Castle of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse) is now available for Android devices

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It’s been a good week for app releases on Android. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s another to throw into Google’s ever growing pile: Castle of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse). Don’t let the main character fool you, this game isn’t only for kids. As one of the great platformers of the 16-bit era, Mickey Mouse and the Castle of Illusion will forever hold a special place in my heart as one of the most joyous — and frustrating — platformers of our time. Well, that time being the early 90′s.

GAME FEATURES
- Play as Mickey Mouse in this reimagining of the classic Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game!
- Experience a world of wonder, brought to life with all-new graphics and magical adventures!
- Journey across five magical worlds filled with Mizrabel’s powerful minions!
- Complete hidden challenges to customize Mickey with classic costumes!

Today, it’s been given the full HD treatment, launching on a variety of home consoles with improved 3D graphics (as opposed to the 2D sprites from the original). It’s only now reaching mobile devices and while the $10 pricing may be a bit steep for some, there are many who paid upwards of $15 to download the game on the PS3/Xbox 360 only a few months ago.

Because it’s an actual paid title and not freemium, you wont be hounded to fork over real money for coins or in-game items in order to progress. Just old-school gameplay, old-school fun. We should note: old-school in reference to video games is often times synonymous with frustratingly difficult games, and Castle of Illusion is no different.

Should you be looking for something more geared towards the kiddies, I’d recommend visiting our Best Apps for Kids, Toddlers and Babies post here. For everyone else, download Castle of Illusion via the Google Play link below.

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  • Andrew torres

    I have been playing this on my PS3 and SEGA did a Magnificent job remaking this classic. Its well done and a fun platformer….I hope that SEGA translated this very well to work on android.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Another bonus: this game was free via PSN.

  • Medion

    If the touch screen controls are adequate, and/or proper gamepad support is included, this then game is easily worth the price of admission. Sega has been outstanding with gamepad support thus far, so I’ll be checking this out.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I wont touch platforming games without actual controller support. I refuse. Let’s hope Sega came through.

      • HeatFan786

        Not just platforming games, sports games too. Specifically the quality games like NBA 2k and FIFA that get watered down Android versions. I cannot play sports games w/o my controller, but the Kinect does make it fun to do without it.

    • Dan

      I’ve played this on the iPad, touch control makes it nearly unplayable imo.
      I doubt it’s any better on android. Would be best with a controller.

  • BigCiX

    I would love to see NBA 2K on Android. I’d go out and buy one of the chingaderas with an actual joystick & buttons to play.

    • Medion

      Done. Both NBA2K13 and NBA2K14 are on Android, officially from 2K Games, INC, for $2.99 apiece. 2K13 was on sale for $0.99 a month or so ago. I’d provide the links, but my work firewall blocks Google Play. I’ll try to remember later, or you can search the Play Store.

  • JasonWhite

    Uhhhh… that “castle room doors leading to different levels” dealio… Super Mario 64 anyone?

    • No_Nickname90

      I’d love the DS remake. I lost my copy. =.[
      The 64 version was the first game I beat 100%.

    • Medion

      Are you implying that this game copied Mario 64?

    • Sharky

      Castle of Illusion: 1990
      Super Mario 64: 1996

      • JasonWhite

        Ah. Surely you’ll forgive my ignorance! Super Mario 64 is one of the most wildly popular games in gaming history … aaaaaand I’d never once heard of Castle of Illusion until yesterday.

        But! Now I know.

  • Rob Johnson

    “Should you be looking for something more geared towards the kiddies, I’d
    recommend visiting our Best Apps for Kids, Toddlers and Babies post here. For everyone else, download Castle of Illusion via the Google Play link below.”

    I played and completed the original Castle of Illusion when I was a kid, it’s not that hard.