Barbie is a multi-platform video game developed by Imagineering for Hi-Tech Expressions. It is based on Mattel Inc.'s doll of the same name and was created in an attempt to get more girls to play video games. As such, it is one of the few explicitly girl-oriented NES games. The game takes place in a dream where Barbie must travel through three different worlds (Mall, Underwater and Soda Shop) to gather accessories before attending a ball to meet Ken. Despite it having been of little interest to typical gamers at the time of its release, critics including staff writers for Velikij Drakon and Allgame have praised it as "not bad" for a generic platformer. Others including Justine Cassell and Nathanael Ng of the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the view that its genre is not appropriate for its content.
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For 1991, Mark Van Hecke, who scored one of the best titles like The Simpsons and A Boy and His Blob did a good job writing the music for the NES. He tediously wrote the music in Dr T.'s KCS for Atari ST, which was converted to Imagineering's NES driver programmed by Stuart Ross.
For later revisions, as well as European releases, new tracks were added, composed by Hi Tech Expressions staff members.
Though the game was released in Europe, the PAL version's soundtrack sounds identical to the NTSC version; as it plays at the same pitch and tempo, so only the NTSC version has been recorded.
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- Game Credits:
- PRG0 Credits:
- PRG1 Credits:
The game's credits have a couple problems. It is said that Mark Van Hecke was listed as "Musical Arrangements", which meant he is both the composer and arranger. For PRG1, the Hi Tech staff is credited under musical arrangements, but Billy said he produced the game.
This rip is missing songs.
Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.