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Disney Illusion Island (2023) is a running and jumping game where you play Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald in an original adventure. As you explore, you use their unique abilities to traverse water, land and air. It's Cuphead meets Rayman but with the charm, sound and immersion of a classic Disney cartoon with approachable platforming challenges and puzzles.

When the island kingdom of Monoth is endangered, it's up to you to travel to the three biomes and retrieve the Books of Knowledge. You do this by running and jumping across platforms and avoiding obstacles as you control one of the four characters. Unlike similar style games, rather than attack enemies you avoid them which makes for less violent play - although you do indirectly attack and turn to stone the big boss enemies.

Each character has a unique ability that you use to progress, be that by swinging across gaps, gliding through the air, or swimming through water. To make it to the end of each stage, you need to keep switching between the characters and using their abilities to unlock the path for the other three.

The result is a charming game that combines the hand-drawn aesthetic, orchestral score and lighthearted story of a Disney cartoon with simple yet engaging challenges to offer a fun way to get started with the platforming genre, and the cooperative multiplayer makes it a great way to play with the whole family.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Disney Illusion Island 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play together with up to three other people locally, each controlling a different character. You need to work together as, instead of switching between characters as in single-player, each player must take on a different role to complete puzzles and unlock the way forward.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. e locals to recover three magical books from thieves. Characters can be harmed by obstacles and environmental hazards such as spikes, laser beams and fiery projectiles. When hit, there's a comical sound effect and the character loses a heart. They are never visibly injured. Some sequences, such as boss encounters and scenes, can be a little intense, with characters behaving threateningly and the use of sinister music.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence. From a side-scrolling perspective, players explore 2D levels, solve puzzles, and avoid various enemies (e.g., cacti, plants, fantastical creatures). Players defeat bosses by performing a series of platforming objectives to drop large objects onto bosses' heads.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to change between the four characters, using each's unique ability to help you move forward. Sometimes, it isn't entirely obvious how to progress, so some thought is occasionally required. Mostly you avoid enemies rather than fighting them. Although the bosses are defeated (and then turn to stone rather than die).

Played with parent and child there are great features to adjust difficulty for each player individually. Also, you can gift your energy with a hug and even let down a rope that a stuck player can then climb up.


Disney Illusion Island

Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/07/2023

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Dlala Studios (@DlalaStudios)

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