Disney Magical World: 38 Stickers

It’s Easter season in Disney Magical World. Don’t worry, you’ll get in on the Easter spirit too. The season goes from April 1 – June 30 giving you ample time to collect the 6 food recipes and 12 pieces of furniture. A lot of the furniture you can purchase in the department store, but the rest you have to get by doing favors for residents.

A bad picture of what the Easter set looks like

A bad picture of what the Easter set looks like

The Easter Counter. Even though I'm perpetually broke I scrounged up enough coins to buy it.

The Easter Counter. Even though I’m perpetually broke I scrounged up enough coins to buy it.

The bed is too rich for my blood. I haven't even started decorating my upstairs yet.

The bed is too rich for my blood. I haven’t even started decorating my upstairs yet.

Yesterday’s Progress

I played a bit more last night and ended up getting a few more stickers. I planted a few seeds that I had picked up in my adventures and got a sticker for harvesting 20 crops. In the beginning of the game getting stickers is pretty easy and they just sort of fall into your lap. Towards the end (still stuck on 99 in my JP game!) they get a bit more challenging.

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While I was in the garden I decided to see what quests I could do in Pooh’s land. I decided to do the quest “Introducing Mr. Honeypot” in which Pooh wanted me to make him a honeypot. He gave me a recipe for it. Upon further examination I realized that I was lacking ingredients (and funds!) to make it.

So I went off to Cinderella’s world instead. I’m fickle that way. I hop from world to world and forget what I was supposed to be doing. Fortunately Pooh didn’t seem to be in a hurry for his honey pot.

The fairy godmother needed a pumpkin to make me a coach for the ball and I figured I was just the magician to scare one up for her—or rescue it from the clutches of ghosts.

As if every child in the universe doesn't know that.

As if every child in the universe doesn’t know that.

Little did I know this quest included a “final boss ghost”. These bosses are much bigger and take a lot longer to kill than traditional end bosses.

See? Big and scary. And blurry. Don't forget blurry.

See? Big and scary. And blurry. Don’t forget blurry.

But after beating that episode I got another sticker for defeating the boss ghost in Cinderella’s world. I wasn’t expecting that!

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Sadly Pooh did not get his honey pot last night.

Today’s Progress

Morning Favors

  • Mickey Mouse
    give 1 Polka Dot Tulip Seed ・ receive Superstar Belt
  • Goofy
    give 1 Big Log ・ receive 3 Tropical Herb Seeds
  • Resident 1
    give 1 Snowball (flower) ・ receive 3 Balloon Apple Seeds
  • Resident 2
    give 5 Yellow Citrus ・ receive Minnie’s Photo (item)
  • Resident 3
    give 3 Emerald Bubbles ・ receive Colorful Egg: Stars (Easter Item)

Three of these favors were easy and I had the items on hand. But the two that I most wanted, Mickey’s favor and that for the Easter Egg posed a challenge. They both involved fishing. The Emerald Bubbles could be fished out in Alice’s world and the Polka Dot Tulip Seed in Castleton.

I went off to Alice’s World in search of the Emerald Bubbles. I did an episode for the Doorknob who was in a gloomy mood and needed some Olive Oil to get rid of his rust. It had a fishing hole and I quickly got the bubbles I sought. As a bonus I got a sticker for catching 8 types of fish.

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Along the way I also found the item I needed to make Pooh’s honeypot and scraped up the necessary funds too. So I gave the Emerald Bubbles to the fellow that requested them and then rushed off to give Pooh his honeypot. Afterward he wanted to take a picture with me. So I posed rather saucily:

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And—wait for it—I got a sticker for taking a picture with Pooh.
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The sticker count after that one was 35. At 35 stickers more furniture unlocks at Chip and Dale, but in Pooh’s world an episode to build a bridge becomes available. This expands the area—more gathering points, more honey, more fishing—so I did it.

After that I decided it was time to visit my café. I had grown a few hibiscus flowers which I needed for recipes. And I was eager to raise my café level by having a Stitch-themed party. Unfortunately I couldn’t make all of Stitch’s recipes as I was missing a few more ingredients, but I made 2 of them and a tropical dessert. After putting those out…

I got a sticker!

Sticker #36

Sticker #36

Then I threw a party. Stitch came looking adorable. Nothing was harmed in my café (you can tell I’ve seen the movie).

