Tech Tuesday: Video game review – Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion #giveaway (closed)

By on December 11, 2012

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      Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Rated E

Wow! The Epic Mickey 2 graphics are fantastic! This game truly looks amazing! Players can play as Mickey Mouse or as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. If you’re not familiar with Oswald, he’s one of Disney’s first cartoon characters! The game soundtrack is unique and we actually hear character voices this time around. The original game was available only for the Wii platform. The sequel is also available to Playstation 3, XBox 360, PC as well as Wii and the new WiiU.

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Junction Point’s Epic Mickey 2 picks up where the last game left off. This time around Mickey and Oswald are friends and they partner up for battle! The graphics are artistic and gamers can expect short musical numbers from the Mad Doctor! Players are taken back to Wasteland but this time around there could be consequences for your decisions.

One of my biggest complaints with the first Epic Mickey game was the camera angle. There was some improvement in that area but game play is still a little hard to navigate in the sequel. The drop in feature was tricky. Oswald can either be controlled by AI or by a second player. Oswald has his own abilities but they didn’t seem to work when the computer took over. Definitely grab a family member or friend and take advantage of the cooperative play. That’s when things get exciting!

I love exploring the different lands in this game and collecting items is an obsession for Disney fans. There are 40 hidden Mickeys, 50 speaking Disney characters and over 100 collectable pins in this game! Head to Mean Street North where Mickey can view the pins he has collected! Players will also enjoy the different game levels, which are based on Disney favorites such as “Peter Pan”. I know I appreciated all the references of classic Disney movies and Disneyland properties. Speaking of Disneyland. Creators of the game visited Disneyland 22 times to make sure that they had every detail down for the game!RBF_030

As a parent I appreciate that there isn’t any violence in this game, which is good for children. The game is creative and fun. I love this game even with the glitches. It’s creative and fun. Players journey through the game and create their own “epic” adventures!

Make sure to pick up the PDP Epic Mickey 2 Mickey’s Paintbrush for Wii and PDP Epic Mickey 2 Oswald’s Clicker for Wii. Super cute for the kids!

- That’s IT Mommy, Tee

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Disney Epic Mickey Power of Illusion for 3DS

Mickey Mouse is called back to Wasteland once more in Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the Nintendo 3DS, a sequel to classic Sega Genesis game Castle of Illusion. With paintbrush in hand our hero must rescue his fellow Disney friends, with the help of Oswald the Rabbit and Jiminy Cricket, from the evil witch Mizrabel in her Castle of Illusions.

Mizrabel, who resembles Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, is not the only Disney character Mickey will find in the game. From Rapunzel to Uncle Scrooge, Captain Hook to Ariel and more show up scattered throughout the levels. Even the Lost Boys from Neverland make an appearance and lend you a hand.

Once rescued, these characters are transported to the Fortress. Upgrade Uncle Scrooge’s room and he will build a shop in the Fortress where you can purchase more power-ups with the E-Tickets you collect throughout the game. You will gain quests from the other Disney characters in the Fortress to complete for upgrades, like sketches. Sketches can be equipped before starting a level. These can be drawn at any time as long as you have enough paint to use to draw them.

Unlike the first-person game play of Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2, this one on the 3DS is a side-scrolling platformer. Just like the other Epic Mickey games, you are armed with your paint brush of paint and thinner to attack your foes, and reveal or erase objects. When an object is selected on the touch-screen, a shape or object will appear that you must either trace to paint or paint to erase. Depending on how well of a grade you get after painting the object will alter it’s effectiveness.

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The touch-screen map can become a distraction at times, since you have to turn your attention away from the top screen to check it for hidden objects to paint. During game play in the higher levels, you’ll have to do some quick switching between controlling Mickey and painting/erasing objects to get past areas. Which can be a little awkward when you are holding the stylus in your fingers while controlling Mickey. The action can become repetitive, as you have to revisit previously completed levels to go on quests by Disney characters.

The biggest problem with the game is that it is way too short. There are only 3 worlds to explore: Peter Pan, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. Each world has 4 levels (The Little Mermaid only has 3 levels) to complete before you get to the final battle with Mizrabel.

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The graphics and music in this game are great. Background and artwork are beautifully rendered in 3D. The game controls wonderfully as you jump and use your spin attack on your enemies. Interacting and finding the many familiar Disney characters throughout the game is one of the more memorable moments of Epic Mickey: Castle of Illusion.

- Guest Writer, Dean Gojobori. He’s an avid collector of all plastic and plush.

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1 Kimberly C. December 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I would get this for my children on the 3DS platform!

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2 Debbie McMullen December 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Im excited for my son to play it because we love mickey mouse!! We would choose the wii version :-)

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3 Jon December 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I would love to have this game for Wii for my kids. The great reviews it is receiving along with the excellence of the first game lead me to expect this game to be a great game for the kids.

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4 nannypanpan December 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

my son would love this loves mickey
wii

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5 Monique Eckert December 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

We would get PS3

Our LO LOVES Mickey! This would be fun for him to play with Daddy!

