Here's a Strawberry Shortcake game that we can recommend.
Strawberry Shortcake and Her Berry Best Friends is brimming with
multi-level activities appropriate for fans.
Kids choose activities to play in Strawberry Land, earning items
for Strawberry Shortcake's new scrapbook as they do. Players choose
a level of difficulty as they enter each activity.
Strawberry's cat and dog have made a mess of her home. Players
need to find specific items in order to earn a token in this
activity (pictured above).
Kids select their reward and that item appears in the scrapbook.
It's rather easy to earn rewards, but there are many to earn for
At Rainbow Float, musical notes are highlighted on a rainbow as the
Toucan sings along. However, the bird doesn't remember some parts of
a song when he repeats it, and children need to choose notes in
order to complete the song--clever!
Pictured above is a juicer activity with Orange Blossom. This was
the most addictive for children, so the fact that the activity is
also a free-play option in the program's mini-games section makes
sense. Kids need to switch fruits around so that at least 3 of the
same fruits create a line until the juicer is filled.
Children copy patterns in cake decorating and cookie-making
activities. A tree-planting activity is similar--children need to
plant trees with the same shape, color, and pattern as the ones
Strawberry Shortcake wants in her garden. The Apple Dumplin'
activity is special--children are given clues as to where Apple
Dumplin' is hiding. The clues take the form of the shape,
decorations, pattern, and color of the tree where the baby can be
found. The Honey Pie horse-racing activity is good, but the
difficulty level (even on the lowest level) seems a bit high in
comparison to those of the other activities in the game. Children
need to add and/or subtract numbers in order to determine the horse
who has the best odds of winning the race. In another activity,
Blueberry Muffin relates an interactive story, and kids need to
listen in order to find her lost puppy, Cheesecake.
This program boasts a very encouraging format. Children receive
positive feedback whether they've successfully completed an activity
or not. For example, when a cookie failed to match the given design,
kids were told that it "tastes good anyway". Children are never
penalized for mistakes--if they want to earn the token, they simply
need to repeat the activity. A help icon would have been
appreciated, however, because children didn't always listen to the
instructions and were occasionally at a loss. They needed to exit
the activity and then come back in order to hear the instructions
Although the educational content is not striking, the game is
busy and fun, offering kids plenty to do.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy:
Strawberry Shortcake: Her Best Berry Friends
Reviewed: November 2006