Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are simple farmers in Ancient China who have been losing their chickens the past few days. They went inside a cave to look for the thief but instead, they found a box with a letter from Sun Wukong, Piggie, and Monk Sha telling them that it is fate that brought them there.
With the help of the Deity of Earth, they train to become the new heroes worthy of the powers of the three great legends.
Tropes featured include:
- Block Puzzle: Both Goofy and Donald can push blockading rocks but only Donald can also pull them. This type is also sometimes combined with Weighted Switch puzzle but there are puzzles where the two types are independent of each other.
- Chained by Fashion: A variant. Mickey is shown to be wearing the Monkey King's circlet in the Start Screen and character portrait but not in his overworld sprite. It used to be a headache-inducing Restraining Bolt to its original owner but there seems to be no reason to restrain Mickey.
- Crossover: Disney's most popular mascots in a sort of a Fan Sequel to a Chinese classic.
- Crossover Cosmology: In the English version at least (potentially a Cultural Translation), the earliest named enemy the trio fought is called "Beelzebub".
- The Ditz: Donald teases Goofy about not knowing how to count but subverted during his test which involves figuring out the right sequence of stepping on a set of stones to have the three Dragon Pillars be at the same heightnote before he can obtain the Yueya Shovel.
- Fling a Light into the Future: Sun Wukong, Piggie, and Sha left a message for Mickey, Donald, and Goofy that summarizes their journey 500 years ago, with what they've overcome and accomplished, urging them to pick up where they left off.
- Lethal Lava Land: The area under the Buffalo Demon King's control.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In version 2.0.3 of the game at least, it wasn't shown how Mickey got Sun Wukong's weapon as after the other two's tests, the proper game starts.
- Old Master: The Deity of Earth has the typical appearance.
- Party Scattering: An example where it happens in the beginning when the Deity of Earth separated the trio to give them individual tests.
- Three Quarters View: Though there are also some buildings in Isometric Projection.
- Weapon of Choice: