Barbie. Seriously? Fine. Barbie Super Model is a game based entirely on the popular doll for girls, or boys that are a little light in the loafers, if you know what I mean. I have no clue what kind of game this is. I can not categorize it as any type of genre I have ever played before. It's listed as an educational game, but I didn't learn shit.
I'm not really sure what is supposed to be going on. From what I gathered, the story for this game is just Barbie dreaming about stuff. Stupid and uneventful stuff.
Controls are straight forward. You have a button to speed up and a button to slow down for the actual stages. Then you can use all of the buttons to change the color of clothes or makeup for the mini games.
Audio isn't too bad. The songs are looped, but the stages are short, so it's tolerable.
Graphically this game is kind of good. The sprites of Barbie are god awful, but the backgrounds look okay. During the mini games, Barbie looks a lot better as she is trying on different outfits or makeup. And the further this review goes, the less manly I feel. I need to go open jars or fix some cars.
Gameplay wise, this game is actually hard. I'm not sure what the minimum score that is required to win is, but it took me a few tries to actually beat the game. This minigames are all about memorizing a picture that is shown to you for 3 seconds, and then reproducing it. The main game is about avoiding obstacles while grabbing stars. You have to master both of these if you ever want to see the ending. Or, you could just watch the video at the end of the review.
So, what's the verdict? Well, from a gamer's perspective, it's pretty lame. But I'm not who this game was intended for. So, what does my daughter have to say about Barbie Super Model? "This game is shitty." I had to scold her for cursing (she's only 9), but I do value her judgment. Therefore, I'm giving it 1 falling Barbie out of 5.