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By Pedro "Pap" Hernandez

 

February 11, 2020  (originally published April 24, 2012)

Pap the Disney Gamer's Highlights: Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey and Disney Princess uDraw: Enchanted Storybooks

Developed by: THQ (Disney Princess uDraw: Enchanted Storybooks), Disney Interactive (Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey)

System: Wii, PlayStation 2

It's National Princess Week! As declared by Dame Julie Andrews and Disney, this is the week in which girls celebrate all things princess, from being kind towards others to finding the perfect dress to wear to the ball. When I read the news about National Princess Week, I realized that I had yet to cover a Disney Princess game for Gamer Tuesday! Sure, I had written about games featuring some of the princesses like Pocahontas for the Sega Genesis and Aladdin for the Super Nintendo, but not one based around the Disney Princess franchise. I decided to both correct this and celebrate National Princesses Week by highlighting not one but two Disney Princess games: Enchanted Journey for the PlayStation 2 and Wii, and Disney Princess uDraw: Enchanted Storybooks for the Wii and uDraw game tablet.

Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey was released for the Wii and PlayStation 2 systems in 2007. It tells the story of a young girl that discovers a magical abandoned castle. She is then joined by a pixie named Pixie, and tells her that in order to restore the castle back to its original beauty and discover who the original owner was she must travel through different worlds in order to confront the game's villain and set everything right once and for all.

If you have been keeping up with my year long Kingdom Hearts retrospective, you might recall that in one entry I mentioned that one of the rumored proposed ideas for the Disney and Square Enix project was a game in which players took on the role of the Disney Princes as they traveled through their realms and rescued a Disney Princess at the end of the level. I bring this up because if Square Enix had continued with that idea, it is possible that Kingdom Hearts would have been similar to Enchanted Journey. The title's concept is one seemingly inspired by the Kingdom Hearts series, but rather than being created towards a role playing game audience, this game was designed for the young princesses in mind.

When the game is loaded for the first time, players can create their own character. And customize her looks. The mission objectives are fairly simple: go to each Disney Princess world, complete the missions, and interact with the denizens of that realm. There are five worlds to visit: Snow White's, Cinderella's, Ariel's, Belle's, and Jasmine's. The princesses have been voiced by their original voice actors (or modern day equivalent in the case of Snow White and Cinderella), and each locale has been rendered to greatly resembled the worlds seen in the animated feature films.

As previously mentioned, Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey is a game designed for a very young gaming audience. Older players will find the game to be too simplistic for their skills, but it is quite the great game for young gamers and their parents to join in. If all a girl player wants is to visit a Disney Princess world, Enchanted Journey will successfully meet that desire.

If you rather create works of art and paint rather than go on an adventure, though, then Disney has you covered. Disney Princess: Enchanted Storybooks was released in November of 2011 for the Wii. What makes this game unique in the Disney Princess video game line up is the usage of THQ's gaming tablet, the uDraw. The tablet was first released in 2010, originally a Wii exclusive. By 2011, the uDraw game tablet was available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, featuring a handful of titles ranging from creativity studios to action titles.

Enchanted Storybooks takes players to the worlds of the Disney Princesses. Each world is presented as a storybook waiting to be explored. Each book features a different Disney Princess: Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and the newest members of the royal family, Tiana and Rapunzel. The idea is to restore color to the Disney Princess worlds by completing various activities in each storybook. Activities range from connecting the dots to placing stickers around the page. There are over 100 coloring pages to collect. All of these activities are controlled via the game tablet. The touch pad is used to move the on-screen cursor around like a pencil or a paintbrush. Disney Princess: Enchanted Storybooks is available as both a standard game release or bundled with the game tablet.

There are many more video games based on the Disney Princesses, but these two games stand out as some of the most creative in the lineup. Whether you are exploring brand new worlds or just coloring beautiful scenery, these Disney Princess games will make great activities during National Princess Week. This gaming Disney Prince guarantees it.


