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''Secret Agent Barbie'' is an ActionAdventure game for PC. ActionGirl {{Franchise/Barbie}} is called on by her good friend Theresa, who is a fashion designer planning her big show. A thief has stolen Theresa’s valuable designs, so Barbie, in pursuit of justice, travels the world searching for clues in hope of capturing the thief.

Along the way, Barbie’s friends and teammates supply her with the gadgets, training and strategies needed to complete each mission.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AsianStoreOwner: Mrs. Tanaka. Apart from dye, what she's selling isn't made clear. Probably a downplayed trope, because her store is in Japan, where almost everyone is, well, Asian.
* ArtMajorPhysics: Because putting on a translucent/transparent suit would ''really'' make you absolutely invisible from top to bottom.
* {{Backtracking}}: Though often areas you've visited [[RemixedLevel will have changed, or some areas will be blocked off]].
* ButThouMust: The thief will always be suspiciously faster than you, and you must always let the thief get away.
* CampStraight: Mr. Johnson is hinted to be one of these.
* CoolPlane: Barbie and her team have their own very large and very pink private jet, which acts as their primary mode of transportation, [[PlayerHeadquarters as well as their secret headquarters]].
* CultureEqualsCostume: Averted in Brazil and France, but played straight just about everywhere else.
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: Unless you skip it, the start of the game is Barbie doing some Virtual Training before receiving the call from Theresa.
* EnemyDetectingRadar
* EquipmentResetButton: Barbie's inventory is changed each level so that she always has what she needs.
* FollowThePlottedLine
* FloatingPlatforms
* GadgetWatches: Barbie uses a watch to communicate with her friends back at base while she’s on a mission. When it’s not being used in this way, it functions as a minimap/GPS device. Also see SuperWristGadget below.
* GatelessGhetto: The Egypt and Japan levels come to mind.
* GayParee
* TheGhost: [[{{Mondegreen}} Emille Vesante]]
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: One of Barbie’s gadgets is her Pink Vision Goggles, which help her to see coded messages within her environment.
* HeadsUpDisplay
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
* HideYourChildren
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether
* ImprobableWeaponUser: To call them weapons is a stretch, but Barbie's arsenal of gadgets consists of: a lipstick, a swingshot that's a wristband, a bottle of perfume, a robot puppy, a camera, some glasses and a compact of foundation that causes a huge cloud of smoke. Yeah.
* Instant180DegreeTurn: The Guards.
* InstantCostumeChange: Barbie performs these when changing among Stealth, Action and Adventure modes, sometimes in broad daylight, in a public area, while surrounded by a crowd. This is never mentioned or explained.
* [[ItsUpToYou It's Up to Barbie]]
* JetPack: You can get one by typing JET whilst in action mode. It's a bit of a ScrappyMechanic, though, as it's essentially just one long continuous jump when you hold down the space bar.
* JumpPhysics: Action Mode, full stop.
* InvisibilityCloak: The thief stole Theresa’s designs in order to create a ‘Translucent Suit’, which is said to provide the wearer with near invisibility when worn.
* LevelGoal: Technically
* LimitedSoundEffects: A lot of the guards sound the same.
* MiniGame
* MisplacedAccent
* ModernEgypt: One of Barbie's many destinations. Others include:
** UsefulNotes/{{France}}
** UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}
** UsefulNotes/NewYork
** UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}
* NamesTheSame: Let's hope that Mrs. Tanaka isn't married [[{{Persona3}} to a dirty businessman who swindles teenagers out of absurdly large amounts of yen.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some of the guards have an uncanny resemblance to a pixelated Creator/BenStiller.
* NoItemUseForYou
* NominalImportance
* NoPeripheralVision: The guards seem to have this. In fact, you can see their exact field of vision on the minimap. You could be standing right next to one of the guards, but as long as you’re not in that vision field, you won’t get noticed.
* NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom
* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: A particularly cruel example. You can save mid-mission and quit, but upon reloading your save, you have to start from the beginning of the mission again.
* PaletteSwap
* PaperThinDisguise
* RobotDog: One of Barbie’s gadgets is a robot dog that looks suspiciously like a Poochie [the robotic toy dog from the TurnOfTheMillennium]. It’s used to distract guards and reach small spaces where Barbie can’t fit.
* RunDontWalk: You can only run in Action Mode, you can only walk in Adventure Mode but you can only run once in Stealth Mode, otherwise [[CaptainObvious you're reduced to sneaking]].
* SavingTheWorld: Or at least the economy
* SolveTheSoupCans
* ScriptedEvent: It's perfectly possible (with the aid of a cheat) to catch up to [[spoiler: Camille]] when she's stolen the puzzle box, [[ButThouMust but you have to let her escape]].
* StealthBasedGame: At least a third of the time, Barbie is in ‘Stealth Mode’.
** StealthBasedMission: There are lots of these.
* StealthExpert: It’s hard to believe that Barbie can go by unnoticed in the highly colourful ‘Stealth Mode’ outfit that she wears, especially when she’s ‘stealthing’ in sparsely populated areas. This is, therefore, the only explanation.
* StockVideoGamePuzzle:
** ControlRoomPuzzle
** EnterSolutionHere (the most common one)
* StockForeignName: Tanaka is a relatively common Japanese surname.
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: In one mission, Barbie has to set up a trap for the main villain by using the MacGuffin she just got. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Cue facepalming when the villain arrives, steals the MacGuffin and forces a futile chase after them.]]
* StupidGood
* SubtitlesAreSuperfluous
* SupervillainLair: The lair of the villain, the last mission of the game.
** ExploringTheEvilLair
* SuperWristGadget: The UI shows a bracelet along the bottom of the screen; each ‘link’ in the chain contains the icon for one of Barbie’s many gadgets. Since she doesn’t carry a bag or have anywhere else to store these items, it’s [[FridgeLogic implied that she actually]] ''[[FridgeLogic keeps them inside her bracelet]]''.
* TrackingDevice: Yet another of Barbie’s gadgets, this tracking device comes in the form of tracking ''perfume''. Yeah…
* TookAShortcut
* VideoGameTools
* VideoGameSettings:
** ContainerMaze
** ElaborateUndergroundBase
** RecurringLocation
*** RemixedLevel
** TheMaze: Subverted in that you have a map and can see over the hedges.
** UndergroundLevel
* WalkingTheEarth
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Or two, three or four.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent
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