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21 Barbie Computer Games You Totally Forgot Existed

THESE GAMES WERE SO GOOD.

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1. Barbie Fashion Designer

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Once you picked a theme like Dream Date, Vacation Fun, or Wedding Fantasy, you got to dress your girl Barbie however you liked. THEN, after several minutes of loading, you watched Barbie walk the runway rocking your creation.

2. Barbie Magic Hair Styler

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Whether you chose Costume Party or Dream Date, the hair options were limitless for Barb and her pals. You had full hair-control, AND access to makeup and accessories.

3. Detective Barbie in the Mystery of the Carnival Caper

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Detective Barbie stops at nothing to find her beloved Ken, who disappeared during a magic show trick. The best part of this game had to be the rides though, including the Tunnel of Love where Barbie freakin' water skied off ramps shaped like swans.

4. Barbie Ocean Discovery

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Not only was Barbie a marine biologist, but this girl could breathe underwater — unlike the villain Captain Barnacle. This was undoubtedly an advantage in the race to find the secret treasure.

5. Barbie Storymaker

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You set the scene, chose your characters, and choreographed their movements. Dialogue, sound, and special effects were also possible. Storymaker was just like playing with dolls except it was VIRTUAL.

6. Barbie Generation Girl Gotta Groove

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With an assortment of dance cards that each featured a different move, you created the perfect dance routine by ordering them however you pleased. It all led up to the big performance at the end.

7. Detective Barbie 2: The Vacation Mystery

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All Barbie wanted was a vacation from her crime-solving life, but instead she ends up with a new mystery to solve. Thankfully she still finds the time to hang-glide.

8. Barbie Explorer

Similar to the 1996 Tomb Raider game, Barbie travels to Tibet, Egypt, Africa, and Babylon to recover four treasures and solve the mystery of the Mystic Mirror.

9. Barbie Beach Vacation

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Barbie sure made up for her previous vacation in this game. Sandcastle-building, scuba-diving, and water-skiing were just some of the activities you could partake in.

10. Magic Fairy Tales: Barbie As Rapunzel

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This game was basically an interactive storybook. You could either just read along or complete puzzles to advance the story.

11. Barbie Party Print 'n Play

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Ain't no party like a Print 'n Play party! This software allowed you to customize stationary, greeting cards, and stickers, among other things.

12. Barbie Jewelry Designer

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While nothing came close to Barbie Fashion Designer, creating necklaces, friendship bracelets, and earrings was still a good time.

13. Barbie Magic Genie Adventure

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Genie Barbie loses her magic power gems, and you have to help her find them AND save her kingdom. What's better is this game came with a blue and pink genie bottle that you could use as a controller.

14. Barbie Digital Makeover

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Not only could you makeover Barbie, but this game also allowed you to import a picture of yourself to makeover. Technology is crazy!

15. Secret Agent Barbie

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In this game, Secret Agent Barbie travels the world with the hopes of stopping the creation of an invisibility suit. Sounds dangerous, right?

16. Barbie Nail Designer

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If Fashion Designer and Jewelry Designer weren't enough, there was also Nail Designer. You could even print and wear your cool designs.

17. Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride

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Barbie's friend Teresa has her horse stolen, and Barbie — who you know can't resist a good mystery — is on the case at once.

18. Barbie Super Sports

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After customizing Barbie's outfit (duh), you either hit the slopes or the streets. Snowboarding and rollerblading are just two more things Barbie's good at.

19. Barbie Pet Rescue

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You and Barbie set out to find lost pets and bring them back to the Pet Rescue Center. There you nurtured them back to health, and of course, played with them too.

20. Barbie Team Gymnastics

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Similar to Gotta Groove, except instead of dancing...gymnastics! You know Barbie, always goin' for the gold.

21. Barbie Riding Club

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Riding Club was THE club to be in. Not only did you get to care for your horse by feeding it and grooming it, but you also got to ride her through the trails and hills of Secret Valley — which, as the name implies, was full of secrets.

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