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.
    • 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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φՄɿՇƙȝՏԵ ʍԹՐɿԾ
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I want to watch the show now.
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SilverWolf15
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Like an epsode of ducktails come to life! amazing they got the old voice actors to come back and do there roles gain it feels very nastalgic if you played the NES version and slightly new. This is worth a buy!
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Cow Pow [MAS]
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I have played the original A LOT on the NES when I was a kid, this definatley brings back the memories of the original with less of the frustrations, better graphics, sounds and music. Most of level designs are very similar to the origianls with slight alterations for less back tracking it seems and some extra areas such as the mansion, bank and pre-boss level.

Overall its a great fun remake and I would recommend it if I could actually finish the game, the game always crashes on the final boss fight making it uncompletable, therefore I can not recommend it.

I could still replay previous levels, but this is a very serious bug for me.
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Grisu
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Played this one on a Gameboy Classic. The remake is worth a buy.
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WinkleDinkle
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
this is a hard and awsome game!!!
i really recomend it!!!
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Ghost Kiel22
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Brilliant, Perfect, Addictive, Beautifulm - Introducing: Duck Tales Remastered.
It's one of that games that you just have to play. It's very good, addictive game, buy it if you grew up on Duck Tales or even not - just buy it, you won't disappoint yourself.
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AWotKing
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
"DuckTales: Remastered" is the remastered version of the original NES game "DuckTales" This remastered classic made everything good about the NES version even better. The story, voiceacting, gameplay, and visuals are all top notch. The game definetly feels like you are watching the show. The amazing soundtrack, especially the moon level, is incredible. The controls are quite simple for a platformer. The level design can be a bit peculiar... Overall, this platformer is a must have for Disney fans.

Rating: 8.5/10
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Levi
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A million times better than the NES version.
It has a very good narrative with great voice acting.
The hand drawn sprites look like your playing the concept art which is amazing.
It's ♥♥♥♥ing DuckTales. Buy it!
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token_tu
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Too difficult. Not sure if there's any combination of buttons you can press to get more lives, but more checkpoints would be a real blessing. Gave up any attempt to complete at least one level. Still thumb up as guys who posses more spare time may like it.
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The Keystone
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is a beautiful remaster of an NES game, Duck Tales, from 1989. This platformer is a joy to play, a wonder to view, and a good time all around. While at times the story is lackluster and even childish, it still treats the player as a competent person. Compared to the original NES game, it's an upgrade!

Art Style
The art style features beautiful backgrounds and hand-drawn character animations. Every area and every character is incredibly detailed. In fact, that is what makes this game so great: the attention to detail. The game combines 2D characters with a very subtle 3D environment, which makes the experience immersive and areas fun to explore.

Voice Acting
There is voice acting for all of the dialogue throughout the game -- and while the main character, Scrooge McDuck, occasionally spouts a catchphrase or rattles an idiom, it is done tastefully, sprinkled throughout instead of forcefully frontlined. All of the voice actors are amazing, including ones that were brought back from the original 80's show.

Story
The story is, as before mentioned, lackluster and sometimes childish -- but it serves its purpose, and overall is forgivable. It doesn't hinder the gameplay, and in many cases works with it to create tension and purpose. There are plot twists, villains, supporting characters -- it doesn't lack content, but perhaps quality.

Soundtrack
The soundtrack is phenomenal. It takes the already amazing original NES soundtrack, and completely updates it, while also adding new tracks that sometimes exceed the original! There is even an option ingame to switch the soundtrack to the original 8-bit -- and this also includes new 8-bit versions of the added tracks.

Level Design
The level design is great, making areas fun to explore, with enemies sprinkled throughout, and each ending with a boss. It's the same basic formula for each stage, but there's just enough variation to keep you engaged. There are multiple secret areas, lots of hidden gems, and great enemy design.

