DuckTales: Remastered is a beautiful hand-crafted reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan alike.
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Release Date: Aug 13, 2013

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DuckTales: Remastered is a beautiful hand-crafted reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan alike. Featuring hand-drawn animated sprites, authentic Disney character voices talent and richly painted level backgrounds from the classic cartoon TV series, Scrooge McDuck and family come to life like never before. 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.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce 9600GT, AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Warning: Due to a critical graphical bug, the game can´t finished with some graphiccards, like the GTX 970!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Game crashes at the final boss fight. Do not purchase!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Okay, so i will start off by being honest and say i am not always a fan of remakes. Sometimes (for me personally) they fail to capture the nostalgia of the original and often lose some of the magic that was created.

Having said that, i remember playing the original Ducktales on the NES many years ago and right from the title screen of the remastered version when that familiar music kicks in i was transported back to my 8 year old self again :D Rather than add several new features which sometimes make these classic games so much easier, the creators of Ducktales remastered have done a wonderful job in capturing the charm and feel of the original whilst making sure the level design is just as challenging. Updated with modern looking graphics plus the original voice actor who played Scrooge McDuck in the cartoon (the later really adding a lot to the remake) Ducktales Remastered is a great example of how a remake should be done. If you were a fan of the original back in the 90's then you will love this game :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Game hard crashes when fighting a final boss. You need to play on lower resolution, windowed, with process priorities set to low and still you need to pray for the success. If not for the amazing music from the last level (which is consistent quality throughout the game, by the way), I wouldn't attempt to try the last level +15 times to ultimately beat it.

Plethora of needless, pace ruining cutscenes and the oddities with difficulty balance would leave a serious mark on this otherwise simple but decently made game, but the consistent crashes on the last stretch tips the scales. I'm not the only one with those problems. If you have rather new NVidia graphics card, you are risking buying the game that you could not beat.

It's a shame, because it's really a honestly done remaster with lot's of heart put into it (sometimes even too much - those cutscenes are EVERYWHERE), but I ultimately cannot recommend this game.
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321 of 367 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2013
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
The immortal classics have returned - with exactly the same gaming experience covered in perfectly remade visuals. Nothing less, nothing more. And if you feel like missing those good ol' times, this one would definitely do the trick.
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212 of 241 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
I'm almost 30 years old and I'm not ashamed to admit I absolutely love this game, I grew up with the original on "NES" and this remake was faithfully remastered, the beautiful sprite animation, remastered soundtrack and lots of extra artwork to unlock will keep you busy for a couple of hours easily.

This game makes me wish Capcom would bring more classic remakes to steam, especially "MegaMan: Powered Up" and "MagaMan: Maverick Hunter X" (PSP) the entire time I played this awesome game I couldn't help but be reminded of those two awesome remakes as well, COME ON CAPCOM, get off your ♥♥♥!!! Please :P

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281 of 331 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
I’m downvoting this game with extreme prejudice because it has a crash bug which has been left unaddressed for over a year: players who have Nvidia cards with up-to-date drivers will find that the game will always freeze on the final boss. It seems that some recent version of Nvidia drivers broke some graphic effects in late-game cutscenes. Unfortunately, the rights to this game are a royal cluster of bureaucracy between Disney, CAPCOM, and WayForward, and nobody seems interested in addressing the issue, or even acknowledging that this game exists anymore. Basically, if you don’t have access to a PC without an Nvidia card, do not buy this game, as you will not be able to finish it without skipping specific cutscenes and using weird workarounds.

Aside from that unforgivable issue, the game is okay. It is a decent remix of the original DuckTales NES game, and is sure to bring waves of nostalgia to anyone who has fond memories of it. For the unfamiliar, DuckTales is a barebones, unremarkable platformer where the main gimmick is that you can bounce around on a pogo stick which can break bricks, defeat enemies, and cross dangerous terrain – think of Shovel Knight’s down-stab attack, but one that works nearly anywhere and not just on top of enemies.

