Parents' Guide to

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2012
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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion has a great premise. It's a platformer with a twist. In a nod to the original Disney Epic Mickey, players are equipped with a paintbrush with paint and a paintbrush with thinner. As you travel through the game, you can paint certain objects into place and remove others. This allows you to add/remove platforms, other characters, and other items. Mickey can shoot his enemies with paint or thinner, but you must choose wisely so you don't run out. The paint/paint thinner addition makes for an interesting change to the old standard. Unfortunately, it becomes more of a chore than a treat as the game progresses. It's tedious to keep drawing objects, especially while battling foes.

The game's difficulty ranges widely from simple to devious; and players should expect to spend extra time if they want to complete the full set of tasks as they require replaying completed levels. So why play Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion? The characters, of course. It's fun to stumble across Cinderella or Jafar as you travel along. The game also receives bonus points for some really snazzy graphics, something you don't always see on the 3DS platform. This isn't your 5-year-old's Disney game, but if you're up for the challenge, it could be worth checking out.

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