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Disney Friends is a Disney Nintendo DS game released in 2007 and developed by Disney Interactive Studios. One fateful night, you've recently been enlisted by Tinker Bell to be the caretaker of four very special Disney friends: Stitch, Dory, Winnie-the-Pooh and Simba. Now at Disney Castle, you have to keep your new friends happy by feeding them, playing with them and going on exciting adventures with them!

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  • Achievement System: The collectable pins function as such, since they're awarded for completing various in-game tasks.
  • An Interior Designer Is You: You can customize the castle lounge with wallpaper, carpets, curtains and plants given to you by your friends and Tinker Bell.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: You can buy various hats for your friends from Tinker Bell's store, with the Mouseketeer hat being unlocked by finding all of Mickey's heads in a world.
  • Apocalypse How: Surprisingly, yes. After completing every adventure, the magic to the friends' portals start collapsing, causing disruptions in their worlds and forcing you to find bags of magic dust so Tinker Bell can restore them.
  • Bee Afraid: Pooh's world has bees who will attack the player and steal honey from them.
  • Big Eater: Pooh gets hungry much faster than the other friends and has to be kept happy with a steady supply of honey.
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  • Butt-Monkey: Dory suffers injuries fairly easily if you're not watching her: she can get stung by an anemone in her home area and blown up by sea mines during one of Bruce's challenges, causing her to require a first aid kit.
  • The Cameo: Mickey Mouse appears on the Mickey Collector pin and Mouseketeer Hat, but doesn't make a physical appearance in-game.
  • Cap: You can only have 99 snacks for each friend at a time. Dory can similarly only have 99 first aid kits.
  • Collection Sidequest: The game has several:
    • Collecting all the hidden Mickey heads and gold in each world.
    • Unlocking all of the picture pieces, which are obtained by maximizing your friends' happiness gauge every day.
    • Collecting all of the furniture for the castle, which is obtained by leveling up your friendships with each friend.
  • Double Unlock: The Mouseketeer hat must first be added to a friend's section of the shop by finding all the Mickey heads in their world, then it can be bought in the shop for them like any other item.
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  • Easter Egg: Playing on your birthday results in each of your friends wishing you a happy birthday. You'll also be given a pin to commemorate the occasion.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Disney Friends has the Pin system: pins based off various characters and locations that are obtained by completing certain in-game conditions. They are completely optional, but can be traded with other players.
  • Hedge Maze: A tall grass maze, but the basic sprit remains the same; Simba can visit a tall grass maze where the goal is to get to the giant tree as fast as possible - the player can meet up with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa along the way for extra gold.
  • Hold the Line: One of Pooh's adventures involves the player protecting him from being bounced by Tigger via Pooh dummies for as long as possible.
  • Holiday Mode: Visiting the Hundred-Acre-Woods or Bouncing Place with Pooh in December results in them being covered in snow.
  • Hub Level: The castle lounge is where you can access each of your friends' doors. It also hosts Tinker Bell's shop and a trophy room that lets you view collected items and pins.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Between six different Disney series: Peter Pan, Lilo & Stitch, Finding Nemo, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Lion King (1994) and Toy Story.
  • Play Every Day: Each friend's happiness gauge can only be maxed out once per day. If you want all the pieces for their picture, you'll have to repeat the process for multiple days.
  • Stop Poking Me!: You can poke your friends to annoy them.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Each of the friends, barring the Alien, has a favorite snack:
    • Stitch has peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, though he can also be fed coffee bottles and space chicken.
    • Dory has kelp crunchies, which are essentially fish crackers.
    • Pooh has honey cakes, fittingly enough.
    • Simba has bug crunchies.
  • True Companions: One of the main goals of the game is to become best friends with each of the four friends.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can poke, starve and insult your friends if so inclined.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Stitch occupies the largest portion of the cover art and he is the first friend you unlock in the game, which was released during his franchise's heyday (even though the last Western animated work in his franchise was released the previous year).

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