Based on the Walt Disney feature film directed by Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland for Wii follows the story of 19-year-old Alice, who returns down the rabbit hole to the magical land she visited as a child but has since forgotten. The action-adventure game features exploration and light combat, with an RPG-like system that allows Alice to learn new fighting moves and gain additional power and abilities as she conquers challenges and progresses through the story. In some levels, gamers can also play as Alice's Wonderland allies, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, and others, making use of each character's distinct abilities in combat or exploration. As in the original Lewis Carroll stories, things are seldom what they first appear to be in Wonderland, and some of the game's most challenging puzzles involve optical illusions and other tricky visuals. As in the movie, the story proceeds through hazardous conflicts against the Red Queen's sniveling minions, and culminates in a snicker-snacking battle with the biting, catching Jabberwock.