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

    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
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127 of 137 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Welcome back Unca Scrooge

Personal Rating: "Worth purchasing"
Genre: Platform Adventure

DuckTales is widely considered as one of the best 8-bit titles from the NES era in what many elder gaming folk like myself like to refer to as the golden ages of gaming. Back then games were short and sweet, incredibly focused affairs and often brutally difficult. There were no check point systems and most titles released during this era did not even have a save feature which only ended up encouraging gamers to clear the game in one single sitting. DuckTales was also one of the very few licensed titles for the time done right. Often, as is today, games released off licensed material tended to be terrible cash grab affairs but back in 1989 DuckTales seemed to buck that trend offering something genuinely delightful to fans of the ever popular Disney television show.

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With the current resurgence of 8-bit nostalgia being embraced by many an indie developer it was great news for fans of the original to hear Capcom had commissioned a remastering similar to that of its Bionic Commando remaster. With development reigns handed over to Wayforward (Grin studios worked on the Bionic Commando: Rearmed remaster) they set about recreating the DuckTales universe with newly hand-drawn animated sprites, employing authentic Disney character voices and evolving the original game levels with stunning hand-painted backgrounds. The result is simply stunning. While much is left in tact, quite a bit has of course changed with new areas added to the various levels encountered in the original and boss battle patterns altered for a new generation of gamers. The chiptune soundtrack, one of the all time 8-bit best, has also been modernized and should have most comfortably humming away at each levels tune as if no time had passed whatsoever.

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Ducktales Remastered does remain steadfastly old-school though. While certainly not up to the levels of difficulty of the original thanks to a newly implemented save feature that saves your progress once each area has been completed, it's still no walk in the park and even playing the game on normal mode (there is also a hard and challenging mode for you masochists out there) many gamers playing this title for the first time should be offered a suitably difficult challenge. DuckTales Remastered also shows off the era's love for its themed levels, which were repeated ad naseum during the NES's reign. You will get a Forrest level, and Ice level, a Haunted Castle/House level and an Underground level just like almost all the level design represented back in gaming then. Depending on your nostalgia factor this may or may not impress you seeing as though most modern platformers (Rayman Origin/Legends, Super Mario Bro.) have tried hard to distance themselves from such level design implementations and if they have included them, attempted to add twists to freshen them up.

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Gameplay is still very much the same as the original with Scrooge McDuck dealing blows to the enemies in his path with his pogo stick which he can bounce on to elevate him above his enemies heads. Landing directly on the head of an enemy will safely vanquishe them, miss and connect with them directly will result in a heart being shaved off Scrooge's health. Scrooge McDuck starts his with adventures with three hearts but as you progress you do earn more heart health vials that certainly come in handy when battling it out with the level end bosses.

DuckTales Remasterd is a wonderful trip down memory lane and while gaming may have moved along in leaps and bounds it speaks wonders of the original's power that even though DuckTales Remasterd is a simple little adventure, a love letter to all its fans, that by no means does not make it an engrossing game to re-experience or experience for the very first time. DuckTales Remastered is the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon fodder for all you NES fanatics out there.

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140 of 158 people (89%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
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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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Fun, quick, and great sound track.
I loved the art styles of the character but found the levels a little bland.

Fun game overall.

i would recomend and replay every now and again
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
A great game in it's own right, it's one of the few remake games that does more that do more than just update the graphics of the original. They make the sprites like the cartoon, get all the VAs from the show they can, polish up the music, and add to the levels to give more of a challenge, as well as a story.

A definite must-play if you were an 80's kid, or just like the original game. I want to d/l the series after playing this.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Very good remake of this great game, highly recommended. :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Cool game! Drawn cartoon sprites, the official voice actors, and the levels and gameplay very closely follow the original game, with tweaks and updates that I like. Lots of dialogue has been added as well, giving it more of its own storyline to follow. I like that you can jump into your money bin and sort of swim around, just for fun. I played the original NES game again just before this one, and I found the ways that they managed to update the game while still staying faithful to the original were pretty clever. I'm not a big fan of the new tutorial level (Scrooge's Moneybin); it's just not as interesting as the rest of the game, but it is just a tutorial I guess. Also, Scrooge doesn't sound as energetic or enthusiastic as he probably should for the situation (demanding his nephews be set free or narrowly escaping death), but it's still pretty awesome that the original voice actor for Scrooge (now in his 90's) voiced it.