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6 jorie rogers December 11, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I grew up on Mickey and I would love for my son to love him as much as I did. I would pick for the Playstation 3.

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7 Michelle C December 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I would love this because it is something the whole family could enjoy together. We would need the Wii version. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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8 nickie December 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I would get this for my son on xbox 360

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9 Richelle December 12, 2012 at 12:30 am

My son is such a huge Mickey Mouse fan. This would be such an awesome surprise for him. He’s just getting into playing our Wii. It’s so cute to see him learn.

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10 Charlene S December 12, 2012 at 2:55 am

Mickey Mouse is a favorite at our house. This game looks like a lot of fun. I would get this for the Wii.

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11 Kristi C December 12, 2012 at 3:18 am

I am excited about this because my son has been asking for this game. I would choose the Wii.

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12 Adrienne gordon December 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

I want it for xbox360. I’m excited because my kids loved the first game.

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13 Jenee December 12, 2012 at 4:36 am

I played the first on with my brother and it was rad. I can’t wait to see the 2nd game.

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14 Tamar December 12, 2012 at 7:04 am

it looks like a fun game! I’d love it for xbox 360 for the kids to play

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15 Sunnie December 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

This game looks so cool!! Id win it for my family

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16 Cynthia C December 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

I’m excited to play it with my nephew. I would choose Wii.

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17 Elena December 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

I would love to win this for my son. I would choose Wii

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18 Che December 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

I’d love to play this with my boyfriend. It’d make for some great evenings snacks and fruity mixed drinks! Since we’re both XBox gamers, that’s definitely the platform that I’d go for!

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19 Bo December 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love Mickey Mouse – actually all Disney characters! I would get this for the Wii.

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20 Steph December 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

I think the graphics and storyline look awesome. I would choose the Wii or XBox 360 version

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21 D Schmidt December 12, 2012 at 9:20 am

I am excited because my son would love the game and I would pick PS3

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22 Vickie Couturier December 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

3DS because my grandsons would love playing it,they love mickey

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23 Kimberly Bauer December 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

Who doesn’t love Mickey! I would get it for XBox 360.

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24 Kathleen December 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

excited because my daughter would love it and I think i would love to play it as well. I would choose Wii

kport207 at gmail dot com

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25 Michelle Frame December 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

My kids are huge Mickey fans and I would choose the 3ds platform.

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26 Krabbman December 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I want it for the PS3 , and I’m excited to play because the first was so much fun!

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27 Monique Rizzo December 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Id like Wii. I am excited to play because I am a Disney fanatic!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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28 Laura Bradley December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I love the first one, and we’d want this on xbox 360

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29 Erin Cash December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I am excited to try Epic Mickey 2 because we loved playing Epic Mickey and still do. If I won I would choose the Wii form. Thank you for the giveaway.

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30 becky barrett beitzel December 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm

i would love to be able to play this with my kids!

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31 Teh Doll December 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm

The graphics looks great. I would choose it for WII

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32 Jenny Sims December 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I would choose the Wii version, and I’d love to play because I heard amazing things about the first Epic Mickey!

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33 Pauline M December 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

We really enjoyed the first epic mickey, I’m sure the 2nd will continue the fun. We would like the Wii version!

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34 Brenda aka Mawmaw Said So December 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I think my grandson would love to play this on his 3DS, Mickey is still one of jhis favs

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35 Rebecca Sinclair December 13, 2012 at 2:34 am

I didn’t see it listed above, but I’d Choose the Wii platform (not the Wii U, but the basic Wii) My Son is a huge Epic Mickey Fan. We have the first one and he absolutely loves that game. he’d go bonkers for version 2!

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36 Ken Ohl December 13, 2012 at 3:44 am

I would get this for my niece on xbox 360

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37 Kristen December 13, 2012 at 5:48 am

This would be so much fun to play, I really liked the first one! I’d pick Wii.

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38 Tammy Dalley December 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

I would love to win this for my boys, they love Mickey, this game was actually on their christmas list for Wii this year :)

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39 Christine W December 13, 2012 at 7:50 am

I am excited because we have the first epic mickey and are looking forward to more fun! Thanks for the chance…we would love the Wii version

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40 Trina December 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

I would play the 3DS version because it’s based on the Sega Genesis game I used to pay alot as a kid!

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41 Samantha Meyer December 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

It looks like a really fun game, and I missed out on the first one – I would like it for wii!!

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42 Kylie C December 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I love all the Disney History in the Epic Mickey Games! I would choose the Wii platform.

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43 ryan minton December 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

i loved the first epic mickey game..so this one should be great…

i would choose the version for the xbox 360

rypm25@aol.com

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44 Becky Richied December 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I would want to use this on the Wii platform. And I am totally just as excited to play this new game as I was to play and beat the first Epic Mickey. I am a kid at heart, most of us are. The Epic Mickey games remind me so much of the Kingdom Hearts games and I truly loved those and getting to relive the movies as I played the different levels of the game.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com
@classy_mommie
Becky Richied

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45 Stephanie O'Day December 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

xbox 360! I am excited about this because I see the commercials all of the time! It looks like such a great game!

