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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.


Disney's Darkwing Duck NES It's Darkwing Duck!
Disney's Darkwing Duck Game Boy Where should we go?
Disney's Darkwing Duck NES Darkwing runs out of energy and loses a life.
Disney's Darkwing Duck NES Graphics are cartoonish.

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GamePro (US) NES May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Joypad Game Boy Oct, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Apr, 1993 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83 NES May 22, 2017 8 out of 10 80
Quebec Gamers NES Aug 18, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
N-Force NES Sep, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 26, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Age NES Mar 07, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) Game Boy 1993 6 out of 10 60


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Disney's Darkwing Duck 1 mits tsimpoukelis
Mar 20, 2019



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.
Contributed to by Mumm-Ra (410)