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A great game released even before the beginning of such strict control of Disney products. Mumm-Ra (410) unrated
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One of the weirdest sidescrollers I have ever seen Asinine (1006) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (84 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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All of these aforementioned features plus a classic soundtrack, as well as appearances from the show’s characters, make this one of the best and most creative platformers on the NES.
Defunct Games (Feb 25, 2012)
It's easy to imagine this game going bad, yet Capcom holds all of these ideas in place. The game works as a fun nod to the TV show and a solid action game. Plus, the gameplay is different enough to hold its own against other 2D platformers of the era. Even if some of Scrooge's greed-is-good mentality has become controversial in the last twenty years, that shouldn't keep you from playing one of the best 8-bit games Capcom ever made.
Thanks to a vibrant world that really plays up to the strengths of its license, Duck Tales is more than just another cartoon-based game. Instead, it's the ultimate example of everything that can go right when the right developers are attached to the proper license. Numerous teams have tried to top the success of this 8-bit gem (including Capcom itself, with a fun but not particularly inspired sequel), but none have done so. Years after its release, Duck Tales remains the gold standard.
VideoGame (Aug, 1991)
Você deve ajudar Tio Patinhas a encontrar cinco tesouros perdidos nos quatro cantos do mundo e até na Lua. Você pode escolher qual o local que Tio Patinhas deve visitar primeiro.
1UP! (Aug 19, 2005)
Duck Tales est un jeu qui étonne et ravi encore aujourd'hui. Ce qui étonne, c'est à quel point il est bien fait. Les critiques de l'époque, tout en lui reconnaissant de grandes qualités, ne lui avaient pas pardonné sa brièveté alors que pourtant le jeu dure très longtemps pourvu que l'on s'intéresse à autre chose que de le finir une seule fois. Le connaître par coeur demande du temps, mais sans aller jusque-là, on prend du plaisir à découvrir le moindre petit diamant caché, à étudier la réalisation savante de ses niveaux, à se lancer de nouveaux défis, ne serait-ce que d'améliorer les dollars de son high-score, ou simplement à bondir du bout de sa canne d'ennemi en ennemi sur fond de musiques géniales. Ce jeu rend heureux, ce n'est jamais tant un affrontement contre le programme d'un ordinateur qu'une partie de plaisir. C'est l'art et l'amusement liés en un seul média, c'est le jeu vidéo à l'état le plus pur.
The Retro Spirit (Dec 01, 2013)
Dette er moro på sitt aller beste, selv om det kanskje er litt enkelt. Det er myntet på den yngre garde både med tanke på vanskelighetsgraden og lengden. Det er bare seks brett totalt, hvorav det siste egentlig er en rehash av Transylvania-nivået. Riktignok finnes det hele tre forskjellige vanskelighetsgrader, men de avgjør kun hvor mye helse og hvor mange liv du starter med. Gameplayet er ellers like. Uansett, lett eller ei, dette er nok en sikker vinner for både de små og nostalgikere. Ducktales var evig fett som tegneserie på tv-skjermen, og jammen gjør det seg ikke også som spill.
90 (Apr 24, 2017)
What else is there to say? DuckTales is revered as an 8-bit classic and rightfully so. Between its innovative play mechanics and high production values it hangs with the best games on the platform. Still completely fun even after all these decades I still find new secrets hidden in its depths to this day. Platformers are rarely better than this. Classic.
Retro Game Reviews (Jan 13, 2017)
While DuckTales isn't the longest game in the world, it's ridiculous amounts of fun and its inspired level design sucks you in and encourages you to explore every nook and cranny. Capcom did a great job of serving the license and the end result is a top-tier game that continues to impress with repeated play-throughs.
Nintendo Life (Oct 28, 2010)
If you need to scratch your NES nostalgia itch or you also loved DuckTales as a kid, this game is for you. The gameplay is unique and extremely fun, the presentation is excellent, and the characters you know and love are intact. Non-linear exploration and an alternate ending will have you coming back for more. Uncle Scrooge is just as cranky and loveable now as he was twenty years ago, and this would be an instant buy should it ever come to the Virtual Console. The game is kept from a perfect score by its easy boss battles and relatively short length, but it’s still one of the best examples of an excellent licensed game around.
From its bouncy interpretation of the familiar theme song to the way it cleverly integrates characters from the cartoon, DuckTales is a top-notch platformer from beginning to end. As millionaire adventurer Scrooge McDuck, you're on a quest to discover five lost treasures hidden in the Amazon, Himalyas, Transylvania, African Mines and the Moon. Four of these expansive environments are accessible right away, giving the game a non-linear quality. The graphics are appropriately cartoonish, pleasingly depicting each of these settings using an array of colors and textures.
