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Barbapapa is an educational game featuring the shape shifting family for younger children.

The game consists of seven different games which all focus on different creative and learning activities. Each of the seven Barbababies host a game featuring their favorite things;
  • Barbazoo (yellow): Loves nature and animals. His game is a side scrolling game where he collects apples, avoids spiky balls falling from trees as well as bees and badgers.
  • Barbalala (green): Loves music. Her game lets the player pick up to three different instruments, which will correspond to one of three buttons on the controller (+ vocals on a fourth). Then the player can play music live using the set instruments.
  • Barbalib (orange): Loves books. In her game she shape shifts into an item, and using her shape as a clue, the player will have to assemble a 4 piece puzzle (each piece has 3 alternatives).
  • Barbabeau (black and furry): Loves art. In his game the player gets to pick between Barbapapa and Barbamama to use as a model for a picture. Then the player gets to pick any of three shapes to turn them into, as well as a background picture. Barbabeau will then paint a picture using the selected choices made by the player.
  • Barbabelle (purple): Loves beauty. Her game has the player identify items by choosing the corresponding word out of three alternatives.
  • Barbabright (blue): Loves science. In his game he turns into an airplane in a ravine, and the player has to help control him to gather balloons while avoiding vultures. The game scrolls "into" the screen and the plane is seen from behind.
  • Barbabravo (red): Loves bravery and heroism. His game is a snowball fight where four of his siblings have turned into fortresses with button symbols underneath. When Barbabravo peeks up from behind one, the player presses the corresponding button to throw a snowball at him to get points. If the family dog peeks out, however, the player has to avoid throwing or he/she will get a point deducted from the score.

The game was developed for use with the Kids Station peripheral. If played with a standard controller, it makes exclusive use of the face buttons (square, triangle, X and circle).


Barbapapa PlayStation Popping balloons while avoiding the grumpy looking vultures.
Barbapapa PlayStation Sweet! That shape was a surf board when I picked the water background!
Barbapapa PlayStation Everyone loves balloons!
Barbapapa PlayStation Remember to not sit too close to the TV!

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Alternate Titles

  • "バーバパパ" -- Japanese spelling

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Parf (7787) added Barbapapa (PlayStation) on Sep 01, 2012