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Disney Mirrorverse is a Disney crossover mobile Action RPG Gacha Game for iOS and Android devices, developed by Kabam. It was beta-released in the Philippines in April 2020, and while other countries were added to the beta, its full global release wasn't until June 23, 2022.

The Mirrorverse is said to have begun when stars of light and dark magic collided, creating worlds similar to those of Disney and Pixar but infused with powerful magic that enhances the abilities of its inhabitants. Here, Mickey Mouse discovered the Stellar Mirror, the source of all light magic. He eventually learned how to master its power and use it to travel between the worlds, allowing their heroes to form connections and friendships with one another.

But things changed when mysterious dark magic creatures appeared, with many of them taking the forms of the Mirrorverse's heroes and villains. Called the "Fractured" (after the way they shatter when defeated), they began attacking the worlds trying to claim the Stellar Mirror. Mickey calls on the friends he's made to defend the Mirror from the Fractured, and track down who is sending them and why.


In addition to some merchandise in the form of action figuresnote  and an artbook, some Tie-In Books have been announced to release in mid-2023: Pure of Heart, a novel featuring Snow White's origin as she first encounters the Fractured and the Guardians; and Belle, a manga starring the Beauty and the Beast heroine.

Previews: First trailer

See also auto-brawler Disney Heroes: Battle Mode (2018) and turn-based Disney Sorcerer's Arena (2020).

    Playable Characters 

Jafar also appears as a villainous NPC and story mode boss.


Tropes in this game include:

