Disney's Darkwing Duck (NES)

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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.

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Disney's Darkwing Duck NES City map.
Disney's Darkwing Duck NES Darkwing Duck defensive move.
Disney's Darkwing Duck NES Title screen.
Disney's Darkwing Duck NES The scenes are usually dark.

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Eggstraordinary. No wait. Quacktastic. How about just plain Ducky? Nancy "Infested" Kerrigan (39) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Let's get dangerous! ETJB (450) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
NES Times Nov 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Quebec Gamers Aug 18, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
N-Force Sep, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Defunct Games Feb 26, 2012 B 75
Megablast Mar, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 26, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Age Mar 07, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro Jan 04, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1993 3 out of 6 60

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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.
Mumm-Ra (412) added Disney's Darkwing Duck (NES) on Mar 11, 2003
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