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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 Game over screen
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Early on in the game
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Giant cobwebs are in the background
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Forest level. If you eat those apples, you can throw them at enemies afterwards

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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 (1742) 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 (447) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Oct 04, 1999 A 100
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 24, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 96 out of 100 96 Sep 13, 2008 93 out of 100 93
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1990 36 out of 40 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1991 10.6 out of 12 88
Megablast 1992 81 out of 100 81
Interface 1991 80 out of 100 80


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Mumm-Ra (376) added Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis) on Mar 10, 2003