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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Very Positive (26 reviews) - 80% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,514 reviews) - 87% of the 2,514 user reviews for this game are positive.
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.
    • Storage: 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.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Ray
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I don't really know what to say.
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why you heff to be mad?
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
No option for sounds?
No window mode?

wtf...

Gameplay is decent tho
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Avarieltyris
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Nice remake but the original has a better place in my memory
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Lord Kale
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Hang at last boss.
There's a topic on Steam about it, happened to me even before that (so can't use the obvious skip cinematic trick as well).
It's unfortunate that a decent remake can have this kind of bug, so really can't express favorably.
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Great Dragon
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
If you love the original you will love this one as well. Brilliant remake.
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TheGreenBastrd
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Would be a great game if it wasn't broken. If you play on an Nvidia GPU do not expect to be able to finish this game. The game crashes every single time I reach the final boss fight. Sometimes it makes it a couple lines into the cutscene but usually just freezes the instant that the curtains appear on screen. I cannot reccomend this title unless this gamebreaking bug is fixed, which unfortunately isn't likely to happen.
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firefly3914
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Just finished a casual playthough of the game. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A great platformer. It had just the right amont of difficulty. I plan to 100% it. Solid mechanics and a beautiful remastry. GET THIS GAME!
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Chrispy Cream
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I bought this game for people to fulfil their fantasies. Their deep duck fantasies.
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Долбоёжик
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
+ nice & lovely gfx
+ the controlls are great (except that inability to jump from ropes/chains)

- too short
- having to replay the game to get all the gallery stuff
- dialog/cut sceenes are annoying and can't be skipped

worth 5$ in my Opinion
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Mysticum
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Insanely good remake of a classic game. Graphics are amazing, and gameplay better than the original, with the addition of real boss fights. I wish all remakes were this good.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
DuckTales is the perfect platformer! Adorable and full of nostalgiay goodness, the remasted version plays amazingly. Great for gamers of any age or skill level.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Insanely good remake of a classic game. Graphics are amazing, and gameplay better than the original, with the addition of real boss fights. I wish all remakes were this good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
If you love the original you will love this one as well. Brilliant remake.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I don't really know what to say.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
So it´s 12 0´clock and i just finished this game i was just steaming (:D) with my friend
and suddenly there was this marvelous final level it was just perfect these emotions
i actually almost quitt at that last stage
anyway it was a rewarding and just rly nice game my heart sprang out of my chest as they
credits appeared and that piano remix .... so good
i can only recommend that you play this game for yourself it´s pretty
expensive at least for so few levels.Thanks and have fun !
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
All in all a well-done remake of an old CLÄ-SICK
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
315 of 360 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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206 of 232 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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

9/10
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259 of 302 people (86%) 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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158 of 176 people (90%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
Recommended
79.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Dont even play it. Just turn it on for the theme song.
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