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Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers

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N-Philes (7.5 out of 10)

People have been bugging me, making comments that Donald Duck: Goin’ Quackers is a stupid game. Unfortunately, they’ve never played it. I love Disney games, because they bring out the kid in me and they’re simple, mindless fun. Sometimes you don’t need a deep engaging storyline for a good gaming experience. Sometimes you just need a duck talking in French.

2002 · GameCube · read review

4Players.de (74 out of 100)

Donald Duck Quack Attack richtet sich vor allem an jüngere Fans der Disney-Ikone, was sich in einer recht simplen Grafik mit guten Animationen und vor allem dem recht weit unten angesetztem Schwierigkeitsgrad äußert. Doch auch ältere Fans mit einem Faible für cholerische Enten können unbeschwerte Stunden mit Donalds Kampf gegen Merlock verbringen. Und die werden sicherlich auch verschmerzen können, dass Quack Attack im Prinzip nur eine gut gelungene Wiederaufarbeitung altbekannter Spielelemente ist.

Jun 12th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (73 out of 100)

Donald Duck: Quack Attack ist genau das Richtige für jüngere Spieler. Die vielen Level sorgen für Langzeitmotivation und die Gegner das eine oder andere Mal für Kopfzerbrechen. Wer Lust auf ein ansehnliches, lustiges Jump‘n‘Run mit einem verrückten Protagonisten hat und Disney sowieso mag, kann mit diesem Titel nicht viel falsch machen. Über Wochen wird dich das Spiel zwar nicht an den Bildschirm bannen, aber für ein paar unterhaltsame Stunden reicht es allemal. Allerdings: Ältere Spieler werden unterfordert sein, und wer die N64- oder PS2-Version bereits besitzt, darf auch keine großen Innovationen erwarten.

Apr 2002 · GameCube

Jeuxvideo.com (14 out of 20)

Clairement pas destiné aux joueurs aguerris mais plutôt aux jeunes loustics et aux novices du pad, Donald Couak Attack propose un challenge très facile qui se boucle rapidement mais que l'on parcourt le sourire aux lèvres pour peu que l'on apprécie le canard colérique de Disney.

Jun 11th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (7 out of 10)

Le plaisir de retrouver ce bon vieux Donald dans un jeu graphiquement très proche de la BD est renforcé par le système de combo, ingénieux.

May 2002 · GameCube · read review

Game Informer Magazine (7 out of 10)

Taking Disney’s second fiddle and giving him a platform game all his own works out pretty well. The look of Goin’ Quackers is decidedly cartoonish and 3D, but the feel is much more linear – Donald is led down paths with very little option for deviation and a camera follows right behind. While the character animation is the game’s strong point, the camera will trick you into a falling death more often than not.

Jun 2002 · GameCube · read review

GameSpy (68 out of 100)

Goin' Quackers is exactly what it looks like: A colorful Disney platformer aimed at kids and the young at heart. Good family stuff, if a little too simplistic for more advanced and experienced players. Good for a rental if you're a Disney fan, but there's more than enough to do here to merit purchase for your kids, or for your three precious nephews.

May 12th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

GameZone (6.2 out of 10)

When all is said and done Donald Duck: Goin’ Quackers will prove to be an entertaining diversion but at a life-span of 3 hours it is hardly worthy of a purchase. This is the perfect rental for the platform enthusiast.

Apr 16th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

GameSpot (6.2 out of 10)

While what is there is quite good, there's not enough of Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers to appeal to players who want a lengthy challenge. Many more experienced players will find they can cruise through the game in less than two hours. Those who enjoy Donald's journey the first time through can continue playing to find secrets, unlock new costumes, and complete time attack challenges and special move challenges, although most players will best be served with a rental. Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers is most definitely a kids' game, but there's enough going on in it that even older players could get a kick out of this simple yet attractive game.

Apr 17th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Game Freaks 365 (5.7 out of 10)

All told, this game can serve purpose for Donald Duck fans, newcomers to gaming to get them into the concepts without it being too hard, and people looking for a quick relaxation break from harder stuff. The game is really short, though, so I'd say rent it if you have the option.

2002 · GameCube · read review

IGN (5.2 out of 10)

Goin' Quackers is clearly skewed toward the younger audience, and that's certainly not a bad thing for those with kids. GameCube could use a dedicated kid's title and Goin' Quackers is it. Unfortunately, it's a rehash of what we saw quite some time ago on the N64. It's a lack of effort, probably more tied to milking the Disney license than making a truly compelling game for kids. For this reason it's really disappointing. I recommend it to parents looking for something to let their kids play. Assuming you haven't already played the previous Goin' Quackers. Certainly this is the best Goin' Quackers yet, but the new additions aren't enough to warrant the pricey retail fee if you've played the original.

Apr 11th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Kombo.com (5 out of 10)

The game never truly gets challenging due to the fact that you’ll come up on extra lives so frequently. It’s easy to tell it’s geared to younger audiences that might have a problem getting through the games rather simplistic levels. There are some bonuses to unlock, but it’s probably not going to be worth it for older gamers, but younger gamers will find some extra gameplay to be had.

Nov 15th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

NGC Magazine (32 out of 100)

If you're unfamiliar with Goin' Quackers, you might not be aware that you can get a good chunk of the way through the quest just by pressing forward and pulling off the double-jump function. If you're not, try spending a couple of moments thinking about how Mario 64 works. Right. Now you should be fully versed on why you need to avoid this 'effort' like the plague.

Jun 2002 · GameCube · read review

Player Reviews

Duck, Duck, Flop
by Kayburt

The Good
The graphics are top-notch with extra textures and better use of colour. The gameplay does a lot that is different such as starting every level with a timer for bonus points and collecting five gears in a second for a special bonus. Learning new moves with each level feels like proper game progression. Those changes put a small amount of intrigue to play, but you've only scratched the surface.

The Bad
It's no surprise that this version of the game inherits the worst from the predating console versions, including Gyro's spam messages, those hideous claymation cutscenes, incessantly bad voice acting, weak critter enemies and easy to beat bosses.

Some design changes to this version the game could've done without, such as the basement styled level selection room. Even the new mid-game cutscenes don't do justice. There are some things taken out, which was quite a mistake, including the rage powerup and collecting the nephews' toys.

Gameplay is no better than what you got on PS1, N64 and Dreamcast. You're mostly doing a marathon of running, jumping and bouncing around. It gets old when you have to type your initials every time you beat a level, when you should only have to type them once at the start of the game. To add to the annoyances, Donald Duck constantly makes awful noises with every move you make, it just kills the music, which is forgettable and samey anyway.

The Bottom Line
This game is essentially two coats of paint on the PS1 version. Graphically good, but the effort is lacking everywhere else. If you've played this game, then you've played every other version in existence. It's sad this port did not directly improve on the N64 and took much from the very first PlayStation version. Even with the new good stuff, this game's unimaginative, it's like the makers were trying to push the game into every existing console on the market. Thankfully we won't get to see an Xbox version. No sense in getting this title. Get a better game or the latest Disney movie.

Jun 16th, 2021 · GameCube

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Critic reviews added by Alsy, Wizo, Patrick Bregger, Jeanne, Jacob Gens, RhYnoECfnW, Tim Janssen.