Part of the fun of Disney Infinity is being able to play as some of your favorite movie characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilms. However, unless there is a Play Set designed specifically for that character, you were restricted to play with it in the Toy Box. That’s great when you’re creating but sometimes kids want the option of exploring a pre-designed mission to really make use of the characters’ abilities. Now players can do just that in the Toy Box Expansion Games.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Expansion Games Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway are clear discs to be placed on the game base just as you would a Play Set piece. Some Ability Power Discs can be used during gameplay but Match-Up and Vehicle Power Discs cannot. You can adjust the difficulty/speed in each level. Any Character Figure from Disney Infinity 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 can be used in the Expansion Games.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Expansion Games — Toy Box Speedway
Kart racing is now available for Disney Infinity 3.0. Vehicles and racing tracks have been available in Disney Infinity since the first version but the new Toy Box Speedway Expansion Game makes the experience entirely new. The fact that you can race with any of the character figures just ups the fun.
The game starts in an area of sorts so you can practice and hone your racing skills. When you’re ready, you can play either a single race or three races on different tracks. Races take place on 9 pre-made tracks based on Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. Sugar Rush from Wreck-It Ralph and the door factory from Monsters, Inc. are awesome! The included tracks are:
- Agrabah Raceway
- Sanfransokyo Circuit
- Arendella Racing Rink
- Gravity Falls Mystery Tour
- Road to Knowhere
- Monsters Mayhem
- Halloween Town Highway
- Dunes of Tatooine
- Sugar Rush Raceway
Players can choose to race based on time alone or can enable races with power-ups aka Battle Mode. If you like games like Mario Kart, then the Battle Mode will be more up your alley. Plus, it’s no fun if you can’t take out the other racers with mines, lasers, missiles, and more. Plain cars are provided but select Vehicle Power Discs can be used as well. It’s pretty funny putting serious characters like Hulk on an Electrical Parade Float, a mini car from the Muppets, or in a Spiderman car. Flying vehicles and animals cannot be used though.
Two players can race on the same console but up to four can play online. The landscape split screen does make it harder to see the track and any shortcuts though. Controls are the same as when you drive in the Tox Box but the tracks are more constrained and easier to move along. If you fall off, your car will be placed right back on the track and in the correct direction of the race. As you complete each lap, the tracks will change slightly (i.e. gumballs start rolling in Sugar Rush and more snow falls in Arendelle).
If you enjoy cartoonish racing games, then the Toy Box Speedway Expansion Game is a great addition to your Disney Infinity 3.0 stash. It’s still not MarioKart but, if you have any system other than a Wii, it’s probably as close as you can get to it right now. However, pitting your favorite characters in ridiculous cars and racing in familiar worlds is worth a go in itself.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Expansion Games — Toy Box Takeover
Also available is Toy Box Takeover. Syndrome is causing trouble and teaming up with all of the other Disney Infinity baddies as they take over the Toy Box (thus the set name). Syndrome took the Toy Box wand from Mickey and, after scolding Mickey for losing the Toy Box wand, Merlin also had his wand taken. With both in Syndrome’s possession, it’s up to Mickey and the other characters defeat the villains and set things right in the Toy Box again.
Like other Disney Infinity Play Sets, this game also has a set storyline and missions to complete. The difference with this expansion game is that you can use ANY of your Disney Infinity character figures. You can play Ultron, Elsa, Olaf, Yoda, or any of the other characters in your collection. The mish-mash across movie universes is pretty funny especially when you have Spot and Hulkbuster fighting together 😛
One feature that is used heavily throughout the game is reliance on sidekicks. You can unlock new sidekicks and equip them with various abilities such as healing, providing a shield, or helping to ward off the bad toys. Throwing them into certain receptacles can reap rewards or further the mission objectives. You have to collect food items and feed them to your sidekick to level up their skills.
As the villains are from different movies, the lands that you visit are vary from a pirate-castle stronghold to the Old West to a galaxy far away. That means gameplay is a little different in each setting and so are the bad guys you face.
Disney Infinity 3.0 is the most robust release yet. I love these Toy Box Expansion Games so you can get more use out of the character figures that don’t have their own Play Set yet. Hopefully, more crossovers will be included in future releases!
I received these items to review. All opinions are my own.