Crazy Magic Dreams

After leaving Daisy’s boutique, Letta flew by with some air mail from Master Yen Sid. He is the wizard that lives up in the tower. He asked me to pay him a visit in his tower. He put his beard out the window and I climbed it. Just kidding, I took the stairs.

He told me that ghosts are causing trouble, and he gave me a magic wand so that I could defeat them. Receiving the magic wand earned me a new sticker.

You got a sticker! Wanderful!So I wandered over to the castle vaults and participated in my first episode, called “Chip and Dale Need a Thing.” The chipmunks lost a cog from their machine, and they think a ghost stole it. So it was my job to go fight the ghosts and find their cog.

I then began the quest, which is essentially an action stage. I use my magic wand to shoot magic at the ghosts, and I recover various items along the way. This particular quest only had a few rooms, and it was quite easy to complete. I returned the cog to Chip and Dale and earned another sticker.

Dale: So a ghost had it after all, huh?

Chip and Dale told me that with the cog, they can now fix their machine and open their workshop. I headed there right away.

Dale: Didja know we make furniture here?

After paying them to make a Mickey chair for me, I earned my 14th sticker. Some new clothing recipes were unlocked, and my next task was to add an item to my material log and then go on another action quest to find the item I needed.

Goofy appeared and told me he lost his house keys!

Goofy: I went and lost my house keys!

Does that mean I have to fish in the river for it? Nah, an item being missing means that ghosts obviously took them. I completed the quest and returned Goofy’s keys.

Goofy: Ya sure ain't afraid of them ghosts, are ya?

Now he’s able to go inside his house. That saves him from having to pitch a tent in his garden. And nobody wants to see that.

Goofy: I mighta had to pitch a tent in my garden and live there instead!

In the quest stage, I acquired the thick cloth that I needed to make my Mickey chef outfit. So I returned to Daisy’s boutique and made it. That earned me yet another sticker.

My next task was to complete the third action quest. The king summoned me to ask me to find a missing cauldron that’s needed to open the cafe. So once again, I grabbed my wand and started busting some ghosts.

Once I was done, I returned the cauldron to the king, and in return, he gave me ownership of the cafe! That earned me sticker #16.

I quickly made my way over to the cafe. The cafe has something new this time: a stage. There were dancers dancing when I arrived, and the manager informed me that customers can dance.

Cafe manager: Not only can our customers eat and drink, but they can dance!

I had to choose a name for the cafe, and I went with Gobias. As in Gobias a cup of coffee. 😉 I made my first food item, a frothy caffè la-tea. The chancellor stopped by and became my first customer. After that, we officially opened for business!

Chancellor, eating: Why, this is delicious!

By checking cafe requests, I saw that people wanted snacks and sweets in addition to drinks. So my manager suggested some Whip-a-Dee waffles and fluffy puffy quiche. I fulfilled several more requests, which were mainly just mini-tutorials to teach me how to change staff clothes, furniture, and so on.

Once I maxed out the party gauge, I was able to hold a party! Mickey and Pluto showed up, and we were all able to dance on the stage.

Mickey, Pluto, and Jeff dancing on stage.Cameron the flying camera showed up, and he took a souvenir photo of us all.

A souvenir photo of me, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto.

When the party was over, I finally earned my 17th sticker. I returned home and found a dream book on my bed. I’m supposed to find puzzle pieces (by greeting characters with puzzle icons) to complete a dream puzzle. Mickey and his friends had some puzzle icons, so I greeted all of them to collect the pieces.

Returning to my bed allowed me to enter a magical dream!

Beginning to take a magic dream.

The dreams are bizarre and nothing like what I expected. I was not prepared for the psychedelic insanity I found here here. There are a variety of presents, each leading to an activity.

A crazy magic dream.

You may fly in a plane with Goofy, ride a flying bench with Minnie, drive in a flying car with Donald and Daisy, and more. During each activity, you can pose, change the camera angle, and of course, take lots of pictures.

Driving with Daisy and Donald Duck in a magic dream.
Driving Miss Daisy

You can collect lots of “nice” points in dreams, but otherwise they seem to be primarily just for fun…and pictures.

Minnie Mouse: My goodness! A flying bench!All sorts of crazy stuff in a magic dream in Disney Magical World 2. Once I ended the dream, I earned my 18th sticker. That completes the first sticker album, which is essentially a tutorial. Things should really open up next time, so stay tuned for more!

Running Errands

As I continued my game, Minnie invited me over to her house. Once I got inside, she gave me a dapper Donald hat. I put it on and it completed my outfit, giving me an “ace ensemble.” Residents will respond to people wearing ace ensembles by saying “Nice!”

I’m encouraged to collect as many nice points as I can. So I walked around the neighborhood and let people see my outfit. Once four people “niced” me, I earned a sticker.

You got a sticker! Nicely Done!

Minnie then led me to the souvenir cart, walking slowly, just like Mickey. She keeps repeating “this way,” “this way!” Eventually, we arrived and I met Hannah who runs the banana stand. The inventory changes throughout the day, at noon, 6 p.m., midnight, and 6 a.m.

Hannah: We specialize in fun products you can't help but want to own.
Isn’t there a simpler way to say that?

I was forced to buy a colorful balloon. It’s an accessory that you can hold, or put in your house. Holding the balloon earned me my 7th sticker. These things are ridiculously easy so far.

Minnie then introduced me to Scrooge McDuck, who asked for my help. I’m supposed to find Donald and tell him to hurry up with Scrooge’s errands…which sounds like one of Scrooge’s errands in itself.

Scrooge McDuck: Oho, is that so! I'm Scrooge McDuck.

Minnie then informed me that Donald lives on a houseboat, floating in the ocean! So I headed back to the neighborhood and found his home. He gave me a fishing rod, and I began fishing from his boat.

