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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kyleg001
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Fun game, brings back many memories. The game has great visuals the songs were revamped and sound very good. Overall a good buy, however I played through the game using a xbox 360 controller and often found that the game would not respond to pressing the jump button in many spots and jumping between ropes/chains/etc was very difficult using the analog stick on the controller, It seems not to recognize the right/left and up simultaneous movements. The combination of these two made the last climb in the game very frustrating. This may have just been my setup/controller. On the Dracula boss, I found that the "bat crush" was nearly impossible to center the character as not to get hit while using the analog stick. It feels like testing was rushed on the last portion of the game. Having said that, if you played and enjoyed the original then you should pick this up.
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Discreet Noob
9.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great platformer that can get extremely frustrating near the end but overall very fun. And awesome tune.
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Jawack
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Soundtrack is 10/10
Gameplay is 10/10

Buy it if you are a fan of platformers. If you can't affort it just emulate the NES version.
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kevinschmidtke
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Let me start by saying that I have experienced no technical difficulties at any point while playing this game, but according to other reviews there seem to be issues for some people.

In short I would probably give this game an 8/10 point rating.
The graphics are simply beautiful, the soundtrack is awesome and the gameplay is exactly what you'd expect if you've played the NES game. I do feel like the game sometimes eats my inputs, but the only time that was actually a problem was the escape after the final boss. You also stop shortly when you land after a normal jump, which is kind of annoying at times.

I would not call this a remaster. I know where they are coming from, but this is technically a remake. A lot of things feel familiar, but others just seem completely different. I personally don't have an issue with that, but it's fair to say that this is not 100% the same levels you played on your NES. The biggest changes are the two added stages and the boss battles. You have now a short intro stage that introduces the plot, and instead of going to transylvania again for the final boss you get an actual final stage here. The Boss battles, while still resembling the originals are a lot longer and the bosses are usually bigger. Again, the final boss has probably the biggest changes, adding a lot more variety and making him actually somewhat difficult on your first few tries.


However the game has one big problem, and that's the cutscenes. They are really well done, with, I think, all of the TV series cast and while I do enjoy them there are simply too many. Or more specifically there are too many minor ones inside the stages. When you collect important items there's always a cutscene, even if it's just a small monologue by Scrooge. I can understand mthem at some points, especially when there are other characters to interact with like scrooges nephews or Webby. But some are simply unnecessary or go on for too long.

But despite this I think the game was really well done and, despite it taking me only a bit over 4 hours, is absolutely worth it's money.
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just_j69
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Good throwback to the original
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Grossout
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is the worst, what is up with putting cutscenes every 30 seconds? No kidding. Also I would rather take old pixelated graphics instead of these cartoon graphics
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CA1MAN
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
I recommend this game.Well, to anyone who has nerves made out of steel.Why? Because the controls on the keyboard are horrible.I played this game with ease on the original GAMEBOY.The PS3 Version on Hard and Extreme Difficulty? Ha! No problem.But on the PC, I have problems even on medium. On a game I played through lots of times.The control scheme is terrible.If you have a XBOX One or XBOX 360 Controller lying around, use it.You won't regret it and it's way better with.In the core, it's a great game.It's beautifully made and nice to look at. The Soundtrack is fantastic and the leveldesign very good. The bosses are nice, each has a different way of how to beat them. I love the gameplay if I ignore the horrible controls. But if the controls excluded, it's a perfect 10 for me. So if you have a controller of hard nerves-go for it, it's a buy you won't regret.

Yes I know you can change the layout.But the game just doesn't feel responsive enough. Without a controller.If you should care, I use a Logitech G710.
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monsterrideop
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
I remember playing the original on the NES, and at about 10 yrs old I never finished it.
Than I found it here and breezed thru the Easy setting in a single sitting.

The game overall is good. It plays almost exactly like the original, the only difference I remember being the cane jump. There was not option to make it a simple push of the button on the NES.
The new levels are very good as well and while the end, ie the race to the top, is similar, it is much harder.
The voice acting is very good as well and brings back memories of the animated series.
The extras are nice and add some replayability as do the different difficulty levels. If you like to go for 100% than this will take up a good chunk of a time to do so.