  • Adaptational Badass: The characters are all much more combat-oriented than their normal counterparts, even if they were already fighters.
  • All There in the Manual: Most of the world-building about the Mirrorverse is left to secondary sources like the website or art book. In particular, the game is incredibly vague about how all the different realms in the Mirrorverse are connected to one another; piecing together info from other sources clarifies that it's not a single world mashing up everything but a Multiverse that the heroes can travel through with the Stellar Mirror.
  • Allegedly Free Game: It's free to download, but the game tries to push several Microtransactions. Probably the worst example is that, outside of special occasions, Mickey is locked behind a paywall that's only available when a player first starts the game.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: Zig-zagged.
    • Whenever you receive a character in the gacha (whether its a duplicate or not), you receive an amount of "Stardust" currency with its type based on the character's role and the amount based on their rarity. If enough Stardust is collected, it can be exchanged in the shop for a three- or four-star character of the same role (with selection rotating daily), providing a way to get characters or their rank-up materials even if the gacha isn't giving them to you.
    • Daily tasks involve "opening crystals" and "get items from the shop", both of which implicitly encourage players to engage with the game's Microtransactions. However, both can be achieved by claiming daily freebie items.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A good handful of characters are in positions of leadership and are explicitly given the "Leader" trait, such as captains (Sparrow and Hook) and CEOs (Scrooge and Sulley) (though some Leaders don't have any titles and are just naturally charismatic, like Mickey, Buzz and Woody, and Gaston) The same also applies to "Royalty" characters.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: The Disney villains, naturally. Thanks to the Macguffin they're all using changing hands every so often, each of them get a turn to cause trouble.
  • Big Good: Mickey Mouse, who is the keeper of the Stellar Mirror, serves as Mission Control directing the heroes, and will occasionally appear in story levels to provide a buff. He is playable though, but you'll have to buy the limited time bundle to add him to your team.
  • Brought Down to Badass: According to supplementary info, Maleficent is actually weakened by the Mirrorverse's Stellar Magic and draws on her draconic powers more to compensate.
  • Character Class System: The game classifies all Guardians as having Melee, Ranged, Tank, or Support "Roles". Most of the upgrade materials are role-specific.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Everything related to Roles, most importantly various upgrade materials, has a color associated with it: Melee is red, Ranged is yellow, Tank is blue, and Support is green. Generic items used for any Guardian are white.
  • Crossover: The game is another Disney crossover.
  • Crossover Alternate Universe: The Mirrorverse is a universe where all sorts of Disney and Pixar characters coexist and are familiar with one another. No explanation is given as to why or how they all share a world (beyond a vague reference to it "mirroring" the worlds the stars came from), they just do.
  • Darker and Edgier: It has a very sinister army trying to break a magical mirror and more combat-ready versions of Disney characters trying to defend it (that said, the characters' personalities haven't changed very much).
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Once the Guardians stop Oogie Boogie causing chaos on the Monsters Inc. Scare Floor, he decides to join them because he thinks that fighting with them would be as fun as it was to fight against them.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Rapunzel and Elsa both go barefoot.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover: The game includes two characters played by Dwayne Johnson; Maui and Frank Wolff.
  • Double Unlock: One of the requirements for leveling characters up is leveling other characters up. For instance, to get a Tank past level 60, you need to get two other Tanks up to level 40.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Elemental spirits are a second enemy type that show up; said to be drawn to the Fractured. They're also called "Titanborn", as they're modeled after the Titans of Hercules (and appropriately enough, they first show up when Hades is taking his turn as the villain).
  • Enemy Mine: After being defeated, Maleficent decides to join the Guardians to get revenge on whoever undermined her. While the rest of the Guardians are ready to shoot her down, Mickey agrees to it since it's better if she stayed where they could see her.
  • Evil Knockoff: Bosses encountered are Fractured versions of the playable characters. The potential for a Mirror Match is lampshaded by Rapunzel early on.
  • Freemium Timer: Most game modes use "energy" that gradually recharges. Dungeons and Rift Raids also each use separate energies that have their own update schedules.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: During a limited event featuring Buzz and Anna, they end up talking about the roles they play in their respective stories. Anna admits that she always kind of saw Buzz as Woody's sidekick, and Buzz responds by politely asking if she's Elsa's sidekick. They end up concluding that they're "co-protagonists" with their aforementioned friends.
  • Off-Model: Even with this being an alternate universe in mind, for some reason Stitch is missing his paw pads, the markings on the backs of his ear tips, and the marking on the back of his head.
  • One-Steve Limit: This isn't the first time a Disney crossover averts the trope by having both Jack Skellington and Jack Sparrow.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Kermit is described as having become the Swamp King by pulling a magic banjo out of the swamp.
  • Orwellian Retcon: Violet's bio originally stated that she created a new superhero identity as "Ultraviolet". This was soon altered to remove her new codename for some reason.
  • Perpetual Beta: The game was in beta for over two years, between April 2020 and June 2022. The US even received Mirrorverse merchandise on store shelves before the game was actually released.note 
  • Play Every Day: There are daily tasks that can be completed for rewards, and some levels like those in Supply Runs and Events can only be completed so many times a day.
  • The Red Baron: Each of the characters has a cool title to go with their playable status, such as Wall-E being "Terraformer of Planets" and Snow White "Stalwart Friend of the Forest."
  • Required Party Member: Story and Event modes sometimes have side levels that can only be played by specific Guardians. A number of non-story modes, in particular the Tower, can also have some sort of restriction that one or all of the Guardians selected must have a specific trait; such as "Royalty", "Leader", "Hi-Tech", or "Seafaring".
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Certain characters are designated with the "Royalty" trait. The Princesses naturally are part of this group, as are the Evil Queen, Jack Skellington, Simba, and Scar.
  • Set Bonus: High-rank Relic equipment can potentially give a bonus stat boost to Guardians with a certain trait. Assembling a full set of Relics with the same trait will grant a further bonus, even if the Guardian doesn't have that trait themselves.
  • Slippery Macguffin: The villains' power source, the Fractured Mirror, never stays with any one villain for long; instead it keeps vanishing on them and reappearing in the hands of a new villain.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: The first few chapters have Maleficent and Jafar bicker over the former's schemes. Once Maleficent jumps ship to the Guardians, she and Belle start sniping at one another instead.
  • Star Power: The main magic of the game is star-based. The Mirrorverse is said to be born from two stars colliding, and the heroes are empowered by the Stellar Mirror and summoned with Star Crystals.
  • Starter Mon: Your first Guardian is Rapunzel, and then you're given a choice of Hercules, Mulan, and Ariel. After that, you get Merida in the gacha tutorial; and then Sulley and Jack Sparrow are awarded for completing early chapters of the game; ultimately giving new players a starting selection of characters from all four categories.
  • Starter Villain: Maleficent is the first one to create the Fractured and start the conflict, but it eventually becomes apparent that there's something else going on.
  • Team Dad: Sulley acts like this in the third world, calling for his teammates to look out when Fractured creatures arrive even if they can see them coming. The other Guardians have to tell him that they can take care of themselves, and that he's being so focused on everyone else that he's putting himself in unnecessary danger.
  • Troll: In Chapter 5, Oogie Boogie will show up mid-stage to issue a handicap to you, and you have to take one to proceed, even (or, in one random case, especially) if he's the boss. In some levels, "Don't Pick This One" appears instead, which is a genuine buff.
  • Void Between the Worlds: The Rift Raids are set here, as Mickey sends out Guardians to explore what's between the different realms of the Mirrorverse.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • During the beta period, Frank was added as a tie-in to Jungle Cruise. Ian might also qualify, as he arrived only a few months after Onward released.
    • The global launch came shortly after the release of Lightyear, so Buzz is featured on the app icon and Zurg is a new character added and featured in a special event. Mirrorverse Zurg is also credited as being "from Lightyear" and resembles that version far more than he does the one from Toy Story.