Have you ever wondered how Disney characters would be like if they were born in Japan? Probably they would look like the protagonists of Disney Tsum Tsum, the new video game for smartphones and tablets by LINE (yes, the messaging application), which has been a huge success in Japan.
Disney Tsum Tsum is a typical puzzle game. The player must eliminate adjacent tsums (that’s the name of the puppets, “tsum tsum” means “stack stack”) by sliding his finger on the touch screen, forming groups of at least three same characters. Unlike other similar games, however, the screen is fluid and the tsums are moving in a realistic manner, so that the application can take advantage of the phone’s gyroscope to make them move. Each game lasts for sixty seconds and allows you to earn coins to buy new characters, that provides a different bonus during the game.
Obviously, soon the tsums abandoned the screens of the smartphones and have become a series of plush that has been selling like hot cakes in Japanese Disney Stores and that has just landed in the United States, along with the game. In short, Disney characters meet kawaii style and the result is absolutely adorable!