PC (Downloadable Toy Box)
Disney Infinity is an action-adventure sandbox game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and iPad. It is the first game in the Disney Infinity series, and the predecessor to Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition. The game brings several different Disney series together, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars and Monsters University. The main gimmick of the game is that it uses figurines that store character data, similarly to Activision's Skylanders and Nintendo's amiibo.
The game has the player place their Disney Infinity figures onto the circular spots of the Disney Infinity base to jump into the game and come alive in a fully animated interactive world. With the exception of non-humanoid characters such as those from the Cars series, each character has a double jump and a default set of attacks, as well as an ability unique to each figure.
Play Set mode has Disney Infinity play sets of films which are accessed via placing the relevant play set piece onto the hexagonal spot of the Infinity Base. Some examples include Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters University, The Incredibles, Cars, The Lone Ranger and Toy Story in Space. These play sets have their own unique campaign, which can be played with up to two players. The player takes control of characters, and plays as them in original adventures in different worlds. In these worlds, the player battles enemies, solves puzzles, overcomes obstacles and completes a variety of other unique quests. Each play set is essentially a self-contained world, based on a specific movie or series with recognizable characters, gameplays and storylines. Characters from one world cannot enter into another world, meaning two figures from the same series are required to play a play-set in split-screen multiplayer. Playing through the play sets unlocks objects and vehicles that can be used in the Toy Box Mode.
The Mission Log is available in every play set, accessed by opening up the "play set" menu. A log of completed and current missions is found here, along with a button allowing players to track down new missions, which are given by cast members. Additionally, a list of gold stars can be seen, displaying both completed and incompleted ones.
The Toy Store is also available in each of the six play sets, accessed at the "play set" menu. A full list of toys from the corresponding play set is displayed, with unlocked toys being available for purchase, while locked toys are darker and not able to be bought. In order to unlock the toys to purchase here, the player must complete missions, gold stars and other tasks throughout the play set. Once purchased, most toys will also be unlocked for use in the Toy Box, though there some that can't, such as the bikes from the Monsters University Play Set.
Toy Box mode allows the player to create their own world and stories, similar to Toy Box mode in Toy Story 3: The Video Game. It also allows the player to mix and match everything that is unlocked within the play sets including characters, weapons and gadgets. There are various "adventures" in this mode, which help teach the player how to use the mode's tools. Players can also earn "spins", which can be used to unlock additional items in the Toy Box, by playing through play sets as well as the "adventures" for the first time, or leveling up their characters. The mode supports online multiplayer, in which players can play around with items that only the other player has, albeit only during that session.
A portable Toy Box became available in late 2013, exclusively for the iPad. A version of the Toy Box is also available for the Microsoft Windows personal computer. These versions of the Toy Box utilize the web codes included with each Disney Infinity character.
The Travel list can be selected via the pause menu, or by stepping on the red circle on the Disney Infinity Hub. As the name suggests, the player can travel to different adventures, or to other toy boxes, including ones that are already prebuilt.
Mastery Adventures are similar to adventures, but are more important, as they will unlock certain toys for use in the toy box. The six available mastery adventures are Building Mastery, Combat Mastery, Driving Mastery, Dynamics Mastery, Creativi-Toys Mastery Part 1, and Creativi-Toys Mastery Part 2. Each one has the player "master" a certain category, such as building or driving. Completing one of these will award the player with a spin for the Disney Infinity Vault, as well as the ability to use those toys in the toy box. The "Introduction to Disney Infinity" toy box will also expand, granting the player more areas to look for green capsules with spins in them.
Adventures are mini-games that can be played to earn spins, or to level up a character. Three medals can be earned for each one - bronze, silver and gold, each one harder than the last. In addition to 9 default adventures, each character comes with their unique adventure, which can also be played to earn medals.
Prebuilt Toy Box Worlds
As the name implies, this can transport players to other toy boxes that come with the game, or are unlocked in vaults or chests in play set mode. There are nine total prebuilt toy boxes to build, three of which are unlocked from the start. The remaining six can be unlocked by opening chests or vaults within each of the six play sets.
The nine toy boxes available are Introduction to Disney Infinity, Toy Box Launch, Empty Toy Box, Monsters University Toy Box, Incredibles Toy Box, Pirates of the Caribbean Toy Box, Cars Toy Box, Lone Ranger Toy Box, and Toy Story in Space Toy Box.
This feature lets players load toy boxes that they have created and saved to the system memory.
