Mickey Mousecapade

Mickey Mousecapade

I have a special hatred for Mickey Mousecapade.  Growing up when new games were a rarity borrowing games from friends was the only way to play new releases.  Just picture it: you’ve been playing nothing but Legendary Wings for months. ...
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World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

I’ve made fun of 2d platforming mascots that fell off the wagon during the 16-bit era but one of the few that remained consistent is Mickey Mouse.  Regardless of publisher the face of Disney was treated well during that period. ...
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Star Wars

Star Wars

I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world but I did enjoy the movies a great deal.  So it’s a bit ironic that I did not play the NES game until years after their release.  In a way...
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Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck might be my favorite Disney cartoon of all time.  Only the Aladdin TV series comes close (it’s a god damn crime it isn’t on DVD yet).  Part of that stems from my lifelong love of comic books of...
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DuckTales

DuckTales

It’s hard to believe DuckTales is Capcom’s first actual Disney game as it really set a high bar.  That it turned out so good comes as no surprise; Capcom were on fire with the NES.  The fact that DuckTales is...
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Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

In the dark age of licensed games for the NES Capcom showed that you could create a more than respectable title if you actually gave a damn about the license.  In some cases like DuckTales they created classics.  As the...
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Aladdin

Aladdin

Aladdin was the movie event of 1992 and with good reason.  The film was amazing, both story wise and in its animation.  The following year the video game blitz would occur with every viable platform seeing some version of the...
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Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers

Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers

I almost feel bad for the kids of today.  Back in the day the Disney afternoon was a solid two hour block of cartoon goodness that everyone rushed home to watch.  Just imagine DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Talespin one right...
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The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

Towards the end of the NES life Konami released licensed games targeted at western gamers rather than sequels to their intellectual properties.  Tiny Toon Adventures, Mission Impossible, and Bucky O’Hare were among this crop but they even had obscure li...
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Hook

Hook

Movie licensed video games were on average absolutely dreadful during the 8 and 16-bit era.  Sure you could blame this on the films publishers chose to create tie-ins to; I don’t think anyone expected Beethoven’s 2nd to light up the...
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