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Disney's Donald Duck takes the starring role in this sidescrolling platform game. As the detective Maui Mallard, he's on the trail of a long lost Idol, which has recently vanished. Early on, Maui can also switch between his normal self and Ninja Maui, and with all the creepy voodoo enemies he'll encounter throughout his adventure, he's going to need all the help he can get.

As previously mentioned, there are two personalities to Maui, and as a result, two different sets of controls. Normal Maui carries a bug gun, which can fire a variety of different insect ammo, from basic bugs, to the more powerful lightning and fire bugs. It's also possible for Maui to combine bugs to pack a more powerful blast at his enemies.

Once Maui starts to find Yin-Yang coins, he'll be able to transform into Ninja Maui. Ninja Maui has lightning-quick reflexes, and wields a bo staff. In addition to being handy for whacking enemies, Ninja Maui can also climb between walls by jumping and propping the staff between the walls at the height of his jump. He can also hook onto duck heads and swing from them to reach areas he normally couldn't. You'll need to constantly find Yin-Yang coins to fuel your Ninja persona, otherwise you'll run out and transform back to Maui Mallard.

The level layout in the Game Boy version is slightly different with less secrets to be found.


Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Genesis YIN YANG flowing outta me...
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Genesis What a huge mess.
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Genesis You know it baby...
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Genesis The first boss is a mechanic spider.

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Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "Donald starring in Maui Mallard" -- Genesis Ingame Title
  • "Donald in Maui Mallard" -- Sega Genesis Title
  • "Donald in Cold Shadow" -- French/Spanish title

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Critic Reviews Nov 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Feb 28, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Player One Dec, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Video Games Dec, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Mean Machines Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82 Mar 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Mega Fun Nov, 1995 79 out of 100 79


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Evilhead (1180) added Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (Genesis) on Mar 28, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Daniel Maxwell (1984), Sciere (529432), Wormspinal (639) and Kabushi (215775)