Of course my favorite part is the Moon level and the music upgrade is very good. On top of that the extra piano mix during the credits is nice as well.

My suggestion, if you've played this on the NES, get it here but do it like Scrooge would and wait for a sale. It's a remake of the original and the extras are not quite worth $15 in my opinion.
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Zyos
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
DuckTales is a solid platformer. I unfortunately missed playing this as I was growing up and even now as an adult the game did a great job of engrossing me into it (at times it almost felt like I was playing through a cartoon show).

The graphics are great and the cartoonish effects help make set the atmosphere. Controls were solid as well. I had forgotten how difficult some of the early platformers could be and the initial challenge was unexpected and welcomed.

A full playthrough of the game on Normal difficulty took me about 4 hours. There are quite a few unlockables that will require multiple playthroughs if you want to unlock them all giving this game some replay value.

The cutscenes were probably my favorite part of the game as I can't remember any recent platformer I've played that has made me feel like I was playing through a TV show. I strongly recommend this game.

NOTE REGARDING BUGS: I only experienced one bug - I had a game ending crash during the boss cutscene in the transylvania level. The game seemed as if it had paused itself during the beginning of the cutscene and when I hit start to try and skip the cutscene it completely blacked out forcing me to restart it. I turned down the resolution for future playthroughs and that seemed to do the trick as I was able to finish both the level and the rest of the game without any other issues.

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Jazzy
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
The game is actually really good, its just a shame that it crashes at the last boss. Blueball experience
Would only recommend if the problem gets solved
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51 of 66 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
TL;DR: No option to lower audio volume in game, is incredibly loud. Game is broken for many NVIDIA card owners and if you are affected it will freeze in the final cutscene before the final battle. They apparently aren't working on a fix, so I can't recommend it at this point.

Score without bug 9/10
Score with bug 6/10 (I enjoyed the game very much up until the final battle, but it's too frustrating not being able to complete it at all)

I loved this game and was incredibly happy when they announced this HD Remake. The only thing that really really annoyed me was the fact that the game has no option to turn the sound down (RIP Headset users), which meant I had to put my Windows sound regulator bar so far into the bottom that it was almost impossible to play while chatting with friends on teamspeak. If you don't turn the sound down, your ears will start bleeding from the epic Ducktales theme as soon as you hit the Welcome Screen.

I eventually managed to somehow get it to a bearable level and was able to play the game (on hard difficulty) without any issues whatsoever. The controller support is great and I highly recommend using one.


The fundamental problem, and the reason why I cannot recommend this game at this point, is the fact that there is a game breaking bug which prevents you from finishing the game because it freezes to death during the cutscene prior to the final boss battle. As far as I am informed, this problem only exists with NVIDIA cards, and it doesn't matter which one you have (I have a GTX 970).

Thus far, the developers have not done anything to address this issue. I haven't seen one post on the Forums about it and it is unclear if they are even working on a fix. My gut tells me they are not, yet they do not hesitate to put this game out on sale.
There are supposed fixes around, but they require a lot of work and I simply can not be bothered to fix something that is not my fault as a customer.

If they ever fix the bug I will happily change this review.
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Game froze on final boss. Game impossible to finish. blueballs/10
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Good game.
Crashes every time you get to the final boss though.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
No problems completing the game. Have been using 2 GeForce 760 in SLI configuration and I haven't experienced any crash.

This game has reminded me how difficult were some platformers when I was a teenager (~1995) and the great quantity of hours spent completing them.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This game is amazing, I played the original NES version and I loved it, this one mantains the essence of the original but with an amazing and beautiful remastered art, I can't believe that the game features the Original voices of the cast specially the now late Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck.
I was fan of the series and this is a very nostalgic game that is totally worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Good throwback to the original
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Let me start by saying that I have experienced no technical difficulties at any point while playing this game, but according to other reviews there seem to be issues for some people.

