Retro Gaming 10’s- Ducktales: Remastered: (2013)

The Ducktales series is one of the most legendary cartoons that Disney had ever produced and is one that many people still have fond memories about to this day. The first ever Ducktales game came out back in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and was considered to be a platform classic by various critics. The original Ducktales game was developed and published by Capcom and was beloved by many people for its sharp 8-bit graphics, level designs and its overall soundtrack. The popularity and nostalgia of the Ducktales series from the late 80’s eventually lead to a remastered version of the original NES game which was released for the PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii-U back in 2013. The remastered version of Ducktales was developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Capcom and looked amazing visually. We got to see nice hand drawn HD 2.5D graphics opposed to 8-bit pixel art along with remakes for the soundtracks of each stage. One of the biggest improvements about Ducktales: Remastered over the original game was voice over acting in relation to the game’s storyline. Actual voice actors from the television series were featured in Ducktales: Remastered which added a special touch to game itself which added to its appeal at the time. Despite, its overall appeal and its positive qualities Ducktales: Remastered came out during a time period where the 2D platform genre was not nearly as popular as it was back in the 80’s and early 90’s. However, DuckTales: Remastered was a 2D platform game that was better than it had any business being following its release. Ducktales: Remastered was better than platform games like Sonic the Hedgehog 4 from 2010 which is one that many people have definitely forgotten about by now. Even though, Scrooge McDuck is not as popular as Sonic the Hedgehog he was a more realistic protagonist that adults could relate to more so than children.

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