Bratz: Forever Diamondz (video game)

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Bratz: Forever Diamondz
Bratz: Forever Diamonds
Cover art of Bratz: Forever Diamonds
Developer(s) Blitz Games, Barking Lizards Technologies
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution DVD, UMD, Nintendo optical disc

Bratz: Forever Diamondz is the third video game based on the popular fashion doll line, Bratz. It is the second published by THQ. It was released on September 18, 2006 at GameStop, then September 21, 2006 nationwide. This video game is based on the direct-to-DVD movie, Bratz Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz and the doll line, Bratz Forever Diamondz.

Gameplay[edit]

PlayStation 2 and GameCube[edit]

The gameplay of the Bratz Forever Diamondz is mostly the same as its predecessor, Bratz Rock Angelz. There are four playable characters: Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha and Jade. During the game, all of a sudden blue coins appear, called Blingz, which are money for the Bratz girls. There's a mobile phone menu, where you can read messages, and see the objective, what the player currently has to do.

It has explorable roam, similar to Grand Theft Auto series. When the player is not in an objective, he/she can take a character to collect character coins (which are can be used to buy movie clips. There are 25 for each Bratz girl), Blingz tokens, take pictures, and play mini-games for extra money.The new features in the video game, that there are timed objectives, which means that you have to do the objective in the amount of time. There's an ice rink, where the girls can perform ice-skating skills. The biggest new feature is that the player can adopt a pet (cat or dog), and take him/her to pet shows, accessorize it, etc. The pet helps in certain objectives, however, after that the player should give a treat for it. You can also take part in modeling contests to win Blingz. The mini-games can be activated to go into a place, or talk to a person, Kaycee, Kirstee, Cameron, Dylan, Eitan, Koby, Fianna, Phoebe, Roxxi, Siernna, Cade, Vinessa, Kumi, Bryce & Katia.

  • Posing game: a rhythm game, where the player has to press the combination of buttons in time.
  • Smoothie-A-Go-Go: a timed mini-game, where the player has to deliver smoothies to people in time.
  • Skate Race Challenge: a timed mini-game, where the player has to collect flags on roller-skates in time.

Unlike its predecessor, this game has a multiplayer mode, which is can only be activated when two controllers are plugged into the console. There are three multiplayer games:

  • Pairz - a match game against the opponent to see who can get more matches.
  • Change outfits
  • Top Trumps - a game very similar to the card game War. The player gets a card each turn with number totals on it. The player has to guess which number on the card is higher than the opponent's card. If he's/she's correct, he/she wins the card. He/she goes on playing until all 26 cards are in one players possession. This game appears in the PC version of the Bratz: Rock Angelz.
  • Roller skating - you can chanqe into a pair of roller skate's, helpinq you two move ten times faster than walking.

Nintendo DS[edit]

The Nintendo DS version of the game includes a rabbit, a cat and a dog as pets that can be owned.

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • You've Got It - Bratz Forever Diamondz
  • Hang On - Bratz Forever Diamondz
  • Rollin' - Bratz Genie Magic
  • Livin' It Up - Bratz Genie Magic
  • When Where All Together - Bratz Genie Magic
  • Invincible - Bratz Genie Magic
  • Me & My Girls - Bratz Genie Magic
  • Forever Diamondz - Bratz Genie Magic
  • This Is How We Do - Bratz TV Show
  • I Won't Stop - Bratz Fashion Pixiez
  • It's A Girl Thing - Bratz Fashion Pixiez
  • Just Havin' Some Fun - Bratz Forever Diamondz
  • Makin It Happen - Bratz Genie Magic
  • Never Gonna Give Up - Bratz Genie Magic
  • Make You Wanna Dance - Bratz Genie Magic
  • One Day - Bratz TV Show
  • Let Go - Bratz Forever Diamondz
  • Let's Get To It - Bratz TV Show
  • We Can - Bratz Fashion Pixiez
  • Bratz TV Show

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings PS2: 71.0% (2 reviews)[2]
GCN: 60.0% (1 review)[3]
DS: 45.0% (1 review)[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 4.5 out of 10 [1]

The PS2 and GameCube versions of the game has received mostly positive reviews from critics, praising the brighter surroundings, new locations and story line. While the DS version of the game has been less positive. Critics commented on the boring gameplay, missions and poor microphone responses, calling it "not worth the play".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DS review". IGN. 
  2. ^ "Aggregate score for PlayStation 2". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Aggregate score for GameCube". Game Rankings. 
  4. ^ "Aggregate score for DS". Game Rankings. 

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