Thursday, October 07, 2004


So the other day I was watching the Disney channel and they had a short thing about an online game that Disney has released called Toontown. Now, I'm not sure how long it has been around because I have never heard of it, but it seems to have been around for a few months or even longer.

What it is is a MMORPG - a massively multiplayer online role paying game - aimed at kids (although I know a lot of adults and teens are playing too). It looked interesting so I decided to try it out.

It is a free download from so that was a big plus. There is a free three day trial and then it is $5 for the first month and $10 after that. I don't know if I will play it for more than a month but we'll see.

Basically this group of evil robots known as the Cogs is trying to take over Toontown and it is up to the toons to defeat the Cogs and save Toontown. Being evil robots with no sense of humor it logically follows that you must use humor to defeat them. Each new toon is equipped with a cupcake and a squirting flower to bring humor to the Cogs thus causing them to self destruct. As you progress through the game you get bigger and better gags to help you default bigger and badder Cogs.

My favorite part though is that you don't have to go at it alone - there are other people playing from all over the Internet who are usually friendly and helpful. Admittedly you occasionally run in to some yahoo who runs away in the middle of a big battle, but mosly people help each other out.

All in all it is a pretty fun time waster so if it sounds like your kind of thing, check it out.


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