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Disney's "Where's My Mickey?" is a fun new game for mobile users

Disney's "Where's My Mickey?" is a fun new game for mobile users

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Disney has just released a fantastic game for smartphone and tablet systems titled "Where's My Mickey?" The game is the spiritual successor to the wildly popular and highly successful "Where's My Water?" series. Technically this is the third major iteration of the game. "Where's My Perry?" introduced new physics and motion elements to the water-puzzle genre. The new title introduces other gameplay elements that are also unique to the genre, this time featuring Mickey Mouse as the central character.


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The visual style of the game is very stylistic. Mickey is pie-eyed yet in color, he is drawn with strong shapes and sharp angles yet never loses his personality. The look and stages featured in the game are inspired by the new Mickey Mouse cartoons produced by Paul Rudish. These cartoons will be featured on the Disney Channel starting June 28th.


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While none of the actual game levels are based on the cartoons, there are many parallels that can be drawn between them. The first stage in the game, "When life gives you lemons ...," features Mickey setting up a beachfront lemonade stand on a hot summer day. This stage is reminiscent of the boardwalk adventures of Mickey and Donald Duck from the "No Service" episode of the cartoon.


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The stages all have an introductory animation and ending animation that helps tell the story of why Mickey is in desperate need of water. There are plenty of funny visuals and sound effects to keep players entertained through the various puzzles.


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In case you've never played any of the "Where's my..." titles, let me try to describe the basic gameplay elements. Each stage is made up of single screen levels, there are 20 levels for each stage. "Where's My Mickey?" is made up of three stages, each with a central theme. There are also bonus puzzles that can be unlocked by thorough players.


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In each stage water has to get from point A to Point B. Gravity takes care of most of the moving as players try to dig paths through "dirt" on the screen using their finger. There is usually only one correct way to get the water to its destination. Players are rewarded with points for the amount of water that reaches the finish as well as how quickly they did it. If not enough water reaches the end or if it falls off of the screen, then the level has to be restarted. The solutions for each stage are never a straight line.


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Players are encouraged to pick up 3 little cartoon stars along the way for bonus points. There are also hidden collectables buried in the earth that players are encouraged to find. These collectables are hidden by a mischievous Pluto. Players that find all of the hidden objects are rewarded with bonus levels and other surprises.


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"Where's My Mickey?" introduces several new elements to the genre. There is wind and clouds in various stages of the game. Players cannot control the wind or the clouds in the main stages but both work together to help solve puzzles. Wind pushes clouds and clouds can be used like a reservoir for water. Players can fill a cloud with water and let the wind blow the cloud over a gap or obstacle, players can then squeeze the cloud and ring the water out. There are also plants on several stages. Water can be used to make plants grow. Plants can create barriers to hold water back or even bridges to carry it.


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There is also a new element that acts like lava and can burn down plants and turn water into acid. The red liquid is called "Fizz" and requires its own strategy to use. An expansion pack featuring Goofy is available for 99 cents. The stages called "Van Goofy" and "Ship Wrecked!" actually reverse the gameplay from "Where's my Mickey?" They have players trying to get Fizz to Mickey while avoiding water. The additional challenges are easily worth the modest price. Those that have larger devices like the iPad or Windows Surface can get the game plus the XL levels which take advantage of the extra screen real estate.


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Disney has created a fun game with a solid challenge for both beginning and advanced players. It is a perfect game for short increments, like while waiting for a turkey leg at The Magic Kingdom, but also has enough depth for gaming marathons. I cannot recommend this game enough for mobile users.

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  • ik wil het

  • i like mickey because it's so fun!!!

  • i like that games so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • hey everybody

  • ok now can i play that games

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