Disney Infinity Beginner’s Guide – How To Play

By   /   Aug 20, 2013

Disney Infinity is sandbox title developed by Avalanche Software, which allows you to play with your favorite Disney characters in a world you would have never seen before.

The game revolves around battling enemies, getting over obstructions, solving puzzles, and completing different side-quests. Players will also be able to customize the world they are in along with unlocking virtual toys, characters, weapons and much more!

The following guides will cover all basic aspects of the game that might come in handy during your journey in the Disney World.

Disney Infinity Beginners Guide

Looking for Missions

Finding missions in Disney Infinity is quite straight forward as the mission givers for main missions and side-quests have a blue exclamation mark over their heads.

After starting the mission, the blue exclamation mark will turn into a question mark until the quest is completed. Along with these, there will be beacons that will determine the difficulty level of a quest i.e. yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard.

Getting stray in the map is very rare as there is a constant green arrow on your screen telling you where to go next.

Things that can be destroyed will generate coins that you would be able to collect simply by running over them. Make sure to do a few of hard side-quests if you are running low on coins or find a place with a lot destroyable things.

Movement

There are a lot of playable characters in the game and lucky for you; they all have similar movements. Every character moves with left analogue stick and looks around with right analogue stick.

Besides, having their own attributes and abilities, every character has pretty much the same command for jumping, dodging, blocking. Some of the common movements are given below:

Double Jump
Just like in every other game out there, double jump not only allows you to move farther but also higher. It will allow you to cover large distances and move across buildings and ledges.

Climbing
If you plan on playing Disney Infinity then prepare yourself to do a lot of climbing. However, you can’t climb unto every other ledge out there.

In this game, the ledge, ridge or any other platform that can be climbed will have a yellow hue around it indicating that you could climb that area. While hanging on a ledge, you will have plenty of options like dropping down the ledge, climbing up, jumping onto another platform or move along the edge.

Along with climbing edge and ledges, you would be able to climb some other objects like ropes and pipes. These objects do not have yellow hue around them but seeing them will give you an idea that you could actually climb them.

Dodge
Rolling can be used to dodge enemy attacks or to move to a safe location. Dodging an attack is relatively easy and can be done merely by holding the block button and moving the left analogue stick in any direction you want to move.

Finishing Downed Enemies

Sometimes, you will encounter enemies that will fall down after taking some damage; that certainly doesn’t mean that they are dead. In fact, they are just downed and require you to finish them off.

Although it is a good idea to switch from enemy to enemy when you are surrounded by a lot of them but you should also consider finishing them off to reduce the burden.

Vehicles

Cars
Like movement, vehicles use triggers to accelerate and break, left analogue stick to steer, and right analogue stick to look around. Vehicles are able to execute drifting and turbo movements along with jumping.

How to Drift
Holding both acceleration and break during a corner or a circular path will allow you to do a drift. Drift allows you move around corners with your top speed and will fill up your turbo meter which gives you a speed boost.

How to Use Turbo
While driving a car, you will notice a bar just underneath your car which represents the turbo meter. Do stunts and drifts to fill up this meter and once it turn yellow, you would be able to use boost.

Activating turbo is very easy and can be done by a mere flick of your analogue stick. Using boost around corners is a bad idea as you might not be able to control your car properly during such high speed but having command on drifting will help you there.

Nonetheless, try to use turbo boost while driving straight on long roads.

How to Perform Stunts
Along with having high speeds and ability to drift, you would also be able to perform stunts with your cars. Performing stunts will award you with points and they can be done easily with a lot practice.

Moving your right analogue stick in any direction will allow you to perform a stunt such as back flips, barrel rolls, and spins. Stunts can also be performed in combos for double and triple trick for more points. To do this, you must execute a stunt one after the other.

Bikes
Bikes are obviously slower than cars and don’t have turbo meter. But that certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t perform turbo on them. Doing some specific tricks will leave a blue trail behind your bike indicating that it is moving on the top speed. However, bikes are less durable and can become useless if you don’t land perfectly after performing a stunt.

Animals
In Disney Infinity, you would also be able to ride on some animals especially in Lone Ranger. You will have horses, elephants, and other animals that you could ride.

They are a slow mean of transportation and you won’t be able to perform stunts on them – but that’s quite obvious. But while riding a horse, you would be able to shoot down enemies while moving with a fast speed.

As for elephants, they can charge directly onto the enemies and stomp them.

Ships
While playing the Pirate play set, you would be able to act like a real pirate and control your own ship loaded with a cannon to shoot down enemies in open seas. Ships can be customized in any way you want but the real beauty of them is the fire power these ships possess.

Aircrafts
Disney Infinity allows you to control a few aircrafts too which is pretty exciting as it provides you with a chance to hover over the entire map and look down upon your enemies.

