Princess Debut review

Can you dance well enough so the boys like you?

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Humorous and charming

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    Aimed perfectly at audience

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    Variety of game mechanics


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    Creepy rabbit instructor

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    Won't appeal to boys

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    Probably won't appeal to adults

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Using some kind of ingenious mind microscope, Natsume must have peered into the brains of a cross-section of 12-year-old girls, identified their major concerns and then condensed them into this game. You play a schoolgirl who can’t decide which of the local lads she fancies. Alas, before you can accost one of them you’re whisked into an alternative dimension. In this new land you’re a princess who must impress suitors by dancing with them. You can also collect frocks and accessories, and take dance lessons in a range of venues. Part dating sim, part rhythm-action dancing game, Princess Debut is perfectly pitched at its girly audience. Just one thing, though: whoever thought that a sinister anthropomorphic rabbit in top hat would be a suitable dance instructor? Brrr…

Nov 5, 2008

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DescriptionPart dating sim, part rhythm-action dancing game, Princess Debut is a perfect fit for its girly audience.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"3+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)