Detective Barbie: In the Mystery of the Carnival Caper
Barbie is no longer just a pretty face. She can do any and everything, and to prove it, she and her good friend Becky have just completed a training course at ? Detective Academy? The newly credentialed gumshoes immediately stumble upon a crime that Barbie calls ?The Mystery of the Carnival Caper? Despite their excellent crime stopping abilities, the girls need help from the newest junior detective–guess who?
The fall carnival has come to town, and Barbies pal Ken is in charge of the finances — money which will be donated to charity. But when he volunteers to help the magician with her disappearing act, he disappears for good — along with the charity money. Barbie and her partners must search the carnival for clues that might lead them to find Ken, the missing money and the person responsible for their inopportune departure.
The user controls Barbie’s movements, as she saunters among the many carnival attractions. Clues appear in the form of green highlighted objects that can be photographed and placed in the ? Crime Computer. In addition to clues, Barbie interviews carnival personnel (who double as prime suspects), and gathers tools that will allow her access to previously unavailable places (including chests, trunks and coffins large enough to hide an abducted Ken).
Combing the carnival for clues is definitely not all work and no play. There are many virtual rides, and taking is a requisite part of the search. At times a spooky figure clad in black appears and Barbie gives chase, jumping off the carousel, or twisting and turning at high speeds on the ?Crazy Slide Ride. The suspect is elusive, however, and refuses to be apprehended until the right clues have been collected.
Despite the quest undertaken in this program, it provides very little opportunity for real problem- solving or intellectual development. At times, the user must
understand the clues to benefit from their guidance, but in general they are totally predetermined and do not rely on the user to unravel their meanings.
Compatible with XP
Like nearly all Wind0ws 98 games, this game is compatible with XP. But, you can’t just install the game without thinking.
In file explorer, right-click Setup.exe and set Compatibility for Wind0ws 98. Now run setup.exe.
Again, before running the Barbie game, right-click the EXE file and set compatibility to Wind0ws 98.
Burn all contents to a CD-ROM.
When it asks you if you want to register say “No”.
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