Into the New Year

After Christmas, the snowmen and other Christmas decorations were gone from around Castleton. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!

A star decoration on Castle Street.

On New Year’s Day, Mickey had a special favor to ask of me. He wanted me to wear a samurai outfit (from the Japanese theme), and when I did, he gave me a Mickey daruma doll.

Mickey Mouse: To celebrate the New Year, why don't we both dress up real fancy?Me wearing the samurai outfit in Disney Magical World 2.Later in the day, Minnie also had a favor to ask: She asked me to wear a kimono outfit. But no, you don’t get to see a picture of me wearing the kimono. 😛 In return, she gave me the Minnie daruma doll. This is what the dolls look like:

The Mickey daruma doll and Minnie daruma doll in Disney Magical World 2 for 3DS.

Back by the waterfall in 100 Acre Wood, I caught my first green crownfish. That was the 37th (and final) type of fish I’ve caught, so my fish collection is now complete.

New Fish! Green Crownfish. Length: 81cm.
How does the crown stay on underwater?

The official DMW2 site has some new downloads available for the New Year’s celebration. Scan the QR code to receive a Japanese fan, Mocha (a Sorcerer’s Apprentice themed bear), a white bouquet, a star festival Mickey hat, a rare gold mickey top hat, a fancy print balloon, a Mickey print balloon, and a Minnie print balloon. For your convenience, here is the QR code:

A QR code that unlocks some New Year items in Disney Magical World 2.After replaying episode 15 in Atlantica (The Little Mermaid world), I earned enough deep sea medals to make the Donald star wand at Yen Sid’s tower. This was the final wand I needed to complete my magic wand collection.

The Donald Star Wand in Disney Magical World 2 for 3DS.I then returned home for some dreaming. I began with the Sleeping Beauty dream “Looming Menace.” Maleficent turned into a dragon and burned my butt!

Maleficent turns into a dragon and burns my butt in the Sleeping Beauty dream in Disney Magical World 2.

Phillip and I then defeated the dragon. Yes, I actually helped! Of course, it was just a dream, but I’d like to think of it as an accomplishment. 😉 After Aurora woke up, I hopped into her bed to take a nap. Wait, I’m sleeping during a dream? Is this Inception?

Sleeping within a dream, in Disney Magical World 2.

Next, I went on the Tangled themed dream of “The World Outside.” I took a swing on Rapunzel’s hair, and I also climbed up it.

I climb up Rapunzel's hair in a Tangled dream in Disney Magical World 2.

I then launched a sky lantern from a boat.

I launch a sky lantern in a Tangled dream in Disney Magical World 2.

And with that, I have now completed every dream in my dream book.

My overall item collection is currently at 93.98% complete. Here’s an updated look at my collection screen.

My collection totals as of January 11, 2017.

The spring holidays start on April 1st, and most of the items I still need are things I can’t get until then. So unless there are unexpected developments, I may not be back with another entry until April. In the meantime, feel free to check out my Animal Crossing: New Leaf Blog or browse JVGS for my updates on other games.

Looking for a Pascal plush toy from Tangled?

Royal Rose & Christmas Party

For a long time, I was stuck trying to figure out how to make a royal rose, which was the last farming crop I needed to grow. The collection page said it was made by mixing black with gold.

Seed name: ????. Where to find: Combining : Mix black with gold!Now the problem was that the royal rose is the gold rose. So how can I mix a black rose with a gold one if I don’t have a gold one? 😛 Figuring it was an error, I tried mixing red and white, red and black, and black and white (those are the only other roses in the game). But no luck.

So I thought maybe the gold had to be a different crop altogether. So I tried crossbreeding the black rose seeds with other crops that looked gold. That included the rich butterynut seed, the royal milkberry seed, and twinkle flower seed. None of those worked either.

But finally, when I planted a golden apple seed next to the black rose, I finally got my royal rose seed! I’m not sure why or how apples are crossbreeding with roses, but I’m glad to have finally figured that out. Once I harvested the rose, my farming collection was complete!

The royal rose in my garden, ready to be harvested.

