Lest you forget that Disney’s all about franchise tie-ins, a Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue video game has taken flight on Nintendo Wii U and the original Nintendo Wii. The animated film Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue released on Blu-ray Disc yesterday (we’ll have a review shortly).
The Wii U Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue video game is based on the movie but expands on it somewhat through the interactive medium. In the game, it’s fire season in Piston Peak Park and there are simply too many emergency calls for one crew member to handle. The task is for players to work as part of a team to keep the park safe for all the visitors, hikers and wildlife.
The game’s (and movie’s) main character, Dusty, joins his elite firefighter friends to fight the raging wildfires by scooping up water, hoisting up boulders and calling in the smokejumpers to bulldoze debris.
In the Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue video game players can switch between eight different firefighting or rescue characters to save Piston Peak Park. The game’s rich environments feature iconic monuments and structures from the film.
Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue has two core gameplay modes, “Fire & Rescue” and “Training Academy.” With 12 story missions and more than 30 Training Academy missions, the game will have players operating planes, helicopters and ground vehicles to respond to emergencies.
The Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue video game is available for $39.99 on Nintendo Wii U and $29.99 on Wii. There’s also a Nintendo 3DS version that retails for $29.99 if you want to fly your plane, well, “on the fly.”