In short I would probably give this game an 8/10 point rating.
The graphics are simply beautiful, the soundtrack is awesome and the gameplay is exactly what you'd expect if you've played the NES game. I do feel like the game sometimes eats my inputs, but the only time that was actually a problem was the escape after the final boss. You also stop shortly when you land after a normal jump, which is kind of annoying at times.

I would not call this a remaster. I know where they are coming from, but this is technically a remake. A lot of things feel familiar, but others just seem completely different. I personally don't have an issue with that, but it's fair to say that this is not 100% the same levels you played on your NES. The biggest changes are the two added stages and the boss battles. You have now a short intro stage that introduces the plot, and instead of going to transylvania again for the final boss you get an actual final stage here. The Boss battles, while still resembling the originals are a lot longer and the bosses are usually bigger. Again, the final boss has probably the biggest changes, adding a lot more variety and making him actually somewhat difficult on your first few tries.


However the game has one big problem, and that's the cutscenes. They are really well done, with, I think, all of the TV series cast and while I do enjoy them there are simply too many. Or more specifically there are too many minor ones inside the stages. When you collect important items there's always a cutscene, even if it's just a small monologue by Scrooge. I can understand mthem at some points, especially when there are other characters to interact with like scrooges nephews or Webby. But some are simply unnecessary or go on for too long.

But despite this I think the game was really well done and, despite it taking me only a bit over 4 hours, is absolutely worth it's money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
DuckTales is a solid platformer. I unfortunately missed playing this as I was growing up and even now as an adult the game did a great job of engrossing me into it (at times it almost felt like I was playing through a cartoon show).

The graphics are great and the cartoonish effects help make set the atmosphere. Controls were solid as well. I had forgotten how difficult some of the early platformers could be and the initial challenge was unexpected and welcomed.

A full playthrough of the game on Normal difficulty took me about 4 hours. There are quite a few unlockables that will require multiple playthroughs if you want to unlock them all giving this game some replay value.

The cutscenes were probably my favorite part of the game as I can't remember any recent platformer I've played that has made me feel like I was playing through a TV show. I strongly recommend this game.

NOTE REGARDING BUGS: I only experienced one bug - I had a game ending crash during the boss cutscene in the transylvania level. The game seemed as if it had paused itself during the beginning of the cutscene and when I hit start to try and skip the cutscene it completely blacked out forcing me to restart it. I turned down the resolution for future playthroughs and that seemed to do the trick as I was able to finish both the level and the rest of the game without any other issues.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I remember playing the original on the NES, and at about 10 yrs old I never finished it.
Than I found it here and breezed thru the Easy setting in a single sitting.

The game overall is good. It plays almost exactly like the original, the only difference I remember being the cane jump. There was not option to make it a simple push of the button on the NES.
The new levels are very good as well and while the end, ie the race to the top, is similar, it is much harder.
The voice acting is very good as well and brings back memories of the animated series.
The extras are nice and add some replayability as do the different difficulty levels. If you like to go for 100% than this will take up a good chunk of a time to do so.

Of course my favorite part is the Moon level and the music upgrade is very good. On top of that the extra piano mix during the credits is nice as well.

My suggestion, if you've played this on the NES, get it here but do it like Scrooge would and wait for a sale. It's a remake of the original and the extras are not quite worth $15 in my opinion.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
I recommend this game.Well, to anyone who has nerves made out of steel.Why? Because the controls on the keyboard are horrible.I played this game with ease on the original GAMEBOY.The PS3 Version on Hard and Extreme Difficulty? Ha! No problem.But on the PC, I have problems even on medium. On a game I played through lots of times.The control scheme is terrible.If you have a XBOX One or XBOX 360 Controller lying around, use it.You won't regret it and it's way better with.In the core, it's a great game.It's beautifully made and nice to look at. The Soundtrack is fantastic and the leveldesign very good. The bosses are nice, each has a different way of how to beat them. I love the gameplay if I ignore the horrible controls. But if the controls excluded, it's a perfect 10 for me. So if you have a controller of hard nerves-go for it, it's a buy you won't regret.

Yes I know you can change the layout.But the game just doesn't feel responsive enough. Without a controller.If you should care, I use a Logitech G710.
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