Dancing brooms, a magic-casting Mickey Mouse, classical music, and colorful worlds come to mind when you hear the word Fantasia. To capture the animated film's experience in video game form, music game developer Harmonix and Disney have joined forces to create the upcoming music/dancing game Fantasia: Music Evolved. Based on the Disney animated movie from 1940, Fantasia puts you in the shoes of the sorcerer's apprentice, giving you the power to manipulate various interactive worlds. Using Kinect, you’ll be able to interact with elements from your environment in worlds like an underwater coral reef and a broken down newspaper printing warehouse.
The meat of the game is similar to Dance Central, in that you'll be using your body to follow specific on-screen prompts. Players can perform and create their own music mixes to hits like Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and Bruno Mars' "Locked out of Heaven" as you try to match the beat of launching fireworks. The movement feels like you are conducting a symphony of lights, like what Mickey does in the Fantasmic show at Disneyland. Swiping your arms in the indicated direction, shown by small arrows, with the proper timing earns you higher scores and gives you the opportunity to choose the musical style. The music you perform to isn't just a set song recording. Each song has been remixed with various instrumental accompaniments including classical, electric rock, and jazzy beats that you can choose at specific points in the song. The result creates a mishmash of musical styles that is unique to your performance.
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