Disney Tsum Tsum Festival
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It's very difficult to recommend Disney Tsum Tsum Festival. The best minigame happens to be the one originally made for mobile platforms, and the second best is the coin-pushing game. The other minigames have various control and design issues, and they range in quality from OK to bland, so even the great presentation can't compensate for those shortcomings.
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is packed with stuff to do, but most of it should be left to full family households with everyone on deck. It needs to focus more on depth rather than quantity, but the few games that are deep are fun enough to play with a crowd.
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is a complete and utter failure of a party game, with only a match-three puzzle mini-game providing even a small amount of fun.
An inoffensive mini-game collection that tries to deliver a little of that Disney charm, but it feels like the type of lacklustre Wii title that was abundant during that console's golden era. With the availability of Super Mario Party or even Carnival Games, it's hard to recommend this – unless you're a really big fan of Tsum Tsums. Not Disney, just the Tsum Tsums.
To be perfectly honest, Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is in a weird place.
Overall, Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is worthy of your time if you are a Disney enthusiast. The game is also worth a look if you want a family-oriented game and/or party game. Despite some of the title's concerning game design choices, it has such a charming atmosphere and no performance issues. Therefore, having a jolly time is inevitable.
It’s easy to dismiss Tsum Tsum Festival as being “just” a minigame collection, but there’s value in those – especially on the Nintendo Switch, which is built around the easy sharing of experiences but has, to date, had a relatively minimal application of that potential outside of Nintendo itself.
Tsum Tsum Festival is not built to produce a competitive atmosphere, but is rather a heart-warming collection of mini-games. My husband, John, and I played most of the games in a cooperative mode because, frankly, it was way more fun. But if you're going to have John on your team for Bubble Hockey, for the love of Tsum Tsum don't have him guard the goal.
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is a wonderful party game.