Disney's TaleSpin (NES)

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Based on the Disney cartoon Talespin. Baloo's airline cargo company, Higher for Hire, makes deliveries all around the world. The air pirates, lead by the daring Don Karnage have increased their attacks against air travel. In order to foil the plans of the pirates, Baloo trades in his normal plane for a "Mini Sea Duck", designed to fly more maneuverably.To get his cargo delivered on time, Baloo must fly over many dangerous areas, and also pick up any cargo stolen or scattered by the air pirates. Eventually, the fortress of the air pirates themselves must be destroyed for air travel to remain safe and profitable.

Talespin is a side-scrolling shooter, moving left to right across the screen. The Mini-Seaduck can fire projectiles and switch direction, flying right-to-left while upside-down. The money you make from recovery of these cargo items can be used to purchase upgrades at the end of each level from Wildcat, the mechanic. Many strange boss creatures and devices will guard the final areas of most levels.


Disney's TaleSpin NES RPG elements: buy stuff and upgrade your plane
Disney's TaleSpin NES Flying down the waterfall
Disney's TaleSpin NES Weird deadly machine
Disney's TaleSpin NES On construction site

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  • "TaleSpin" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

NES Archives Jun 19, 2001 B+ 83
Questicle.net Sep, 2013 B+ 83
N-Force Feb, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Quebec Gamers Jul 29, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
The DOS Spirit May 20, 2012 4 out of 6 67
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 6 out of 10 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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