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Game Reviewed: DuckTales: Remastered
Developer: WayForward Technologies
Reviewer: Matthew Scott
Platform: PS3, Xbox360, PC and Wii U
ESRB Rating: E
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DuckTales: Remastered is a remake of the DuckTales game that came out on the original Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1989 based on the popular children’s Disney cartoon of the same name. The game is a 2.5D side-scroller in which you play as Scrooge McDuck, the richest duck in the world. Just like the classic cartoon Scrooge will travel to different parts of the world (and even to the moon) along with his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, as well as a few other friends as they search for treasure. The game itself is not real long (I blew through it in just a few hours), but for anyone who loved either the original game or the cartoon from which it is based on will most likely want to check this game out. And for its low price, it’s a great deal.
Scrooge will encounter different enemies ranging from animals, to skeletons, to aliens. Scrooge’s weapon of choice is a pogo stick that he will use to jump on enemies heads or to fling things at enemies such as boulders or a block of ice. When an enemy is hit they simply jump off the screen.
There is not any bad language in this game.
There is no inappropriate sexual content in this game
Spiritual Content: (Spoilers)
One level takes place in Transylvania where the enemies are skeletons, ghosts, and mummies. In this level Scrooge has to locate 3 parts of a spell to go through a magic mirror. The end boss is a witch named Magica De Spell.
Throughout the game Scrooge is looking for 5 treasures. At the end of the game you discover that Magica De Spell wants these 5 treasures for herself in order to summon Count Dracula Duck. Scrooge then has to battle Count Dracula Duck.
Scrooge has a very apparent love for money, but he does admit towards the end of the story that money is not worth much without the ones you love to share it with.
I can remember as a kid renting the original DuckTales game one weekend, I also loved the cartoon from which the game is based. So for me, this game was a trip down memory lane. While the game is admittedly pretty short, it is still a lot of fun. If you have fond memories of either the original game or the cartoon, then you will most likely want to play this new Remastered edition yourself.