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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.7
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Quebec Gamers (Jul 28, 2006)
Un jeu de qualité surtout destiné à un public plus jeune et féminin qui a comme seul défaut d'être extrêmement court.
70 (Jul 08, 2019)
I had very few expectations for the Little Mermaid and came away impressed. This is a good game for the younger set with its easy difficulty and mechanics. It would have been really great with a few more levels as it ends way too soon but considering the target audience I can understand.
VideoGame (Dec, 1991)
A Pequena Sereia, após invadir as salas de cinema do país, surge agora em cartuchos para videogame — e com toda a beleza de gráficos já esperada de uma produção Disney.
Cute visuals, charming music, fun action, and easy gameplay (despite exploration elements and a nonlinear final level) make the adventure ideal for younger gamers.
I have to give Capcom credit for going after a niche market. For that purpose, they have succeeded as it is a decent game. Serious players don't have to be warned about the game as the title says it all. For the younger player this is a must have as it is a great nonviolent game.
67 (Aug, 2012)
At the tender age of six, I beat The Little Mermaid for the NES. It was the first game I had ever plowed through and I felt like I had conquered the world. I did cartwheels in my room (I was a spoiled only child with a large room), I wa-hoo!-ed all over the place, I told my parents, who were proud of their son’s gaming prowess. It was a wonderful day that I still remember fondly. But I don’t mind admitting that I beat The Little Mermaid, not because I was a gaming prodigy, but because it’s one of the easiest platforming games on the NES. In fact, I knew it was easy while I was playing it, but I didn’t care. I destroyed Ursula, I saw the ending cutscenes, I proved to myself that I could beat a game. That’s all that mattered.
NES Archives (Jan 17, 2005)
It is fun and easy to beat. Will you drag it out every couple of weeks to relive the memories, umm no probably not.
N-Force (Aug, 1992)
A great intro for young players but if you've reached puberty leave it alone.
The Game Hoard (Jan 24, 2018)
The Little Mermaid doesn’t seem to be quite on par with the other Disney Capcom games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, but it’s not because it’s a failure in any way. The Little Mermaid bases itself around the mechanic of bubbling enemies and throwing things, but it doesn’t really go too far with the idea. It has the basic implementation of the idea without any of the real substance to it that would make it a worthwhile experience, but it does at least leave itself pretty open to being playable for the younger Little Mermaid fans.