Gameplay
The game isn't very difficult, but do note that there is a slight difficulty ramp at the end of the game. You'll probably die the most at the end; it is definitely a worthy boss battle. After you finish the story, hard mode will be unlocked, and you can replay the game in said mode. You'll get a lot of hours out of the gameplay, all enjoyable and definitely replayable. While sometimes frustrating, the controls are usually quite pleasant.

Conclusion
You'll appreciate this game if you played the original version as a child -- but you'll appreciate it without as well. A worthy remaster with respect for the source, it's just simply delightful, surprisingly beautiful, and a seriously good time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
It's perfect.

I’m not going to lie, I flipped out a little when I first saw that teaser for DuckTales Remastered back in 2013. The NES version of DuckTales has been close to the top of my nostalgia list for many, many years... and now... Now is the Time... Summer Sale 2016 gave me the opportunity to buy this game... 4,61€ HELLA WORTH IT!.

Pretty much everything about DuckTales Remastered is great, both from a nostalgic point of view and from the music which has been remixed but is still faithful to the original (and extremely good), the visuals are fantastic, the voice acting makes me crack a smile every time, and the harder difficulties are actually hard.

DuckTales Remastered is a game worth playing regardless of whether or not you’ve played the original. But if you’re a total newcomer this is the best choice you can make to start your Ducktales experience :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I will leave positive feedback because I enjoyed this game a lot.
Unfortunately I got stuck on the last boss... twice...
2 times in totally different place.
I am not going to waste my time trying to figure out how to fix it.
It's just a shame because it feels like I didn't finish it, when I actually wanted

AND I WAS SO CLOSE!!!

Anyway, other than that, music is fun (chip tone), didn't find any other bugs.
This one is enough to spoil the whole game :(

And if this is Nvidia related as some people say (then why the heck wouldn't you fix it if 60% of market is Nvidia)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is a beautiful remaster of an NES game, Duck Tales, from 1989. This platformer is a joy to play, a wonder to view, and a good time all around. While at times the story is lackluster and even childish, it still treats the player as a competent person. Compared to the original NES game, it's an upgrade!

Art Style
The art style features beautiful backgrounds and hand-drawn character animations. Every area and every character is incredibly detailed. In fact, that is what makes this game so great: the attention to detail. The game combines 2D characters with a very subtle 3D environment, which makes the experience immersive and areas fun to explore.

Voice Acting
There is voice acting for all of the dialogue throughout the game -- and while the main character, Scrooge McDuck, occasionally spouts a catchphrase or rattles an idiom, it is done tastefully, sprinkled throughout instead of forcefully frontlined. All of the voice actors are amazing, including ones that were brought back from the original 80's show.

Story
The story is, as before mentioned, lackluster and sometimes childish -- but it serves its purpose, and overall is forgivable. It doesn't hinder the gameplay, and in many cases works with it to create tension and purpose. There are plot twists, villains, supporting characters -- it doesn't lack content, but perhaps quality.

Soundtrack
The soundtrack is phenomenal. It takes the already amazing original NES soundtrack, and completely updates it, while also adding new tracks that sometimes exceed the original! There is even an option ingame to switch the soundtrack to the original 8-bit -- and this also includes new 8-bit versions of the added tracks.

Level Design
The level design is great, making areas fun to explore, with enemies sprinkled throughout, and each ending with a boss. It's the same basic formula for each stage, but there's just enough variation to keep you engaged. There are multiple secret areas, lots of hidden gems, and great enemy design.

Gameplay
The game isn't very difficult, but do note that there is a slight difficulty ramp at the end of the game. You'll probably die the most at the end; it is definitely a worthy boss battle. After you finish the story, hard mode will be unlocked, and you can replay the game in said mode. You'll get a lot of hours out of the gameplay, all enjoyable and definitely replayable. While sometimes frustrating, the controls are usually quite pleasant.

Conclusion
You'll appreciate this game if you played the original version as a child -- but you'll appreciate it without as well. A worthy remaster with respect for the source, it's just simply delightful, surprisingly beautiful, and a seriously good time.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
316 of 361 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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263 of 306 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
149 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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