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Disney's DuckTales (NES)

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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 Scrooge finds his nephews.
Disney's DuckTales NES Scrooge in the African mines. Backgrounds are very detailed for a NES game.
Disney's DuckTales NES It's slippery!
Disney's DuckTales NES No, there aren't gorillas in Amazon.

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. Mumm-Ra (382) unrated
Capcom does it again. Crazy Horse (12) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
One of the weirdest sidescrollers I have ever seen Pixelspeech (955) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

HonestGamers Sep 15, 2007 10 out of 10 100
VideoGame Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Dec 01, 2013 5.5 out of 6 92
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Nintendo Power Magazine Jul, 1989 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 13, 2011 16 out of 20 80
N-Force Dec, 1992 74 out of 100 74
neXGam 2002 6.4 out of 10 64

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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.)
Mumm-Ra (382) added Disney's DuckTales (NES) on Mar 09, 2003
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