Your Technology Oct. 26, 1998

BARBIE PLAYS NANCY DREW

Until now, the biggest adventure that Mattel Media's popular line of Barbie CD-ROMS offered girls was a chance to discover a new hairdo for their plastic princess. Mattel's latest offering, Detective Barbie ($35), promises something different: players must solve a kidnapping and recover the missing loot. Set in a colorful carnival setting, Detective Barbie is fun to play and almost seems daring--until the girls learn that Barbie's real quest is to find Ken. Nothing new there.

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