Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Review

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Review

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I recently had the opportunity to try out Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes for the XBOX 360. I loved the original Disney Infinity video game, so of course I was excited when Disney Interactive announced a new version of the game featuring additional characters and play sets. I expected Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes {affiliate link} to be just a fun, if not more so, than the original. I’m happy to report Disney did not disappoint! Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is packed with all kinds of super hero fun, including improved game features, brand new game features, and so much more!

Compatibility

For those of you who already have Disney Infinity 1.0, I’m sure you’ve wondered about the compatibility between the two versions of the game. All of the Disney Infinity 1.0 characters are compatible with the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box. They even unlock all of the related toys from the 1.0 version when you place the character on the Disney Infinity 2.0 base. In addition to the 1.0 characters being compatible with the new game, all of the 1.0 power discs are also compatible. The only things from the original game which are not completely compatible with the new version are the Disney Infinity  1.0 play sets; However, the Disney Infinity 1.0 play sets can still be played with the 2.0 base. You’ll just need to insert the Disney Infinity 1.0 disc into your game console. In my opinion, Disney Interactive couldn’t have done a better job designing the compatibility  between these two versions of Disney Infinity.

Toy Box

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - Toy Box

The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box is amazing! So many improvements have been made on the idea of the original Disney Infinity Toy Box. The new Toy Box is much more user friendly. The builder and creator features are my favorite of the new additions. Thanks to these features, building things such as race tracks or cities, which took quite a bit of time on the original version of the game, are now effortlessly and quickly constructed. In fact, earlier today I used the race track builder to create a brand new race track in less than a minute. And the track created was so much more fun than any tracks I had created myself in the original Disney Infinity.

Interiors are another new feature to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Basically these are a home for your Disney Infinity characters. When you first visit your interior, Cogsworth from Disney’s Beauty & The Beast will be there to help show you around. You can design and decorate your interior however you wish. As you play the game, you’ll actually unlock new decorative items for your interior, such as wall art themed to your Disney Infinity characters. You can also build on to your interior to make a bigger house. Designing, decorating, and adding on to your interior is quite simple and fun.

Toy Box game discs are another great addition with the new version of Disney Infinity. Included in the starter pack of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes are the “Escape From The Klyn” and “Assault On Asgard” Toy Box game discs. These discs allow you to play a structured game inside the Toy  Box. You are free to use any Disney Infinity characters in these Toy Box games. In my opinion, the new Toy Box game discs are a brilliant addition to the game. Both games are a lot of fun, but I especially loved fighting off the Frost Giants in “Assault On Asgard.”

Play Sets

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - Play Sets

Included in the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes starter pack for the XBOX 360 is the Avengers play set, as well as, Thor, Iron Man, and the Black Widow. Unlike the original Disney Infinity, this starter pack provides you with more than enough characters for two player game play in the play set without purchasing any additional characters. Although chances are you will probably want to purchase a few more of the Avengers for your play set. Other characters which are or soon will be available for this play set include Hawkeye, Hulk, and my personal favorite Captain America {affiliate link}.

The Spider-Man {affiliate link} and Guardians of the Galaxy play sets can be purchased as additions to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Both of these play sets are equally as entertaining as the Avengers play set. I especially love playing as Spider-Man in his play set. His unique ability to swing from place to place make the character so much fun! The unique characters of Guardians of the Galaxy {affiliate link} make this play set extremely entertaining. Each character comes with their own unique skill set, enhancing the game play experience with each character utilized.

The Disney Infinity 2.0 play sets have a lot more to do than the Disney Infinity 1.0 play sets. In fact, the Avengers play set is four times the size of the Incredibles play set. To me, the stories in all of the Disney Infinity 2.0 play sets seem to be much more detailed. With so much to be done in each play set, you will always find new and entertaining missions for your characters. Another  fun feature for these new play sets is the ability of a few characters to play in multiple play sets. After collecting a certain number of special coins throughout the play set, you will unlock the ability for an additional character in the play set.

Overall, I have to say I am extremely impressed with Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. The new Toy Box and play sets offer so much to do. The Toy Box combined with your imagination really do make the possibilities in the game limitless. You can create just about anything you can dream up! While I loved the original Disney Infinity, the play sets for Disney Infinity 2.0 are also quite an improvement on the original. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is the perfect game for any Marvel or Disney fans!

Have you played Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes? Let us know your thoughts on this new game in the comment below!

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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  • DIStherapy

    Thanks Kimberly- I need a “super heroes” boost for next month’s Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon! I wish my sons had Disney Infinity- these games look amazing!!

    • They are so much fun! I’m sure your sons would love them. Good luck in the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon!

  • So far I’ve resisted the temptation of getting Disney Infinity but I think with the Marvel Super Heroes release I’m finally going to have to give in. 🙂

    • You should! Playing as the Marvel Super Heroes is so much fun! And I’m also very excited about the other Disney characters they will be releasing for this game. One of then just happens to be my favorite – Stitch!

  • Linda Stevens Jones

    This was such a helpful review! I’d been wondering about the compatibility of 1.0 and 2.0 but Disney Infiinity 2.0 sounds amazing!

    • The compatibility was my first question about this game. I did some Googling when they announced the new version, but never could find answers to all of my compatibility questions. So that was the first thing I tested after opening the starter kit. Disney Interactive really did a great job making sure we can still use Disney Infinity 1.0 with the 2.0 version!

  • Video games are something we have not gotten into yet. My 13 year old only plays the sports ones when he isn’t outside playing the real game with friends! My little boys show now interest… maybe one day! Great review 🙂

  • Julie RunWalkFASTPASS Repeat

    We LOVE Disney Infinity here and are so excited for 2.0, but will have to wait until November for a birthday..though its in our garage right now. 🙂 GREAT to hear they made 2.0 even better than the original. Can’t wait to try out Black Widow

    • That will make a great birthday present! Black Widow is pretty cool! I love that there’s a girl to play as in the Avengers!

  • Lisa Cameron

    Thanks for such a thorough review! We’ve put off buying Disney Infinity because we only have a Wii and we heard the quality isn’t as good. I can see my son getting into this set though when he is older.

  • Great review, I love the Disney Infinity 1.0 – so I can’t wait to play then next version. I’m really excited about all the new characters especial the Marvel ones.

  • Thanks for the great review. We have the wii version of 1.0 but am looking to get the xbox version of 2.0 if we can break our son away from Minecraft long enough to see the light of day. Can’t wait to play with my favorite Marvel characters.

  • This is great! I definitely am excited to get the Marvel figures for the boys. I’m happy to hear that they will not lose play from the 1.0 version. Thank you for this review!

  • Lin @ DisneyMamas

    I will be the first to say that I am terrible at this game! However, my husband and son are really enjoying the Marvel sets! Do you have a favorite set yet?

  • We are still on the fence about getting the kids any electronic games but every time I see Infinity I WANT TO PLAY IT. I think the kids may win by default.

  • Great review! We have Disney Infinity 1.0 Wii version and was thinking this might be fun. My son is hooked on Minecraft but I want to try this.

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