Welcome to Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. To learn more about how to play the game, please check out the individual gameplay support sections, or visit the Tips trainers via the Song Library.
To perform Sweep Cues, sweep either arm in the direction of the arrow-shaped cues just as the darts strike them. When you hit a cue on time, it will explode in a burst of magical energy.
If you miss a cue, it will disappear and you'll hear the music fade slightly. Hit as many cues as you can to maximize your score.
To perform Push Cues, punch forward just as the sphere strikes the circular cue.
Some cues require you to sweep both your hands at the same time. Follow the direction of the cues.
Some cues are curved. Sweep your arm in a curved motion to hit them.
When you see a disc-shaped cue at the end of an arrow, sweep, then keep your hand held out until the circle bursts with energy.
To play Path Cues, punch, then trace the path. Move in time with the music! Each section of the path will burst with energy if your timing is good.
All songs have two remixes to discover. Hit a Score Goal, then use the Switch Cue to unlock the remix. Discover these remixes to transform realms and progress through the game. After you've unlocked its remixes, each song will have a Bonus Goal. Try completing these to maximize your mastery and earn Achievements.
When you see the Switch Cue, punch forward, then sweep towards your selection.
All songs contain three separate mixes: the original mix and two unique remixes. Once you learn how to use a Remix Spell, you can unlock song mixes by completing goals.
Once you've unlocked a mix, you'll get the chance to add instruments from other mixes into your performance. Each Switch Cue highlights one type of instrument. To blend highlighted instruments into your performance, sweep towards them when you perform the Switch Cue.
Remixing allows you to blend your favorite sounds and motions from each mix. For example, you can combine the drums from a rock mix with the string section from a classical mix.
Once you make a choice, your chosen instruments will play in the next section of the song. At the start of each song, you can use the Mix Switcher to set the initial mix by blending instruments from all currently unlocked mixes.
To play while seated, position yourself in front of the Kinect sensor, then raise one hand up high.
Perform cues to earn points. Perform Hold Cues and Path Cues fully to maximize your score.
Performing Switch Cues will boost your score multiplier, up to a maximum of 12X. The more mixes you've discovered in a song, the faster your multiplier will increase. If you miss a Switch Cue, your multiplier will drop back to 1X.
If you perform several cues consecutively, a counter will appear to track your Streak. You are awarded a score bonus based on the longest streak of cues hit during your performance.
Cues performed within Composition Spells build up bonus points. If you open the Composition Spell, you earn the points. If you fail to open it, these points go away.
After each song, you will see your score, the percentage of cues you hit, and a series of note icons that indicate your overall performance rating. Perform 100% of the cues in a song to earn 5 Gold Notes.
To interact with objects in the world, extend your hand and "touch" them with the Muse. You can guide the Muse with either hand -- but only one hand at a time -- to play the world around you like a symphony.
The Muse will follow your hand's motion in any direction: up, down, left, right, forward, and back. The realms are made of music and filled with surprising sounds. Move the Muse in different ways throughout the realms to discover their secrets.
When you see an object with a blue, glowing outline, try waving the Muse rapidly from side-to-side over it until the object is "activated."
In Fantasia, there's more than meets the eye. Walk left and right in front of the Kinect sensor to shift your view and discover all that the environments have to offer.
To zoom in, hold the Muse over a song or Hot Spot until you see two "zoom arrows" appear.
When you see these arrows, raise your other hand up next to the first. This will bring the arrows towards the screen. Then, spread your arms out to the sides to zoom in -- it's kind of like opening a curtain!
When you want to leave a realm or Hot Spot, spread your arms all the way out to your sides. You'll see two "zoom arrows" on either side of the screen pointing inwards. Clap your arms together out in front of you to zoom out and return to your previous location.
Some of the musical interactions you'll encounter will allow you to create unique melodies by touching multiple objects in a group. Each object you touch with the Muse will generate a musical tone.
You can chain objects together by moving the Muse from one to another, creating a musical pattern. You'll see a link between the objects in the chain. This will allow you to sequence the sounds in any order you choose.
Hot Spots allow you to record your performance, listen back, and make your music a part of the realm. When you see a black circle inside a pink button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, you're ready to record.
Use the Muse (one hand only) to perform the musical interaction. You'll see the "record bar" on the top of the screen filling up as you perform. When you're satisfied with your creation, drop your hands to your sides.
