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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Mixed (23 reviews) - 65% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,505 reviews) - 87% of the 2,505 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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Mixed (23 reviews)
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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
( 5.0 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
( 0.2 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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Stag
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
I dont know what everyone is talking about regarding "the game crashes at the last boss"....maybe their systems are outdated garbage, who knows? I managed to beat the game on Extreme difficulty with not a single crash (check my profile for the trophy) so I dont know what to tell you. Either way, I loved this game- I was a big fan of it on the NES, and this remake does it great justice. Hand-painted animated sprites mixed with good looking 3-d backgrounds, great score, old-school difficulty, and possibly best of all, the original voice actors from the TV show (except Gizmoduck, whose VA died before the game...Ducktales Remastered is also the last project that the VA for Scrooge did before his death as well).

Definitely worth a go, but maybe wait til a sale, just in case the Crash Boogeyman decides to get you.
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Warriah Steppa
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
All in all a well-done remake of an old CLÄ-SICK
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robbyjo
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
This is certainly a very good game. Reliving a lot of memories. Very good animation and music. Faithful to the original. Very good voice actors and dialogs. Overall very enjoyable.
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Simon Belmont
( 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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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
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
All in all a well-done remake of an old CLÄ-SICK
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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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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258 of 301 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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154 of 172 people (90%) found this review helpful
147 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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133 of 151 people (88%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Welcome back Unca Scrooge

DuckTales is widely considered to be 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 and newcomers out there.

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