It is rather short like most of the other Barbie games and it is not all that hard. However, as this is made for kids we will give it a pass for that. It does have a nice pace to it and there is more variety to the gameplay than many people give the game credit for.
- Barbie gets special abilities to use during the game
- The presentation is not bad at all
- The bonus sections with the flying horse are fun
- It is easy to get into
- There is a nice progression in the difficulty
- It plays everything very safe
- Not enough to do with the horse
Download Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP