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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 Candy land
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Fighting a big but rather dumb guy
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Forest level. If you eat those apples, you can throw them at enemies afterwards
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Genesis Giant cobwebs are in the background

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

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
Play Time Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
1UP! Jun 12, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Lens of Truth Dec 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Feb, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Interface 1991 80 out of 100 80
Deeko 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Feb, 1991 78 out of 100 78


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Mumm-Ra (378) added Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis) on Mar 10, 2003