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Darkwing Duck

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
80
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 NES Graphics are cartoonish.
Darkwing Duck NES Darkwing Duck shoots enemy.
Darkwing Duck Game Boy He can't fly :(
Darkwing Duck NES This is Darkwing Duck!

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) NES May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Retroage NES Jan 12, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Player One Game Boy Dec, 1993 81 out of 100 81
NES Times NES Nov 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 2 out of 6 80
N-Force NES Sep, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Game Boy Nov, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 26, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro NES Jan 04, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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