Online multiplayer is also available for Disney Infinity. When connected, players can play in each others' toy boxes, as well as play adventures and other activities together. Another online feature is the Toy Box Share, which allows players to upload their creations. Every week, the Disney Infinity YouTube channel holds toy box competitions revolving around one specific theme.
Disney Infinity Vault
The Disney Infinity Vault can be accessed via the yellow button on the Disney Infinity Hub, or by pausing the game and selecting it. Spins that have been earned by winning medals and leveling up characters can be used to win a toy. Each "page" has 16 items on it, and when a spin is used, one of the 16 objects will randomly be selected. Once an item is collected, the player can use another spin if they have one, increasing their chance of winning the toy they want. Additionally, the pages can be shuffled to include different items.
The Collection is a collection of the toys that have been earned in play set mode or the Disney Infinity Vault. These items can be placed in the Toy Box by pressing the "build" button.
The Reset Gameplay feature removes all enemies that the player has placed, and will move the player to a "safe" place, which is usually the Disney Infinity Hub. This feature is presumably intended to help players if they are stuck in between a wall or block, and can not get out.
With 29 playable characters featured in Disney Infinity, there is a total of 12 different Disney series represented. 17 characters were released in the first wave, and 12 were released in the second wave.
It is currently unconfirmed whether or not new characters will eventually be made compatible with the original game, though it is unlikely.
|Mr. Incredible||Dedicated to saving the world, Mr. Incredible uses his super strength and super combo attacks to vanquish Syndrome!|
|Mrs. Incredible||With her super-stretch skills, Mrs. Incredible can whip across town, yank objects closer, and swing up buildings. Evil-doers beware!|
|Syndrome||He's the flame-haired fanboy and self-appointed nemesis in The Incredibles Play Set. Join Syndrome in his campaign to take over the city and put The Incredibles in danger's way. What happens is up to you!|
|Violet||Violet has done her fair share of protecting and her plasma shield is perfect for the job in The Incredibles Play Set. Her power of invisibility also comes in handy for avoiding trouble.|
|Dash||Play The Incredibles Play Set as the fastest kid on the block—Dash. Don’t just fight the dreaded the enemy, run circles around them with your superhuman speed.|
|Sulley||The big, loveable future scarer is in training at the Monsters University Play Set. Bust a few cycling moves across campus, set up traps for unsuspecting monsters, and avoid lectures.|
|Mike||Join the campus clown in the Monsters University Play Set. Use a megaphone to scare rival monsters, study being sneaky, or just let Mike perform his signature jig.|
|Randy||When it comes to creeping into the rival campus for some scare-worthy sabotage, Randy is the sneakiest one in the Monsters University Play Set.|
|Jack Sparrow||Join Captain Jack Sparrow in an epic adventure of pirates, treasures, and sea battles. Lead him on his merry and slightly unbalanced way across the Pirates of the Caribbean Play Set. Savvy?|
|Hector Barbossa||He’s a master swordsman and a powerful character to wield. Barbossa is the much-feared, mutinous ex-first-mate of Jack Sparrow and fun to play in the Pirates of the Caribbean Play Set.|
|Davy Jones||The demon of the deep, Davy Jones is feared by all who sail the seven seas. Beware of the sword-fighting feats and writhing tentacles of the Pirates of the Caribbean villain.|
|Woody||Woody is a cowboy that runs fast and jumps high. He can throw a Pixar ball as a special ability, and can also shoulder bash.|
|Jessie||This Cowgirl is constantly cracking a grin (rather than a whip) and is a burst of athletic energy within the Toy Story Play Set.|
|Buzz Lightyear||Toy Story In Space Play Set finds this intrepid space ranger in his element. Have fun as you boldly go to those parts of Disney Infinity others toys fear to go.|
|Wreck-It Ralph||Like knocking down stuff? Then Wreck-It Ralph is the character for you. Enjoy smashing the competition along with anything else that's in the way, just clench those huge fists and pound up some brick dust!|
|Vanellope||Vanellope, also known as the Glitch, is hard-coded for speed. She's also agile and can teleport glitch style through any adventure. She's also no stranger to competition, so she'll always put up a fight.|
