Wii uDraw Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks

The premise of uDraw Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks, for those who do not know, is for young children to engage in numerous of activities that require them to draw using the uDraw GameTablet and its stylus. These activities include unique tilt-painting games, number-painting stages and even pages from a coloring book that also narrate the stories out loud as you color.

As the name suggests, this is a title specifically designed for girls — although if you have a son who doesn't take to Hot Wheels, then more power to him — and it introduces a new character to the Disney series named Opal. Opal is a fairy who is assigned the heavy job of coloring all of the magical kingdoms on an annual basis. However, something goes awry with her spell, and rather than coloring in the kingdom, she has accidentally removed it from everywhere. This is where the players come in, using a Nintendo DS stylus and the uDraw GameTablet to restore the vivid colors that the fairytale realms once had.

As you progress through each of the storybooks, children can also express themselves with stickers in a separate activity, as well as a music activity that borrows classic tunes from iconic movies, including The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled, which showcases Rapunzel as a Disney princess for the very first time in Wii games.

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All in all, Wii Disney Princess is an educational game. For example, this game will have children counting to 20 during the paint-by-numbers and connect-the-dots activities. Every story also has its own set of messages similar to the film it's based on, so they are all appropriate and positive messages considering the age group.

The game portrays each of the princesses as closely as their movie counterparts as possible, so they are very true and provide great role models for its players. Each character is clever, always doing the right thing and follows their own heart. Even Opal has a similar personality, so the game does well in this aspect too.

Because they are designed for children, the game is extremely easy to play. Provided the child is aware how to count up to the number 20, then there will not be any problem as far as completing any of the puzzles is concerned. To make it even easier, all of the instructions are spoken clearly to the child prior to beginning the activity.

Overall, this is definitely a good educational game for children to enjoy. For those of you who might be concerned about the violence that are in some of these movies — for example, the Beast from Beauty and the Beast having been stabbed — these are not portrayed in pictures, only hinted in text. With all of this in mind, there is no reason to skip out on this title.