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Disney's DuckTales

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
76
3.3
NES
83
4.0
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Description

Duck Tales for NES is a traditional platform game in which the player takes the role of greedy Scrooge McDuck in search of treasures around the globe. He counts on his three nephews and on other Duck Tales characters to help him in his quest through inospit places such as the Amazononic forest, the African Mines, the Himalayas, Transylvania (where he meets Dracula Duck) and even the Moon.

Each one of them reserves the old duck lots of adventure, different enemies and hidden rooms.

The game features a 2D side-scrolling platform gameplay very similar to Mega Man. Graphics are colorful and cartoonish, music remembers players of the TV series and controls are very simple.

Screenshots

Disney's DuckTales NES Exploring more of the ice caverns.
Disney's DuckTales Game Boy The Transylvania stage: now, a little Treasure Chest blocks Uncle Scrooge's way...
Disney's DuckTales NES Another shot taken in Amazon.
Disney's DuckTales NES Watch out for the goat!

Alternate Titles

  • "わんぱくダック夢冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Wanpaku Duck Yume Bouken" -- Japanese title
  • "Disney's DuckTales: La Bande à Picsou" -- French title

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User Reviews

A great game released even before the beginning of such strict control of Disney products. NES Mumm-Ra (379)
Capcom does it again. NES Crazy Horse (12)
One of the weirdest sidescrollers I have ever seen NES Pixelspeech (955)

Critic Reviews

VideoGame NES Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit NES Dec 01, 2013 5.5 out of 6 92
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Raze NES Apr, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Pixel-Heroes.de Game Boy Apr, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jul, 1989 4 out of 5 80
N-Force NES Dec, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Game Boy May, 1991 67 out of 100 67

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Trivia

North American version

To comply with Nintendo's censorship policies, the North American release was changed so that the crosses on the tombstones in one level said "RIP".

Related Web Sites

  • Howard & Nester do Duck Tales (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In the November/December 1989 two-page installment, Howard frees Nester from the wrong side of a wall on the Moon by summoning Roboduck (... indicating that the comic author only played the prototype, before Roboduck was given his correct name, "Gizmo Duck", back.) All this without infringing on any Disney intellectual properties, using generic ducks.)
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