In the jazz-infused world of 1920s New Orleans, something magical is about to occur. Get ready for a journey full of joy and imagination in true Disney style as you join spunky heroine Tiana for a one-of-a-kind adventure. From genuine New Orleans-style music and cooking to the fun of playing frog games in the bayou, The Princess and the Frog steeps you in the charm and excitement of the animated film.
Roam the irresistible world of New Orleans as The Princess and the Frog whisks you away on a magical adventure. Play as any of eight characters, and visit iconic locations like the French Quarter and the bayou. Experience unique New Orleans culture as you cook local cuisine and play music. Collect Mardi Gras beads you can trade for dresses, fabrics, recipes and more, and take part in your own bayou-style fashion show as you try on outfits with Tiana and her friends.
Help Tiana make her dreams come true as you relive the adventure of the Disney animated film
Play as any of eight different characters, and encounter a variety of NPCs throughout the game
Accumulate Mardi Gras beads you can trade for fabrics, dresses, recipes and ingredients
Visit charming and pleasant environments
Cook genuine regional cuisine and play and move to New Orleans-style music
For 1 to 4 players
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® 4 processor or equivalent, AMD Athlon processor or equivalentPC Processor Speed1.5GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows VistaPC System Memory512MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space3.5GBPC Video64MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible NVIDIA GeForce FX or ATI RADEON 9500 3D video card with Shader 2.0 supportPC Sound Card16-bit DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound cardPC Drive Type and SpeedDVD-ROM 8xPC Additional Requirements2GHz Intel Pentium 4 class or better processor required for onboard integrated chipsets
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