A wise man once told me that life is like a hurricane… and starting today, that raging storm of nostalgic gaming bliss is hitting Android devices in the form of DuckTales Remastered.
As the name suggests, DuckTales Remastered is the official HD remake of the amazingly wonderful (and insanely difficult) 8-bit title that launched on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1989. So, what kind of impact has 20+ years made? Well, the game’s 8-bit graphics have been updated with sprites so clear and vivid, you’d be hard pressed to find a single pixel. They literally look like cels taken straight from the TV show. Gameplay has also aged well, featuring that same pogo-like action that made the original such a hit.
Players take control of Scrooge McDuck who traverses the world in search of treasure and his kidnapped nephews, while facing off against familiar enemies like the Beagle Boys and Magica De Spell. All the levels are here and include the Himalayas, the Amazon, Transylvania, African mines and the Moon, while featuring a digitally enhanced soundtrack and voice overs from the original cast.
Disney Interactive has released DuckTales Remastered for just about every mobile platform at $10 which includes, yes, our beloved Android devices. While that’s may sound a little steep to the casual Android gamer, keep in mind the title is still $15 on consoles like the PlayStation 3.