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46 David Carlson December 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Xbox360 because that’s the system we have at home.

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47 Jessica P December 14, 2012 at 5:51 am

I would love to win this for the WII! I love Mickey and my daughter would enjoy this game as well.

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48 Angela M December 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I would love to play this because our family loves the Mickey games. We own the 1st one and it would be great to have the 2nd one. I would love the WiiU version.

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49 Jennifer T. December 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

It looks like a fun game with a big cast of characters. I’d want the Wii version.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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50 Luna S. December 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

My daughter would love this! And I would get it for the PS3

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51 Suzanne B December 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

My son would be very excited for it. We play with a Wii.

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52 Jackie December 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

Neat graphics, fun characters and everyone in the family can play.
I’d love the Wii version.
Thanks!

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53 Raine December 16, 2012 at 8:02 am

I’d love it for the PS3, and I’m hoping to win for my mom, she LOVE anything & everything Disney and is picky with her game choices, but she does have alot of fun playing!

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54 Kenny F December 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

3DS platform!

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55 Jeanna December 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

My son played this at his BFF’s house and CAN NOT stop talking about how “cool” it was! I would choose WII!

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56 Karla Schmidt December 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I’d choose it on xbox 360 and i’m excited to play it because i love anything disney!

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57 Carol w December 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

we are excited because we have the first epic mickey and love it. We would like it for PS3.
Thanks
carolwegs at gmail dot com

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58 Juan Sanchez December 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I would choose an Xbox 360 copy!

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59 Noreen December 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Wii please
My daughter has been talking about this game nonstop

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60 Austin Baroudi December 17, 2012 at 1:24 am

I want it becuase I’m a big fan of Mickey and if I won I’d want it for the PS3.

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61 Derrick December 17, 2012 at 1:45 am

Im excited to play it because I love mickey mouse!! I would choose the wii version!!

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62 Kyron Parsons December 17, 2012 at 7:14 am

You are so great! I’d definitely love this game because I have played the first one and it was a blast so I know this one would be since it’s the Power of Two! Xbox 360 is THEE console to play this on. Thanks for the chance!

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63 phxbne December 17, 2012 at 11:37 am

because we love all things Disney! Wii for us

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64 Cori Westphal December 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

I’d love to play it because I’ve heard lots of good things about how fun the first Epic Mickey is, and I think my kids would really have fun with this! And I’d like it for Xbox 360!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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65 Jill L December 18, 2012 at 4:21 am

This is a game the whole family would enjoy. Would love it in the Wii version.

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66 Nicole Larsen December 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

I’m excited because I loved the first Epic Mickey and I’d choose it for the Wii!

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67 Tim December 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

Right now my kids play educational themed games on a handheld device. This game would be along the same lines, except for fun. I would get it for the PC because we do not have any game systems at this time.

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68 Anne Watson December 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

I love playing video games and Disney and this one kind of reminds me of a Little Mermaid game I had a long time ago. I would play either on Xbox 360 or Wii :)

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69 Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

xbox 360
I want to play this with the family

vmkids3 at msn dot com

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70 Paula Tavernie December 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Because we love Mickey Mouse and Id choose PS3!Thank you!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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71 Kyl Neusch December 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

xbox, for family

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72 Tanya White December 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I am a huge fan of mickey that’s why I want to win this, I would choose the xbox version

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73 Mary Cloud December 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

This looks like a game that would be great for the whole family and I would choose the Wii version
annabella @ centurytel dot net

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74 Melissa VandenBerg December 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Our family Loves Disney! This would be so cool. I would choose the Wii version.

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75 Daniel M December 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

looks like a lot of fun and ps3

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76 Tracy Allen December 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Beautiful imagery! I’d like xBox 360

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77 Diana Stanhope December 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

We are all excited because we are such huge Mickey fans! I’d pick it for Wii.

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78 Keith December 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Simply because I love Disney! I’d love to try it on the XBox or Wii U.

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79 amy deeter December 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

my daughter loves mickey.i would chose wii

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80 Mary DeBorde December 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

My son would love this for the Wii <3

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81 Angela Cisco December 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

My son wanted this for Christmas and it wasn’t in the budget. I’d chose Wii

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82 Breanne December 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I’d pick xbox. I loved the first one!

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83 Shirley Hicks December 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

wii u………..cause my son is getting a wii u for christmas and he needs some games

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84 Erica C. December 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

We love everything Mickey so it would be fun! We’d love it for Xbox 360.

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85 Deanna December 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I’m excited to play Epic Mickey 2 because we are big Mickey fans around here. I would choose the Wii platform if I won.

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86 Renee G December 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

We loved the first one, so I know we would love this one too. I’d get it for the Wii U

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87 Tabathia B December 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I would like for 3ds and I like that it reminds of the super powered fantasy collaboration with all of the main characters

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