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Mapping Spider-Man's Crossover Coins and Bonus Boxes

27/09/2014 11:31 PMdark52

Hot on the heels of the Avengers maps I have created a brand new pair of maps of New York for the Spider-Man Play Set, complete with the locations of the Crossover Coins and Bonus Boxes (no Maximum Strength ones just yet, sorry now with Maximum Strength Bonus Boxes).

The Crossover Coin map may be a little pointless considering the proximity of the coins to each other but the included screenshots should help if you've somehow managed to miss one or two of them.

A guide for the Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles is in the works so check back soon for that!

Avengers Crossover Coin and Bonus Box Maps

23/09/2014 10:33 PMdark52

With today marking the official US release of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) I have whipped up a couple of rough maps of New York as seen in the Avengers Play Set. This first one should help you find the Crossover Coins which allow you to bring Rocket Raccoon and Nova into the Avengers Play Set. If you click here I've provided screenshots of their exact locations to further help you pin them down.

And I've also made a map for the Flight, Super Jump, Tech,and Ultimate Strength Bonus Boxes that give you concept art (unfortunately I don't own a Hulk toy so it doesn't contain the Wall Climb boxes just yet, sorry now updated with Wall Crawl Bonus Boxes thanks to the PC version's Hulk trial). Again I've made a page here that contains screenshots of all the locations if the general outline isn't quite enough.

Check back soon for similar collectible guides for the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play Sets.

Disney Infinity Reviews: 2.0 Edition

18/09/2014 3:23 PMdark52

With the game's release in Australia the review embargo has been lifted and quite a few sites have posted their opinions on the brand new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition), it's a real mixed bag with just as many negative as positive focusing on the additions to the Toy Box and the content of the new Play Sets.

Quote: The HD Room - 4.4/5

A big deal has been made about Disney Infinity 2.0 characters having a level tree and rightfully so. There’s more incentive to level up to the new cap of 20 in order to gain tokens to spend on new abilities and weapons.


Quote: Den of Geek - 4 Stars

This is a game about the joys of creativity and imagination that speaks to these ideas by inspiring you to indulge in them. Disney Infinity is a genuinely impressive creation, so entwined with the essential nature of "Toys to Life" gaming that you’d be excused for thinking this is where the genre started. It isn’t, but it’s certainly where it’s been best expressed.


Quote: Mirror Online - 4 Stars

As you adventure through the game you'll collect more pieces to flesh out your own level creations, letting you put the Marvel heroes in any circumstance that your imagination can muster.


Quote: Game Revolution - 4 Stars

There were moments in The Avengers set where my jaw dropped open as enemies tossed cars around like they were cardboard and errant blasts tore chunks out of buildings, giving the whole experience a truly super-heroic epic scale that I didn't expect.


Quote: Cheat CC - 4.0/5

The game itself is much better executed than the original in terms of structured gameplay, but you will need to purchase additional characters to unlock all that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes has to offer.


Quote: Wired - 8/10

There is an awful lot of value packed into Disney Infinity 2.0. Whether it is the adventures themselves, the new Marvel worlds, creating new experiences in the toy box or the new toy box mini-games we will be playing this for months to come.


Quote: Destructoid - 8.0/10

But while missions may not stray from genre-conventions, Avalanche really nailed how each character plays. Iron Man is particularly impressive, as his animations and abilities directly mirror how you'd expect him to look in a game.


Quote: Game Reactor - 7/10

It's how much you enjoy the Disney and Marvel characters that will decide whether you'll enjoy what's on offer here. Even with some added superhero heft, the game isn't substantially different, or better, than its predecessor.


Quote: Joystiq - 3.5 Stars

The missions themselves are very basic, mostly revolving around standard beat-em-up objectives. You could be told to go to one place on the map and beat up bad guys, or protect someone – by pounding bad guys – or escort people from one area to another.


Quote: GameSpot - 7/10

It takes time and actual, honest-to-goodness skill to make anything remotely playable, which makes the new additions to Toy Box in 2.0 extremely welcome ones.


Quote: Everybody Plays - 3.5 Stars

We're also a bit disappointed that there aren't any collectibles hidden in the levels, either. Leaving them with no replay value, once you're done, you're done, with little incentive to go back.


Quote: IGN - 6.8/10

Uneven and undercooked, Disney Infinity 2.0 isn’t the major upgrade I expected. It lacks the playful fun and diversity that made Infinity 1.0 so great last year.


Quote: Game Informer - 6.5/10

Disney Infinity’s leap into the Marvel universe is bafflingly bad – a gut-punch of a sequel stripped of most of the magic, wonder, and imagination that made the play sets from the first Infinity game enjoyable for children and adults alike.


Quote: Metro - 6/10

We were also sent the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play Sets and they’re just as bad, and just as obsessed with transporting batteries, turning on generators, and fighting the same cannon fodder bad guys again and again.


Quote: Games Radar - 2.5 Stars

While many improvements have been made in 2.0, the core experience remains the same--including its awkward combat, boring, repetitive quests, and obtuse controls.

 I'll be continuing to update this post for the next few days with more reviews as they come in. Disney Infinity 2.0 releases on Friday in Europe and on Tuesday in North America.

Yondu and Falcon Complete the Marvel Lineup

12/09/2014 8:44 PMdark52

The final two Marvel characters for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) have been revealed as none other than Yondu, as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set, and the Falcon for an eighth member of the Avengers Play Set (although he doesn't get a spot on the Collector's Edition stand). It does not appear that either of them will be able to crossover between the Marvel Play Sets but you will of course be able to freely use them together in the Toy Box.

Yondu's presence might be a little confusing considering there's a Marvel Team-Up Power Disc for him but you can apparently team up with him as him no problem.

The pair of them are not due to be released until sometime in 2015. This announcement means that there are just two characters left to be revealed, both of them confirmed to be Disney Originals (at least one is female). Will the mystery manage to remain beyond the release of the game or will it all get spoiled with the release of the game? That's just one week away now, Thursday in Australia, Friday in Europe and the Tuesday after that in the US.