A few of these aircrafts are also equipped with weapons and other firearms that can be used to bring about destruction in the world. Aircrafts are not the fastest mean of transportation but they are certainly fun to use.

Unique Vehicles
Like the name suggests, these vehicles are unique and are associated with some specific characters in the game and can vary from character to character.

Combat System

Combat is an integral part of the game and adds a lot of flavor to it. Combat can take place in three major areas of the game i.e. water, air and land. You should keep the following things in mind while engaging in a combat:

Land Combat
Most characters in the game have pretty much the same moves while it comes to land combat except for the characters from The Incredibles.

One of the most useful move to use in land combat is the ground slam where character jumps into the air and then slams on the ground dealing damage to all nearby enemies.

Another important thing to keep in mind is blocking the enemy attacks as it will minimize the damage taken from enemy attacks and give you chance to perform counter moves.

Vehicular Combat
Vehicular combat is a very exciting feature in Disney Infinity. Some cars are equipped with built-in machine guns and launchers that can be used to shoot down enemy vehicles during a race or while moving around.

The weapon upgrades can also be purchased. And even if without these weapons, vehicles can be used to ram other vehicles to knock them off balance and lead yourself to victory.

Shooting
You would be able to shoot both from the hip and by aiming down sights and hit the specific target you want. However, aiming down sights will give you more precision.

Another important thing to keep in mind is that once you have aimed down a target, you would be able to move while firing. You would also be able to use a single bullet to bring down other targets as it will bounce off the targets. Such ability comes with Lone Ranger toy-set.

Heavy Gunner
Players will also have heavy guns such as Gatling Guns and Cannons but using these will bring about first-person shooter perspective. These heavy guns can do a lot of damage and have large ammunition size but due their large sizes, these have very less mobility.

I would advise you to use these guns on giant and big targets so as to do maximum amount of damage.

Open Waters Combat
As mentioned earlier, the pirate play-set will allow you to have your very own ship that you would be able to control.

These ships will be equipped with cannons that can be used to take out enemy reinforcements. However, choosing which cannon to use while in a combat can be tricky at times owning to their different attributes.

Another important thing to keep in mind is whether you would fire from the helm or manually engage targets. All this depends upon your strategy and the amount of enemies you will be facing.

Along with these cannons, you will also have a few power-ups at your disposal that will have the ability to turn the tables in a battle. But you would be able to use only one power-up at a given time.

Missions

Every play set in the game has a good variety of missions to keep you going on. These mission include main storyline missions and side-quests.

You would also be able to re-play any mission if you want. And as I have said earlier that a blue exclamation mark on a character’s head will indicate that he/she has a mission for you.

Main Storyline Missions
These are the main storyline missions and are unique to each play set. Completing them from start till the end will add a lot of flavor to the game and tells you every unique story.

Side-Quests
Side-quests can be done separately from the main storyline missions and along with being a lot of fun, these grant you with rewards that come in very handy. And just like main storyline missions, these are given by characters with blue exclamation mark on top of their heads.

Secret Missions
There will be a few missions in the game that will NOT be available in the mission log of the game. However, it is not like you can’t access and complete these missions as a message will pop-up on your screen each time a new secret mission is available.

Alert Missions
These missions are short missions that require you to do certain tasks that will appear at various locations in the game. These missions include taking out some enemies or towering a car.

Challenges Missions
Challenge missions are unlocked as you advance in the game by completing certain tasks and missions. These missions give out a yellow beacon but are specific to some characters.

If not using the character for whom a specific challenge mission is linked, it will appear as a circle with the character’s picture who is required to do it.

Although most of the missions are available to all the characters, some of them require some specific characters. These missions also have three difficulty levels and are good fun besides from the main storyline.

Packs and Tools

Except for the Cars play set, each play set has its very own set of tools and packs which a character can equip at the given time. These tools are held in your character’s hand which is why they are not available for the Cars play set while the packs on the back of your character.

Customization

Within every play set, you would be able to customize your buildings and NPCs to make them look like however you want. These are visual changes but add a lot of fun in how a city looks and feels.

How to Level Up

As your character will earn sparks, they will level up and would be awarded a Spin in the Toy Box vault. However, you should keep in mind that leveling up doesn’t affect your character’s attributes and abilities in anyway but only adds more Spins to earn more valuable toys from the Toy Box.

Collectibles

In Disney Infinity, each play set has red and green capsules that can unlock items in Toy Box and play set. There are also some vaults ad chests that can be opened by specific characters to unlock some specific character content.

How To Complete Each Play Set

In Disney Infinity, in order to fully complete a play set you will have to fulfill certain goals that includes:

  • Completing Main Missions and Side-quests
  • All challenges completed on all difficulties
  • All red collectibles collected
  • All Green collectibles collected
  • All Gold Star missions completed
  • All Toy Store toys unlocked and purchased
  • All chests and vaults found and opened

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