Review

Review: Disney Illusion Island is a charming but basic family-friendly Metroidvania

The Switch exclusive is beautifully designed but left us wanting a little more

Writer and director
AJ Grand-Scrutton
Key Credits
Grant Allen (Lead designer), David Housden (Composer)
3 / 5
Review: Disney Illusion Island is a charming but basic family-friendly Metroidvania

Disney Illusion Island looks and sounds incredible and doesn't do much wrong in terms of gameplay. It doesn't really do much to advance the Metroidvania genre, though, and while it's clearly designed to appeal to younger players the convoluted ending and hit-and-miss jokes mean we ended simply enjoying it, rather than loving it.

  • Looks and sounds beautiful
  • Lots of assists for younger players
  • The map does a great job of marking what's left
  • Dialogue falls flat on occasion
  • Fairly by-the-books in terms of gameplay
  • The ending is all over the place
3 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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