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May 02, 2011

Video Game: Marie Antoinette and the American War of Independence

Marie Antoinette has now inspired a video game for the Nintendo DS system (trailer below), which I was lucky enough to try out!  First off I will admit that my little Nintendo DS Lite has been one of those purchases I have not regretted, and well worth the money! I love all the games I have including my cooking game that has taught me a thing or two...

So the new game is called Marie Antoinette and the American War of Independence.

The educational game sends you time travelling along with Oscar (smarty pants side-kick to the brainy professor) ((if you liked the Professor Layton games this is similar!)) back to 1781.  The adventure takes place on water, in American and, of course, all the way to Versailles!

You will meet many famous characters from the past such as Washington, La Fayette, Rochambeau etc., and you will learn a little bit about each, and their roles during the period.  The game is full of mini games, riddles and quizzes that you must pass in order to move on to the next adventure.  You will need to know a thing or two about the 18th century to pass these, but if you don't know the answers you always get another chance!  Some of the activities reminded me of the mini-games in Mario Party, and I have a feeling not only the kids will enjoy this one.

One thing I wished was improved is the soundtrack.  I believe gaming is a full experience and if the music isn't perfect, it affects the overall experience.  I have played several games on my DS with excellent soundtracks such as Harvest Moon and Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box.  It would be wonderful if the music for Marie Antoinette & the American War of Independence was a little stronger.  The video game overall is still very entertaining!

I am working on my game now, and I admit I have yet to reach Versailles but I am well on my way! I think now that the holiday has passed I will be able to sail through.  Why am I excited to get to Versailles?  You get to "meet Marie-Antoinette in her elegant world at Petit Trianon castle. But be careful! A mysterious secret society is acting in the shadows…"  The purpose of the game is to find traitors and save the Queen.  Will you be playing?

Check out the trailer:



Where to buy (for Nintendo DS):
Marie Antoinette and the American War of Independence

You may also want to check out these games for the PC:
Versailles Mysteries I   ...and my little post and trailer of it here
Versailles Mysteries II



5 comments

  1. Looks awesome, now if only they had it as a computer game!

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  2. @Elizabeth Kerri Mahon oh I know! I am actually still curious about the Versailles Mysteries PC games. I may have to check them out.

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  3. Marie Antoinette inspired? Similar to Professor Layton? I'm sold!! LOL

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  4. I think we can all agree here that there needs to be more Marie Antoinette themed video games.

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  5. Fun game, but I am having a dilly of a time figuring out how to reseal the letter to Louis XVI. Ah! If only I still had a candle!

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