Disney Princess Enchanted Journey Review

Jasmine's World entranceDisney Princess Enchanted Journey opens with a visual very pleasing intro movie in where the player meets their avatar. A mysterious girl whose face is hidden deep under a brown cloak. For reasons unknown she has a severe case of memory loss. As the narrator tells the story of this little girl we see her following a pixie to a long abandon castle. It slightly resembles the typical fairytale castle. The voice over continues by telling that the castle was once the home of a princess but has been under a curse. Only a special little girl can break it by helping the Disney princesses the girl can break the curse one piece at the time.

Next the player can customize the little girl (its avatar) in detail from her dress color to eye color. After that’s done the girl practices her magic wand against the bogs in the throne room. The bogs are cursed butterflies and are very easy defeated. Just hit them with your magic three times. The creatures aren’t exactly tough opponents, 3 strikes and they’re out. Most Bogs roaming the worlds can even be ignored if you choose.

Agrabah Main Street
The nameless pixie takes your avatar to the secret forbidden room in the castle. It’s where the player can select which princess to visit but walking to her painting. As a Jasmine fanatic I entered her world first. Agrabah is the largest location in Jasmine’s world. There’s the main street and the bazaar both filled with market stalls, crates, barrels and baskets.

The graphics in Enchanted Journey are quite good, for a simple children game. On first viewing it felt like I was playing Nasira’s Revenge all over again. The graphics of this 2001 game where very crude and ugly. The characters had wooden animation with textures as faces and no moving parts like lips or eyes. And the scenery where not more than flat 2D images. In Enchanted Journey the locations are designed in full 3D.

Example of the common characters inhabiting each worldSadly the only characters you’ll find are the same people that look and appear the same in every world and while you can intact with them they all have the same standard spoken lines. Like all characters in Enchanted Journey, including the little girl and princesses, their movements is in an endless loop when not interacting with you. The most interaction comes from the little girl and the Disney princesses as they talk. The sidekicks have more reprieve movements and gestures but still prove enough variety to be believable as CG interpretations of their hand drawn counterparts. But all interaction is nothing more than pre-recorded movies that are always the same with every visit. Anno 2007 I had higher expectations of a 3D game with Disney characters. A missed opportunity.

The gameplay has the same mini-games and puzzles in every world just with different characters in a different setting but the premise stay’s the same. The mini-games are simple activities like catch falling items or kill Bogs to retrieve items. Like the dumb uninspiring DVD games these mini games have no punishment system. Its fine if you don’t catch an item, the bar stays at the same level and the items keep coming. Examples include Dopey catching diamonds and Flounder catching human things.


Meeting Princess Jasmine in the palace garden Close-up of Jasmine

In Agrabah the Bogs made mirage treasures that the people seem to be obsessive about. With a twirl of your magic wand the fake treasures are return to common things like food. Following the trail of gems brings the player to the palace garden where they meet a fine looking CG Jasmine with the sweet sexy voice of Linda Larkin herself. Jasmine’s edges are blocky, best noticeable when the camera pens around he. You’ll see her making sharp turns down. But the character is realistic enough to be believable. She tells you to see Abu back at the marketplace.

A mini-game of hide and seek with the monkey in the city is needed before returning to see Jasmine again. Once in the garden Jasmine there are suddenly two Abu’s. Chapter 1 ends when the little girl avatar magic reveals that Abu that was with Jasmine is a goose. Jasmine thanks you and the camera pens up.

Chapter 2 The Desert
Chapter 2 brings us back to Jasmine at the palace where she explains to see Abu at the desert gate. After a short trip around the market the player finds a fence that previously was locked. It is also the first time the Bogs appear in Agrabah.
In the desert Abu needs an escort to the Cave of Wonders or he is distracted by the mirage treasures, sounds like Abu alright. The escort mini-game returns in every world, later you escort Gus, Sebastian and Dopey as well.
Inside the Cave is another common mini-game, kill the Bogs and retrieve the stolen item from them. Bogs stole treasure but in Atlantica they stole singing voices and in Snow White’s world colors are stolen.
To get the lamp the red light from golden monkey statue needs to be avoided. Only move when it’s green. Sounds like a traffic light don’t you think. End chapter 2.

