Review: Disney Illusion Island explained to parents (Preview)

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What parents need to know

Disney Illusion Island is an exclusive game for the Nintendo Switch to be released on July 28, 2023.

In this game, you can play as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as they visit the mysterious island of Monoth to retrieve three mystical books to avoid disaster. The characters run around, swim, and jump around Monoth. They also solve puzzles and discover the secrets of the island. Disney’s iconic characters are at the heart of this game’s colorful visual signature.

Disney Illusion Island uses Metroidvania elements, but it puts the emphasis on platforms and does not feature much combat. It is possible to play in local co-op with friends. It is a game that is considered appropriate for children of all ages.


Release date: 28 July 2023
Developer: Dlala Studios
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Available format: Physical and digital
Game genre: Platform, adventure, cooperative
Themes covered: Adventure, exploration, magic
Text languages: German, English, Simplified chinese, Traditional chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese,
Voice languages: German, English, Simplified chinese, Traditional chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese,

Level of experience required


Disney Illusion Island is not a violent game, and the fights are not central to the game’s mechanics. Some enemies must be avoided, and the very few boss battles require players to move between platforms to drop heavy objects on bosses.

There is no explicit content.

It is a game that does not require reading very long texts, and no profanity or insult appears.

The characters’ quest leads them to save the island from disaster in a heroic way.

The mechanics of this game are relatively simple to understand and to execute. 2D platforms are at their core. During co-op game, it is possible for players to throw ropes to their friends who have more difficulty reaching a platform on which they are.

Local game modes

It is possible to play up to 4 people in local cooperative mode.

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