Gameplay wise, it's the same as the original, with some tweaks. A 2D platformer with a pogo-cane attack. There is a extra heart powerup hidden within each level, as well. I played through the game on "easy" and found it very easy to complete (you have unlimited lives). I can see it becoming a challenge on the harder difficulties, though, since the bosses are by far the most challenging parts of the game.

I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to people who enjoy oldschool platformers, and ESPECIALLY fans of the original NES game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
What do you want me to tell you? It's Ducktales Remastered.

Did you play the NES original? Did you love it? (The answer is yes)

This game *IS* the exact same game, but with better graphics, updated music and voice acting from the ACTUAL voice actors of the Ducktales cartoon, including the over 90 year old Alan Young reprising his role as Scrooge McDuck

Oh, and you don't like the updated music and want your Moon theme unaltered and nostaligically glorious? Well, guess what? They have an option to play all the original 8-bit sound tracks from the original game!

The only downside to this game is that some of the cutscenes can't be skipped. But because the setting, voices and character sprites are all recreated from the TV show, watching the cutscenes feels like you are watching the original cartoon! Is that downside? I suppose if you had no childhood, it is.

Bottom line. This game is just as great as it's predecessor. Have you ever played a game where it was obvious right from the start that the developers loved making it? That's what happened here. It's clear the devs really enjoyed both the original game and the source material and wanted to make their game faithful to their nostaliga. And if you loved either of those things yourself, you'll appreciate the efforts they took towards bringing the Ducktales video game back to life.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
It's short, simple and cheap and has some of the good ole Duck Tales nostalgia. One minor annoyance that I found is that I couldn't skip the cut scenes, which kind of drags on.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
While the game is very fun, I will have to give this game a negative score for it not having the freezing problem fixed yet. The last boss fight freezes unless I choose to skip cutscene which ruins one cutscene I could have seen and the game has also frozen at a random moment as well. Until this is fixed I am leaving a negative review. This does not freeze at all or even once on Xbox 360, there is no excuse why this can't run better on the PC without any freezing issues.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
It is easy to recommend this remastered version of DuckTales. The devs have taken the levels and layout from the original 1989 version and expanded them to enchance the gameplay even further. The graphics, music and story have been recreated and even surviving members of the animated series lend their voices. New areas are included in the original game's levels and bosses are given new patterns. The game even comes with two new levels exclusive to this version of the game.

It certainly is a nostalgia trip and I would highly recommend it to fans of the original, but I would also recommend it to any fan of 2D side scrollers. It is quite difficult, which makes it enjoyable. Various difficulties are included and despite the game being quite short, it does offer some replay value if you attempt the Extreme difficulty.

I recommend picking this up in a sale and experiencing a remastered version of a great NES game. It will at least occupy you for a couple of hours!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Great game and good design. I over all love this game and as a fan of the tv series I can definitely recommend it. The only downsides are if you are in a cut scene when the characters are speaking a box comes up with the written version but they speak so fast that it doesn't get to finish, secondly I find the villains or monsters take a while to respond to you being close to them and attack. Aside from those facts I believe it has a very good storyline and the fact that it has the real voices is such a cool addition.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Game has crashed 4 times on the final boss rendering me unable to complete it. The game has been out about 20 months now and people still have this problem and it isn't acceptable really. I don't recommend this to anyone due to that.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
This game is pure awesomeness.
From the art direction to the sound design it's absolutely fantastic - gameplay wise it offers a variety of options for you to experience the game in either true old fashion or laid back mode. I haven't even fully finished it yet but it already has won me over. Give the devs a freaking prize for this.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
4,5/5
This game made me feel so nostalgic: these characters from childhood, music, interesting storyline where you play Scrooge McDuck. And in this game you can swim like him!
It was really fun to explore the map, find treasures and have a fight with bosses!
So why it's only 4,5/5?
Cause for me last mission (ending) with Magicka was really hard. After 20 minutes of playing I feel myself so angry and nervous that all happy moments are gone.
Generally, I like this game and recommend to have it:)
And also I very like CG: models and animation are pretty good!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
If d-d-d-danger lurks behind you, and there's a stranger out to find you!

1000/10 just for the remastered moon theme alone.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Ducks seem to be in outer space. This game is out of this world.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Same as the NES game, but "HD-ified". If you enjoyed that one, or platformers in general, you'd like this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I honestly almost cried when the opening theme started playing. I played this game until it fried as a kid and I was more than thrilled to play it again as an adult. All the recommends!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
This game is amazing! I loved the story even though its short if its on Wii U 3ds or Steam BUY IT!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Good game!
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