DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack Xbox 360 Review

DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack Xbox 360

  • Includes Video Game and INFINITY Base.
  • Also includes base piece that allows access to 3 INFINITY Characters: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles AND 3 INFINITY Characters: Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow, and Sulley.
  • Also includes your first INFINITY Power Disc.
  • Also includes unique web codes to unlock content online and on your mobile device.
  • DISNEY INFINITY supports 2 player local play in "Play Set" and "Toy Box" modes, and up to 4 players via network online play in "Toy Box" Mode for HD consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U).
The Disney Infinity Starter Pack comes with the following:

  • 1 Disney Infinity Video Game
  • 3 Disney Infinity Figures: Sulley, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Mr. Incredible
  • 1 Disney Infinity Base
  • 1 Disney Infinity Power Disc
  • 1 Starter Pack Play Set Piece
  • 1 Web Code Card
Expand your adventures by collecting additional Play Sets, Disney Infinity Figures and Power Discs as they become available. Items sold separately.

Different Ways to Play

In Disney Infinity you have the freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring some of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar characters. Discover three Play Sets, including Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Incredibles, with up to 2-player local co-op.

Monsters University

Play as Sulley in his early student days in the world of Monsters University.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Plunge into adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean and find pieces of the Kraken’s Bane.

The Incredibles

Activate the powers of Mr. Incredible on a quest to save the world from Syndrome and his super villains.

Toy Box

Create your own worlds in Toy Box with up to 2-player local or 4-player networked online play. Mix, match, and mash up unlocked toys from the Play Sets along with Disney and Disney/Pixar characters to invent just about any adventure you can imagine. You can also expand your Disney Infinity experience by downloading user generated Toy Boxes created by Disney and the community.

List Price: $ 39.99 Price: $ 39.99

Customer Reviews

148 of 156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney Infinity is Worth What You Put Into it, September 11, 2013
William D. Kovacevich Jr. (Temecula, California) - See all my reviews
This review is from: DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Okay, after reading many of the comments I thought I could add my two dimes (inflation). I could almost imagine the board meeting at Disney Interactive. The cost of servers for their free-to-play games such as Toon Town, Pirates of the Caribbean and Fairies of Pixie Hollow was becoming a major money pit so how do we fix that? Or better yet, what's really hot out their and I'm sure someone coughed and said Skylanders and someone else pointed out Minecraft was pretty hot. So there you go, Disney Infinity. A game that combines collectability and customization to real life figures that you purchase.

People scoffed at Activision for charging so much for their starter pack but many gamers pointed out that the 3 characters that come with the set are more than just figures and the base is an integral part of game play so you really are getting more than just the game disc. What makes Disney Infinity great is the variety of ways to enjoy. I know for a fact there are hoards of collectors that literally want the figures just to have the figures; they're well made and they look cool.

Now a big complaint I've heard is how Disney is money grubbing and I really can't dismiss that since they did decide to drop the afore mentioned on-line games for this model. But the reality is, if your game isn't making a profit, it's not sustainable. My measure of money grubbing comes with the question, "do I need to buy these extras in order to complete the game?" Well, if you have 2 kids then yes, you will need to buy the Sidekicks Pack or Villains Pack if both your kids want to play together in all three starter lands. So $75 + $30 = $105. Do you need the power discs? Nope! The 4 round power discs only offers a percentage chance at a buff or bonus. You really don't need them to play the game.

Each game seems to have 4 to 5 connected areas where you do tasks to acquire more in-game items and toys for your toy box. So I think most people can escape paying over $100 for three relatively fun games that represent about 4 to 5 levels each. See, I'm comparing it to Skylanders that has 16 chapters in the main game. What's missing is you can't have characters from other lands interact in-game so no taking Capt. Jack with Sulley and heading off to Metro City to fight Syndrome. But that's where the toy box comes in. There you can collect game mechanics and make you're own gaming area. I think this is where Minecraft comes in.

The hexagon power discs are only usable in these areas and you can only use 3 at a time. The round power discs are only for character enhancements (you can only use 2 per character) and doubles can be used to increase your chances. However, doubles of the hexagon discs are a waste because you only need 1 to activate a theme or item. I saw that Toys-R-Us have scheduled trading sessions, but seriously, I don't think many people are going to need any of the 4 dupes of Sugar Rush background that I got. Once again, you don't need these discs to complete the game and the shared toy box has premade toy boxes that have many of the backgrounds such as Alice in Wonderland and Wreck-it-Ralph so I really do think you can keep the fun under $100.

I think the problem is we just want it all. With Skylanders my daughter had no problem picking out characters she wanted to play and characters she didn't want to play. With Infinity I just want it all, so be prepared to pay about $400 for wave 1. I bought a few random disc bags and after I got 4 Wreck-It-Ralph backgrounds I decided to look for an alternative. Now people have posted that if you're at a store with a display base, all you have to do is place the bag on the base and the disc information will appear for both discs. I'm not sure I feel comfortable doing that, but I know some employees at Best Buy could care less if you did. I personally just went and found a vendor on Amazon that offered the whole set of commons and a set of rares for a reasonable price. I also bought dupes of the round power discs because we are often playing as a pair and if we want to have heavy damage, we each put two sets of Bolt power discs under our figures for a damage boost.

I noticed one of Disney Infinity Devs posted a trick where you can level your characters to 15 by spinning them in a stunt buggy over a fan in your toy box. It blew my mind that a Dev would offer players a easy exploit to up your game. Oh why level your toons? You get a star for each level and stars are used to spin for more toys in the spin vault that can further enhance your toy box experience. If you have the starter pack that gives you 45 spins (15 stars per figure). I believe you need 150 spins to unlock the entire vault but please don't quote me on that. Stars are also achieved by in-game play so if you only have the starter pack you can get more stars in game....just not sure if you'll have enough to unlock it all. Well, if that's your goal, you would more like... Read more
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun For All, October 21, 2015
LBrandst129 (Cincinnati, OH USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack Xbox 360 (Video Game)
The Disney Infinity collection is great fun. We're two 30-somethings who grew up playing Mario and enjoy fun, silly interactive games we can play together (but still kind of independently), and Disney Infinity fits the bill quite well. Monsters University is definitely the most juvenile and redundant of the three in this set, but certainly still fun for when you just want mind-less, silly entertainment. The Incredibles has variety in challenges/exploration and child-like charm. The Pirates of the Caribbean is definitely the most "challenging" and "adult" of the three and has the most vast areas to explore. We've not done much in the Toybox, because we've wanted to play through the games first, but I've seen a glimpse of it and I think that will be the part of this game that really sets it apart. If you can get past the redundancy of the challenges and appreciate it for it's awesome Disney graphics and independent 2-player style, I think this is definitely a game that little kids and big (adult) kids alike can enjoy.

My biggest gripe with the Disney Infinity concept is the lack of compatibility between all of the bases/packs/characters/etc. I get it, a company has to make money...that said, it would seem it wouldn't be THAT difficult to still make money by having one, universal base, and separate games/characters that are all cross-compatible with that one base. And if you're going to have each new release have a new base that only works with that release, let's make them LOOK different so you can tell them apart. But maybe that's just me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have 1.0 version to play older sets., November 30, 2015
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I have been looking for this starter pack for a long time. I have the 3.0 version and realized that this didn't play 1.0 starter pack games. The specific game is a Cars Play set. I was glad I was able to get this set at a good price. Now my son is able to play the Cars Playset game. This is definitely a must have in order to play the 1.0 playsets.
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