Review: The Disney Infinity Game System

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For Christmas this year the JENerally Informed children were surprised with a Disney Infinity game system. The hubs and I did our research before buying and all of us have been really happy with it.  The gist is that the game allows you to purchase finely crafted figurines that enter the actual game when placed on a pedestal. By themselves, the figurines are awesome, but the fact they are actually playable video game characters, makes the whole concept just special.


Here is what we like:

  • My children love that they can actually be their favorite Disney characters in this game. Right now Anna and Elsa are the boss for the girls.
  •  We love, love, love that in “Toy Box Mode” you can build anything you want. Castles, roller coasters, ice kingdoms you imagine it, you can build it.  Also, a fully functional Matterhorn from Disneyland with separate, autonomous pint-sized Abominable Snowmen!
  •  The power packs are a lot of fun! We haven’t actually bought any, but have either received them with our character purchases or via trades with friends. The power packs are nice because they add in extra items to the game. For example if you get the Cinderella power pack then you can ride around in her carriage while listening to all of your favorite Cinderella inspired music!
     
  •  At no point did we actually pay full price for any of this. We waited for when the items we wanted were on sale and this game system does that pretty regularly at various retailers.  The husband checks here to see where and when things are going to be on sale.  You can also follow the threads for discussions about the game as well.

Here is what we do not like:

  • We do not like that Anna and Elsa do not have their own world. Bummer. As we all know, Disney did not plan for Frozen to do as well as it did and was woefully unprepared on marketing.
  • We don’t like that your characters can’t play in other worlds. For example the pirates can’t go wreak havoc on the Monsters Inc. world. That would be epic!

Overall, we have been very happy with our Disney Infinity purchase and the children still want to play it even 4+ months after getting it, so that is definitely a win in my book.

Super Secret Tips:

  • The Lone Ranger:  mediocre movie, probably the best playset.
  • Unless your child absolutely LOVES Mater, you can get by without any of the extra Cars characters.
  • Ditto for the bad guys, EXCEPT Randal from Monsters Inc.  He is pretty useful (invisibility!).
  • Violet from the Incredibles is a must have, probably one of the most powerful characters.
  • Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph is easily the most entertaining character.
  • If you have more than one child that wants to play, the best way to start is the starter kit, plus the sidekicks pack, that will allow 2 players in all three starter worlds.
  • Again, NEVER pay full price!  Generally we were at half price or better, except for Elsa.  But that was Elsa.

*This is not a sponsored post, but I would be willing to talk to the Disney Infinity makers about sponsorship options in return for a Sorcerer Mickey figurine.  That one doesn’t often go on sale.  




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  1. This is what happens when you do your research. Everyone is happy.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

  2. Okay, I've never heard of this before. I have a lot to learn, I think! But it's too bad you can't have characters crossing worlds because that would be sweeeeeet to play, even as a grownup :)

  3. So is the game system like a whole separate type of gaming device like a wii or xbox? My kids always see the little figurines and want to buy them. We may even have a wreck it ralph one. . . I didn't know they were apart of anything else. I'll have to look into that.

  4. Oh, you can play all of the characters together in the Toybox. It is quite fun to see Elsa teaming up with Jack Skellington with one riding the Patchwork horse from Toy Story and the other driving the light car from Tron.

  5. Nope, it works on Xbox 360, Wii, or Playstation. It has an extra "platform" part that plugs into the gamestation included with a software disk. Only the starter pack is platform specific. All of the characters can be used on any gamestation, even someone else's Disney Infinity game. If you gain experience and levels while playing as a character at someone else's house, the figure will "remember" that and carry it back home when you play with it again on your system.

  6. We bought our Infinity for our XBOX 360 system, easily plugged it in and started playing. You probably got the figurine for Wreck it Ralph when you bought the movie? I even have been known to ride around in the Tron car while being Elsa myself. It really is a lot of fun!

  7. I've never heard of these before but will have to check them out now that we have finally seen (and loved) frozen. The Jenerally Informed children seem pretty lucky. I haven't heard the expression "the boss" in quite awhile, that one made me laugh! Great post!

  8. The phrase the boss is one of our fam's fav's. We use it all the time. So glad you got to see Frozen. Still a favorite for us.

  9. :) Haha!! Just wait till he brings you his itemized Christmas and birthday lists. Now you can give him a box and he will be happy with it, right?

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      That is the big bummer with Disney Infinity for sure. It is a great game though!!

      We don’t have SkyLanders yet, but I am sure the kids will put that on their list sooner or later :)
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  11. On the Disney infinity game can I play the incredibly’s play set on the 2.0 version or not???

  12. That’s too bad I was looking forward to getting the game and being able to play with the incredibly’s play set and play with all of the paks and the whole family to I thought I could play with them on the 2.0 you can do more on the 2.0 so I thought it could let me play the incredibly’s play set to

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    Lilly, If you have a Wii U you can download the original Disney Infinity 1 game for free if you have Purchased version 2. You would just need an incredibles figure to play in Incredibles world. Our family Universally loves Violet because she turns Invisible. Second best is Mrs. Incredible (the women really shine in that world.) But really, you can’t go wrong purchasing the original game for $30 (bestbuy online) as it comes with 3 characters AND 3 different playsets. That is a better deal than Infinity 2.0 which only has 1 playset. The toybox is better in 2.0 though.
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  14. I don’t have it yet but I’m going to I don’t want it on a Xbox 360 and I was told by my friends that the 2.0 can do more things then 1.0 can

    1. It depends on what your children like to play. If they like The classic Disney and Pixar stuff, Disney infinity 1 is the way to go. If they like Marvel better, go with the second one. The first set comes with the Incredibles, Monster’s Inc, and Pirates of the Caribbean. You can also add Cars, Toy Story, and our kids favorite, The Lone Ranger. Later, if you want to go to 2, all of your characters transfer over for toybox play. Overall, I think our kids got more play hours out of #1 than #2 because there are more adventure packs available. The toybox mode in #2 was better, but the toybox mode in #3 coming out in a few months is going to be better still. If your kids love avengers, spider man, and guardians of the galaxy, just go with the 2nd one, but there aren’t any non-Marvel playsets. . .

  15. Sorry that was a typo I meant to say I don’t want it on a Wii you only on a Xbox 360

  16. I’m a kid and I would like to get all the incredible’s family including Mr. incredible but I don’t want to get the same game twice

  17. Then you need to get Disney infinity #1 because it has the Incredibles playset AND has Mr. Incredible included. You cannot play the Incredibles playset on version 2. Game 2 has a better toybox, but the adventures aren’t as good.

  18. Do I need a special peice for the Xbox 360 one of my friends said that I would if it’s not Wifi but I don’t know what that means do you know???

  19. No see one of my friends said that I would probley need a special peice for the Xbox 360 I don’t mean for the Xbox 360 Disney infinity game just the Xbox 360 so do you know if I do or not

  20. One of my friends said yesterday that if I want to download a toy box from Disney infinity that I would need a special peice to do that but he says a lot of thinks that I don’t believe he said that he went sledding off he’s roof so you can’t blame me for not believeing what he says so do you know if I do or not

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