Monthly Archives: March 2013
Disney has released a brief video providing an inside perspective of what it takes to make a hit game like “Where’s My Water?”
The Disney Parks Blog has announced new iPhone 5 cases will be available. Will you pick up one of the new cases?
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Disney has been hitting the market hard with mobile games these days. One of the recent releases is called “Toy Story: Smash It!”. The game takes us to Andy’s room from the beloved Toy Story movies, where you are trying to mostly knock over blocks with the least amount of actions possible.
The game consists of several sections (“episodes”) of levels (60 total). The different sections are:
- Zurg’s Return
- Most Wanted
- Fairy Toy Tale
- Time Travelers
- Coming Soon…
The “Coming Soon” seems to hint at more sections will be coming! The $0.99 investment might continue to provide entertainment for awhile.
As you attempt a level, you can earn up to 3 stars. If you earn enough stars in a section, it will unlock the next section.
Another aspect of the game is an effort to complete “achievements”, many of which are easy to gather without even trying.
Starting into the levels, you’ll see you have to complete one before you get to go onto the next. You hold down your finger/thumb, sliding around the screen, to place the target where desired. When you remove your finger, you’ll fire the weapon (ball, balloon, surprise present, etc…).
Overall, it is a very fun game, with a Angry Birds feel to it. The 3 stars and earning them to unlock episodes is VERY familiar. I do think that Disney has added their own spin to their game, by providing a slightly different game play. It is certainly worth the $0.99!
The Toys are back! Join Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Disney Pixar “Toy Story” gang on their latest adventure!
“Toy Story: Smash it!” is an all-new, 3D physics-based puzzle game featuring your favorite “Toy Story” characters! Embark on new adventures with the Toys through hilarious encounters in outer space, alien chases in the Wild West, and more! With 60 levels of nonstop puzzle play, this game will provide hours of explosive and thrilling fun!
★ Block-breaking puzzle play
Throw unique bouncing-balls with special power-ups to knock down aliens and break through their defenses!
★ Play as Buzz Lightyear
Team up with Buzz, and work on perfecting the angles and aim needed to beat every level. Encounter your favorite “Toy Story” characters along the way!
★ 4 imaginative episodes
Take a fun-filled journey “To Infinity… and Beyond!” Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you stop the evil Zurg, catch alien bandits, and more!
★ 60 challenging levels
Encounter new challenges in every level. Find creative ways to smash through bricks, glass, trains, and more to get the highest score possible!
★ Hours of replay value
Replay each episode to get 3-stars on every level and earn impressive achievements!
Official Site: Disney
Disney has started to ramp up the promotion of “Oz the Great and Powerful”, their new movie being released this week. They have partnered with Imangi Studios to make an Oz rendition of Temple Run.
If you have played Temple Run, you will find this game to (obviously) feel very familiar. The game play is the same, but the challenges have changed. You have to jump over obstacles that pop-up in your path at the last moment. You can also jump on to a rope that takes you up in a hot-air balloon. When you are in the balloon, you can collect coins while avoiding the green crystals.
Overall, I think it is a great addition to the Temple Run series of games. The graphics are great, although my iPhone 4 does struggle sometimes with all of it. I am sure the iPhone 4 is on the bottom of their list of targeted phones, so this is understandable. I think they did an impressive job of adding the movie elements into the game play. Even if you haven’t played the Temple Run games in the past, this is worth the $0.99 to give the game a try!
Official Description :
THE MOST THRILLING RUNNING EXPERIENCE NOW COMES TO THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!
Disney and Imangi Studios present Temple Run: Oz – a brand-new endless runner inspired by Temple Run 2 and the film Oz the Great and Powerful. Play as Oz and outrun the shrieking flying baboons as you turn, jump and slide your way across the land. Begin your exhilarating adventure now and see how far you can run!
• Stunning environments inspired by the film – explore them all.
• Fly in a hot air balloon – earn even more coins.
• Explore different locations in Oz – follow sign posts!
• The environment changes as you run – test your reflexes.
• Compete in weekly challenges – beat your friends!
BONUS! Get 1500 coins for FREE when you download Temple Run: Oz today – that’s $.99 USD worth of coins to buy power-ups and more!
***For best results, play Temple Run: Oz on iOS 6.***
Don’t forget to see Oz the Great and Powerful in theaters – check local listings for showtimes!