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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,669 reviews)
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

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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.
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Whether it’s from the TV cartoon series or Comic books, at one point many seen, played or read something, somewhere about Ducktales. In this remastered title you are able to travel back in time in your memories and experience a classic game from a timeless genre. As Scrooge McDuck, you are about to travel to mysterious places filled with dangerous enemies in order to acquire five Treasures to add to your insane pool of wealth. With the help of your three nephews you will face different scenarios like the forest, snow environments and dark underground mines (among other places). The gameplay mechanics are what many can expect from a platform standpoint and while it may not appear nothing demanding, simple things like jumping from point A to point B will highly depend on how used you are playing similar titles. I often failed a simple jump not because of bad timing but because my own perception of space between two platforms which meant I was being put to the test and patience. It may seem easy for most, but like everything, every player have different strengths or weaknesses depending on the genre.

Aside from maybe one Boss or another, the game is set with a standard difficulty. After around 6 hours I managed to finish the game and was watching the credits. If you are a fan of the DuckTales stories this game can be a great “snack” to play between those lengthy, high story based games. In the end, it is a little adventure with vibrant colors and happy environments that is great to play in short burst if you are taking a break from something.
Posted: October 17
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Man, i can't tell you how hyped i was when i heard that the remastered version is in development.
I can't tell you how much i loved the original (like THIS much). It was soooo good!
I'm a sucker for old NES/SNES games and games that try to capture that old essence (Oniken and others).
But, and this is a huge but, DuckTales: Remastered dissapointed me a little.

OK, so the gameplay is great! Just like in the original game...it's exactly the same! The artstyle and graphics are nice. The music is cool, (altho i prefer the original NES music but that might be the nostalgia talking), the story is neat but it's the story that also ruins this game.

You see there's a bunch of cutscenes. You get a cutscene after every 1-2 minutes of gameplay and that kills the game. It's constantly stopping the gameplay. Pulls you right out of it in the very moments when you're enjoying yourself.
The story is neat but cutscenes are spammed...like often...very often!
And just because of cutscenes i would like to give thumbs down to this game. It's really that bad, yes. You have to play it to understand it. It's just...ugghhh.

However, the gameplay is still supreme. The levels and music and added secrets are still all top-notch so i'm giving this a thumbs up. But only get it on a sale.
Because of the cutscene spamming, that makes it more of a cartoon rather than a game, i can't say that it's worth the full price.
Maybe get the game when it's like -50% or so. You're better off playing the original.
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Overall rating 7.5/10

As you probably know already, this game is a remastered version of the Ducktales game released on NES back in 1989. I have to admit that although I did play it for a tiny bit back in the early 90's, my memory of the game is fairly fuzzy and I don't remember enough to make an appropriate comparison between the two. Furthermore, I did not get an nostalgic rush when playing this game like many others do.

With that said, I think the game has charm in its own right. First off, the presentation is fantastic. The graphics, the music, voicework etc. is exactly what you were hoping for. My only real complaint is that there are cutscenes *everywhere* in this game. Luckily, these are skippable (press Start and then go to "skip cutscene")

As for the gameplay itself, the game is very much in line with what was popular in the late 80's/early 90's. Unlike other difficult modern platformers (such as Super Meat Boy or Shovel Knight), Ducktales isn't so much difficult (none of the segments are particularly tricky) as it is punishing. What I mean by this is that unlike those games, you have a limited amount of lives, and once all your lives are gone, you begin back at the games hub and have to do everything in a certain level all over again. Without trying to spoil anything, this is particularly annoying on the last level of the game, where a single mistake at any point might set you back 10-15 minutes.

Other than that, this is your standard run-of-the-mill platformer. You play as the infamous Scrooge McDuck and look for treasure in each of the levels (the order of which you can pick, ala Megaman, although bosses in these levels do *not* give you weapons so the order is less important). The gems you collect throughout the level can be used to unlock artwork and music, but as far as I know have no bearing on the actual gameplay itself. Each level has a boss at the end. The controls in the game seemed fairly tight.

The gameplay lasts approximately 4 hours for a quick runthrough (but this may vary greatly depending on how good or bad you are at platformers). I'd say it's definitely worth the price of admission at 50% off, although I wouldn't hurry to get it when it's not on sale.
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
If you had told me in like 1990 or whatever that I'd be swearing up a storm about DuckTales, I wouldn't have believed you, but here we are.
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Brilliant remake of the classic NES game. Definitely worth picking up if you like platform games.
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
A fun nostalgic trip down memory lane.

As a kid in the 80's the disney after school cartoons were something to look forward to and ducktales was perhaps the crowning gem in the line-up. So there was very high expectations from Capcom when a game was announced for the NES and they delivered beyond expectations. This remastered version captures the same outstanding gameplay as the original but with added bonuses for the nostalgic. Story and cuts scenes have been added and feature a lot of the original cast and everything, from the way the characters act to the scenarios, feel like it's from the 80's cartoon.

I do have a few cons to the game though. Everytime you play a stage you have to go through the cut scenes and while they can be skipped they are tedious. Furthermore, once you are familiar with the stages the game is incredibly easy aside from the very last part that takes a dramatic jump in difficulty and ups the frustration level.

So my recommendation, if you love the original game then get this and enjoy the magic of ducktales once again.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Still a Great Game. One of the Best Reamake's, and as the Origuinal Voices :)
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
This game brings me back haha
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
It was the money worth but i think more maps plus story could be not wrong.Anyway short and good :)
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Aaaah the memories! A true classic and a must have!
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Just like good old times.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
I've never played the original version of this game, but I loved this one. The game has some amazing music, animations, and so much more! I'm pretty glad LouisVSFrost gave me the game for a gift via Steam and I REALLY recommend this amazing game
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Great platformer. While it's easier than the original version, it still can be challenging at times.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
I really enjoyed this remake, never played the original game though.

I really enjoy the sound track as well. Kinda stupid is that in order no unlock the original 8-bit tracks, you have to complete the game first and unlock it. I guess it's kinda like a reward for completing the game, but they should have added something else to unlock after you completed the game, like more characters or something.

Overall, I give this game 7/10.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
A faithful remake to the original NES classic, bringing in more aspects of the television series, including cutscenes with the original voice actors. That's also the only big downfall of this game is that the cutscene length could be a bit shortened. Despite that, this is a satisfying remake for those who enjoyed the original.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
I did enjoy my time with this game and found the overall art style very appealing… It really does look good! I have to say of the Disney remastered games I do still favour ‘Castle of Illusion’ primarily because I found the platforming elements to be somewhat tighter and the stages more interesting to explore! That aside this game is sure to please fans of the original game as it is a very pretty and very playable game! It is very difficult; and I originally started playing it on normal before realising limited lives was just too annoying for me and not the experience I was looking for; so starting again on easy allowed me to get through this game at a nice pace… I have no desire to try harder difficulties (but the challenge is there for those looking)! The only downside is the inconvenient cutscenes and respawn dropping you in an unavoidable predicament with an enemy!
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
A recreation of a great game with absurdly high production value.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
This game is really fun!
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Ducktales is a great game 10/10
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
I honestly cannot remember the last time i came so close to:
1: throwing my controller with enough force to disintegrate it
2: Punch a hole in my desk
3: scream like a lunatic
these are some of the things this game brings out. This is not a modern game, this is the old game tarted it up. It is not here to help you, it will not make things easy. It will punish every mistake, it will feed off your tears and screams. It was glorious!
Posted: September 27
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