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Darkwing Duck

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
81
3.6
NES
78
4.2
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Description

The city of St. Canard is plagued by an unseen crime wave. The intelligence agency S.H.U.S.H. suspects that the shady organization F.O.W.L. and their valued operative Steelbeak are its causes. The caped superhero Darkwing has made quite some enemies in the criminal circles thanks to his past heroic deeds, and now the entire city has to pay for that. Naturally, the valiant duck is determined to travel through the dangerous streets of St. Canard, defeat his foes, and foil Steelbeak's plans.

Darkwing Duck is a side-scrolling platform game featuring the titular character from the Disney television series. The gameplay is similar to Duck Tales, also resembling Mega Man games in many ways. Darkwing's default weapon is a gas gun; special adapters that modify its functions can be collected during exploration. By using his cape, Darkwing is able to deflect some of the enemy projectiles. Weapons can be changed via a sub-screen.

Screenshots

Darkwing Duck Game Boy In the sewers
Darkwing Duck Game Boy Not so loud, they could hear you!
Darkwing Duck NES Title screen.
Darkwing Duck NES Darkwing Duck defensive move.

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Joypad Game Boy Oct, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Apr, 1993 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83
NES Times NES Nov 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Game Boy Jul, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Quebec Gamers NES Aug 18, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com NES Dec 17, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 26, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) Game Boy 1993 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Engine

Darkwing Duck is actually running on the Mega Man game engine, hence why its style is quite similar to that of the Blue Bomber's.
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