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  • Summary: Disney?s Toontown Online is the first massively multiplayer 3D online game created for kids of all ages. Toontown is built on the principles of traditional Role Playing Games (RPGs) and Massively Multiplayer Games (MMPs). Its game play, however, has been expanded and modified to appeal toDisney?s Toontown Online is the first massively multiplayer 3D online game created for kids of all ages. Toontown is built on the principles of traditional Role Playing Games (RPGs) and Massively Multiplayer Games (MMPs). Its game play, however, has been expanded and modified to appeal to casual gamers and through several years of testing, Toontown has developed a core fan base among the gaming community. A non-violent game alternative, Toontown Online is a fun filled, ever changing online Toon world where players become Toons and join together to save the world from the evil Cogs. Toontown is under siege from an evil band of business robots called the Cogs. An unsuspecting Scrooge McDuck accidentally unleashed the money-hungry robots on the Town and they are attempting to turn the colorful world of Toontown into a black and white metropolis of skyscrapers and businesses. The player's job, as a Toon, is to help stop the Cogs and rescue the town. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Quotation forthcoming. [Mar 2006]
  2. I can FINALLY feel comfortable letting my kids play an MMORPG game, and can also feel comfortable leaving the room for a bit knowing that I won’t have to listen to crying about someone killing them in the game or asking me that dreaded question at dinner “Dad … what does this four letter word mean”?
  3. It's in the interaction with other players that Toontown excels. Basic game-related queries and greetings are automated, and typed chat is heavily restricted to real-life friends. However, this doesn't impede the gameplay in any way.
  4. The idea that kids can play online and not be subject to cyber creeps is a compelling one and if Toontown succeeds I’ll bet we see more games like it. While most folks aren’t going to want to trade in their bow and broadsword for a seltzer bottle those with kids should definitely give Toontown a look.
  5. A nice change of pace from most MMORPGs and should definitely be the first place one looks if they intend to let their children try online gaming, but due to its repetitive nature and the difficulty for a seasoned gamer to take this title seriously, I have a hard time giving it an extremely high recommendation.
  6. Remarkably polished for something so infant-friendly. [Aug 2004, p.91]
  7. You can probably find single-player games that are just as fun. [Jan 2005, p.84]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. MikeD.
    Dec 5, 2004
    10
    This game is madd fun.
  2. Aug 17, 2015
    10
    This game is fantastic, you get to throw pies and squirt businessmen that are just trying to go to work, and then you get rewarded for it inThis game is fantastic, you get to throw pies and squirt businessmen that are just trying to go to work, and then you get rewarded for it in jellybeans, then you take down their headquarters by killing the CEO's. 10/10 would recommend to children of all ages. Expand
  3. Abby
    May 22, 2005
    10
    This game rocks! I would play this my whole life! Mabey when Im 99.
  4. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    This has got to be one of the greatest games I have played, to be honest. The graphics? FUN! The battles? FUN! The tasks? Kinda repetitive,This has got to be one of the greatest games I have played, to be honest. The graphics? FUN! The battles? FUN! The tasks? Kinda repetitive, but still fun. The game play? FUN! I will never know why Toontown would of closed for a horrible game such as... cccffffuuufffffeewwwkkdhajdAWDHasjxkhbKJBXJHfsxhmjfgnGVCcsnbCCCC CLUB *@&!ING PENGUIIIIIIN! Expand
  5. GageZ.
    Nov 9, 2005
    10
    Theres NOTHING better than this!
  6. Mar 22, 2013
    9
    This was the first mmorpg I've ever played, and I'm glad it was! Toontown had a really big impression on my childhood. I would spend hoursThis was the first mmorpg I've ever played, and I'm glad it was! Toontown had a really big impression on my childhood. I would spend hours playing because it was quirky and fun, which all kids love. The best part was my parents were ok with me playing it because it has nothing bad in it. The best kids' mmorpg out there! Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2015
    0
    This review is also for the private servers // Toontown Infinite and Toontown Rewritten.

    Even though this game is now dead, but new private
    This review is also for the private servers // Toontown Infinite and Toontown Rewritten.

    Even though this game is now dead, but new private servers are surfacing. I want to share with you the dirty little secrets about this game, and all the false reviews this game had over the years.

    First off, Its no secret that this game is a mindless grindfest, but its actually more like a grind, within a grind, within a grind - everything you do is grinding, day in, day out - with very little in the way of rewards. This was setup specifically to generate money from parents - at least, with the private servers - they are free, although they have there own problems with crashing constantly for instance.

    Extreme Grindfest explained

    You want the highest level gags? That'll take you weeks upon weeks of grinding buildings on invasion servers. Thats assuming you have friends who play so you can team up - since the game goes from Solo Friendly in toontown central and donalds dock areas, to a forced grouping game post Daisy Gardens are - and without friends, quit - because you'll be standing around for hours trying to complete nonsense quests like the infamous lil old man quest line. Since the most amount of xp you can earn is roughly 200, it doesn't really take a genius to figure out...it'll take a while to max though gags and thats assuming you can max out the xp everytime - because you have to take into account, missing - which is another problem entirely.

    You want to do bosses? Its a grind in order to get all the disguise pieces, then another grind of repeating the same boss battles, then doing factory runs in order to gain merits...repeat...repeat...repeat until you've run each boss about a thousand times for the top level suit then do it all over again with a different boss. Some bosses are actually fun like VP, but others are designed poorly like lawbot which is just mindnumbing bad button bash and hope.

    So where is the grind within a grind? Gardening...you want laff points from gardening? Sure...it'll take you several months of repeating the same process each day, every day. Fishing....it'll take you months to catch each fish, some fish being so rare that the drop rate is less than 0.1% and some people have never caught them.

    Missing - this is another major problem with the game, since you have no control on the accuracy - sometimes the game will penalize you with huge amounts of missed gags, sometimes even leading to failed runs - the private servers seem to have an even lower %acc to gag ratio than original TTO had, even though they have denied it, but many actual players talk about the lower accuracy of lure all the time.

    Another dirty secret is the wait time on ordering certain items from the catalog - these can vary wildly from 30 days to 720 days (3 years) - you heard me right? THREE YEARS delivery time - whilst alot are not that long, many are 200+ days delivery time for some items, makes you wonder who nutjob thought up this was a good marketing idea, even back when TTO was active, this was a hated feature among the adult player population but Disney refused constantly to remove this abomination of a feature.

    You want to play TTO, I'm honestly glad the game is dead - I'm hoping for some sanity among the private servers to actually lower some of the insane grind, increase xp - remove or at least drastically reduce wait time on catalog items - - I've yet to see any positive changes, even the new catalogs are once a week, which honestly - was still not nearly fast enough.
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