Straight off, you can see Disney Magical World is a charming watered down role playing game for children. To me it has a My Sims kindgdom feel to it making it simple and child friendly whilst providing some challenge. This title is full of iconic Disney characters that will delight children when they are able to interact with them.
You choose a Mii character for your playable character and then you start off in a town called castleton.
Pressing X will open a menu on the touchscreen. It has eight various folders, Your Save button and a tutorial button. Make sure you take the tutorial tour so you are not throwing yourself in at the deep end.
Around the town you will see some Disney characters and other Mii style characters. The Disney characters are the characters you often see in Mickey Mouse clubhouse. There is a t You can interact with all of these characters and some of them with ask to carry out ‘favours’ for them. The favours are timed and require certain items in specific areas. Be careful of what you take on as you won’t have access to some items in locked areas so some favours can not be completed.
The Disney characters will ask you different favours to the Mii townspeople.
There are also buildings and locked shops scattered around, some of the favours may involve going to these areas for items.
Keep your eyes out for sparkling objects in trees, on the ground and generally everywhere, these are items you can save until you need them.
Areas and items require stickers to unlock. There are various ways to earn your stickers including the amount of favours you have completed. After you unlock the fishing ability stickers can be earned by catching different types of fish. Buying certain clothing and showing it to the townspeople and getting comments. When you are assigned a job, how well you do and products you make available also earns stickers.
The more you progress, the more Disney characters are introduced, with the likes of Disney princesses, Winnie the pooh and friends and many more. There is a total of 60 Disney characters to unlock and meet. At different times you will receive collectable cards from your Disney friends which can be exchanged for different types of greetings from the King.
More areas and shops will unlock when you have the right amount of stickers. You will see the amount of stickers required for each unlock.
On the battlements of the castle you will find sign posts, one of them telling you times when you can interact with it to watch a firework display.
The game has plenty of playability, it keeps evolving into different game styles including quests, an RPG type mode where you go to a haunted forest to battle creatures and collect items.
With local multiplayer friends can come to your town and visit your workplace.
There will also be seasonal events for you to enjoy and take part in changing the way the inside of shops and buildings looks.
Special Augmented Reality (AR) cards can be printed out from http://disneymagicalworld.nintendo.com/#worlds. Using the Magical AR option on the menu and following the instructions. You will receive items that will automatically be added to the game. Currently there are 4 AR cards available and no doubt more will be added over time.
Other special items can also be acquired through purchase on the downloadable content option from the main menu.
The variety it has to offer makes it appealing for all types of players. It is especially great for Disney fans and gives plenty of scope to keep young people busy and less likely to be a one week wonder.
Disneys Magicalworld is out now. RRP: £27.99