Only days after the initial images of Ursula and a promise that she was “Coming Very Soon,” we now have, not only our first official update to Disney Emoji Blitz, but also our VERY FIRST EVENT! This is quite exciting I must say, and there’s a lot here to chew on so let’s jump right in and start fighting the big baddie herself.
From the Devs
What’s New in Version 1.4
Disney Emoji fans will go heart eyes for our new update!
SAVE YOUR GAME PROGRESS
Play Disney Emoji Blitz across devices and save your progress when you login to Facebook from the Home Screen!
KEEP ON EMOJI-ING
Just a few points short of completing a mission? Keep your game going with new end of round boosts!
NEW LEADERBOARD UPDATES
Now you can invite your friends to play when you login to Facebook through Disney Emoji Blitz.
You can even see when you pass their high score on the Leaderboard!
CONNECTING IS A SNAP
Accepting post permissions is no longer a requirement when logging in to get onto the Leaderboard!
The Ursula Event
The really big change that players are going to notice is the fact that Ursula has come to take you on and now it is up to you to stop her…by swiping the faces of other Disney characters…It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but I say we just go with it.
The task is simple. As you play Villain Mode, which is new to the game, you’ll be able to earn prizes. It appears we have until 11:59 PM on August 28 to complete this challenge so you better get to swiping.
How-To Villain Mode
It’s pretty simple. When you go to PLAY, you’ll have a chance to hit the “FIGHT!” button, which will turn on Villain mode. My favorite thing about this is that it is still technically playing, so while you won’t be able to collect items like normal, you will be able to earn points towards your tasks for leveling up.
Once you’ve said that you will Fight, your emoji seems a bit worried. You can always turn off this mode, but I say you go for it! Be Bold! BE BRAVE!!!
The whole point is to collect tridents, which are then used to fight Ursula at the end of the round. Much like items, you collect them by getting them to the bottom of the page so that they “Fall Off.” You’ll want to get as many as possible.
Collecting Tridents is the only way to beat Ursula so get to gettin!
Ah, if only it were so easy. It seems that Ursula also has a power meter and in time, she is able to unleash a horde of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” upon you. They don’t technically hurt you, BUT they do get in the way and the only way to defeat them is by using power-ups such as Sunshines, Storm Clouds and Stars. I recommend getting rid of them ASAP!
It seems that we have more reason to use those gems to keep on going. Not only do we get more time, but we are also put into instant Blitz mode, which is sure to make those scores sky-rocket up!
Keep in mind that Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian all have the upper hand on Ursula. By using them, any tridents you get will be multiplied by two. So, if you get three tridents, it will count as Six.
New Diamond Box
What’s that you say? You don’t have any of The Little Mermaid characters? Good news! You can open diamond boxes to get them!
If you DON’T have at least one of them, I strongly recommend at least one Diamond Box as this greatly increases the likelihood that you will finish the event.
As you complete each round of defeating Ursula, you’ll get to open a chest with special items in it. I don’t know yet what the scary looking poison chests are, but I’ll be sure to do a post once I do. My guess is that by completing all of these, you will unlock Ursula as a playable character, which would be pretty amazing!
The boxes themselves give some pretty awesome prizes that are sure to increase your odds of high scores as well!
One last thing to touch on is that you no longer have to give post permissions to the app in order to get on the leaderboards. It is also now easier to get your friends playing by inviting them from the Leaderboard screen! This should make the competition much more fierce, which I am super excited for!
I just want to take a moment to say that I love this game. I have a great deal of fun with it and, though the randomness persists, there is something very gratifying about getting a new character. My collection continues to grow and I am enjoying the challenges that the game presents. This event seems pretty awesome and I am interested to see if I can complete it in time!
Let me know what you think in the comments and whether or not you will be buying Diamond Boxes, as well as if you think you can beat Ursula in time!