The last time we covered a Disney game, we were still in Match 3 territory, if we’re not mistaken. But those who want something less casual and something more in-depth can rejoice in the fact that Gameloft has just released Disney Magic Kingdoms for the iPhone and iPad – as of now, there’s still no Android version available, but knowing Gameloft, it’s entirely possible one may be available soon.
This is indeed the “most magical place on mobile,” and the story here is that Maleficent has cast an evil spell on the Magic Kingdom(s). Your goal is to bring the magic back and create the “most fantastical park of your dreams,” with over 90 years of Disney characters to join you as you work toward achieving your ultimate goal. Of course, there are also well-known Disney villains to look out for as they make accomplishing this goal more difficult.
It doesn’t really have to be a hard fight to bring the magic back to the Magic Kingdoms, and you probably know why. And if you don’t, it’s because we’ve now got a Disney Magic Kingdoms strategy guide, loaded with general tips for making this game a little easier for you.
1. Focus On The Wishes
As you’re running a Disney amusement park, you should make it a point to keep the visitors happy. Tap the icons that you may see over the children’s heads, and fulfill the kids’ wishes. For example, you may see two kids, or maybe more, who want to make a wish with Mickey Mouse.
Start with the fastest wish, and work your way to the one that takes longer to grant. Time management will be your best friend here, and it’s important that you grant as many wishes as possible in the shortest possible time. And with more wishes granted, your meter fills up and so do your rewards.
2. Complete The Game’s Missions
The quest mechanic in this game is quite prominent, but in this title, they’re known as missions. You may think that they are optional, but completing them can help you move through the game’s story faster than usual.
That said, you should treat these missions as mandatory tasks you have to do in the game, because without a lot of these missions, you wouldn’t be able to make too much progress in the game.
3. I’ve Got A Lot Of Characters Who Aren’t Doing Anything – So What’s Next?
That may be one of the questions you’re asking if you’re new to the game. And we’ll be happy to answer it. Following the missions as we mentioned above is all well and good, but you will encounter some characters who aren’t doing anything at all. But you need not fret – you can go around the amusement park and see if there are any children who want to do something with the idle character.
Try your best to give everyone something to do , especially if that “something” allows you to unlock items that will, in turn, help you unlock bonus characters or level them up. In most cases, though, you should have your idle characters perform tasks that give you the most possible magic.
4. Need More Magic? Head To The Other Kingdoms
While it really won’t be a lot of magic, to be completely honest, you can go to the other Kingdoms if you want or need more of it. Magic requirements become progressively bigger and more difficult to meet, so you’ll need every bit of magic you can get, even if you’re putting emphasis on a “bit.”
5. So How Can You Unlock All Of The Game’s Characters?
It’s simple to keep tabs on your characters and see how many more of the you can unlock. Tap the Characters icon on the lower right side of your screen, and you’ll be able to browse all of the characters who are in that list.
And once you tap on a character, you’ll be told what you need to do in order to unlock them, or if you need to upgrade something if they’ve already been unlocked. Proper time management and doing your research as we showed you above is key if you want to unlock everyone in the game.
6. Keep On Going Around
Truth be told, the amusement park in Disney Magic Kingdoms is quite extensive and large. In this game, however, the best thing to do if you want to see what’s in it for you is to go around the park and check everything out while you’re at it. You can do this any time and as often as you see fit, but especially if you’ve been away from the game for a while. This could be very beneficial in helping you get all of the available rewards.
Alternately, you can circumvent this situation by a rather unusual means; build all of the structures that give you money in a well-spaced manner. With the structures not as far away from each other as they should be, you’ll minimize the inconvenience of having to scroll frantically around the park, or even elsewhere.
7. About Optimizing Your Time
You probably may have figured this out already, but time management in Disney Magic Kingdoms is very, VERY important. Everything you do in this game is time-bound in one way or another, and just like in other games that come with a time management mechanic, you should be doing the shorter tasks first, and the longer tasks last. This would be in order to get the biggest possible rewards; an activity that takes 60 seconds, for instance, gets you 5 magic, while one that lasts four hours gets you just a shade over a hundred.
Additionally, it’s just right that you focus on the fast activities while you’re playing the game, and save the longer ones for times when you won’t be logged in or playing. This allows you to make the most out of your magic gains, and gives you a better chance of getting just what you need, when you need it.
This is our extensive game guide for Disney Magic Kingdoms. We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide, and learned something new, that will help you progress in the game. If you have anything to add to our list of tips, feel free to let us know in the comment area below!