Nearing the Cave of Wonders

Alas things don’t get any more difficult in the Jasmine’s final chapter. Herd 6 geese into their pen by twirling then defeat the genie Bogs and make mirage Bogs. Then follow Jasmine and Abu to the Cave of Wonders and help Abu put back the right color lamp back to their places and chapter finished. Simple but fun to do once but gets repetitive after a few times.
Jasmine and Abu say goodbye to you and the game loads the secret chamber again. Jasmine wears her golden Enchanted Tales outfit.

Jasmine at the oasis
End of Chapter 3 and Jasmine's World

Summary

Pro

  • Nice graphics
  • Linda Larkin as Jasmine
  • Fun for a few times
  • Improved over the last 3D Aladdin game, Nasira’s Revenge

Cons

  • To easy.
  • Characters have little moved and keep looping.
  • The Bogs are utterly easy to defeat.
  • Missed opportunity to make a family oriented 3D Disney Princess game.
  • Could’ve been more like the Kingdom Hearts series with Princesses only.

Rating: 3 out 5 stars

Aladdin and Jasmine coloring pages from Sticker and Color book

Disney Princess merchandise is so wide spread i’ll find it in the oddest places. I was shopping for PJ’s and as I walked in the store my eye caught a Disney Princess Sticker & Color book with Jasmine on the cover. Me checking of course and besides two fine looking coloring pages of Aladdin and Jasmine. Of course I had to buy it.

Plain coloring pages are a bit dull so I added a nice border and some text and tada two brand new high quality coloring pages.
Click the thumbnail for the full version then click right and choose Print Picture. You might want to blow up the picture by selecting stretch to page or center on page.



Aladdin invites Jasmine for a magic carpet ride coloring page

Aladdin invites Jasmine for a magic carpet ride.


Jasmine recieves an anniversary present

Jasmine recieves an anniversary present .

Jasmine Coloring Page Two from Color Paradise book

This is the second page of coloring pages showcasing the lovely princess of Agrabah. With her pet tiger Rajah. With a lowercase “h” people!

As with all coloring pages at Streetrat these are high quality pictures To print them click the thumbnail then use the brower’s printer function to print it. Normally that means clicking right and selecting “print picture”. You see, the bigger the picture is the better quality you get when fit to page is selected. That’s why old coloring pages from the Aladdin Activity Center look so bad blown up. They’re to small.

Like what you see? More coloring pages of Princess Jasmine are just one mouse click away.


Disney Princess coloring page - Jasmine reading to tiger Rajah

Jasmine Coloring Page One from Color Paradise

The first of two coloring pages showcasing the always lovely princess of Agrabah.

As with all coloring pages at Streetrat these are high quality pictures.
To print them click the thumbnail then use the brower’s printer function to print it. Normally that means clicking right and selecting “print picture”. You see, the bigger the picture is the better quality you get when fit to page is selected. That’s why old coloring pages from the Aladdin Activity Center look so bad blown up. They’re too small.

Like what you see? More coloring pages of Princess Jasmine are just one mouse click away.


Disney Princess Jasmine holding the magic lamp coloring page

Princess Jasmine coloring pages from Disney Princess colorrama coloring book

There are many more wonderful and unique Aladdin coloring pages in the coloring page category. Every exclusive back and white picture is displayed in the coloring page gallery. There are over 50 pictures ready for you to for print and color with a new one being added on regular basis.

Disney Princess Jasmine coloring page 1Disney Princess Jasmine coloring page 2

My mom let me scan 2 Jasmine coloring pages that aren’t on any other website. Certainly not on the so-so sites that claim to have unique and exclusive pictures to color to only present the visitor with standard and old images that are on every other website. Well, not here.. The first page shows a cute pose of Jasmine dancing with a veil and second one has Jasmine and Aladdin hugging and holding hands. Anyway so my mother bought the book for a friends little girl. Her mom often takes the little girl with her when she comes over. The little 1-year old girl isn’t really into Disney yet, she likes Dumpa and Miffy more plus her coloring talent has yet to surface, if you know what I mean. But all in good time until then Disney Princess Colorrama coloring book is stored in a save place. I love the cute lamp in the corner, it’s a gimmic that ran throughout the book. Each princess has their symbol. It reminded me of the Disney Classics on Ice opening where a male ice-skater carried each princess symbol. As with all coloring pages at Streetrat these are high quality easy printable pictures Just click the thumbnail then use your browser’s printer function to print it. Normally that means clicking right and selecting “print picture”. Then hit the Print button if all settings are set correctly.