Ducktales Remastered at WonderCon
by Jonathan Pilley (@omnicomic) and Caleb Paullus (@theurbanraptor)
One of the great things about conventions is getting a chance to have some hands on experience with soon-to-be-released games. The one game that everyone was in line to try at WonderCon was Ducktales Remastered.
Ever look at the moon and wonder why rats are living up there? Or why a duck can wear a suit of robotic armor and become a being known as Gizmoduck? Back in the day, those things made perfect sense. These days? Not so much…but not for long, thanks to WayForward’s involvement in Ducktales Remastered, a remake of the original NES game. And the remake is poised to be awesome.
The biggest improvement over the original will be the look, as everything in the game is hand-drawn 2D sprites, closely resembling the cartoon. Meanwhile, the backgrounds are rendered in 3D polygons and artists who worked on the backgrounds of the original cartoons were brought in on the new game. Those stages are also expanded further this time around, giving gamers tons of additional content to check out.
Ducktales Remastered is based on the Mega Man engine and was a great side-scroller in its day. It focused on Scrooge McDuck as he travels through various realms such as the Amazon, Transylvania and the aforementioned Moon. Scrooge had things at his disposal like his cane as a pogo stick to bounce on bad guys. The gameplay was like every other NES game at the time: extremely difficult, mostly owing to the limited controls. The remake is expected to maintain some sense of difficulty, but should be more of an enjoyable experience from a gameplay standpoint.
From the excitement of the players and getting a chance to play a bit, all signs point to Ducktales Remastered being worth a download.
Here’s hoping Darkwing Duck is added as DLC.
Here is a video of about 8 minutes of gameplay. Feel free to skip around.