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Disney Universe is a 2011 video game from Disney Interactive, released for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii. Players take control of small avatar-like figures (a la LittleBigPlanet) as they take on the role of beta-testers for a Disney online community. However, an evil hacker named Hex is determined to destroy this new game, so the players, dressed in costumes based on popular Disney characters, including Pixar characters, team up and battle one another to defeat Hex and save the Disney Universe.

Spiritually Succeeded by the Disney Infinity franchise.


This game provides examples of:

  • Butt-Monkey: While not being killed off by you, the Fodder seem to exist to serve as sporting equipment for Brutes.
  • Camera Screw: Decent for the majority of the game, but the second level of Queen Anne's Revenge would be a whole lot easier if you could actually see your character.
  • Cutscene Incompetence: The Brutes and Fodder are exceptionally goofy and stupid during the intro scenes.
  • Demonic Possession: Though not a demon, Hex somehow can take over VIC and speak through him turning VIC Dark red and sharper-looking.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Several stage names, such as "Laser Corridor" and "Toxic Gas".
  • Fake Longevity: You have to replay each stage twice to unlock every costume.
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  • Fragile Speedster: Bulldogs, which are fast, but can't take much of a pounding.
  • Glass Cannon: Spawners are powerful, but can't take the number of hits as others.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: There are a few spots where your water vehicle can get stuck on a rock, unable to move, forcing you to restart the level.
  • Griefer: Hex likes to offer helpful advice to the player on how to be one, and has some mannerisms of the stereotype (ie, a Troll who enjoys spreading chaos for his amusement and generally being a jerk).
  • Guide Dang It!: Not for the majority puzzle solutions, but the game neglects to tell you important details on how to use some of the vehicle. There are other cases where, after opening the exit gate, the game puts in a secret challenge back at the beginning of the stage, but neglects to tell you.
  • Hard Levels, Easy Bosses: Any of the four types of mini-bosses are harder than the end-of-area bosses, and you usually have to fight several of them in any given level.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The Tool Mod power-up lets you kill anything in one hit.
  • Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: A few edges are marked off by low rocks or thinly spread trees.