You think I have depleted my Barbie stock? Goodness, no. Tonight’s title is Barbie Storymaker. I have my doubts that this is actually a game, though. But I must dutifully delve deep, daring to discover any evidence of gaming content.
The action starts on the faux-Hollywood studio set show above. Barbie patiently, squeakily describes all of the activities at hand. Mercifully, this brief introduction confirms that there are absolutely no gaming activities. This effectively eliminates my motivation to investigate this title at any reasonable depth.
The game allows you to create and edit animated stories, with music and recorded dialog (yours). To be honest, my creative juices ran dry after placing a fishbowl on the mall set. I tried to place Barbie on the set as well.
I got confused when it turned out that I was supposed to place Barbie on some sort of animation path. I couldn’t figure out how to terminate the path, save for maxing out the number of animation waypoints, which only removed Barbie from the set.
4 thoughts on “<span>Barbie Storymaker</span>”
It is amazing how many of these games here I’ve played years ago. Yes, even this one (purchased by my father for my sister, who had no interest in it at all). Honestly, B.S. was just that, and paled in comparison to the much superior “Opening Night” by MECC. I do hope you continue this wonderful and fascinating investigation of the games and entertainment software products that time and OS compatibility has forgotten.
Multimedia Mike says:
Oh, don’t worry; I’ll continue to answer the calling, just as long as my thrift store keeps supplying me. :-) Always humorous to find someone who has also encountered these esoteric titles. And I’m pretty sure I have some other storymaking games (but not Opening Night).
I own this… and barbie magic genie bottle, both Detective Barbies, barbie supersports, and pretty much every single barbie game.
I kept playing them ’til they stopped running. Many came with my first only-for-me computer, barbie-themed of course, although it also came with Myst for some reason.
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