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  • Summary: Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion is a game for the Nintendo 3DS that was inspired by the classic Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Nov 17, 2012
    88
    A delightful, engaging, and clever tribute to one of Mickey's greatest games. In many ways, it surpasses the original Castle of Illusion. In fact, this is the best title starring Mickey in years.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion combines traditional jump'n'run gameplay and the Disney-air to form a great 3DS game.
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    70
    Is it an easy game for kids, or a tough game for seasoned players? It offers some great level design, top notch fan service, and a decent challenge, but that challenge arrives a little too late.
  4. Nov 18, 2012
    67
    Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion looks great and controls well, boasting some inspiring Disney stages, but there just aren't enough of them. Overall, the title struggles to find its stride but also possesses a unique charm that demands attention.
  5. Nov 25, 2012
    60
    Beautiful to look at. It's also quite obviously unfinished. The building blocks of the ultimate Mickey Mouse game are here, but we'll have to wait yet another day to see that vision become reality.
  6. Jan 11, 2013
    50
    Needless to say, I found Power of Illusion to be an incredibly disappointing game. There's nothing fun about the experience and any warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia brought upon by the design, soundtrack and concept are ruined by clunky and infuriating gameplay. Instead of spending the money on this game, my advice is to go pick up a Sega Genesis from eBay and a copy of Castle of Illusion. You'll have a lot more fun.
  7. Dec 5, 2012
    40
    At its core, this game is also a decent platformer, but the silly drawing gimmick and incessant backtracking spoil the fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    9
    Great old school 2D action game, for veteran gamers this game will take you back to the beautiful 2d scenarios with a mix of 3d graphics, theGreat old school 2D action game, for veteran gamers this game will take you back to the beautiful 2d scenarios with a mix of 3d graphics, the music is also awesome, nearly a must have 3ds game Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    9
    Power of Illusion is very much a sequel to Castle of Illusion, which is very obvious within 10 minutes of playing it. Not only does itPower of Illusion is very much a sequel to Castle of Illusion, which is very obvious within 10 minutes of playing it. Not only does it reference it, it goes even deeper than that, though I'll leave that for you to discover so I don't spoil it for you. Some have expressed that they didn't care for the controls, as they felt floaty to them, but I assure you that they're no different if your memory of Castle of Illusion is clear. I played through a few levels of Castle of Illusion 2 days ago before writing this review to compare and contrast, and I was shocked by how faithful Power of Illusion is to Castle of Illusion. While yes, you do have the paint and thinner mechanic that wasn't in past Illusion games, everything else about this game is a faithful recreation of the gameplay. Also, this game looks absolutely stunning. The 2D art is phenomenal. The 3D effect shows off each layer of this beautiful world. Power of Illusion's quite the looker. I wish there were more 2D games like this these days.

    As you can see by my review, I really enjoyed Power of Illusion. I can understand if someone doesn't like the pain & thinner portions since those weren't in past Illusion games, but I think it's unfair to pan an overwhelmingly enjoyable game just because of one thing you didn't like. Open your mind, heart, and go on a trip with Mickey. Give it a chance.
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  3. Dec 31, 2012
    9
    I think this game is one of the best side scrolling games out there. The touch controls are well thought out and remember that this is aI think this game is one of the best side scrolling games out there. The touch controls are well thought out and remember that this is a painting game based on drawing and deleting the artwork. I am addicted to saving the Disney characters and following the story as it unfolds. I think this game is under rated and needs to be acknowledged for what it is, a sequel to the best Disney game from the 80's Mickey Mouse and the Castle of Illusion. This game is a worthy sequel and I give a special thanks to the creators of this game for taking the risk and releasing this game as a tribute to the original. Thank You for this game. Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2015
    7
    This is a wonderful looking game with beautiful and fluid sprite animation. The platforming is reminiscent of early Disney platformers such asThis is a wonderful looking game with beautiful and fluid sprite animation. The platforming is reminiscent of early Disney platformers such as Castle of Illusion and Duck Tales. The levels are colorful and the with a variety of worlds from various Disney franchises, however, the fetch quests can become tedious after repeating the same level over and over. The game introduces the drawing mechanic but it feels unnecessary despite being on the 3DS as it can detract from the gameplay after needing to erase an obstacle and redraw/recolor it again. It would have been better if it were replaced with a different puzzle mechanic or utilized in a far better and more fluid way that does not feel invasive in the platforming. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2018
    7
    En esta nueva aventura 2D, Mickey se incursiona en los mundos de los clásicos de Disney para liberar a los personajes atrapados por la magiaEn esta nueva aventura 2D, Mickey se incursiona en los mundos de los clásicos de Disney para liberar a los personajes atrapados por la magia de Maléfica. Un lindo crossover de personajes, ideal para chicos.
    El juego es muy sencillo, es un plataformas 2D y añade la mecánica del pincel de Epic Mickey. Podemos pintar o borrar ciertos objetos para proseguir con el recorrido y obtener ítem ocultos.
    En general es un buen juego, no es sobresaliente pero entretiene y tiene muy buena apariencia. Gran opción para 3DS.
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  6. Jul 13, 2016
    6
    Epic Mickey never manages to become a success on handheld systems. Hey, at least it tried because if it didn't, that would be mightyEpic Mickey never manages to become a success on handheld systems. Hey, at least it tried because if it didn't, that would be mighty embarrassing, right? Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2012
    2
    Quite disappointed in the game play for this game, the controls were easy yet for overall storyline this one dropped the ball. A total of 3Quite disappointed in the game play for this game, the controls were easy yet for overall storyline this one dropped the ball. A total of 3 bosses were provided and this game can easily be beaten with 100% in less then 8 hours. The artwork kept with the classic Disney theme, but for a game that cost over $40, the game play should of been a lot longer. Expand

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