The button will turn green, and you'll hear your recorded notes play back in a loop. When the bar turns completely green, your recording is locked in. You can listen to it loop, or hold up one hand to re-record.
When you're done listening, spread your arms all the way out to your sides to activate the two "zoom arrows" on either side of the screen. Bring your arms together to zoom out of the Hot Spot.
To initiate seated play, position yourself in front of the Kinect sensor, then raise one hand up high. To explore the realms while seated, lean left and right.
As you make your way through the game, you'll uncover Composition Spells. These magical prisms appear in realms and songs and contain powerful magic that allows you to record your own music.
To use a Composition Spell in a song, perform the cues along the prism's edges to release its magic. You can then record your own musical loop. Drop your hands to lock in your loop. It will continue to play back as part of the song for a time.
Use one hand to draw a melody. Move your hand up and down for higher and lower notes. Move left and right to add effects.
Use one or both hands to touch and energize the gems. Each gem has its own sound that will play while it is energized.
Use both hands to stretch, compress, move, and tilt the Tone Twister. Spread your hands to speed up the rhythm.
To chop up the song sample, reach for a section from the ring. Push your hands forward to use smaller segments of the audio.
Hold both hands forward to use the FX Sculptor. Move your hands apart and together to add audio effects to the music. Push and pull your hands in a twisting motion for even more variety.
The Workshop of Master Sorcerer Yen Sid is your gateway to the realms.
Visit the realms by zooming to the Workshop balcony. Once there, hold your hand out towards the left or right side of the screen to browse all unlocked realms.
When you find the realm you'd like to explore, extend your hand towards the middle of the realm. Two "zoom arrows" will appear. Perform the "zoom in" gesture to explore the realm.
To return to the Workshop from the balcony, hold both hands out to your sides and perform the "zoom out" gesture.
To progress through the realms, you will need to earn Magic Fragments. Find them by discovering remixes in songs or creating musical recordings within Hot Spots in the realms.
Each Magic Fragment that you collect is a milestone on your journey as an apprentice. If you ever feel stuck, explore the realms and seek out more Magic Fragments. Collecting Magic Fragments will also unlock songs in the Song Library.
While in the realms, you may find pages left by a former apprentice. Zoom in on the pages to collect them.
You can examine the pages by zooming into the journal in Yen Sid's Workshop. Browse all collected pages by holding your hand out towards the left or right side of the screen.
Hold both hands out to your sides and perform the "zoom out" gesture to return to the Workshop.
The Song Library will become available once you discover the Remix Spell in the story.
To access the Song Library before playing the story, or to try out remixes before you unlock them, visit the Options menu and turn on Party Mode. This will allow you to play songs with all remixes and Composition Spells in the Song Library, but it will disable song goals and progress.
Extend your right hand outward and move it up and down to highlight songs. Raise or lower your hand to scroll through the list of songs. Highlight a song you want to play, then sweep your right hand across your body to the left to select it.
Extend your left arm down and to the left to highlight the Back button, then swipe to the right to return to the previous screen.
Raise your left arm high to highlight the sorting method, then swipe across your body to the right to cycle through them.
If a second player would like to join in, visit the Song Library. Ensure that both players are standing in front of the Kinect sensor, then shake hands with each other when prompted to begin Multiplayer mode.
To exit Multiplayer, the second player should step out of the play space.
To enter Multiplayer mode while performing songs, pause the game or complete the song. Then, stand in front of the Kinect sensor, shake hands, and restart the song in Multiplayer mode.
You can change the order of up to three mixes you play, or swap in a purchased mix, by selecting "Arrange Mixes" on the Song Options screen. Choose one to three mixes in your preferred order, then select "Finish Arranging Mixes" to lock in your arrangement.
To reset to the default mix arrangement, choose "Reset Mixes" on the Song Options screen.
Want to save a song performance? Select "Save Performance" on the results screen after performing a song, then select "Watch Performance" to start a Game DVR recording.
After you watch your performance, you can send the recording to Disney's YouTube channel. Later, a message will appear on the Main Menu, alerting you that your performance is available to view, as well as a user token that you can use to search for the video on YouTube.
From the Song Options screen, select "Leaderboards" to see how your score stacks up on a particular song. Raise your left hand and swipe the "Filtering By" option to switch between Leaderboards.
There are also goals to complete in the Song Library, outside of the story. When a goal is available, it will be displayed in the Song Library at the bottom of the screen. For an extra challenge, perform the bonus goals after unlocking all the song mixes.
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