Epic Mickey

Published by Disney, Developed by Junction Point

Genres: Platformer

US release date: Oct 1st, 2010 | EU release date: -

Epic Mickey

A long time ago, the sorcerer Yen Sid created a Disney theme park themed pen-and-paper world called the Cartoon Wasteland for his forgotten and rejected creations, held in an intricate model on a table, and accessible through a mirror.

Mickey, who steps through a mirror from his home and finds himself inside Yen Sid's study, sees the model, and waits until Yen Sid is gone before going back to take another look at it. Fiddling with it, Mickey accidentally spills paint and paint thinner onto the model. Hearing Yen Sid approaching, Mickey quickly cleans up and flees back to his home. However, the spill of paint and paint thinner creates a being called the Phantom Blot, who attempts to take control of the Wasteland from its first resident and Mickey's older half-brother - Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald and the other residents of the Cartoon Wasteland fight against the Phantom Blot, but he eventually overwhelms them and twists their world into a dark and sinister version of itself, forcing Oswald into hiding.

Years later, Mickey has forgotten his past transgression until the mirror in his home comes to life and pulls him into the Cartoon Wasteland. Oswald, his will lost and twisted by his jealousy of Mickey's rise to fame, has formulated a plan to destroy Mickey. The Mad Doctor works closely with the Blot, creating robotic "Beetleworx", which are strange creatures that consist of combinations of various Disney cartoon characters. He also creates animatronic "buddies" for Oswald, looking like decrepit robotic versions of Mickey's friends, as Oswald wants Mickey's life and popularity for himself. Armed with a magical paintbrush that he managed to pull into the world with him, Mickey must stop the Phantom Blot, gain Oswald's trust and save the Cartoon Wasteland.

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Review

58%

Meh

On paper and in press releases, Epic Mickey sounds like the kind of game that third parties would die to have on the Wii. A respected developer among the core crowd, an original concept, interesting story and a character who has almost as much, if not more name recognition with...read full review

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User comments

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Nintendoof said:

This has potential.

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Parvin said:

Nintendoof is right. This definitely has potential! I see they've given Mickey one of his 'older' forms, looking at his colour and face. Don't screw it up please.

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Wii Rox said:

That thing in the second picture looks a bit like a robotic Hades to me, anyone else think this?

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derfus said:

This game looks fun I should buy it.

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Arindam said:

Normally, I dislike Disney. But I'll make an exception here. This game looks like it has spirit and depth, judging by the Eurogamer preview. The storyline in particular is quite intriguing.

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WiiNinja said:

November 30th. It'll be a great game for sure.

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NintenD'oh said:

Ign calls it the "best Wii game of the year".

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catsrule12 said:

This game is supposed to be awesome.

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Max said:

I already got this game and I'm about half way through. Do yourself a favor and save your money for a better game. This one is stale and easily forgotten. They dropped the ball on this one.

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Oblivion709 said:

I recently played and did a review on the game. It's disappointing.

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Oblivion709 said:

Note: the review is unfinished due to firefox kind of sucking. Point is it's a solid game, but not as great as some of the better titles out there.

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Mmmccune said:

Is it good for a 4 yr old that loves Mickey?

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az said:

I want this game.

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Arindam said:

The Guardian games reviewer gave it 4 out of 5; Official Nintendo Magazine gave it 85%. I thought this might be America's answer to Super Mario Galaxy. But judging by the reviews (especially the user review above), it's probably more in the range of Sonic Colours.

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SamIAm said:

Lol Oblivion709 "not as great as some of the better titles"? How could something be as great as something that is better?

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