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DuckTales: Remastered (Wii U eShop)

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DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time.

The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.

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Posted by Ron DelVillano

Tales of derring-do

It’s difficult to determine exactly who video game remakes are geared towards. On one hand you have generations worth of gamers who played the original and would love to experience it again on a modern console with updated graphics. It’s possible,...

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User Comments (21)

Lunapplebloom

#3

Lunapplebloom said:

Awesome news for sure. As someone who never played the original game, but loved the show back in the day, this is going to be a real treat. I hope it turns out even better than I think.

biglittlejake

#4

biglittlejake said:

I remember playing the original game, it was a blast back then. I wonder if it still will be fun? Regardless I will have to buy this, there are so many games that are going to come out. I just wish they came out sooner or gave legit release dates.

Neophoenix

#9

Neophoenix said:

@LeonChamp LOL thats AWESOME, let the inner child out! This game was great on the NES and I'm sure it will be again on the WII U. I hope they do this with Maniac Mansion.

banacheck

#10

banacheck said:

Soo glad to see a DuckTales remake, i hope this remake sells well for other remakes like NES DuckTales 2. Anyone remember DT: The Quest for Gold for the Commodore 64? And i don't understand why Castle of illusions is not coming to the Wii U, i wish you could buy a boxed version of these games like the original Master System cover art for Castle of illusions.

unrandomsam

#14

unrandomsam said:

There is not much wrong with the original Duck Tales. The best bits about it are the bits they are changing though. (The dpad pogo stick mechanic and the fact that there is no filler loads of the screenshots have no enemies there is nothing like that in the original). When something is remade and the mechanics are changed it rarely works out well.

Dracula X Chronicles you would think would be great until you play it and realise that it makes it loads easier what they have changed.

The updated graphics for Guardian Heroes make it look worse.

Only remakes I think that had the right idea is stuff like Sonic Jam and the Saturn ports of stuff like the Thunderforce games. (All that is done is the slight problems with the originals are fixed).

The Remake for Nights into Dreams is ok I suppose. But its 3D not 2D so it has aged much less well.

The better the original is the worse an idea it is to change anything.

Castlevania Rebirth is much better because the original is so poor. But it is not as good as the original (TG16) Rondo of Blood.

What remakes are there that actually play better than the originals ?

(I liked Bionic Commando Rearmed but I never played the original).

unrandomsam

#17

unrandomsam said:

Just played the first level of the PC version it is really easy. The dpad controls don't work properly. (This is with a 360 pad which you would hope they would have tested extremely well).

I will try it with a SNES pad connected to a super smartjoy.

The original NES one is really tight.

This probably has more in common with the Smurfs 2.

It has loads of cutscenes that you have to skip individually.

If you die you don't even go back any significant amount.

Very poor.

(Castle of Illusion looks like it will be better).

unrandomsam

#18

unrandomsam said:

It is more than likely the same engine as the smurfs 2 but it will be reviewed highly by people who never really played the original. (The original has more in common with stuff like Megaman than this).

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