Mean Machines (Mar, 1991)
Duck Tales is a fine arcade adventure and features some exceptional graphics and some very tough and challenging gameplay. I like the idea of being able to tackle every level, which means you don't have to play early levels over and over again. But even though you can practice, it requires plenty of skill to get all the way through the game in one go. With its many neat touches, and beautifully balanced difficulty level, Duck Tales provides laughs and addiction in equal doses. You'd be "quackers" to miss it (har har).
Quebec Gamers (Jan 31, 2005)
Un jeu amusant rempli de petits secrets ici et là. Même si il est est passablement court, le plaisir qu'il procure compense largement.
Die Spielidee selbst ist zwar nicht sonderlich genial, das Spiel selbst besticht jedoch durch seine Gestaltung. Die Figuren sind liebevoll gezeichnet, die einzelnen Level groß angelegt und abwechslungsreich, der Sound gehört mit zum Besten, was bislang auf dem NES zu hören war. Geübten Mario-Spielern wird die Hüpferei wohl zu einfach erscheinen, es lohnt sich aber durchaus, mal einen Blick zu riskieren.
Raze (Apr, 1991)
Duck Tales is obviously aimed at a young market but if the time that had been spent on all the static screens had been spent on the gameplay itself, it would have resulted in a much stronger game with wider appeal. A shame more wasn't made of such a great Disney character.
NES Archives (Apr 29, 2009)
Any DuckTales fan must have this in there collection but so should any fan of good platformers. This is one of the better ones on the NES and actually provides a modicum of difficulty if you shoot for the secret ending. I also think that this is the best of the Capcom/Disney games.
80 (May 13, 2011)
Duck Tales : la bande à Picsou remplit à merveille son contrat de bon petit jeu de plates-formes, et même plus ! On évolue avec plaisir dans des niveaux labyrinthiques réussis, et on se laisse emporter par l'une des plus belles bandes-son de la NES. Finalement, seule l'absence de sauvegarde pose problème, mais on pardonnera facilement à l'onc' Picsou, qui nous entraîne dans une aventure de qualité. Entrez donc dans la bande, vous ne le regretterez pas !
This game has good graphics and a nice feel with plenty of emphasis on the cartoon-like characters. Duck Tales is not overly challenging, but the theme is different and the game is fun to play. Don't get scared by the kiddie-look, this is a prime example of very good game designing.
Join in the fun as the eccentric millionaire Scrooge McDuck goes on a world-wide scavenger hunt for the five most valuable treasures know to duckkind.
Tilt (Jun, 1991)
Soutenu par une bande son variée, un graphisme riche, une jouabilité de grande qualité et un scénario captivant à long terme, ce soft entre en bonne position dans la ludothèque de la Nintendo. Un achat garanti pour les amateurs du genre.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 13, 2013)
In general the game is surprisingly tough and unforgiving. Duck Tales won't cut you much slack, but it will ultimately win you over with its good humor and Disney charm.
N-Force (Dec, 1992)
Hardened platform gamers won't find much of a challenge in store. Fun to play while it lasts.
Video Games (Feb, 1992)
Die Grafik ist bund und witzig animiert. In Verbindung mit der Easy Einstellung ist es ein ideales Einsteigerspiel. Der Experte für Geschicklichkeitsspiele aller Art wird auch auf dem höchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad nicht viel länger als einen Tag zum Durchspielen benötigen. Für Einsteiger ideal, für Veteranen als neue Herausforderung fast zu leicht.
Just Games Retro (Jan 13, 2002)
Fun little flashback to lovers of the show, the gameplay's pretty original, the music isn't annoying, and you'll have fun going "bouncy bouncy" on your crazy pogo-cane!
neXGam (2002)
Letztendlich macht man mit einem Kauf sicher nicht so viel verkehrt, da das Game häufig zu guten Preisen zu bekommen ist. Auch komplette Exemplare sollten nicht über 10 € kosten. Disney Fans oder Leute die knuddelige Jump’n’Runs mögen, können also durchaus einen Blick riskieren.
58 (Nov, 2011)
I acknowledge that DuckTales is a technically excellent game, and that this and other Disney/Capcom collaborations raised the bar for licensed games. For whatever reason, I can’t help but feel that the platforming itself is sub-par. I had no desire to continue my quest once I had played through a couple stages.