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We took a lovely picture together. I got a card from him and then I closed up the party.
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Afterward…

I got 2 stickers!

Sticker #37

Sticker #37

Sticker #38

Sticker #38

More importantly than that though I got MONEY. Lots of it! I had 5 combos and I got somewhere in the neighborhood of 25,000 coins (I didn’t note the exact figure). I’m constantly trying to scrape up 2,000 coins for this or that, so that much money is like winning the lottery. My advice: host early, host often. Parties are a goldmine.

Having Stitch show up to the party fulfilled a café request, so my café leveled from 6 to 7. After which I decided to take a break. I still have evening favors to do later. I’m hoping for more Easter items!

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Disney Magical World: 30 Stickers

I didn’t play Disney Magical World on vacation because I wanted to be able to share everything when I got back. Yesterday I picked it up again for the first time in a couple weeks. I started yesterday with 26 stickers.

First off I went around saying hello to everyone and seeing who had favors for me.

Morning Favors

  • Donald Duck
    give 1 Ruby Bubbles ・ receive Proper Rod Recipe
  • Pete
    give 1 Bright White Rose ・ receive 1 Bony Crystal
  • Minnie Mouse
    Model Polka Dot Outfit ・ receive Photo!
  • Resident 1
    give 1 Fluffy Dandelion ・ receive Milk Berry Seeds
  • Resident (the Chancellor?)
    give 1 Big Acorn ・ receive 3 Barley Seeds

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The most exciting to see was Donald Duck. He had a favor that would earn me a recipe for a new rod. I was eager to fulfill it, but upon closer inspection realized that I needed to fish in Agrabah in order to get the ruby bubbles he wanted. I unlocked Agrabah, but I hadn’t unlocked any spots with fishing holes. I needed more stickers to unlock more stages in Agrabah and I was hoping one of them would have a fishing hole. You can’t preview what’s available in upcoming stages, so you have to hope for the best.

I eventually did get my new fishing rod, but not without a bit of work. I unlocked a new stage in Agrabah and drat! It did not have a fishing hole. I knew what I needed to do: get stickers! I looked at the “recommended stickers” list to see what I was closest to earning. Here’s what I got:

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I kind of cheated for these Ace Ensemble stickers. I used the outfits I got from reading JP AR cards.

I kind of cheated for these Ace Ensemble stickers. I used the outfits I got from reading JP AR cards.

It was hard to get this sticker because I have no  money to make furniture! I made the cheapest wallpaper and floor I could.

It was hard to get this sticker because I have no money to make furniture! I made the cheapest wallpaper and floor I could.

I managed to complete all of the other favors except for the resident who wanted a big acorn. Oh well. I showed Minnie a polka dot outfit (that I got from a Japanese AR card) and took my picture with her. I don’t have many emotions yet, so I’m just standing there. You can use emotion to pose in photos. Timing can be a bit challenging depending on the pose and you may end up with your hand over your face. Fortunately if you don’t like the photo you can retake it.

If my character looks a little strange, it's because I used my mii for the US game. My JP game uses a regular character.

If my character looks a little strange, it’s because I used my mii for the US game. My JP game uses a regular character.

When all was said and done I ended up with 30 stickers and unlocked a new episode in Agrabah that had a fishing hole. I snagged a fish that spit out a ruby on my first cast. Hooray! I completed Donald’s favor and received a new recipe for the Proper Rod. I turned it in to Chip and Dale and made it right away.

Reaching 30 stickers also unlocked many new items. I got new furniture at Chip and Dale’s shop (not that I can afford to make it). Daisy’s Boutique got new clothing. Most exciting though was that the café got an upgrade!

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It got a second story!

It got a second story!

I’d show you what my café looks like, but as I’m not very far in this game yet my café is nothing special. I’m still making the starter food which isn’t selling very quickly and isn’t getting me very much money. Nevertheless I’m trying to do some café requests and level it up a bit.

I'm a certified café owner!

I’m a certified café owner!

It's gonna be a while...

It’s gonna be a while…

At level 5 you unlock the party gauge in the café. You can raise your party gauge faster by serving recipes you haven’t served in a while or by serving something from a theme that’s popular that day (the popular theme changes twice daily just like favors). I’m still waiting for my slow selling unpopular food to sell out before making something new, so it may be a little while before I get to host a party.

