How many Mickey series were there during the 16-bit era? There was the Sega "Illusion" series on the SMS/GG/Gen and Capcom's Magical Quest on the SNES. This one is totally separate from those, instead developed by British team Traveller's Tales. It takes six classic Mickey Mouse cartoons and turns them into side-scrolling levels.
Most of the screens from this were taken from the EU-only PlayStation release, Mickey's Wild Adventure. The article mentions it's on the North American PSN now, but I can't seem to find it at the moment?
Post by Joseph Joestar on Oct 26, 2013 15:46:30 GMT -5
This was a beautifully animated game, but was incredibly shallow IMO. I remember buying it because of glowing reviews in all the magazines (mistake number one), beating it in the first try, and then returning it for Earthworm Jim.
I have had the PS 1 version of this game since I was like 9.
And I could only ever finish it on an emulator with save states because of that stupid top scrolling tower stage. Pete's Tower isn't exactly a whole lot of fun either, but this level you face enemies which normaly take three hits, but now just one. It messes with your brain and causes you to slip up and fall into the lava.
And then we have the vine section right after that.
The worst part is that if you die and have to restart the Prince and the Pauper world, there is not enough ammo in the levels for you to kill all the enemies thus having to try and avoid them and their arrows, which ends up in you dying anyway. Heck, dying once in the first half of this world has the exact same consequences :/
Loved this game on SNES back in the day and didn't remember any funky collision detection problems or anything for the longest time. Just had a bunch of fun with it and remembered lots of critical praise.
Tried to go back to it a few years ago and I really wish I had left those god damned rose tinted glasses on. It's the epitome of eurotrash platformers. I'm going to have to side with ReyVGM, though I've never played any other iteration of the game so maybe it's not as unplayable on other platforms.
Post by Discoalucard on Oct 27, 2013 22:45:42 GMT -5
I remember renting it too based off the review hype and remember...kinda liking it? More than Fantasia anyway, which I also rented based off a high review in VG&CE, but ended up being garbage. I'd played the Sega CD Mickey Mania, I'd assumed the scaling levels were particularly for that port, but I guess they looked the same in the cart version. Anyway, it's probably better that I don't go back based on these. I've been playing the SMS Illusion games since I missed them before, and am finding them a decent alternative to the Genesis games.
I rented it back in the day because it looked cool and got good reviews, but didn't like it too much for reason's I can't quite put my finger on. It felt... sloppy, somehow, like most western-developed platformers, but I don't think that was the only thing... It also was one of the few SNES games with noticeable load times I ever saw.