Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
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PSX Extreme (8 out of 10) (80%)
Donald Duck Goin' Quackers is quite the good adventure game, especially for youngsters. It got very imaginative gameplay that will keep children occupied for hours, but the replay value isn't what you would call Crash: Warped or Final Fantasy, instead it's more like Metal Gear Solid without a single cut-scene. Albeit, never the less Donald Duck's videogame is one amusing game to play, its got bright and cartoony graphics, with some Crash Bandicoot-esque gameplay mixed into a Disney package, this is probably the best Disney game to hit store shelves since Toy Story 2, way to go team Ubi Soft!Dec 24th, 2000 · PlayStation · read review
Absolute Playstation (79 out of 100) (79%)
Wow, Quack Attack really surprised me. Most other Disney tie-in\'s (Dinosaur, Mulan) fall way short of the mark when it comes down to computer games and are often considered to be an \'easy cash-in\'. Donald Duck steps into the shoes normally worn by Crash Bandicoot for a platform game that has all the fun and frustrations usually associated with this genre.2000 · PlayStation · read review
Game Informer Magazine (7 out of 10) (70%)
Although largely derivative of Crash Bandicoot, Goin' Quackers for PlayStation is a surprisingly entertaining game that packs quite a bit of challenge considering its target market. I would have scored it even higher had the developers been able to better capture the essence of Donald. For a game based on an animated character, there is a surprising lack of animation – and where are the voice-overs?Jan 2001 · PlayStation · read review
IGN (7 out of 10) (70%)
Short but sweet, Donald Duck in Goin' Quackers is a strong buy for kids. I remember how many times I used to play through platformers when I was in diapers (I'm proud to say I've been wearing big boy pants for two years now). With that in mind, I'm sure children ages six years and up will milk a lot of use out of this game. They've got good reason to. Although it may be on the quick and easy side, it's got all the right stuff.Oct 25th, 2000 · PlayStation · read review
Video Games (63 out of 100) (63%)
Wenn ihr dieses Spiel unbedingt haben wollt und zwischen zwei Systemen wählen könnt, dann greift lieber zu N64-Version. Dank Expansion-Pak und deutlich griffigerer Steuerung kommt da wenigstens noch für kurze Zeit so etwas wie Spaß auf. Auf der PlayStation gefällt mir neben dem lahmen Gameplay nicht mal mehr die Präsentation sonderlich.Dec 2000 · PlayStation
Jeuxvideo.com (12 out of 20) (60%)
Donald Couak Attack reprend le principe de Crash Bandicoot, sans apporter aucune originalité. Moins drôle que le titre de Naughty Dog, ce soft se termine assez rapidement pour peu que l'on ne soit pas rebuté par la difficulté.Dec 15th, 2000 · PlayStation · read review
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ( ) (60%)
We loved Quack for the first few hours but our attention waned after that. It's a polished product and is full of Disney splendour - all the Ducky characters pop up to say "Hi!" - but is very simple to stomp through. Younger players and those wanting a trip down memory lane will think Quack is the duck's whiskers. Definitely worth a beak.Jan 2001 · PlayStation · read review
GameSpot (5.9 out of 10) (59%)
Children will enjoy the lively adventures of Donald Duck, and some of those who enjoyed the DuckTales animated series will want to check out Goin' Quackers. Those who want a deeper, more satisfying platform adventure should probably save this for a weekend rental.Dec 6th, 2000 · PlayStation · read review
Gamekult (5 out of 10) (50%)
Donald "[email protected] [email protected] ?!" est un jeu en tout point similaire à Crash Bandicoot 3 : Warped. Même principe, même déroulement, jouabilité quasi identique, bref, seul le héros semble avoir changé de tête, le charisme de Donald n'ayant d'ailleurs pas grand-chose à envier à celui de son coyote de rival. Sur des bases simples et efficaces, Donald "[email protected] [email protected] ?!" impose une atmosphère très cartoon qui ne pourra qu'enchanter les plus jeunes et satisfaire les amateurs de défilement fixe des jeux de plates-formes très classiques. Les joueurs en quête d'innovations seront par contre plus que déçus par le manque d'originalité et le gameplay trop simpliste.Dec 18th, 2000 · PlayStation · read review
There's honestly not that much see that will catch your eye, let alone wow you. If you're new to 3D platforming, this title is extremely generous in its difficulty, you should have no problem completing it in under an hour. The only satisfaction that you might get through beating the game 100% is getting back at the ever-annoying jerk Gladstone Gander.
Gameplay is uninteresting and unimaginative. It's all about fetching stars and toys and fighting weak little critters. It's more ploughing through four funhouse of horror areas. Even the chase levels where you're waddling towards the camera don't beef up the game. The constant hints and dialogue you get from Gyro Gearloose as you dive into a new level really ruin the flow. The bosses are just big baddies that you stomp or bop three times in a row.
Where there's presentation in this game, it's terrible everywhere. The cutscenes look like some bad claymation short film and the voice acting is obnoxious, not to mention the poor choice of words and dialogue. Music is mediocre and forgettable and doesn't drive you on. The voxel movement throughout the game is choppy and mocks the cartoon physics of a good-fashioned Disney cartoon.
The Bottom Line
The abbreviation of Quackers being [email protected]?* is a dead giveaway that this game spells bad in every aspect. It's hard to believe that Ubisoft made this title, seeing as the bulk of their games are great to play. It is not a faithful adaptation of Disney's Ducktales or any Disney Duck-related media for that matter. This poor excuse for a Crash Bandicoot clone will never live on. The biggest insult is that this game is proclaimed "a dedication to Carl Barks", but this is just a pitiful cash grab to profit on the Disney duck franchise. Playing this game is just playing a big prank on yourself. You'll want to duck away from this title and play a Capcom Disney game instead.
by Kayburt (22606) on Jun 15th, 2021 · PlayStation
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Critic reviews added by Jeanne, Alaka, Jacob Gens, Patrick Bregger, Tim Janssen, Wizo.