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Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
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3.7
Windows 3.x
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5.0
SNES
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3.0
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Description

Disney's Donald Duck takes the starring role in this sidescrolling platform game. As the detective Maui Mallard, he's on the trail of a long lost Idol, which has recently vanished. Early on, Maui can also switch between his normal self and Ninja Maui, and with all the creepy voodoo enemies he'll encounter throughout his adventure, he's going to need all the help he can get.

As previously mentioned, there are two personalities to Maui, and as a result, two different sets of controls. Normal Maui carries a bug gun, which can fire a variety of different insect ammo, from basic bugs, to the more powerful lightning and fire bugs. It's also possible for Maui to combine bugs to pack a more powerful blast at his enemies.

Once Maui starts to find Yin-Yang coins, he'll be able to transform into Ninja Maui. Ninja Maui has lightning-quick reflexes, and wields a bo staff. In addition to being handy for whacking enemies, Ninja Maui can also climb between walls by jumping and propping the staff between the walls at the height of his jump. He can also hook onto duck heads and swing from them to reach areas he normally couldn't. You'll need to constantly find Yin-Yang coins to fuel your Ninja persona, otherwise you'll run out and transform back to Maui Mallard.

The level layout in the Game Boy version is slightly different with less secrets to be found.

Screenshots

Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Windows 3.x Second level - Ninja Training Grounds
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Game Boy Yikes, giant spider!
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Windows 3.x Seventh level - Realm of the Dead
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Game Boy Level introductory screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Donald starring in Maui Mallard" -- Genesis Ingame Title
  • "Donald in Maui Mallard" -- Sega Genesis Title
  • "Donald in Cold Shadow" -- Spanish Title

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The Press Says

All Game Guide SNES 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Player One Genesis Dec, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1995 1.75 out of 6 85
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1997 8.125 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Mega Fun Genesis Nov, 1995 79 out of 100 79
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Gamer Windows 3.x Apr, 1997 62 out of 100 62

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