Based loosely around the recent film of the same title, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue continues the Disney Fairies franchise on the DS.
The game follows the footsteps of previous titles Tinker Bell and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, and for the first time brings characters outside of Pixie Hollow and into the mainland.
The story revolves around Tinker Bell doing everyone a favour by attempting to bring summer to the English countryside, with players given the challenge of bringing six rare ‘rainbow lillies’ back to the fairy camp.
Whilst this isn’t achieved through bloodthirsty fairy warfare, gamers can compete across six action-packed levels and over 25 mini-games. These involve quests and puzzles that test gamers’ abilities of arts and crafts, baking and decorating cookies.
The game clearly targets the young girl gamer – fans have the opportunity to create their own fairy, with customisable talents, hairstyles, accessories and facial features.
Throughout Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue players can interact with Tinker Bell’s human pal Lizzy as well as a variety of other fairy friends. Users also have in-game access to Pixiehollow.com, where they can download fairies, upload gatherables and send postcards to friends.
The fact that Tinker Bell is already an iconic and established Disney icon from memorable appearances in classic film Peter Pan will give the game a boost.
With the title appealing to both Peter Pan fans, younger gamers and casual female DS owners, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue gives players what they want – fast, fun mini- games sprinkled with fairy dust.
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue hits shelves on September 10th for the Nintendo DS.