Review Disney Magic Kingdoms
A fun Disney builder for kids
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 12 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Good graphics, relatively short timers, features tons of disney characters
Requests access to contacts, cutscene performance is choppy
Disney Magic Kingdom for Android is a questing game that sets itself in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. You play as Mickey in a game that spans across the entire 90 year history of Disney characters. Maleficent has cast an evil spell on the Kingdom, ridding it of all its magic. You need to bring it all back by sending your characters out on quest after quest.
I guess, in a way, part of the allure of a game like this for a younger child is the exploration part of it. There is constantly something new to do in this game, whether it’s unlocking new Disney characters, following along with the story or even exploring more of the magic kingdom. Unfortunately, just like most games like this, the game takes a lot of time to play because you’re sending characters on fetch quests where you have very little interactivity. Instead, you’re simply waiting on timers to complete which isn’t what I consider fun.
The game’s building mechanics aren’t introduced right off the bat and they’re considerably limited when compared to similar games. You can place buildings wherever you’d like, but the map layout really limits you to where you can place things and hinders the design aspect of the game.
For the appropriate audience, I can definitely see the value in this game. It’s very family friendly given that it’s Disney and it isn’t as intrusive with ads and lengthy timers. If you’re someone who might be outside the targeted age demographic then you may not find as much value here.