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The sky's the limit when it comes to playing options for Nintendo's soon-to-be-released "Disney's Planes" game

The sky's the limit when it comes to playing options for Nintendo's soon-to-be-released "Disney's Planes" game

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On the final day of E3 2013, I flew on into that huge pavilion which Nintendo had set up inside of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Where I then had a chance to chat with Corey Valencia from Disney Interactive about the upcoming Planes game. Which will be based on that new animated feature which Walt Disney Pictures will be releasing to theaters on August 6th of this year. -->


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According to Corey, "Disney's Planes" is actually three games in one, with three completely different modes of play. The first is Adventure Mode, which is an air rally - a series of exciting air races in environments directly lifted from this soon-to-be-released Disneytoon Studios production.


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The second is story mode, where the player does tasks like helping Dusty Crophopper to deliver things, rebuilding, painting and collecting. Ms. Valencia didn't want to give away too much, but she did say that this story takes place AFTER the events of the movie. So it might be a good idea to see "Disney Planes" first and THEN play this game once you get home to stretch out the experience.


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The third mode is a simple but addictive "Balloon Popping" game, which is exactly as described. The player pops balloons in the air to get points.


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"Disney's Planes" is aimed at six to fourteen-year-olds. But Disney and this game's developer -- Behavior Interactive of Montreal, Canada -- hope that anyone who likes airplanes will give this game a try.


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Just so you know: The settings for "Disney's Planes" are deeply adjustable, including the amount of Y-axis inversion, amount of motion control, and controller sensitivity. This opens up the game to a wide range of skill levels.

In racing mode, ten characters are available to play:


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Ripslinger flies high above an ice-bound obstacle course. Copyright
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Ten settings for "Disney's Planes" that were taken directly from the film are:

  • Propwash Junction, Dusty's hometown
  • Deadstick Desert
  • Nepal
  • India
  • China
  • Dubai
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • The Pacific Ocean


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One or two players, via split-screen, can play "Disney's Planes." There will be no online capabilities for this title, which will be released August 6 at a price point of $49.99 for the Wii / WiiU and $39.99 for the 3DS .

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