Evening Favors

  • Mickey Mouse
    give 3 Slippery Bark ・ receive Superstar Belt
  • Alice
    give 3 Aromatic Nuts ・ receive 3 Rockcandy Bricks
  • Resident 1
    give 3 Rockcandy Rocks ・ receive 5 Eggfruit Seeds
  • Resident 2
    give Yellow Mickey Headband ・ receive Spritely Spring Salad Recipe
  • Resident 3
    give 5 honey ・ receive 1 Bony Crystal
P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Disney Magical World: Favors

Much like in Animal Crossing when your townies will run up to you and want you to do something for them, NPCs and Disney characters have favors they ask of you as well. They just don’t do the pee-pee dance at you like they do in New Leaf.

Castleton Map [bottom screen]

Castleton Map [bottom screen]

On the bottom screen you’ll see a map of the area you are in. The one pictured above is Castleton, where you can do favors. You’ll notice different colored push pins on the map. The blue ones that are flat circles are Disney characters. The blue ones that look like pushpins (look on the left side in the green area) are Disney characters that have a favor to ask of you. The orange pushpins are NPC characters that have favors. The blue pushpin with a big circle around it is just indicating that that character is offscreen, further south than the map shows.

If you go up to one of the people that have a favor pushpin they’ll have a question mark over their head and you can ask to hear their tale of woe and missing ingredients. Yesterday I walked up to Dale who was very concerned he didn’t have his favorite food.

The question mark signifies they have a favor to ask of you

The question mark signifies they have a favor to ask of you

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After telling me what was wrong he told me the specifics of what he wanted:

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He wanted 3 beefy acorns. Which, as you can see from that sad red zero next to the suitcase icon, I didn’t have. After seeing what the person wants you have the option to reject their request or take it. I have 7 hours and 55 minutes to track down the acorns (as shown on the bottom of the picture) so I decided to take it.

If you take a favor and don’t know where to get the requested item, it’s easy to find out. Just open up your menu by hitting X, click on requests, then favors and click on the favor you’re interested in. It will bring up this screen which shows the item the person wants and how you can get it:

An NPC wants this item. Unfortunately I haven't unlocked Aladdin's World yet.

An NPC wants this item. Unfortunately I haven’t unlocked Aladdin’s World yet.

The requested favors change at 9am and 5pm daily, and you can get some useful items by completing the tasks, so try to do as many as you can. If you many requests for the same Disney character, Pete for example, they may ask to take a picture with you. I was stumped about how to get Pete’s picture but eventually after doing favors for him he asked to have his picture taken with me.

I found the scowl appropriate after all the trouble I went to to get the picture. And then I had other photobombers!

I found the scowl appropriate after all the trouble I went to to get the picture. And then I had other photobombers!

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo.
P.P.S. Sorry for some of the picture quality. I’m forced to take screenshots using a camera! The horror!

Disney Magical World: Party with Hercules

As you level up your café you’ll be able to host parties. Your café has a “party meter” which gradually increases. Once it’s full you have the option to throw a party. It increases naturally without you doing anything, but you can increase it more quickly by serving a dish with a theme that is popular that day. Western dishes are popular for me today, so I made them to get my meter up. You can also do requests from customers to raise your meter. These requests have difficulties ranging from easy to hard. Some of them are a little strange. For example a customer might post a request stating they want to eat tea and cake at the same time. If you have those recipes and ingredients you can accept the request, make the recipes and reap the rewards.

Before you host your party think about who you’d like to show up. One of the final pictures I need to take in my Japanese game is Hercules and I’ve yet to meet him, so I decided to put as many Hercules-themed items in my café as possible. There are a total of 8 combos you can make. A combo means that you have items from the same series.

Possible combos are: [names not confirmed in English. My own translation.]

  1. Wallpaper + Floor combo
  2. Table + Chair combo
  3. Cafe Set Total Coordination: wallpaper + floor; table + chair; counter
  4. Staff Coordination: Manager + Employees outfits (what you wear does not matter)
  5. Food Coordination: Snack + Drink + Dessert
  6. Perfect Coordination: Cafe Set Total Coordination; Staff Coordination; Food Coordination
  7. Items on Tables: There are 3 tables on which you can place 3 items
  8. Interior Coordination: Having 3 interior items from the same series. I believe the Items on Tables counts toward this

The more combos you have when you hold your party, the more money you get! I suppose I should backtrack a bit. You hold parties to a) get money and b) get rare Disney characters to show up, give you their card(s) and take pictures with them. The following picture is from a party I threw to get Minnie to show up. I had all 8 combos and Goofy and Pluto showed up too! Incidentally, the T-Shirt I’m wearing is one of the free monthly DLC t-shirts.