Shortly before Christmas, Nintendo of America released another set of items via QR code on the official DMW2 site. It unlocks the following holiday items: Two Mickey Santa outfits (a red one and a green one), a rare festive candle, a festive Mickey hat, a rare dusk Mickey top hat, a rare bright mickey top hat, a festive tree balloon, holiday wallpaper, a holiday rug, a holiday table, a holiday chair, and a holiday counter.  For your convenience, here is the QR code.

QR code for some Christmas items in Disney Magical World 2.
Note: This QR code may only work with the American version of the game.

For a favor, Minnie invited me over to her house. The whole gang was there for a holiday get-together! It was a surprise Christmas party! Minnie also gave me two gifts, a holiday candle and festive wreath. We then took a commemorative photo together for the occasion.

A commemorative photo taken at Minnie's Christmas party.
Merry Christmas, everyone!

You can see I was using my shocked pose there. I’ve been having fun with that greeting (maybe a bit too much), using it all around town for no particular reason. It just looks funny, that’s all. 🙂

Animated GIF showing me acting shocked all over town.

I recently had my first StreetPass hit in Disney Magical World 2! Sadly, it does not show the StreetPass visitor arriving by balloon like it did in the first game. But this is her, Wendy.

Wendy, my first StreetPass tag in Disney Magical World 2.And by request, here is a look at me wearing the reindeer outfit I got last time. Why does it have a bow though?

The reindeer outfit in Disney Magical World 2.I went home for some dreaming, going on the Winnie the Pooh themed dream “Hold on Tight!” and the Peter Pan dream “Starry Night Flight.”

Me and Pooh holding onto our balloons as a wind storm swirls us around.
A wind storm gives me and Pooh a wild ride.
Me, Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell fly past Big Ben.
It’s time to catch a flight.

It looks like there are only two more dreams I haven’t viewed/played yet, so I’ll be sure to finish those off next time. Right now, my overall game collection is at 89.24% complete. Have a Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you next time!

Sticker Collection Complete & Santa Visits

After hosting a party with 20 theme points recently, I earned the “What a Party!” sticker. The party was Alice in Wonderland themed, but all that matters for the sticker was that I had 20 theme points.

And after I also hosted a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs theme party, Letta showed up with an invitation to a ball. So I went up to the enchanted ballroom at the castle, and completed both of Snow White’s balls.

Dancing in the Snow White ball in Disney Magical World 2.

When I was done, I earned the “On the Ball” sticker for clearing all balls on all difficulties.

That left only one more sticker to obtain. And for that, I headed home and started dreaming. I went on the Lilo & Stitch dream called “Experiment 626,” the Cinderella dream “Stroke of Midnight,” the Aladdin dream “Desert Dreams,” the Peter Pan dream “Aboard the Jolly Roger,” and the Aristocats dream “Cultured Kitten.”

Here are some of the scenes from those dreams:

Cinderella at the ball.
Get home by midnight or have your dreams squashed!
Me sitting on giant Genie's shoulder.
I dream of Genie.
Fighting with Captain Hook on his ship.
You’re a crook, Captain Hook!
Marie sits on the piano as I play.
Playing a cat-chy tune.

When I woke up, I earned the “Stages of Sleep” sticker for visiting a total of 25 dream stages. That was my 130th, and final, sticker of the game.

Sticker Collection Complete! Stickers x 130Today (December 17th), a very special visitor showed up when I arrived in Castleton. It was Santa Claus himself!

Santa Claus and his sleigh approach Castleton in DMW2.

He wished us a Merry Christmas and he gave me a few gifts: a holiday present board, a festive headband, and a reindeer outfit. Thanks, Santa!

Santa: Merry Christmas. Disney Magical World 2.

We then all took a commemorative photo together.

A commemorative photo with Santa, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy.

But since he had other deliveries to make, he didn’t stick around long. While Santa’s visit doesn’t add much to the gameplay, it is a nice touch for the holidays.

My item collection is currently 84.39% complete. Here’s a look at the breakdown by category:

My collection status as of December 17, 2016.I intend on fully completing my collection, although I’m not sure how long it will take. But since there aren’t a lot of major objectives yet to complete, the blog entries will likely slow down a bit now.

If I don’t see you soon, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!