Disney: Infinity 1.0
Disney Infinity is an action-adventure game similar to the Skylanders
franchise where physical figurines are used to interact with the game. The
main difference in approach is that Infinity focuses more on character
creation and experimentation with the different elements. The starter version
of the game comes with the infinity base and three figurines (Sulley, Mr.
Incredible and Jack Sparrow). The base consists of two spots to place
figurines that are then imported into the game as playable characters. It also
has a hexagonal spot to place up to three power discs. These add enhancements
to the game such as changes in the terrain, background, new vehicles or
weapons. Red ability discs are placed underneath a character on the base as
perks, with a maximum of two per character and four in total. Orange toy discs
add gadgets and vehicles. Purple customization discs alter the environment and
sky. For orange and purple discs only a maximum of three at a time is allowed.
Discs are sold separately in series, blind packages and through specific
promotions and retailers. The same goes for figurines and Play Sets. There are
also rare discs with a hologram in the middle.
Characters and environments are based on Disney and Pixar franchises such as
Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles, Cars, Toy Story etc. The game can
be played in a Play Set and a Toy Box mode. Play Sets are campaigns based
around a certain franchise with a number of objectives. Each Play Set is a
self-contained world and only characters tied to that specific franchise can
be used. Play Sets can be played in split-screen with two players working
together. During these campaigns objects and vehicles can be unlocked for the
Toy Box mode. Almost every character (except those from non-humanoid series
such as Cars ) share actions such as a number of attacks and double jumps,
but each character also has an ability unique to the figurine.
The Toy Box mode removes most restrictions and allows players to create a
custom game in an open world environment. Every character, weapon, gadget,
vehicle or environment can be mixed. The tools tied to the mode are introduced
through a number of in-game tutorials. Multiplayer is also available here and
characters can be leveled up and “spins” are earned by going through certain
The Wii version only has multiplayer in the Toy Box, not in the Play Sets
(both offline and online). The Wii U version uses the GamePad to access
mission logs, packs, and tools in Play Sets, and to access toys in the Toy Box
mode. The PC version is free, but does not support physical figurines. These
are downloaded as DLC instead.