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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 inhospitable places such as the Amazon rainforest, 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 is reminiscent of the TV series, and controls are very simple.


Disney's DuckTales NES Amazon - Scrooge uses vines to cross a spike pit.
Disney's DuckTales NES Entering the African mines.
Disney's DuckTales NES No, there aren't gorillas in Amazon.
Disney's DuckTales NES Strange things happen here...

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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. NES Mumm-Ra (410)
Capcom does it again. NES Crazy Horse (12)
One of the weirdest sidescrollers I have ever seen NES Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

1UP! NES Aug 19, 2005 94 out of 100 94
Raze Game Boy Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Retro Game Reviews NES Jan 13, 2017 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
NES Archives NES Apr 29, 2009 B+ 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jul, 1989 4 out of 5 80
Tilt NES Jun, 1991 15 out of 20 75
Just Games Retro NES Jan 13, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Game Boy May, 1991 67 out of 100 67
neXGam NES 2002 6.4 out of 10 64


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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.)
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