Disney Magical World

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Disney Magical World
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North America cover art
Developer(s) h.a.n.d.
Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Kouji Yamamoto
Takahiro Okano
Producer(s) Kentaro Hisai
Emiko Yamamoto
Adam Evanko
Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Composer(s) Keiki Kobayashi
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) JP August 1, 2013[1][2]
NA April 11, 2014[3]
EU 20141024October 24, 2014
Genre(s) Life simulation

Disney Magical World (ディズニー マジックキャッスル マイ・ハッピー・ライフ Dizunī Majikku Kyassuru: Mai Happī Raifu?, Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life)[3] is a life simulation video game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was released in Japan on August 1, 2013 and April 11, 2014 in North America.[3][4]

Gameplay[edit]

The Player and The Cafe

The game starts off with your character that you made or using a Mii as your character. The player can go on quests, use materials for furniture, wallpaper, clothing, food, drinks and snacks. You can also edit your cafe, do more to earn stickers to unlock more areas, more clothing, furniture or to make future Disney Characters and help them get what they need which will cause them to reward you.

Reception[edit]

Disney Magical World has received mostly positive reviews, scoring 81/100 on Metacritic[5] and 77.83% on GameRankings.[6] Nintendo World Report awarded the game 8.5/10, praising the wide range of activities and gameplay but felt that the loading times interrupted the game's progress.[7] Game Revolution gave it a 3 out of 5, saying while packed with characters and collectables, criticized the repetitive tasks and lack of a main attraction.[8]

As of 31 March 2014, the game has shipped 500,000 copies.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ディズニー マジックキャッスル」が12万本で首位獲得。「KILLER IS DEAD」1万7000本,「MIND≒0」1万5000本の「ゲームソフト週間販売ランキング". 4Gamer. 7 August 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ニンテンドー3DS用ソフト『ディズニー マジックキャッスル マイ・ハッピー・ライフ』の累計出荷本数が50万を突破". Yahoo! Japan. January 15, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Kubba, Sinan (January 15, 2014). "Disney Magical World ships 500,000 in Japan". Joystiq. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Polygon.com, "Disney Magical World heading to Nintendo 3DS on April 11", Emily Gera, 10 January 2014
  5. ^ "Disney Magical World for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBC Interactive. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Disney Magical World for 3DS". GameRankings. CBC Interactive. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Keller, Kimberly (April 8, 2014). "Disney Magical World Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bischoff, Daniel (April 8, 2014). "Disney Magical World Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year Ended March 2014" (PDF). Namco Bandai. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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