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Disney Afternoon Collection

Capcom’s Disney Afternoon Collection Is a Nostalgia Overload

Nowadays, a new licensed video game is typically met with eye rolls and groans. But there was a time — an oh-so-wonderful time — when Disney’s licensed video game lineup was legendary. From the incredible, Mega Man-like DuckTales to Darkwing Duck, the Disney games for NES were almost all pure gold. It seemed the teaming up of Capcom and Disney had uncorked some sort of genie’s lamp of inexplicably awesome video games. Well, Capcom has announced that it’s bringing back six of its NES classics in The Disney Afternoon Collection for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For a complete list of games, check out the list below. Included games: DuckTales DuckTales 2 Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 TaleSpin Darkwing Duck On top of these games, Capcom also promises new features, like Boss Rush and Time Attack modes, A Braid-like rewind mechanic, and full 1080p support.…
DuckTales Remastered Money Bin

DuckTales Remastered Fulfills My Childhood Dream of Swimming in Scrooge’s Money Bin

As a kid, I watched absurd amounts of DuckTales. In fact, I can’t think of a single cartoon I’ve  spent more time with. Obviously, a huge part of the magic of DuckTales is seeing Scrooge McDuck swim through the piles of gold coins in his money bin. As impossible as that would be in actuality, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Capcom’s DuckTales Remastered finally makes that dream come true, at least in some small way. See, the game gives you the (completely optional) ability to step into the spats of Scrooge McDuck and take a swim in all that shiny money. It’s handled quite well, too. The controls feel perfect, and that’s a phrase I never expected to type in relation to what’s essentially nothing more than a money-swimming minigame.…

Scrooge McDuck’s Cane Is One of the Best Weapons in Gaming History

Bless me bagpipes, do I ever love DuckTales. I grew up watching the cartoon and reading the comic books, and I have an incredible fondness for both the original NES DuckTales game and the recent HD remake. So maybe I’m a bit biased. Still, Scrooge McDuck’s cane is an undeniably awesome weapon. When you think of a dude with a cane, you imagine some old wheezer who would call you “sonny boy” and take long naps in the middle of the day. You don’t imagine a dude who could completely kick your ass with a piece of varnished wood. And that’s part of why canes in general are appealing as weapons; they’re a symbol of physical weakness. On the other hand, the more traditional guns or swords are both power symbols.…
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight Is Mega Man Meets DuckTales

Shovel Knight was basically pitched to me this way: “It’s like 8-bit Mega Man meets the first NES DuckTales game.” That’s probably the most spectacular description of a video game I’ve ever heard, and it’s actually fairly accurate. Shovel Knight features the pogo-jumping mechanic from DuckTales, only with a shovel instead of Scrooge McDuck’s cane. Even if you can’t use your shovel to pogo across spikes the way Scrooge can with his cane, you can use that shovel to dig up gemstones, which is a pretty Scrooge McDuck-y thing to do. And Mega Man. The level design brings to mind some of the the Blue Bomber’s 8-bit adventures. As does the music, though that’s largely the fault of Manami Matsumae, who wrote music for Mega Man and Mega Man 10.…
DuckTales Moon

The DuckTales Moon Theme Is the Best Piece of 8-Bit Music Ever Written

It’s no secret that I have an extraordinary passion for DuckTales. It’s also no secret that I have a fondness for 8-bit music. So I think it’s safe to say that the following statement comes with a heaping side of bias: The “Moon Theme” from Capcom’s DuckTales NES game is the most perfect piece of 8-bit music ever written. Let’s be honest here: Anyone who enjoys 8-bit music simply must find this fantastic: And if that doesn’t do it for you, here’s an electric guitar version that will put a smile on your face (unless you have absolutely no soul): And because I just can’t stop now, here’s a (fake) women’s choir doing an incredible arrangement: No matter how you slice it, this is one brilliant piece of music.…
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