But the game is certainly is a “remix” and very much not the same game as it used to be. Imagine the differences between Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros, and you'll get a decent idea of how this game has been updated. Differences include:

- Save points! Unlike the NES game, you can save your game between levels and come back later (unless you’re an achievement hunter playing Extreme difficulty, in which case you’ll have to beat the whole game in one sitting anyway… sorry!).
- Greatly improved controls which make it much easier to master the pogo stick.
- Large changes in level design which make them easier, but the addition of more fetch quests make them longer.
- Bosses are harder and longer with the addition of long unskippable invulnerability periods.
- Some plot events have been removed, such as the Transylvania detour in the mines level, and the paywall in the Amazon level.
- Money collected in-game is more than just score, and can be spent on gallery unlocks.

The new sprite animations are absolutely adorable, and the soundtrack by Jake Kaufman (composer for Shovel Knight and the Shantae series) is just epic – the soundtrack alone is, in my opinion, worth more than the price of the game. But it seems that this game’s main draw is its storytelling and voice acting – several of the voice actors from the DuckTales TV show have returned to voice the characters, and the levels play out like an episode of the show with numerous cutscenes. This is where the game somewhat fell flat to me. Although the scripted cutscenes obviously had a lot of heart put into them, I found them mostly annoying, pointless, and not nearly as funny or clever as the show they try so hard to pay tribute to. After seeing each cutscene once, I saw no reason not to just slam on the “skip cinematic” button on all subsequent playthroughs, and that makes me a bit sad, because I feel like that’s where most of the charm of this remake is supposed to be coming from.

Final verdict: don’t buy, because we PC gamers need to put pressure and accountability on the corporate red tape which prevents developers from supporting the games they make. Talk with your wallet, as they say, because that’s the only way they’ll listen. Leaving a reproducible crash bug that prevents the game from being completed, especially near the end of the game when refunds aren’t available anymore, is simply unacceptable for everyone involved.

But if you want to ignore me and buy the game anyway, keep in mind that this is a game meant to be played with nostalgia goggles firmly glued to your face. If you’re a huge fan of the original NES game, then you’ll probably love this from beginning to end. But if you’ve never played DuckTales before, you might find the level design to be a bit empty, tedious, and pointless – you’d probably get more overall joy out of Shovel Knight. It’s not a terrible game by any means, but if you're a newcomer to the game then it probably won't blow you away.
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92 of 96 people (96%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
DuckTales: Remastered is a remastering of the original DuckTales game with the original cast and voice actors.

I played this game for 7 hours, and found it to be incredibly, incredibly difficult.

First, I'll briefly talk about the game itself. I played on a controller and the controls were tight and responsive, easy to use and very fun. The game was bright, colourful and looks beautiful, they've done a great job remastering the scenes and levels. The gameplay is very classic and enjoyable, and the story whimsical and fun.

Next, and just for a moment, I'll talk about the voice actors. One of the big draws of the game is that the original audio has been remastered by re-recording using the original cast of the original DuckTales game. This, at times, is pretty cool! But, after a while, I felt that the voice of Scrooge McDuck to just be a little "too old". Like, I know that sounds mean, but some of the lines seemed very strained and some incomprehensible without subtitles. While awesome to have the original voice actor back, I feel this drained a little of the vibrant colour from the game, for me.

And now, I'll discuss the difficulty of the game. My god this game is hard. Of the 7 hours I played, at least 3-4 were spent on the last level. The game uses a Lives system which, if you run out of, it's game over. Start again. Not the game, but the level.

The final level of the game takes about 20+ minutes to complete. If you run out of lives, on the final bossfight, you have to re-do the entire level again. I have never been so frustrated by something that I felt, while playing, should be so easy. Many controller slams were had. But, in a good way. In an I WILL COMPLETE THIS I SWEAR TO GOD way, which so many games wish they could achieve in this day and age. If you're up to a challenge, this is the game for you. Trust me.

Oh, did I mention I completed it on Normal mode? Yeah. There's a Hard Mode too. I couldn't even imagine completing Hard Mode.

Oh, and after Hard Mode, there's Extreme Mode.

Highly recommended for gamers who like a challenge.

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140 of 164 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
I hate to downvote this game, but it freezes on the end boss for a lot of people, including me. It sounds like it's related to Nvidia's newer drivers but I'm not sure.

