Disney Universe: Wii Game Review
The many worlds of Disney and Pixar collide in the free-roaming action adventure game Disney Universe for Wii. Find out how you can join in on the fun in Kidzworld’s game review.
Something is wrong in the Disney Universe. The land is being taken over by an evil group of robots, led by Hex. Players must conquer lands from Aladdin, WALL-E, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters Inc. Favorite characters come alive as you navigate your way through the game, collecting coins that help you unlock new levels and buy costumes.
The first land players encounter is inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean. The land has multiple levels inspired by the movie that can be roamed freely. However, there is a blue arrow the helps to guide you in the right direction. There are a series of objectives that need to be completed before a player can exit a level. These can be as simple as building a bridge, destroying a ship or finding a hidden key. Along the way players need to fight enemies in order to survive and find their next challenge.
The best part of Disney Universe is the long-term appeal it holds. Because there are six different worlds inspired by Disney films, players don’t get bored of seeing the same theme the whole time. The background, music and challenges in each land reflect the Disney movie that inspired it. So, while you may be asked to destroy ships in Pirates of the Caribbean, you will try to unlock bedroom doors in Monsters Inc.
Costumes are a fun way for players to interact with their characters. The original costumes include Donald Duck, Tron, Mickey Mouse, Jasmine, Pumbaa, the Cheshire Cat and more. There are a total of 45 costumes that can be unlocked. At the end of each level there is a character locked in a box. Once you rescue the character you are rewarded with a new costume.
While the theme worlds can be enjoyed by anyone, the challenges are aimed towards a younger audience. The one element that makes them more difficult is the constant attack from enemies. Disney Universe can be played by up to four players, so you and your friends can team together to fight off Hex’s bad guys.
ESRB Rating: E 10+
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