Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom Reviews (NES)
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Our Users Say
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||2.7|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||2.9|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||2.8|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.3|
|Overall User Score (18 votes)||2.9|
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Joystick (French) (Sep, 1992)
Ce Disney Adventures est, à mon humble avis, idéal pour les 8-10 ans, surtout ceux qui ont fait un tour à Euro Disney, Disney Land ou Disney World. Et en plus, c'est une façon plutôt sympa de parfaire ses bases en anglais!
The Video Game Critic (Nov 12, 2007)
On the surface, Adventures in Magic Kingdom seems aimed squarely at kids, but even adults will enjoy the challenge of collecting all of the keys. The game could have used a few more attractions (the Jungle Cruise comes to mind), or at least a few hidden surprises around the park. As it stands Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is a pleasant collection of mini-games that should appeal to Disney fans of all ages.
NES Archives (Apr 29, 2009)
I would recommend any other Capcom/Disney title over this one. That being said, it certainly is worth a cheap pickup – especially if you are a fan of the other games in the series. Of course, it goes without saying that this game is a poor replication of Disneyland but I’ll probably play it right before my next trip to the Magic Kingdom.
NES Player (2001)
I love Disney World and the amazing attractions therein. Adv. Magic Kingdom only comes within a half an inch to this feeling through only two of the five stages mentioned above. Everything else could have been planned better by almost anyone that has actually been through the parks themselves. Oh yeah before I forget! Why wasn't there a Splash Mountain mini-game, huh? It's just only one of the most popular rides in the park! Still, I would recommend this to any fan of either Disney Land or World (since the rides are almost 100% identical). Everyone else, well, you have been warned.
Game Freaks 365 (2006)
This is really a bummer overall, especially when one considers how many great Disney games Capcom released around the same time in a span of only a few years. What in the hell happened here? I don't know, but something needed to happen, I know that. There's only one thing that needs to be said. Back in the NES era, Nintendo Power would feature the best of new games in article form. Those that weren't so hot were generally in the quick review section or just briefly mentioned. Adventures in the Magic Kingdom was one of them. Anyone back then knew, if a game was back there, hope to god you don't get it.
Classic-games.net (Aug 31, 2020)
Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is a harmless game that can be charming at times but fails as a multi-genre mashup. You are better off watching a youtube video of Walt Disney theme parks rather than playing this one.
In all, it’s a cute title and certainly not devoid of fun, but the whole game could best be described as uneven. Disney fans may be more forgiving in their play through.
Player One (Sep, 1992)
Je suis perplexe, voyez-vous, chers lecteurs. Je pensais en effet que la réunion de Disney et de Capcom (qui a, entre autres, programmé des jeux comme Street Fighter II sur Super NES et la série des Megaman sur NES), ferait des étincelles. Mais c'est loin d'être le cas. De la diversité oui, de la qualité non. La prochaine fois, il vaudrait peut-être mieux se limiter à un seul style de jeu, M. Capcom, et concentrer tous vos efforts dessus. On sait que vous êtes capable de faire beaucoup mieux que ça.
As perhaps you can tell, I don't think too highly of this game. It must have sounded good to Capcom on paper, and perhaps it could have been. But since the team never really flushed out any one of the areas, it feels like several extremely short and inadequate games slapped together in one package. What this means for you as a gamer looking at a potential purchase is that unless you can find this for under $4, you probably don't need it for your collection (unless, of course, you're collecting all Capcom's Disney games, in which case you haven't much choice).
GameCola.net (Nov, 2003)
Adventures in the Magic Kingdom won't be spending much time inside my NES. This isn't necessarily because it's a bad game; rather, I've nothing left to accomplish after beating it. Without it's Walt Disney World facade, this title is just a bunch of mediocre games pasted together with an ugly world map. I was really hoping that the game could capture some of the magic that the Magic Kingdom has for me, but this just wasn't the case. Still, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom isn't a "bad game", per se -- it's just not as good as it should have been.
The Game Hoard (Apr 23, 2018)
A mostly weak package of bland minigames, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is further weighed down by rides as abysmal as Space Mountain and repetitive as Big Thunder Mountain. The side-scrolling stages are acceptable but shallow, and the conceit of Autopia seems to be a smokescreen to try and make it more thrilling than it actually is. There is just an utter lack of creativity in a game that is meant to imitate the wild rides of amusement parks, and Adventures in the Magic Kingdom can’t even really capture the appeals of video games too well when it doesn’t embrace the benefits of the medium. Kids will be turned off by the difficulty and adults by the monotony, and the NES’s limitations means it’s not even a visual spectacle despite the few nice sprites of Disney characters. It certainly doesn’t capture the magic of Disneyland nor does it stand in for it in any way, making its existence confusing.
Questicle.net (Jan, 2011)
Maybe if you grew up with this game and Disney, it would have some fond memories for you. But Adventures in the Magic Kingdom doesn’t even compare to Capcom’s other Disney games. Don’t play it, or else Julian Sands will come to you in your sleep, threatening to release “Warlock IV: Will There Ever Be A Rainbow.”