Past Gamer Tuesday

Animated film based games
Aladdin
Aladdin (SEGA)
Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Paint Adventure
Beauty and the Beast Board Game

Beauty and the Beast - two games
Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure
Beauty and the Beast Computer Game 
A Bug's Life
Cars: The Video Game

Cars Game Reviews
Cinderella's Midnight Dash
Disney Friends
Disney Friends - The Friends of Disney Friends
Finding Nemo Games
Hercules

Jungle Book, The
Lion King, The
The Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy
Pinocchio

Pocahontas
Tangled, the Video Game
Tarzan
Tigger's Honey Hunt
Toy Story

Live Action film based games
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
Disney's A Christmas Carol
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Muppets
Muppets Cruise Party

My Muppets Show
Prince of Persia
Roger Rabbit

Mickey and Friends
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD Remake
Disney Golf
Disney Magicboard Online
Disney Sports Soccer

Disney Super Speedway
Donald Duck
Donald Duck: Goin' Quakers
Epic Mickey
Epic Mickey 2: Power of 2

Goofy's Hysterical History Tour
Lucky Dime Caper, The
Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
Magical Tetris Challenge
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mousecapade
Mickey Mouse Magic Wands
Mickey's 123's: The Big Surprise Party
Mickey's Dangerous Chase
Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland

Mickey's Speedway USA
Quackshot
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Where's My Mickey?

The Kingdom Hearts Retrospective
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

Part 11
Part 12

Fun Finds
Diddy Kong Racing
Rayman 3
Sonic Colors

Miscellaneous
101  Dalmatians in Kingdom Hearts
2013 recap
Some of the Bravest Disney Characters
Carousel of Gaming Progress
Christmas list
The D Show
Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves

Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix
Darkwing Duck: Remastered
Disney DVD games
Disney Fighting Game that was never made
Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity: Frozen
Disney Infinity: Holiday Guide
Disney Infinity: Play Set Wish List
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life

Disney Princess
Disney Villains Revenge
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
Disney's Game and Watch
Disney's Sing It Family Hits

Disney's Th!nk Fast
Easter Egg in Kinect Disneyland Adventure
Epcot's Innoventions
Fantasia: Music Evolved
Future of Star Wars Gaming and LucasArts

Game Guide for 2012
Guilty Party
Hidden Levels of Mickey's Speedway USA
How the Pap saved Christmas
Just Dance Disney Party

Kingdom Hearts III announcement
Kingdom Hearts III Dream Summons Predictions
Kingdom Hearts III prediction
Kingdom Hearts III live action predictions
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Lady and the Tramp appearance
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Love Scenes in Video Games

Marvel Super Heroes (Arcade Game)
Mickey Mouse games released during Presidential terms
Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena Introduction
Nightmare Before Christmas Appearances
NintendoLand
Pico Games

Pop Century's History of Video Games
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Fighting Game from Runaway Brain
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Steamboat Willie through the years
Summer Games

Tiger Handheld Games
Video Game References found within the parks
Where's My Water?
Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Wreck-It-Ralph Trailer Analysis
Wreck-It Ralph Trailer Analysis Part 2

Wreck-It Ralph Meet and Greet queue
Wreck-It Ralph's appearance in All-Stars Racing Transformed

Park themed games
Adventures at the Magic Kingdom
Adventures at the Magic Kingdom clarification
Adventure of Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Explorer
DisneyQuest

Disney Fireworks
Disney TokyoSea snack appearance
Finding Fantasyland
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Magic Kingdom Board Game

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: Tortuga Tavern
Toontown Online
Toy Story Mania!
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour - Looking back after a year

Pap's Picks
E3 Highlights
The Marvel Connection
Top 5 Weird Games
Top Marvel and Disney super hero games

Television Based Games
Bonkers
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Darkwing Duck
DuckTales

DuckTales: Remastered
Goof Troop

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