List of Mary-Kate and Ashley video games
PAL version cover art for Magical Mystery Mall
|Platforms||Game Boy Color, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PC|
|First release||The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
|Latest release||Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 - Licensed to Drive
The Mary-Kate and Ashley games are a series of video games released between 1999 and 2002 that feature Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in various scenarios such as trying to solve crimes, caring for horses, or freeing a shopping mall from a curse. The games were released by Acclaim Entertainment on several different game systems such as the Game Boy Color and first PlayStation console.
In 2004, the Olsens filed a suit against Acclaim Entertainment over claims that the company had not paid them a settlement of about $178,000, which was from an earlier case concerning royalties that had not been paid towards the Olsens.
- The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (1999, Game Boy Color)
- Dance Party of the Century (1999, PC)
- Get a Clue (2000, Game Boy Color)
- Magical Mystery Mall (2000, PlayStation)
- Pocket Planner (2000, Game Boy Color)
- Winner's Circle (2001, PlayStation, Game Boy Color)
- Crush Course (2001, PlayStation, PC, Game Boy Color)
- Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 - Licensed to Drive (2002, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2)
Reception for the games have been mixed, with the 1999 Game Boy Color game The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley receiving a score of 6/10 from IGN while the 2000 Magical Mystery Mall received one of 4/10. In contrast, the Telegraph praised the Pocket Planner as being "quite clever".
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- "Mary-Kate & Ashley Pocket Planner". London: Telegraph. 15 March 2001. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
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