Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 96
    It will take weeks, maybe months, for you to earn every sticker and find all the collectibles.
  2. May 15, 2014
    90
    If you're fan of Animal Crossing, even if you're not in love with Disney characters, you will find a great game.
  3. 85
    It’s fun and innocent, staying true to the Disney message and aesthetic while delivering a quality experience that will certainly ring true to the young and young at heart.
  4. Apr 18, 2014
    83
    Still, it’s hard to deny that Disney Magical World has a remarkably addictive quality to it. This is clearly a title aimed at a younger crowd, but I think there’s a fair amount here that adults can enjoy as well.
  5. 80
    The underlying cause of the Disney magic is at times hard to pin down, but for my mind it's a combination of great, unique characters, nostalgia and an endless stream of wonderful, quality, animated movies.
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    80
    Disney Magical World may not be revolutionary, but it feels like an evolution of the Animal Crossing model.
  7. Apr 18, 2014
    80
    Don't let Disney Magical World's slow start and over-friendliness fool you. There's a lot to do in this neighborly kingdom, even for older fans of Mickey.
  8. Apr 8, 2014
    80
    If you’re beginning to get burnt out on Animal Crossing and you’re seeking something similar that also manages to feel fresh, Magical World is the perfect way to start a new life once again.
  9. Apr 8, 2014
    76
    While it’s perhaps not as full as Animal Crossing or as thematically engrossing as Kingdom Hearts, Disney Magical World is a surprisingly nice addition to the Disney universe that stands well on its own while further extending the reaches of Walt’s massive canon.
  10. Oct 17, 2014
    75
    Disney Magical World is an entry level Animal Crossing for kids: it lacks depth and oddities but it's charming and simple enough to provide a few hours of fun before boredom ticks in.
  11. May 20, 2014
    74
    Disney's Magical World is a pretty decent pick up for anyone burned out on Animal Crossing. The gameplay styles differ enough to make them stand out as two separate titles, but Magical World has a slight leg up on the competition.
  12. Nov 17, 2014
    70
    Disney Magical Life may seem like it follows the path of other similar games but it creates its own personality as it grows. It’s always a joy to see the most memorable Disney characters in an interactive form and the exquisite way they are portrayed only adds to the game’s appeal.
  13. Oct 23, 2014
    70
    Disney Magical World is a simple variation of the popular formula born with Animal Crossing. It’s simple game design and the lack of real objective transform this project into a game for a very young audience. That’s not bad, actually, but games such as Animal Crossing and Fantasy Life works in a better way, creating a solid bond between young and adult players.
  14. Oct 16, 2014
    70
    For more seasoned gamers, Disney Magical World might be a pleasant surprise. For kids, it could feel genuinely magical.
  15. Oct 15, 2014
    70
    Just like Disneyland, such a collection of entertaining attractions filled with fan service will delight children, but the repetitiveness of those activities and the lack of narrative reveal this magical world's superficial nature, even more obvious to the grown-ups, unless they still enjoy wearing ear hats.
  16. Apr 23, 2014
    70
    If you have a child or a friend who loves Disney and just can't get into simulators, this is their gateway, but I have a feeling that a lot of hardcore fans won't really get their money's worth.
  17. Apr 8, 2014
    70
    Disney Magical World is a fun romp with a plethora of objectives to complete and items to create, but by the time you find yourself running across the same stretch of land for the umpteenth time to gather more items for that next quest, the magic starts to fade.
  18. Oct 16, 2014
    65
    Animal Crossing + Harvest Moon + Disney... it should be great, but it doesn't really work. There's a lot of content, though.
  19. Worth a few hours of uncynical fun. [Christmas 2014, p.92]
  20. Nov 11, 2014
    60
    Disney Magical World resembles Animal Crossing in many ways. There exists some important differences though. Everyone is welcome to the Disney world, but at the same time it's a very superficial world. A big game mechanic is to gain as much compliments for your outfits as possible, for example. The lack of complex gameplay probably won't entertain restless players but as therapy it's definitely adequate.
  21. Oct 27, 2014
    60
    Disney Magical World is a pretty average game due to a quite limited content in spite of a very wide Disney universe. Meant to be played by the youngest of gamers, it is very easy to handle but the low grade graphics won't impress the youth.
  22. Apr 8, 2014
    60
    This is My First RPG for a new generation of gamers, one that spells things out, repeats everything as many times as needed, and generally waits patiently as you scour the map for the one thing you need to move forward.
  23. Dec 15, 2014
    50
    If we compare Disney Magical World to AC: New Leaf, Tomodachi Life and Fantasy Life, it is the simplest, least complex and least surprising game of them all.
  24. Oct 20, 2014
    50
    The world that Walt Disney shaped really comes to life in this cutesy 3DS-game. Though there is lots of content to play through, the framerate is bad and there is not enough challenge to make this game really worth while.
  25. Apr 30, 2014
    50
    The game employs a nebulous, cyclical system of loot hording and domestication that's so predictable as to become a stale science rather than the ample helping of true-to-its-title magic it requires to flourish.
  26. Apr 22, 2014
    45
    Disney Magical World lacks challenge and appeal, even for a game that's aimed towards kids. The game features lots of content, however, most of it is reused many times, and that turns this “magical adventure” into a tedious and boring experience.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 7, 2014
    7
    Game is very fun, but once you complete all of the episodes and get all the stickers, it gets boring. Nothing to do but run the cafe. TheyGame is very fun, but once you complete all of the episodes and get all the stickers, it gets boring. Nothing to do but run the cafe. They need to provide a new update with more episodes. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2014
    8
    Tons of replay value, and lots to do for Disney fans. Well worth your time and money. While some may say that this is an Animal CrossingTons of replay value, and lots to do for Disney fans. Well worth your time and money. While some may say that this is an Animal Crossing clone, they actually went above and beyond a simple clone of an existing popular game and added to the genre. Great use of your existing Mii, an even some StreetPass items thrown into the mix as well. Excellent overall experience for casual and non-casual gamers alike, and even better for Disney fans. Full Review »
  3. Apr 30, 2014
    8
    I got bored with Animal Crossing and needed something to hold me over until Tomodachi Life comes out. I wasn't expecting to like this game asI got bored with Animal Crossing and needed something to hold me over until Tomodachi Life comes out. I wasn't expecting to like this game as much as I did. It has some very sweet moments not to mention that it's really fun to see your Mii interacting with Disney characters and lands. Full Review »