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Disney Melee Mania

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Disney-themed fighting game fun for tweens, teens.

Game Apple Arcade 2021
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As the first Disney-themed MOBA, this is a highly enjoyable and accessible multiplayer brawler that gets it mostly right. Disney and Pixar fans will no doubt enjoy playing around with each of these familiar characters in Disney Melee Mania, each with their unique powers, and the more you play, the more you unlock. For example, the more matches you win, the more XP (experience points) and stars you'll earn, which can then be used to unlock rewards, like bumping up your characters' abilities, earning new outfits, and gaining bonus fighters, too (that weren't previously available to you).

There are a few things that could be improved, though, such as the graphics, which look out of date. In fact, the visuals are reminiscent of the Disney Infinity games from 2013, and feel muddy and unsharp. Also, there's some lag here, when you're playing against others (and there seems to be a lot happening on the screen at the same time), and you may experience some hiccups -- which could affect your performance -- but no freezes or crashes, at least. Maybe this can be fixed with future patching updates. Another potential issue is there are no consequences for exiting out of a match you're not doing well in. Many other MOBA games penalize you for doing this (which is also unfair to your teammates). As part of the impressive Apple Arcade service, for only $4.99/month, it's well worth it -- not to mention this is a "play to play" game opposed to a "pay to play" MOBA, so the value is evident. While not a perfect 10, Disney Melee Mania is a fun and frantic offering that will likely get better over time when new characters are added and performance issues are hopefully ironed out. But it's a great way to introduce tweens and teens to the popular MOBA universe, with characters they likely already know and love.

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