The game itself is a solid if not particularly impressive affair. The graphics are obviously an improvement over the original, but compared to the recent remake of Castle of Illusion this remaster is kind of disappointing. If you are looking for a great Disney platformer I'd recommend trying that one first.

This is worth picking up for $5 sometime, though, if you are a Disney fan or like 2D platformers. However, I'd hold off until it's patched - otherwise you might not be able to finish it.
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117 of 135 people (87%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2013
Essentially, this is an HD remake of the Capcom NES/Gameboy game from the early 90's.

Level design is almost identical and gameplay is the same too, which is a good thing because both were considered great at the time. The pixel sprites are replaced with hand-drawn, fully animated images and the music, which is also notoriously good in the original, has been updated as well and sounds fantastic! As a bonus, the original music can be used as well from the options screen. Also in the audio department, most of the original voice acting cast returns to lend their vocals.

The game is let down by frequent and dull cutscenes, they can be skipped but you need to pause the game and select "skip cutscene" which gets old fast. Another let-down is the that it seems to give a lot more health and continues than I remember, making it a little too easy unless you use the hardest possible difficulty which can only be unlocked after an initial full playthrough. Regardless, highly recommended if you are into platformers and especially so if you owned the original, WayForward does a great job and you can see a lot of love went into making it happen.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 15
I loved this game on the NES back in the day, when i heard they were remastering it i was so excited to see what they would bring to the table and i was not disappointed i noticed people were saying the game was crashing on the last boss but it seemed fine to me i never once experienced any problems with the game.

Great art style
Replay value for getting all the gallery items
Music is fantastic
Great voice acting.

Only one it wasn't long enough haha'

If you love platformers then this game is for you especially if you played the original game on the nes.
So i give this game a 9.5 out of 10 the .5 being because it felt too short to me apart from that i cannot fault it whatsoever.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 10
Same as the original with better graphics. Lots of fun.
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TruOe wOw
22.0 hrs
Posted: October 8
nice game peopleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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6.6 hrs
Posted: October 2
I really enjoyed this game. The graphics and voice acting are spot-on for a title like this. I've owned the NES games on a couple of occasions so this isn't something I could turn down upon seeing it in the store.

I didn't have one problem with it until the last boss! It constantly freezes everytime I get to the 2nd Magica DeSpell fight.

Game cannot be completed!

♥♥♥♥ Capcom... you used to be a credible company. Way to throw your reputation in the toilet. I'm sure you made enough money off of this game to fix a bug so someone can actually beat the game.

I checked for fixes but it's impossible for me.

I cannot reccomend a game that I cannot beat. Thanks for the tease ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s!
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5.1 hrs
Posted: October 1
It's nice and colorful.
Features Disney characters.
But there is only one thing I don't like, the difficulty
On Easy, it's too easy and on Normal it's too hard.
I'm not even kidding, it looks like a kid game but plays like a NES game.
It's actually kind ridiculous...
I mean if you like a challenge its good but not when its this hard...
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The Old Buckthorn
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
[8/10] Really good plateformer like ol'times!

Ducktales Remastered is the remade and improved version of an all times NES plateformer classic based on the Disney TV show of the same name.
And, well... it ... is ... GOOD!

Really, it's great!
Everything is there, from the well balanced difficulty to the catchy musical score and the excellent maniability, this game gives you all.
The graphics are really eye candy, the animations are smooth as they can be and the dialogues (fully voiced) are really well played and stick perfectly with the personalities of each of the characters.
I love it.

Yes, in its kind, it's almost a perfect for me.
So why not giving it a full 10/10 A+ grade with chocolate chips on top?
Because of the random crashes.
Some people experienced them throughout the game, breaking their fun to pieces, and I only did at the very end, during the final boss fight. 4 of 5 times I tried it, the game crashed and i had to open Windows Task Manager to kill the process, as it did not stop and the music was still running.
To tell you the truth, this bug (on Sept. 26 2016) prevented me to beat the story, and it frustrates me oh so much!

Apart of that dark spot on it's majesty, this soft is excellent and I highly recommend it for ol'timers from the early 80's as well as the younger players who love a good "jump on monsters and collect treasures"!

P.S. : I'm not making any publicity for him, but Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) made a intelligent review of the TV show, and I recommend you to go see it on Youtube.
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