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AW Game Review: Duck Tales Remastered

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DTR_KeyArtDisney and Capcom take gamers on a trip down memory lane with the remastered version of the 1989 classic, “Duck Tales”. Right from the opening sequence, fans are treated to a high definition animated splash screen and the 8 bit version of the “Duck Tales” animated series theme song.

Once the game begins, you navigate Scrooge McDuck through a sidescrolling adventure in an effort to save his nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie and progress through the story…while collecting as much money as possible (hey, it’s Scrooge McDuck we’re talking about here).

After making it through McDuck’s mansion in the opening level, you are presented with a list of 5 themed stages that you can choose from.

  • African Mines
  • The Amazon
  • The Himalayas
  • Transylvania
  • The Moon

All of the levels play very similarly and you may find that the game gets a bit redundant. For gamers who are too young to remember the original “Duck Tales” game, you may not find the novelty in “Duck Tales: Remastered” and it may just come off as a boring sidescroller that could probably have worked better on your iPhone or Android device.

I was fortunate enough to get an early copy of the game and I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of it. With complex games being the norm now, it was nice to mindlessly play through a classic that utilizes only 2 buttons.

“Duck Tales: Remastered” was certainly not developed with the hardcore gamer in mind but if you’re a casual game, an old school gamer or a Disney/Duck Tales fan, then you will appreciate what Capcom did and enjoy a few hours of fun with the added bonus of Trophies and Achievements.

“Duck Tales: Remastered” is a downloadable game for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live that will cost you $14.99 (or $11.99 if your a PlayStation Plus member).