Disney Illusion Island Review (Nintendo Switch)

Disney Illusion Island Review (Nintendo Switch)

Disney Illusion Island is a great little game with the original Disney team of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy in starring roles.

Available on Nintendo Switch

You can play solo, which is really a walk in the platforming park, or with up to four total, which does add a bit of chaos to the mix. Illusion Island really brings some of that old-school Disney Mickey and Friends magic back to life, which I loved.

It does feel like a Disney attempt at Rayman, but without much of the challenge. The art and sound design is great. Voiceovers are on point (Donald was annoying as ever). But the game has nothing on the musical levels that Rayman Legends brought to the table, not that I have found another platformer that has.

The platforming itself was never too much of a bother, and puzzles only took a moment or two of thought to work through. Because I did find it an easier game, it was also a bit short, with a solo completion time of 6 hours.

Controls handled well, and the little level ups characters got along the way to help them progress to previously blocked off areas made me keep playing. The map was also really helpful, showing me where I had been, and where I had yet to go, taking a lot of the frustration out of the game and adding to the overall inclusivity of the game.

All of this really boils down to Disney Illusion Island being a great platformer for those who have yet to explore the age-old genre, or younger kids and families. This would be a great rainy day game for a family just joining the gaming scene, or a really competitive lot looking for a bunch of fun.

It won’t be remembered for long, or really even shine in amongst all the other great releases of this year, but it was 6 hours of easy, pick up and put down, Disney infused, platforming fun.

Verdict: ✪✪✪✪ (Great)

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