A picture from a Minnie-themed party I hosted

A picture from a Minnie-themed party I hosted

I don’t have enough Hercules items to get all 8 combos. His items are very expensive and require some rare materials. The best I could do was 5. I had his wallpaper, floor, table, chair, counter, and food. I matched my staff using a different theme, so it gave me a combo for it, but it was not Hercules-themed. I have a recipe for a Hercules toga, but I need a few items to make them and I didn’t feel like hunting for them. It didn’t matter, he came just the same.

When I started the party Hercules arrived!

When I started the party Hercules arrived!

After you open the party the special character shows up in a blaze of light. Once they’re settled in you can greet them and receive a card. Speaking to them shows another cute cutscene with them. A bunch of NPCs show up for the party too, but you can’t really interact with them much. The only elbow rubbing you can do is with the special guest. If you talk to your café manager you have the option of ending the party, taking a picture, or continuing the party.

One of the last stickers I needed was to take a picture with Hercules, so I immediately asked to do so. I usually try to match the theme of whoever I’m taking a picture with (it doesn’t matter), but since I don’t have a toga I decided a kimono would work.

Cheeeeeze!! [FYI whichever sparkles you have on will show in your picture as a border. You can take them off or change them before taking the picture)

Cheeeeeze!! (FYI whichever sparkles you have on will show in your picture as a border. You can take them off or change them before taking the picture)

Other than getting the cards and taking the picture, there’s not much else to do with the party, so once you’re done admiring your decorating handiwork and gushing at your guest, close up. Your café will have sold out of everything and you’ll get bonus money based on the number of combos you made. Take your hard earned cash and go buy something nice. 😉

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!
P.P.S. Screenshots are from my Japanese copy of the game. They are from Miiverse as there is no in-game screenshot function.

Disney Magical World: The Wand Shop

Outside of Yen Sid's Castle

Outside of Yen Sid’s Castle


Yen Sid gives you your first wand during the prologue after you obtain 13 stickers. He suspects you are capable of using magic, and indeed you are.

Inside Yen Sid's shop. I wonder what's in that 100 sticker chest. I'm so close to finding out!

Inside Yen Sid’s shop. I wonder what’s in that 100 sticker chest. I’m so close to finding out!


You use wands to fight ghosts. This is essentially your weapon shop.

Wands are specific to each world, this means you’ll have to craft different wands to use in Alice’s World and different wands for Cinderella’s World, etc. You don’t have to pay for new wands, but you do need a recipe to make one and you still have to have the necessary ingredients to make it.

Selecting a wand to make [bottom screen]

Selecting a wand to make [bottom screen]

On the bottom screen I can scroll from left to right all of the wands I have recipes for. The highlighted wand is for use in Alice’s World (you can tell by the picture with the card suits) and is named the “Heart Jewel Stick”. That’s not the official English name, and I haven’t unlocked that wand in my English game yet, so I don’t know what the official English name is. Suffice it to say, that’s my favorite wand thus far. The purple text inside the circle says that I can make that wand i.e. I have the ingredients.

Making the Heart Jewel Stick [Top Screen]

Making the Heart Jewel Stick [Top Screen]

Displayed on the top screen are the properties for the wand selected on the bottom screen. You can see a picture of the wand itself (isn’t this one pretty!) To the left of it, the yellow number is its power. This one has a power of 1800 which is quite strong. Below that you see a bunch of stars. That shows how many times you can cast your special attack. Each star represents one attack. You can replenish the stars by killing monsters, but the more times you can use that attack, the better! The round purple icon in the bottom left corner is its rarity. In ascending order are bronze, silver, gold, and purple rarities. So, this one is considered quite rare.

On the right hand side are the required materials to make the wand. Each item you make requires 3 materials, although you may have to use more than one of them—notice the top ingredient requires 5. The little suitcase item shows how many of the materials you have. I could easily make this wand, but there’s no point in making multiples since you can only wield one at a time and they don’t break or anything.

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo
P.P.S. Screenshots are from my Japanese copy and posted to Miiverse because the English game doesn’t have a community yet.