|Phineas||Phineas is part kid, part inventor and all round a fun character. Let him drop some science on any enemy with his handy Baseball shooter.|
|Agent P||Agent P is an unflappable platypus under pressure. This is partly due to his private eye training and partly due to the fact that he can throw his Fedora with devastating accuracy.|
|Lightning McQueen||Whatever the task, Lightning McQueen is quick to react. Whether he’s jumping a canyon, trailblazing through desert, or towing another character in the Cars Play Set, nothing slows him down.|
|Mater||Don't judge a book by its cover. Mater might be a bit rusty, but he's also got power under his hood. He's built for towing too, so he's one of the more helpful vehicles in the Cars Play Set.|
|Holley Shiftwell||Holley Shiftwell is as sharp and smart as she looks. Trained for any terrain, take Holley for a spin and she’ll make even the hardest corners in the Cars Play Set feel like child’s play.|
|Francesco Bernoulli||Top European racer Francesco thinks he’s the hottest thing since wheels were invented. With his high-speed racing and gadgetry, the sleek Italian car is Lightning’s chief rival. Francesco can zip around the Cars Play Set and still have enough juice for showing off afterwards.|
|Lone Ranger||There’s never a dull moment playing the smart-shooting, masked man of justice. Even with the odds stacked against you, you can use your climbing, riding, and bullet-ricocheting skills to win in the Lone Ranger Play Set.|
|Tonto||He’s the intelligent, Tomahawk-throwing partner of the Lone Ranger and always fun to play. Tonto is excellent on a horse, a feared adversary, and quite stylish with his crow headgear.|
|Anna||Anna's warm and caring character will melt any heart. Her courage is boundless and she's always ready with climbing hook and shovel swing to tackle whatever icy mountain or monster snowman gets in her way.|
|Elsa||Elsa is the Snow Queen and quite a powerful character to have fun with. She's also strikingly beautiful, so if she doesn't freeze your world first, she'll definitely charm it with her presence.|
|Rapunzel||Rapunzel's beautifully illuminated adventure challenges you to collect all the lanterns before time runs out.|
|Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey||He's the icon that hardly needs an introduction. Mickey is a naturally adventurous character, so Disney Infinity is a dream come true for him! He's an eternal optimist, regardless of the crazy worlds he will find along the way.|
|Jack Skellington||Join the suave Pumpkin King of Halloween Town as he adds his own charm to the various pranks and stunts in Disney Infinity.|
There is a total of 6 play sets, with the first 5 being released in the first wave, while the Toy Story in Space Play Set was released with the second wave of releases.
|Monsters University Play Set||Join Sulley and Mike in their early student days in the Monsters University Play Set. Raid the rival campus, compete in the scare games, or rig some pranks on campus for unsuspecting fellow students.|
|The Incredibles Play Set||Syndrome is out for revenge again in The Incredibles Play Set. Gather intelligence, analyze Syndrome's technology, and learn to use Zero Point Energy in an epic final battle.|
|Pirates of the Caribbean Play Set||Sail ships on the high seas, choose and customize your crew and then take part in daring missions on land with the Pirates Play Set. Find the mystical treasure before Davy Jones takes control of the seas and every pirate's fate!|
|Cars Play Set||Race to Radiator Springs to help Lightning, Holley, Mater and Luigi prepare for an International Race Invitational in the Cars Play Set. But watch out! Chick Hicks is about to put the skids on everything. Get in gear with our heroes plus Finn McMissile, Fillmore, Ramone and Flo and stop Chick in his tracks!|
|The Lone Ranger Play Set||Join the Lone Ranger and Tonto on a daring adventure to fight the villainous Butch Cavendish and his gang who are terrorizing the town of Colby in the Lone Ranger Play Set.|
|Toy Story in Space Play Set||In the Toy Story Play Set you can enjoy an eclectic mix of characters that will ensure each adventure is an out-of-this-world playful experience.|
Power Discs are discs that can be obtained by buying blind bags, which contain two power discs, though the buyer will not be able to see which ones they are buying. There are two types of power discs: circular and hexagonal. Circular discs improve stats and properties for the player's character, while hexagonal discs affect the way the game is played, whether it be adding new toys or changing scenery.
