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SummaryA very small dose of Barbie
The GoodA fashion game is a good use of the Barbie license. While advanced fashion topics wouldn't really work well in a game of this era, a matching game is a decent substitute.
The graphics are fairly decent by Genesis standards, particularly in the close-up matching sessions. The main game is more just okay.
The BadI realize this game was aimed at preteen girls, who are not known for being an audience that craves a challenge, but the game is entirely too easy. I played it on the hardest difficulty setting and beat it on my second try. The whole affair took about fifteen minutes.
The only real challenge I found was matching some of the colors. A couple of the darker red fingernail polishes were indistinguishable on my TV. Luckily, this won't keep you from winning, only reduce your score.
When you do win, it's disappointingly unceremonious. There's no cutscene, no credit scroll, just a score and you're dumped back to the Sega logo. This is a huge weakness.
The whole thing suffers from bizarre video game logic as well. In some levels, Barbie is on foot, yet she can't turn around to go get something she missed. I suppose I can understand how being hit with a frisbee could end one's modeling career, but a good model should have pedestrians jumping to get out of her way, not vice-versa.