My children love Disney. Disney toys, Disney DVDs, Disney board games, Disney clothing, Disney mugs...you name it, we have it. So adding the new Nintendo 3DS Disney Princess - My Fairytale Adventure game to our Disney collection made my children incredibly happy.
The game, that was launched earlier this month, is available for the Wii, 3DS and Windows PC/Mac. It is an interactive game that immerses players into the enchanted worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Tiana and gives them the power to wield a magic wand and save the day! We were sent a copy to try out.
Players take the role of an apprentice to the fairy godmother. The apprentice can be customized to look exactly how you want her, my children made one with long pink hair! She has accidentally set off a series of events that have caused friendly sprites to transform into mischievous imps who need to be rounded up and transformed back into their original form. The chaotic imps have made their way into the worlds of the Princesses and they need to be found before they can cause any harm. The apprentice has to use her magic wand to cast her own brand of sparkly magic to return them back in their original form to the Magic Kingdom.
Each of the Princess's worlds include quests, mini-games, platforming and puzzles. Freddy who is three was able to enjoy some of the challenges independently before passing the 3DS to his older siblings to take on the trickier bits! Along the way you get to meet and interact with other Disney characters who help guide you through the missions. We loved meeting Flounder in Ariel's underwater world which is our favourite level.
As well as the main game, players can collect gems to trade for items in the wishing well store. The room in the Fairy Godmother's castle and the apprentice avatar can be personalised with items purchased. There is also a secret garden which can be tended to make the flowers bloom using the special tools. This kept Freddy occupied for some time as he fed and watered his flower. These extra bits really added to the gameplay allowing young children to get creative and design things just how they want them to look.
The game is a real treat for Disney fans with its lovely locations based on each of the Princess's films. The scenery and the characters are enchanting and it is great to immerse yourself in the world of Disney. The gameplay is very intuitive and includes elements that are designed for younger players alongside more challenging aspects for older players. This makes it ideal as an interactive game for all the family to enjoy together.
Rated PEGI 3+ Disney Princess - My Fairytale Adventure is now available to buy from good games retailers such as Amazon, for the Wii, 3DS and PC/Mac.