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Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure!
Release Date: Sep 4, 2013

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About the Game

Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure! When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and traverse enchanted forests, take on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches!

Features:
- Play as Mickey Mouse in this reimagining of the classic Sega Genesis.
- Experience a world of wonder, brought to life with all-new graphics and magical adventures.
- Journey across five magical worlds filled with Mizrabel’s powerful minions.
- Complete hidden challenges to customize Mickey with classic costumes!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2+
    • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Dual Core (minimum)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI 2600/Nvidia 8600 (minimum)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core (recommended)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI 4850/Nvidia 8800 (recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 83 people (93%) found this review helpful
991 products in account
22 reviews
3.6 hrs on record
+ Every level has it's own unique style and features
+ Beautiful art style
+ Really enjoyable and imaginative platforming

+/- Very short, but satisfactory overall
Posted: November 16th, 2013
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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
157 products in account
1 review
12.2 hrs on record
If you weren't alive or competent to enjoy the Genesis version, SEGA did you a friggin' favor here. Jump on toys, throw apples at mushrooms, and platform like its 1990. This version doesn't just take your grandma's oldsmobile, and slap a new coat of paint on it and hang a few trees from the mirror; this gem is done from the ground up and is fantastic.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
664 products in account
87 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
Perhaps I'm just a cynical bigot blinded by nostalgia, but in my eyes Disney has lost quite a bit of its magic in recent years. Instead of the delightfully imaginative works of their glory years, we've been "treated" to an abundance of derivative shovel-ware and cash grabs, all relying on their branding and marketing instead of actual quality to make them a success. A remake of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive classic, Castle of Illusion could have very well been just another mediocre licensed game, but to my absolute surprise and delight it is anything but; a whimsical joy of a platformer that pays homage to Mickey's past, while bringing him into the modern day just as enjoyable as we remember him.

Opening like the typical fairy tale it is, Mickey and Minnie are just setting out for a picnic when the witch Mizrabel spies the pair and gets jealous, swooping in and kidnapping Minnie, with the goal of using the damsel's youth and beauty to rejuvenate herself from the old hag she is. Mickey will have none of this however, and thus enters the titular Castle of Illusion to obtain the seven magic gems, cross the rainbow bridge, and get his girl back!

Like the 1990 original, CoI is a basic platformer whose strength lies in its imaginative levels and environments. Each stage is unique and bustling with creativity, from a giant library full of bouncing letters and slinking bookworms, to a world made entirely out of sweets that has you swimming through jello and bouncing on cookies floating in a milkshake river. There are so many charming little touches in every location you traverse that I couldn't begin to name them all (and doubt I saw even half of them). Sega perfectly captured the happy-go-lucky mannerisms of Mickey, right down to the trademark hop in his step and chip of his voice, an attention to detail which extends to every secret area and extra path, and makes for an immensely enjoyable game. I gleefully made my way through every level never once tiring of the seemingly endless stream of fantastical places I was sent to, but alas every good thing must come to an end and CoI does so all too soon.

For all its wonder and the many things it gets so very right, CoI is over in a heartbeat (around 2-3 hours to be exact). This short-live adventure seems to end even more abruptly, do to how easy it is to jump from one level to the next and how quickly and seamlessly they flow together. In a sense it's about as long as the average animated movie (which almost seems intentional, opening and ending with the camera panning out to a theater), but for a $15 game it had me wanting more.

I say that however with the caveat of wanting more because I loved my brief time with Mickey so much. Castle of Illusion is a pleasure and has given me hope that Disney is still capable of creating something with as much heart and wonder as what made them a household name in the first place. If Mickey Mouse has ever meant anything to you, you owe it to yourself to play this lively tribute that does as much for giving the icon a proper video game outing, as it does a starting point for what could (and hopefully does) come out in the near future. It's pure childish fun that capitalizes on its goal of being a lighthearted game that almost anyone can enjoy, recapturing the magic of yesteryear for the new and old generation alike.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
569 products in account
17 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Having not played the original game i didn't know what to expect from this game and all i really have to say is...

This game is fantastic, seriously, there wasn't a single aspect from the game itself that i disliked, the music, graphics, bosses, animations and difficulty all were superb. I had a lot of fun with this game to the point that i had a big grin on my face as i was playing it.

Only downside; the game is about 2 hours long and possibly less if you get as little collectibles as possible, even though you can squeeze a couple more hours off it if you aim for 100% completion, but aside from that it's an amazing game.
Posted: December 25th, 2013
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
230 products in account
19 reviews
8.4 hrs on record
A very cool game, short, hard to play, need to traine timing for everything. Made me remember my old games from snes, what is really good. I really recomend this game if this is in sale.
Posted: December 26th, 2013
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