Fishing from Donald's boat in Disney Magical World 2.Once I collected three bronze bubbles from the fish I caught, I earned a new sticker. The fishing seems easier this time around, as you only need to press the button once. Unless that changes later on.

We then headed to Scrooge’s department store, McDuck’s. Inside, I met Huey, Duey, and Louie. I sold the bronze bubbles to Scrooge, earning me 900 coins total, and my 9th sticker.

Huey, Duey, Louie, and Donald Duck in McDuck's.

The shop sells furniture, clothing outfits and accessories, and smaller items like food and flowers. I looked around, but I couldn’t really afford much of anything yet. At least not any furniture.

Back outside, we ran into Daisy.  She needs some soap bubbles and a white daisy to freshen up her boutique before the grand opening. Donald took off to get the soap bubbles, while I had to find a white daisy. It wasn’t hard, because your next objective flashes on the map on the touch screen. But on my way, I ran into this guy. I… I don’t even know what to say about him.

A strange guy wearing cat ears asks me if I'm into fishing.

When I returned to Daisy and gave her the…daisy, I earned my 10th sticker for completing the favor. I was then able to get a sneak peek at Daisy’s boutique, and I became her first customer when I had her make me some colorful Mickey ears. She told me about the material log, which keeps track of the items you need to make a certain outfit.

I needed a baby bird feather to complete the “recipe” for a Mickey musketeer outfit, and I found it on a hilltop near the neighborhood area. I returned to the boutique and made the outfit. That earned me my 11th sticker.

You got a sticker! Fresh Fashion.
I think I’m doing sew-sew.

At this point, I stopped for the night. I know the game will open up later on, just as the first Disney Magical World did, but right now it is a bit boring. Especially since I know how to do most of this stuff from the previous game. But maybe I’ll be able to finish up the tutorial next time and really get to the fun stuff. See you soon! 🙂

Jeff holding a balloon and sitting in the park.

A Whole New World

Disney Magical World 2 was released today, and I bought it since I was a big fan of the first game. I’ll be writing about my adventures in the game in this blog, so I hope you’ll follow along!

When I first started up the game, a message told me that I’m receiving two bonus items because it found data from the first Disney Magical World: I got a golden Mickey balloon and a coin coupon.

After the intro sequence, a letter named Letitia greeted me (though she insisted I call her Letta). She gave me a passport to Castleton. Instead of using a Mii for my character this time, I created one in-game. You’re able to choose your hair style, hair color, eye color, skin color, and even your height (short, average, or tall). I was then able to choose a starting outfit as a gift (out of four choices). I picked this outfit, provided by Donald Duck.

My character Jeff in Disney Magical World 2.

Cammy the flying camera then appeared, telling me some good news. I can press the L and R buttons together to take a picture at any time! It’s just like the camera feature in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Very helpful! There is one caveat, however: Pictures taken this way are imprinted with a Disney copyright in the lower-right corner. If you want clear screenshots, use the Miiverse method.

As I arrived in Castleton (the hub area), I was glad to see it’s an all-new area and not just a rehash of Castleton from the first game.

The Castleton area in Disney Magical World 2.

I soon met up with Mickey Mouse, and he led me to the Magic Castle area. There, I met Donald Duck, Daisy, and Minnie. They danced and performed a musical number for me. Honestly, I’m not a fan of this kind of stuff. I just want to play the game.

Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie, and Daisy dance for me in Disney Magical World 2.

On the bright side, I did earn my first sticker for enduring their silliness. After that, I met the chancellor. He asked me to come to the castle to meet the king. The king told me about greetings, and then the chancellor taught me the “wave energetically” greeting. Honestly, there wasn’t anything energetic about it. He looked like a blind man slowly petting an invisible llama.

But now I have the ability to wave at characters. I had to wave at three characters, and that simple task earned me another sticker.

The king then told me that he has prepared a home for me! I had to follow Mickey there, and he slowly plodded along.

Mickey Mouse slowly plods along as I follow him to my house in DMW2.
He’s walking so slow,
this silly old mouse.
I wish he would GO,
and show me my house!

Ten years later, we arrived. It’s pretty nice to have my own house, since the first game didn’t have a house for players like this. Of course, we did have the upstairs of the cafe to decorate as we pleased, but having my very own home is even better.

Mickey Mouse: Here we are... Your new home!

After stepping inside, Mickey left and told me to greet my new neighbors (Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy). After chatting with them all, Goofy taught me about gathering vegetables: Picking up three veggies from his garden earned me another sticker.

Goofy: Wowee! Ya sure got the hang o' that veggie-pickin' thing!One other note about the screenshot system: During some events, namely the screen that shows when you earn a new sticker, screenshots taken are not saved. I didn’t notice this the first few times, so I ended up with fewer pictures than I thought I had. But keep it in mind if you plan on saving those special moments (and post to Miiverse instead).

I then headed over to Mickey’s house, where I also met Pluto. Meeting all of the townsfolk earned me my fourth sticker. Mickey gave me some Mickey rural wallpaper and a rug for my house. Installing them earned me sticker #5. Here’s a look at my house, including my golden Mickey balloon.

My house in Disney Magical World 2, including my golden Mickey balloon.

At this point, I decided to end my game for the night. So far, it feels a lot like the first game. But it’s really too early to judge it just yet, since I’m essentially still in the tutorial phase. But I’ll be back with more soon, so I hope you’ll come back again!

Note: If you’re interested in the first game of the series, feel free to check out my Disney Magical World Blog. It’s no longer updated, since I’ve beaten the game a while back, but it should give you a feel for what the series is like.

I also just started an Animal Crossing: Wild World Blog, so please give that a look too!