Disney Magical World 2 is the second instalment of Disney Magical World for the Nintendo 3DS family systems which launched on 14th October 2016. It is for one player aged three and above and is compatible for the 3DS or the 2DS. In this game, there are over 100 Disney characters and 4 new Disney Worlds players can interact with!
We had not tried out the first instalment of this game so we won’t be able to compare the differences between these. In this single player adventure game, players are invited to visit Castleton, live next to Mickey Mouse and interact with other Disney characters such as Elsa, Mickey Mouse and Ariel, while exploring the world, help your neighbours by solving problems, create items, as well as managing a Café. It includes four brand new worlds from the famous Disney films Frozen, Lilo & Stitch, The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Ms C loves that she can customise her own house with crafted items!
When you first start to play, you get to create and name your own character. There are plenty of styles to choose from, and you can always go back to change it whenever you like. After creating your character, you begin inside the castle and you have to learn to earn your stickers. Then you will proceed to your new home and meet your new neighbours.
Mickey will guide you and show you around the place. You have to complete each task before you are awarded with stickers. The whole orientation with Mickey takes a long time to complete as he makes sure that you are aware of how to go around Castleton and complete your tasks.
Walking around Castleton, you can talk to all the NPCs (non-player characters) to increase your Nice points and get a surprise reward! Also if you are unsure where you are heading, just look for the golden star wand and it will show you the way!
After unlocking the 8th sticker in the department store, you can sell your old items or buy other items. If you like to make accessories, you could pop by to Daisy’s shop to ask for recipes. Then go and collect the correct materials and money to create these.
The more quests are completed, the more places are unlocked! Then you will be able to create more items and unlock the Café. The Café will give you a job to earn money to fuel your shopping and item creations. You choose the food to serve, staff outfits and decoration, and if your theme points are high enough, you can even hold parties!
They are so many things to learn and hundreds of customisable Disney theme outfits to create which will definitely keep you busy! Further into the game, there are four new worlds to unlock and explore. You will get to visit Frozen, Lilo & Stitch, The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by going through the episode portal. There are more materials you can collect, and plenty of interactions with the characters too.
This game is very straightforward but younger children will need guidance to complete some of the quests. I love that they also include seasonal themes like Halloween, and you can get extra items by scanning QR codes and AR cards. This will definitely keep the little ones busy! Read more about it here: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Disney-Magical-World-2-1133681.html
Disclosure: We received a download code for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. We are part of the Nintendo Family Blogger Network. Image used with permission.