As far as classic non-Mario platform games are concerned we got to see several cool titles for the NES during the 80’s and early 90’s. As far as games that stand out both Ducktales and Darkwing Duck both stand out mainly because of the popularity that both television series had back then. While NES platform games are well known for their notorious levels difficultly there were still many people who enjoy both Ducktales and Darkwing Duck on the 8-bit NES console. The Ducktales television series was popular among children after it started back in 1987. Scrooge McDuck who was the main character in Ducktales was known to be very wealthy and normally took part in numerous adventures to further increase his monetary status while serving as a caretaker of his three nephews. While the NES Ducktales is based off of the television series there are many people who would argue that the game is just as good if not better. The stages in Ducktales were challenging and the soundtracks were decent especially the “Moon” theme which is considered to be legendary.
Despite, how popular Darkwing Duck was after the series first premiered in Fall 1991 was a game that was not released for the Super NES which came out in 1990. By the early 90’s the NES console was starting to become old and more people began turning to 16-bit gaming on consoles such as the Super Nintendo along with the Sega Genesis. Darkwing Duck for the NES was cool especially considering the Mega Man vibes it give off allowing players to choose what stages they wanted complete first. Also, the ability to unlock various weapons throughout the game made Darkwing Duck somewhat similar the NES MegaMan games which made players really got into. Even though, the NES Darkwing Duck game May have had better visuals many would probably argue that the Ducktales title from ’89 was more popular overall due to the success of the series between the late 80’s-early 90’s. While Darkwing Duck is also considered to be an iconic kids show that was just as big as Ducktales the game itself is generally overlooked due to the growing popularity of more advanced game systems of the early 90’s.