Wonder Shop is unlocked when a player reaches level 105.
Wonder Shop was introduced during the 2015 Christmas Update. For the duration of the Christmas Update, Wonder Shop could be opened from level 7 onward to allow all players to take part in the update's timed challenges.
Christmas ball special items were needed in addition to energy points to play Wonder Shop. While the Update's timed challenges were still active, Christmas balls were given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, and as rewards for banishing Anomalies, but not for playing puzzles. After the Christmas 2015 timed challenges ended (either a player completes all of the challenges, or the timer expires, whichever happens first), Christmas balls were restricted so that they are only won by playing Japanese House and Amusement Park.
With the Introduction of the Spring 2016 Update (March 2016), Christmas balls were completely removed from the game. They were no longer required to play Wonder Shop, which became a regular Picture that just requires energy points to play. Any leftover Christmas balls in a player's Inventory were automatically converted in equal parts to the regular special items in the game (Fireflies, Ladybugs, Carrots, Cupid Arrows, and Tokens) and the collections that used to reward Christmas balls as rewards for combining them during the Christmas 2015 Update had their rewards changed to regular game items.
From the Diary:
"What an amazing magical photo I found today! It's called "Wonder Shop". Christy told me that Richard made it when he was looking for a present on my first Christmas! Astonishing! Such a striking and colorful photo. It's a real paradise for a child and, I'm afraid, a terror for his parents! Just look at the huge amount of toys for any taste and age."
Wonder Shop is one of the 19 pictures in the game that does not reward any combining elements, but does reward collection items that require a large number of combining elements to combine.
- Ice cream
- Paper angel
- Penny whistle
- Pine cones
- Vinyl record
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
Wonder Shop is a Collection Item only Picture. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, mode dependent Collection Items (depending on what mode the Picture is currently in), and Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for the Picture). The list of potential rewards for Wonder Shop is made up of 7 Collections added by the Christmas 2015 Update:
When Wonder Shop is first opened, and so is on Novice level, only the first 4 items from the Sea knots collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Picture is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Wonder Shop will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards:
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||94||N/A||320||340||N/A||Bachmann knot; Blood knot; Jury mast knot; Grapevine knot|
+Cat's paw knot; High relief "Village"; High relief "The Way"; High relief "Witch"
+High relief "Meeting"; High relief "Collapse"; Stained glass "Family"; Stained glass "Brothers"
+Stained glass "The Gift"; Stained glass "Care"; Stained glass "Wander"; Pineapple juice
+Banana puree; Strawberry syrup; Lemon syrup; Mango jam
+Painting "Destiny"; Painting "Young Pupil"; Painting "Awakening"; Painting "Disclosure"
+Painting "Imprisoning"; Orange donut; Chocolate donut; Royal donut
+Vanilla donut; Strawberry donut; Wafer peonies; Chocolate leaves; Fruit jelly bushes; Wafer butterflies; Confectionery sequins
|Grand Magister||118||N/A||400||420||N/A||Same as Professor|
Note: The energy demands and experience points/coins rewarded for Wonder Shop have been changed by the Mountain Vacation Update, since the level to unlock Wonder Shop has been increased from 7 to 107 and higher unlocking level Pictures tend to have higher energy demands, higher experience points and coins rewards, and slower rates of % progress for each play at the Novice - Pro levels.