|Bolt's Super Strength||Enables a 2% chance of inflicting 15 additional damage in combat.|
|Fix-It Felix's Repair Power||Gives the character a 25% chance of receiving 100 more health in battle.|
|C.H.R.O.M.E. Armor Shield||Enables a 3% chance of being invincible for 4 seconds. If two are stacked, there will be a 6% chance.|
|Pieces of Eight||Allows a 2% chance to collect more loot in play sets.|
|Mickey's Car||Gives the character the ability to drive around in Mickey's car.|
|Cinderella's Coach||Makes Cinderella's coach appear in Toy Box mode for the character to ride in.|
|Khan||Enables the ability to ride on Khan, Mulan's horse.|
|Stitch's Blaster||Use Stitch's blaster to battle enemies from a distance.|
|Carl Fredricksen's Cane||Carl Fredricksen's cane will be added to your tools collection, so you can whack enemies with it.|
|King Candy's Dessert Toppings||Changes the terrain to the same of the Sugar Rush video game.|
|Sugar Rush Sky||Changes the sky and music to match that of the Sugar Rush video game.|
|Alice's Wonderland||Changes the theme of your Toy Box world to Wonderland.|
|Tulgey's Wood||Change the sky and music of your toy box world to that of Wonderland.|
|Marlin's Reef||Changes the terrain to look like the bottom of the ocean.|
|Nemo's Seascape||Change the sky to look like the ocean.|
|Rapunzel's Kingdom||Changes the terrain to resemble that of Tangled.|
|Rapunzel's Birthday Sky||Changes the sky and music to that of Tangled.|
|Dumbo the Flying Elephant||Makes the Dumbo Disney Parks ride appear in Toy Box mode for the character to ride in.|
|Astro Blasters Space Cruiser||Gives the character the ability to drive around in the Astro Blasters Space Cruiser.|
|Abu the Elephant||Makes Abu in his elephant form appear in Toy Box mode for the character to ride on.|
|Ralph's Power of Destruction||In-game character has a chance to deal extra damage.|
|Dr. Doofenshmirtz Damage-inator!||In-game character weapons have a chance to do more damage.|
|Electro-charge||In-game character has a chance to gain more health.|
|Star Command Shield||In-game character has a chance to receive less damage.|
|User Control||In-game character has a chance to gain experience at a faster rate.|
|Pizza Planet Delivery Truck||Drive the Pizza Planet Truck from Toy Story inside the Toy Box.|
|Maximus||Ride Maximus from Tangled inside the Toy Box.|
|Headless Horseman's Horse||Ride the Headless Horseman's Horse inside the Toy Box.|
|Flamingo's Croquet Mallet||In-game character gets the Flamingo croquet mallet from Alice in Wonderland inside the Toy Box.|
|Hangin' Ten Stitch with Surfboard||In-game character gets a hover surfboard with Stitch on the front of it inside the Toy Box.|
|Mike's New Car||Drive Mike Wazowski's car inside the Toy Box.|
|Frozen Flourish||Make all of the terrain objects in the Toy Box themed to the Frozen film.|
|Chill in the Air||Make the sky in the Toy Box themed to the Frozen film.|
|New Holland Skyline||Make the sky in the Toy Box themed to the Frankenweenie film.|
|Victor's Experiments||Make all of the terrain objects in the Toy Box themed to the Frankenweenie film.|
|Halloweentown Sky||Changes the terrain to resemble that of The Nightmare Before Christmas.|
|Jack's Scary Decorations||Make the sky in the Toy Box themed to The Nightmare Before Christmas.|
|Electric Mayhem Bus||Get on this ride to mayhem from your favorite Muppet show.|
|Condorman Glider||If you like Condors and flying gracefully, then this will be your favorite Power Disc.|
|Jolly Roger||This vehicle is perfect for one-handed airborne pirates who like to cackle.|
|Chernabog's Power||Use this demon's wrath for a chance to increase all damage by 20%.|
|Mickey's Sorcerer Hat||Increase your game experience and ability to level up with Mickey's Sorcerer Hat from "Fantasia".|
|Violet's Force Field||Use this force field to help protect against damage.|
|Rapunzel's Healing||Using this power gives you a chance to heal to full health.|
|Angus||Ride Merida's powerful Clydesdale Angus from the film "Brave" in the Toy Box.|
|Phillippe||Ride Phillippe the Horse from "Beauty and the Beast" in the Toy Box.|
|Calico Helicopter||Soar through the skies of the Toy Box in Dr. Calico's helicopter from "Bolt"|
|Cruella de Vil's Car||Cruise around inside the Toy Box in Cruella De Vil's luxury car from "101 Dalmatians".|
|Tantor||Ride Terk's loyal elephant Tantor in the Toy Box.|
|Dragon Firework Cannon||Unlock the firework cannon used against Shan Yu from "Mulan" in the Toy Box.|
|Toy Story Mania Blaster||Unlock a blaster themed to the Toy Story Mania ride from the Disney Parks.|
|WALL-E's Collection||Make all of the terrain objects in the Toy Box themed to the "Wall-E" film.|
|Buy 'N' Large Atmosphere||Take a glimpse into the future and make the sky in the Toy Box themed to the "Wall-E" film.|
|WALL-E's Fire Extinguisher||One of Wall-E's favorite modes of space travel, and it comes in handy if a fire breaks out.|
A Race to Space pack with Crystal Lightning McQueen and Crystal Buzz Lightyear was available at Toys "R" Us in the US with two exclusive round Power Discs called Emperor Zurg's Wrath and C.H.R.O.M.E. Damage Increaser.
