Nintendo has provided me with an advance copy of Disney Magical World, which comes out on April 11th for Nintendo 3DS. It has some gameplay similarities to Animal Crossing, while also featuring over 60 Disney characters. I'll be writing about the game and providing regular updates as I progress through the game. Please share this blog with other Disney fans or anyone else who may be interested.
Day 2: Going Fishing
While out exploring Castleton, I noticed a swing in the recreation area, over by the fishing pond. To my surprise, I could actually get on it and swing!
When I continued the game, my next task was to make a casual cap, trousers, and sneakers at Daisy's tailor shop. I started out by giving Daisy the ingredients for the shoes, which went into her sewing machine, and my new blue sneakers popped out.
Is it the shoes?
I did the same for my pants and hat, and I earned my fifth sticker. That fifth sticker allowed me to unlock a new area, where a chancellor asked me to find the king's card.
Finding that card proved to be a trickier task than expected. Sometimes events that seem unrelated actually connect together. I had to perform a task where I made a girl some Mickey ears, but I made it the wrong color and she wouldn't accept it. Once I figured out it needed to be red, she gave me the king's card. When I gave it to the chancellor, he invited me to come and meet the king! Oooh, now we're getting somewhere! That earned me my 6th sticker, and it also lets me enter the castle! I quickly went inside and met the king. I was actually expecting the king to be one of the Disney characters, but he was just some old guy. But he's a royal old guy! He gave me a card album, which lets me store the cards I find.
Gotta collect 'em all!
I can acquire cards by performing a greeting to any Disney character that I see. The album lists the cards, and I don't think it's much of a stretch to assume that the characters on the cards are likely in the game. A few of the card categories are: Hercules, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Tangled, Bambi, Jungle Book, 101 Dalmations, Mulan, Pocahontas, and more. There are 300 cards in total! So it seems Disney Magical World is going to have lots to do and collect.
But what exactly are the greetings I have to perform? Animal Crossing fans will know them as emotions. They're gestures you can perform, and you can assign four of them to different directions on your control pad. The first one I learned is an energetic wave, and that's how I will greet the Disney characters to get their cards. And the more cards I get, the more greetings I can unlock.
After greeting ten people, I got my seventh sticker. That allowed me to unlock new types of clothing at the tailor shop, and also it opens up Chip and Dale's workshop.
This doesn't look like a detective agency.
They're responsible for making furniture, although they can't make anything big just yet. But they did tell me they can make me a fishing pole if I get the materials from Donald. Donald actually only gave me the stick; I had to buy the string for it at McDuck's. Once I did, I returned to the workshop and Chip magically tied the string to the stick, and I got my fishing rod! That also earned me my 8th sticker. Over at the pond, Donald Duck taught me how to fish, and I quickly made my first catch. That earned me my 9th sticker.
Uh, thanks! You kind of gave it to me, remember?
The interesting thing about fishing in Disney Magical World is that you don't keep the fish. You get a gift from out of the fish's mouth (yuck) and then you throw the fish back. However, the game still keeps track of what types of fish you have caught. The "gifts" I took from the fish's mouths so far include soap bubbles, inky bubbles, and money. The money is definitely helpful, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with bubbles from a fish's mouth just yet.
But after catching three different types of fish, I earned my 10th sticker. The 10th one allows me to open a certain treasure chest in the castle, and I already know it involves something that's going to be a major part of the game. I'll save that for next time, though, so please keep returning for more!
If you haven't seen my short video of the fireworks, here it is. (view on Youtube)
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