Nintendo has provided me with an advance copy of Disney Magical World, which is now available 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. Want to start from the beginning?
Day 29: Pirate's World
While fishing in Alice's world with a rare fish charm active, I caught my first sterling shrimp. That completed my fish collection!
Look at that lovely smile.
When I used a greeting at Genie (to get a card from him), he said something quite unexpected. He said "I love you too." Uh, that's kind of awkward...
After running out of some ingredients I needed for rare Alice in Wonderland recipes, I started having Donald Duck parties instead. Donald (and sometimes his family members) would show up at the cafe, but it took quite a few parties before he gave me the Donald star medal.
It must be my ducky day.
That allowed me to make the Donald star wand. Only four more secret wands to go...
Today was the day I bought the Pirate's World DLC, which includes a new world based on Pirates of the Caribbean. After shelling out the $4.00 (plus tax), a pirate ship pulled up to the dock.
You can't park here!
Captain Jack Sparrow got out of the ship and introduced himself. He said his compass led him directly to me. Maybe the treasure he detected was the $4.00 I paid.
Fear me. Arrr, I'm the cafe owner.
I set sail with Captain Jack and arrived at a village called Tortuga. Just like it's always daytime in 100 Acre Wood, it's always night here. I like this place.
Maybe I should change my hat.
Tortuga has some docks, a fishing area, a jail, a tavern you can enter to speak to locals, and an underground area where you'll find a stand for a stone tablet. You'll be collecting fragments of that stone tablet as you play through the action quests. Speaking of which, I soon began my first quest. It's a short and easy level, much as the early stages in the other worlds start out. By the end of the stage, I had acquired the recipe for the pirate quest outfit. I went back to Daisy's boutique in Castleton to get it made.
Now I'm ready to score some booty.
I later returned and went on three more action quests. Overall, they play much like the action quests in other worlds...just in a different setting with some different ghosts.
Beating them with a Minnie Mouse wand adds insult to injury.
The fourth stage had some switches that you had to press in a certain order to unlock gates. But it wasn't really much of a puzzle, since you are told the sequences of buttons to press in other parts of the level.
The new world also brings a new furniture set, new food recipes, new items to collect, new seeds/crops to grow, and new fish to catch. However, there is one thing that bugs me about the new items; it's how they're tracked on the collection screen. New catches count towards your totals, but the game doesn't reflect the new things that are available. For example, I had previously caught 21 ot of 21 fish in the game. But I've already caught five new types of fish in the Pirate's World, and my stats now say I've caught 26 out of 21 fish. My farming collection shows I've grown 72 out of 70 types of crops.
So how do I know when I'm done?
But that annoyance aside, I am enjoying the Pirate's World so far. I still have ten more action stages to play through and many items to collect. And it has given new life to a game in which I was starting to run out of things to do. If you enjoy Disney Magical World and can't get enough, then I would definitely recommend this DLC pack. Unlike many other DLC items (wands, shirts, etc.), this adds significantly to the game. I'll be playing more of it in the near future, so keep checking back for more!
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