Duck Tales Is Back To Solve A Mystery & Re-Write History
by Vanessa Diaz (@QueenofSwag4u)
If you are a child of the 80’s and 90’s, you most likely owned a Nintendo and were obsessed with the “Disney Afternoon” cartoon block which aired as soon as you arrived from school. I’m sure you remember all the shows that played during those amazing few hours of the day. One of my favorite shows was DuckTales. I loved everything about that show including the theme song. Everyone remembers the DuckTales theme song and can sing it word for word. When Nintendo and Capcom released DuckTales for the Original Nintendo Entertainment System™ I had to have it! I begged my parents for it, got it and played with it endlessly. It’s the game I played the most on my Nintendo.
I’m proud to say I still own my DuckTales game to this day and when ever I pull out the old Nintendo (which still works by the way) I play it. It’s rare to love a game as much as I loved DuckTales. All that love came rushing back like a bag of Scrooge McDuck’s gold landing on me when I learned a game called DuckTales: Remastered was released. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it as it was bringing my favorite game back to life. Reliving your childhood is always a welcome experience.
I’m happy to report Scrooge McDuck is back and better than ever. He did get a makeover as 8 bit is not really IN these days for video games.
DuckTales: Remastered once again follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, as they explore different themed worlds on their search for five legendary treasures.
It takes the levels and layout from the original game and significantly enhances them for a whole new gameplay experience. It’s the DuckTales game of today reloaded!
The graphics and sound are fantastic. It’s a far cry from the 8-bit world I was used to playing DuckTales in.
All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist. It truly captures everything that was loved in the original game.
Further additions to the original include an all new tutorial level where players can get familiar with the iconic pogo jump and cane swing and Scrooge McDuck’s very own Money Bin stage where Scrooge can dive into his dimes collected from each level directly off the springboard. I was thrilled to see that they kept the pogo jump and cane swing as it wouldn’t be a Duck Tales game with out it!
DuckTales: Remastered truly brings the game and these amazing Disney characters I’ve loved all these years back to life with charm, wit and an epic adventure all who play this game will love. It’s sure to be on every kid and nostalgic adults holiday wish list this year.