I downloaded the game Disney Magical World from the Nintendo eShop and handed my daughter the 3DS. She was quickly able to create her own avatar and get started with the game. Then she was off and running. Running by the way is one of two ways to move around the world. You can either walk or push a button and hold it and run around Castleton. Castleton is where you start when you play the game. Your avatar is tasked with doing a few things that help you get acquainted with how the game works.
My daughter was delighted to run into characters like Mickey, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, Daisy and Minnie Mouse. I kept hearing her shout that she met another character and she is so excited to be doing that. There were a few times where I had to help her understand the concept of certain quests. By completing tasks or quests around Castleton the player gets stickers, when they get more stickers they get to open more areas around Castleton. A quest might be to make a matching outfit (Pants, shirt, Hat) or it may be to gather certain materials.
There is a lot of hunting and gathering in the game. The player runs all over the place looking for areas where the ground is sparkling. They walk over that area and click their A button and are rewarded with something. It could be a piece of fruit, come cotton or wood or something. These are resources for making items but they can also be sold in McDucks. McDucks is a department store run by Scrooge McDuck. As you advance in the game your avatar gets their own cafe and their own room that they can decorate. In their cafe they can sell items to Disney Characters and earn in game money.
I can forsee my daughter enjoying advancing through this game and playing with the different Disney Characters. I have certainly set the parental controls so that she cannot buy additional downloadable content without first consulting with me or my wife. I have also not turned on StreetPass for her interact with other 3DS users, mostly because we don’t know anyone else who is playing, yet.
Here is the official description of the game
Meet and interact with over 60 favorite Disney characters while exploring the worlds of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Winnie the Pooh. When you can manage your own café filled with Disney magic and set off on ghost-hunting quests, your life becomes the adventure.
Go customization crazy! Build new furniture to decorate your café with, and your own personal room above it. Put together hundreds of Disney-themed outfits with collectible clothes and accessories for your avatar. You can even plant and harvest crops, learn new greetings, and collect Disney character cards. Or, collect magic wands and battle through ghost-filled forests and dungeons. And if that’s not enough, you can get extra worlds, more items, and outfits as additional paid content.* In other words, the magic never has to end!
- Interact with over 60 Disney characters!
- Explore the worlds of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Winnie the Pooh
- Battle ghosts to help Disney characters and residents find special missing items
- Manage your own café to make in-game money and attract Disney characters to dine in
- Dress your avatar in hundreds of outfits using Disney-themed clothes and accessories
- Friends can connect locally to show off their room and café
- Enjoy StreetPass™ interactions with other players and see how they’ve customized their avatars
* Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.
* Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.
– That’s IT!
Guest game reviewer Drew Bennett of BenSpark.com recently put the game through its paces with his assistant tester, his daughter.
* We received a code to access this game to facilitate this review. This is not a sponsored post. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.