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Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids is an adventure game released by Black Lantern Studios in North America in 2007 for the Nintendo DS,[6] and by Totally Games for the PlayStation 2 in 2008.[7] It was later released in PAL regions that same year.[8][9][10][11] Dora Saves the Mermaids is set in the Mermaid Kingdom where an evil octopus insists on dumping garbage into the ocean, making the Mermaid Kingdom covered in trash. Players assume the role of Dora who must help Mariana the Mermaid find her missing magical mermaid crown. But the only way to accomplish the task is for Dora to become a mermaid herself. Along the way (95% of the time), players run Dora around snaking paths, pick up gems and get from point A to point B while encountering wrinkles as things that bounce or catapult Dora into the air.[12]


GameplayEdit

The gameplay is mostly based on the games' previous title, Journey to the Purple Planet and Dora's hit TV movie Dora Saves the Mermaids. The players assume the role of Dora who must help Mariana the Mermaid find her missing magical mermaid crown. But the only way to accomplish the task is for Dora to become a mermaid herself. Along the way (95% of the time), players run Dora around snaking paths, pick up gems and get from point A to point B while encountering wrinkles as things that bounce or catapult Dora into the air.

PlotEdit

In this double-length special, an evil octopus insists on dumping garbage into the ocean, making the Mermaid Kingdom covered in trash and Dora needs your help to save Mermaid Kingdom by bringing a magical crown back to Mariana the Mermaid ... and by becoming a mermaid too! Then help Dora on two other ocean adventures to help a baby fish and the Pirate Piggies!

Main SettingEdit

Dora Saves the Mermaids is mainly set in the Mermaid Kingdom.

ReviewsEdit

The game received mixed reviews from critics. The DS version received an aggregate score of 55.40% from GameRankings (5 reviews),[13] while the PlayStation 2 versions received a 64% from GameRankings (2 reviews).[14] In an IGN review, Sam Bishop did praise the game for pulling the voice actors from the show, which he said "was a wise move." and the visuals, which he said "do absolutely nothing to wow, but don't look terribly ugly either.", but criticized the game's variety that he said "would have helped keep the entertainment up above the level of, say, passively watching that Dora DVD for the 857 millionth time.", stating "As an educational tool, Dora Saves the Mermaids falls flat. As a simple distraction, it falls short, and as a game that is meant to get adults in on the action to help out, it isn't really a very collaborative experience. Yes, it's a kids game, but that doesn't mean that it has to feel like a bit of a rip-off."[15]

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Dora the Explorer
Characters:
Dora The Explorer (Dora Márquez | Boots | Backpack | Map | Swiper | Big Red Chicken | Grumpy Old Troll | Mrs. Marquez | Val the Octopus | Isa the Iguana | Tico the Squirrel | Benny the Bull | Explorer Stars) | Go Diego Go! (Diego Marquez | Alicia Marquez | Baby Jaguar | Click | Rescue Pack | Bobo Brothers | Linda) | Dora and Friends: Into the City! (Emma | Kate | Naiya | Alana | Pablo)

Videogames:
Dora The Explorer (Dora the Explorer: Barnyard Buddies | Dora the Explorer: Super Star Adventures | Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet | Dora the Explorer: Dance to the Rescue | Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids | Dora Puppy | Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess | Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom | Dora's Cooking Club) | Go Diego Go! (Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue | Go Diego Go! Wolf Pup Rescue | Go Diego Go! Safari Rescue | Go Diego Go : Build and Rescue!) | Dora and Friends: Into the City! (Dora and Friends: Rainforest Rescue)

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