Xbox One, PlayStation 4 potential
Avalanche Software stated that Disney Infinity toys will be supported on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and future next generation versions of Disney Infinity will likely result in a game that will be "way more beautiful," offer "a whole lot more" content, "or both." Disney Interactive Studios has not confirmed development, and no release dates have been set for possible Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.
Disney Infinity received mostly positive reviews from critics (except for the 3DS version, which received negative reviews). It received a 74 and 75 out of 100 on review aggregrator site Metacritic, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively.
The sandbox mode, namely the Toy Box mode, received much praise. Steven O'Donnell of Good Game: Spawn Point stated that "it's a bit like Minecraft in that you're dropped into an open world that you can then build some pretty spectacular structures in." Kevin VanOrd of GameSpot called the Toy Box "a gleefully entertaining shared space," and greatly preferred it over the story mode.
The figurines of the playable characters received mixed to positive reactions. Daniel Krupa of IGN said that they're "well-made statues," and that "each one really captures the personality of that character with a charismatic stance." The soundtrack and dialogue of Disney Infinity also received mixed reactions. Andrew Reiner of Game Informer said that "characters repeat dialogue way too often," and that the soundtrack is "often surprisingly absent." Andy Robertson of Forbes stated that his children loved playing the figurines, both in the game and as toys.
The overall price of the game and all of the toys received media coverage. Jeff Cork of Game Informer said that to purchase all items at the launch (the game, all launch toys and power discs) it costs a minimum of AUD$460. Kevin VanOrd of GameSpot called Disney Infinity "a platform designed to keep you spending money." Nick Cowen of The Guardian warned parents to "get ready with those wallets."
In September 2013, Disney revealed that the game had sold 294,000 copies in the United States during its first two weeks on sale.
On October 18, 2013, Disney Interactive announced that the game had sold more than a million copies worldwide. With more figures not yet released, Disney hopes the number of units sold will continue to grow. As of January 20, 2014, three million starter packs have been sold.
The game was nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2014, but lost to Just Dance 2014.
Playable data for the characters Ferb, Zurg, The King and Finn McMissile can be found within the game's files, with playable footage for all of them seen through game trailers or toy store videos within playsets.
Additional, a directory titled "pnf_doofenshmirtz" could be found in the first version of Disney Infinity: Toy Box for the PC, with model data and a significant amount of work done in terms of animations. An update for the PC version removed the folder, most likely to reduce file sizes and donwload times.
The Underminer, Grem and The Abominable Snowman exist in early concept art, but the ideas were dropped.
The Yeti from Expedition Everest has a directory in the "characters" folder of the PC game titled "tb_yeti" which consists of a model and textures. While the enemy itself was scrapped, it still appeared as a costume in the toy box.
The folder is still present in the latest version of Disney Infinity: Toy Box.
Sidekick Pack data glitch
Some Hector Barbossa figures included in the Sidekick Pack contain data for Mrs. Incredible, a character who is also included in the set. This is likely a manufactoring glitch, and has only proven to have been in a few packs.
Toy Box saving glitch
When saving a Toy Box, sometimes players will receive an error message saying that the Toy Box could not be saved as toys not unlocked yet have been placed. This glitch has been found in both the Xbox 360 and Wii U versions.
- Some of the international trailers include a few alternate shots from the game.
- The song playing in the trailer is Nero's Me and You.
- Although Raoul ÇaRoule and Max Schnell appear on pictures in Ramone's House of Body Art, they do not make a physical appearance in the game.
- Although Lizzie, Sarge and Sheriff do not appear in the game, they are mentioned various times. Sarge was mentioned by Finn that he agreed to let Finn run Sarge's Surplus Hut while he is on vacation. Flo mentions that the hut needs to be built since Sarge and Sheriff are on vacation, as well as mentioning Lizzie as to find some of her license plates that are scattered around.
- Some of the vintage posters for Cars 2 appear in Luigi's Casa Della Tires, although not in the Toy Box.
- The Battle Races, turbo boost packs, and some music and sound effects from Cars 2: The Video Game are reused in the game.