Disney Melee Mania lets beloved characters take out their anger issues

Disney Melee Mania lets beloved characters take out their anger issues

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Disney characters go for each other throats in upcoming Apple Arcade game
Mickey looks TERRIFYING
Photo: Mighty Bear Games

Disney and Pixar characters drop their sweet facades and go for one another’s throats in Disney Melee Mania, a multiplayer action game that debuted Friday on Apple Arcade.

Ever wondered what would happen if Elsa and Moana took on Buzz Lightyear and Wreck-It Ralph? Now you can find out.

Maybe Mickey will finally punch out Goofy in Disney Melee Mania

Don’t expect any tea parties or dance offs in Disney Melee Mania. “Fans will compete with arcade-style Disney and Pixar champions in a fun and frenzied all-out brawl to survive the chaotic melee and stay in the spotlight,” said Simon Davis, the CEO of the title’s developer, Mighty Bear Games, in a press release.

Players will be able to take Wreck-It Ralph, Elsa, Mickey Mouse, Frozone, Moana, Buzz Lightyear and others into battle-arena action. The developer plans to add additional characters over time.

Each round of the game will begin with players/teams choosing from among 12 characters to battle in 3v3 matches. During each five-minute face-off, players will need to score the most points possible — or defeat the opposing team as many times as they can — for a chance at victory. Disney Melee Mania will offer fast-paced multiplayer battles that put each character’s unique abilities to the test in close combat.

Up to six people can play at once.

Now on Apple Arcade

Disney Melee Mania from Mighty Bear Games is available to download now from the App Store. There are versions for iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple TV — though the cooperative elements will obviously be more playable on a larger screen. No matter the platform, an external game controller is always an option.

It’s not available to everyone because it’s part of Apple’s gaming service. “Apple Arcade delivers a worry-free uninterrupted gaming service, allowing families to simply enjoy fun and exciting gameplay experiences, all with no ads or in-app purchases,” said Alex Rofman, Apple Arcade’s senior director.

It costs $4.99 a month, but one subscription works for up to six family members. Subscribers can play more than 200 titles in the catalog, like the recently released — and similar — Lego Star Wars Battles.