Our guide to this re-telling of a classic gaming tale.
Castle of Illusion on iPhone and iPad is a re-telling of the celebrated Genesis game, and Disney fans will find much to enjoy about it. The $9.99 price tag is steeper than we would have liked, but it's worth a download if you've got some cash to burn.
To help you get the most out of your investment, we've put together some essential tips to help you rescue Minnie from the clutches of the evil witch Mizrabel.
How do I unlock levels in Castle of Illusion?
You'll need to collect diamonds to access new sections of the game. Keep in mind that in addition to gathering the appropriate number of diamonds, you may also need to pick up a specific gem to open a door. Defeat bosses to get your hands on these special items.
How do I get more diamonds in Castle of Illusion?
The developers scattered plenty of diamonds within the castle and levels. Granted, some are easier to grab than others, but you should have little trouble getting hold of all you need. If for some reason you do find yourself short, simply replay levels you've already completed. As an added bonus for doing this, you'll be able to collect a Stop Watch that lets you compete in the Time Attack mode.
Where can I find treasure chests in Castle of Illusion?
In secret places, mostly. Do your best to explore every inch of a stage. You never know when or where a treasure chest will appear. Be on the lookout for hidden Chili Peppers and Playing Cards in particular, as these will let you unlock new outfits for Mickey.
How do I jump higher in Castle of Illusion?
Press and hold the jump button right before Mickey lands on the ground. Alternatively, jump on enemies' heads for a handy boost. In most cases, the developers have provided the enemies you need to bounce off in areas where a higher jump is necessary. For bonus points, jump on the heads of consecutive enemies.
How do I beat enemies and bosses in Castle of Illusion?
All of the bad guys in this game have easily recognizable patterns that you need to exploit if you're to emerge victorious. With this in mind, it's a smart idea to study your foes before attacking, although be aware that bosses will often change attacks if weakened. Of course, you can always throw apples or marbles if they're available. Just tap the red button on the lower right corner of the screen.
How do I beat the tree boss in Castle of Illusion?
He starts by rolling back and forth. Jump over him twice and he slams into the right side of the screen. As soon as he's dazed, jump onto his head to score a direct hit. Do this a couple of times and he bounces from right to left across the screen, then rolls back towards his starting position. Position Mickey so he doesn't get crushed, then jump to dodge the stump's rolling attack. Now it's time to finish him off.
How do I defeat ghosts in Castle of Illusion?
There are three different types of ghosts: green, blue and red. Green ghosts are the easiest ones to deal with, since they float in one place while you bounce off their heads to reach higher platforms. Blue, on the other hand, travel back and forth like moving platforms. As for the red ones, watch out! They'll jump out of the way, costing Mickey a life.
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