Summary Minnie has been kidnapped by the evil witch, Mizrabel. Help Mickey collect the seven rainbow gems to rescue her.
Description Type: Adventure
Platform: iOS, Android
Players: Single Player
Age: 3 plus
Developer or Designer: Sega
Balanced level of difficulty
None I can see
Disney's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse began life as 16-bit side-scroller for the Sega Genesis in 1990 and was then remade in 3D for other platforms in 2013. A year later, it also made its way to Android and iOS so that it could be enjoyed mobile.
At £4.99 it is one of the more expensive paid-for apps, but still excellent value for money, given the depth of gameplay. With beautiful graphics, easy controls, and a good storyline, it has a lot going for it.
Mickey and Minnie are on a picnic when the evil witch, Mizrabel (who just so happens to look exactly like the Queen from Snow White), kidnaps Minnie. Her intention is to steal Minnie's beauty and by doing so, turn her as evil as she is.
It is up to Mickey to rescue Minnie from Mizrabel's Castle of Illusion, but in order to reach the castle, he must collect seven rainbow gems so as to create a bridge to the other side.
There are lots of levels to explore, starting unsurprisingly with a forest. Each level has different collectibles, and if you miss any you can always go back and replay the level later. After completing a level, you can also do a time trial and try to get through it as quickly as possible.
As a side-scrolling platform, there are many layers and hidden places to discover. The difficulty level is just right to provide a challenge, but not so tough that you pull your hair out. If you were ever going to spend money on an app, this would be the one to go for.