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Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis)

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This is the first Mickey Mouse game for Sega consoles. In this game the famous Disney character must face the dangers of weird fantasy lands such as an enchanted forest and a toy world. Mickey must rescue his girlfriend Minnie who's been kidnapped by the evil witch Mizrabel.

The game play follows the traditional 2D hop 'n' bop platform style in both 8-bit and 16-bit versions. Apart from the story and the music, which is the same, all the rest (including controls, moves, stages and, obviously, graphics), are totally different.


Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Swinging
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Title screen
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Jumping over bugs
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Mickey is jumping and avoiding the green thing

Alternate Titles

  • "アイラブミッキーマウス ふしぎのお城大冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibōken" -- Japanese title
  • "Castle of Illusion Estrelando Mickey Mouse" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

One of Sega/Disney's Best Games. Guy Chapman (1746) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Excellent early Genesis platformer Paul Jones (275) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A Magical Gem ETJB (394) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Mean Machines Feb, 1991 95 out of 100 95 Sep 13, 2008 93 out of 100 93 Jun 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
1UP! Jun 12, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Mar, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Quebec Gamers Aug 26, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
HonestGamers Dec 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1991 4 out of 5 80 Feb 12, 2010 13 out of 20 65


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Mumm-Ra (382) added Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis) on Mar 10, 2003