Game Factory is sugary sweet

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Our friends over at The Game Factory are keeping the kid-friendly content coming, with the release of three new Strawberry Shortcake games.  Coming to DS, PS2 and PC, Game Factory is trying to reach across a wide number of consoles.  GN staffer Lydia Graslie might find these titles a little irritating (she hated the hot pink PS2) but the 10-and-under crowd should find them to be just right.  They'll be good Christmas presents for the shopping parent.
THE GAME FACTORY today announced the release of three new action adventure games starring Strawberry Shortcake and friends. “Strawberry Shortcake -Strawberryland Games” for Nintendo DS™ is available beginning today; “Strawberry Shortcake – The Sweet Dreams Game” for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is scheduled for release on October 24, 2006 and “Strawberry Shortcake- And Her Berry Best Friends” is scheduled for release on October 31, 2006. With suggested retail prices of $29.99, $29.99 and $19.99 respectively, the games are geared toward players ages five and older.


Strawberry Shortcake is a sweet little red-headed girl with a kind, helpful and independent personality.  Along with her friends and pets, she lives in the enchanting and engaging fairytale universe of Strawberryland.  Based on the popular character created by American Greetings Corporation, these three new games will provide hours of fun and through shared adventures stimulate the imaginations and creativity of all little girls. “Strawberry Shortcake’s imaginative world is a perfect fit for these new games. We are thrilled The Game Factory will be bringing her magical world to life for little girls in this fun and interactive way,” said American Greetings Brand Manager Tony Chien


 “As with all of our license partners, Strawberry Shortcake already has an established and loyal worldwide following,” said vice president North America Leah Kalboussi.   “With our developer partners, we’ve designed gameplay and storylines that take advantage of the different platforms to engage our young gamers. We are confident that these three games will become top picks among young girls this holiday season.”


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Strawberry Shortcake is available on the following platforms:


·         “Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberryland Games” - (Nintendo DS) – Strawberry Shortcake, along with her berry best friends and their pets Pupcake, Custard and Marmalade, is getting ready to participate in the Nearly-Once-a-Yearly Strawberryland Games. Compete as Strawberry Shortcake and Blueberry Muffin in three different Strawberryland events: Berry Boarding down the whip cream slopes of the Sundae Mountains, Balloon Rise through candy cloud skies of Strawberryland and Black Liquorice Leap from one end of Punchbowl Pond to the River. Several levels of difficulty for each mini game make the game exciting, appropriate and challenging for children of different ages. Players can take full advantage of the special Nintendo DS features such as the DS Stylus and the Touch Screen or even play a two player wireless version of Berry Boarding using the wireless multiplayer feature. Suggested Retail of $29.99. (E)



·         “Strawberry Shortcake, The Sweet Dreams Game” - (PlayStation 2) – Based on the upcoming CGI animated theatrical movie of the same name, this new interactive installment of the Strawberry Shortcake adventures recreates the same quality animation as the movie.  Featuring  6 playable characters (Strawberry Shortcake, Angel Cake, Ginger Snap, Orange Blossom, Raspberry Torte and Lemon Meringue),  the gameplay alternates between  14 levels of platform adventure and racing simulation. Sail a flying boat or ride a rainbow colored butterfly in highly detailed and enchanting environments. Test your gardening skills in the fantasy garden and unlock bonuses such as trailers, recipes and songs. The ultimate fantasy experience in the Strawberry shortcakes series. Suggested retail of $29.99. (E)



·         “Strawberry Shortcake And Her Berry Best Friends” – (PC-CD ROM) – Strawberry Shortcake has lost her scrapbook with all her memories and tokens of friendship. Join Strawberry as she starts an adventure where she must successfully help her friends to collect things again to make a new scrapbook. Ten different high-quality game scenes provide the background for the adventures where players collect up to 15 different tokens for each of the album’s pages. High playability is ensured since players can return to each of the game scenes to get more tokens. Three levels of difficulty in most of the game scenes provide fun for players of different ages while the beautiful graphics and music make the world of Strawberryland come to life. Suggested retail of $19.99. (E)

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