DuckTales: Remastered (PSN) Review

  • Tutorial level - in the beginning to help you re-familiarize yourself with the controls
  • The Money Bin - you get to dive into the Money Bin. The money bin also lets you keep track of your money.
  • Scrooge's Museum – Track progress, achievements and scores (you can also reach this on the main title screen under Extras)
  • Mt. Vesuvius – Replaces the return trip, Transylvania from the original game
DuckTales: Remastered

The original intros for your helper characters have been extended and some changed, which you will especially notice with Bubba Duck's clearing your path in the Himalayas. I don't like to spoil movies or games too much, so, I am just going to highlight some of the things I personally liked from each level…except for the bunnies…stupid bunnies!

  • Amazon – Collect 8 Coins to reach to reach the Temple
  • Transylvania
  • – The Beagle boys are the Mini-bosses here!

  • African Mines – The mine Cart Ride!!!
  • The Himalayas – I hate this place, stupid bunnies
  • The Moon – Save Gizmo Duck!
  • Mount Vesuvius - Replaces the return trip (used to be Transylvania)
DuckTales: Remastered

The Good:

Developer WayForward has done an amazing job of "remastering" this 8 bit title to 21st century standards. The graphics are most certainly an improvement over the original, bringing new life to these characters, giving you the impression that you're controlling their cel-shaded counterparts. Topped off with the improved soundtrack and WayForward has definitely scored a hit in my book. One of my favorite things to do in the game is taking a swim in the Money Bin, which has always been a dream since I was a kid (I also still dream of being as rich as Scrooge). I should also mention, this game has a lot of voice in it; not just within the cinematics but also as you're playing the game, which helps to flesh out the story and broaden the plot. Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck can never be replaced and I'm so glad he was brought back to reprise his role as Duckburg's favorite penny-pinching, tightwad. In the end, DuckTales: Remastered was a memorable journey, a road I was more than happy to follow once more in all of its improved glory.

DuckTales: Remastered

The Bad:

The Pogo stick is your main mode of transportation and I've found a few hiccups with this move; for example it doesn't carry over to the next screen and Scrooge will randomly stop bouncing when he hits a step or a wall. Next, I remember playing DuckTales on the NES back in 1990; but aside from DVD release in 2005, no one has heard a peep since. I think it would have had a much better reception with a greater audience if there were some sort of cartoon movie or a re-release of the original series on Blu-ray to re-familiarize older audiences as well as introduce a newer audience to the characters.

The Ugly

Stupid bunnies

DuckTales: Remastered

If you remember Webby, the name of Bubba Duck's pet Triceratops (Tootsie), or what the Jr. Woodchucks guidebook is then DuckTales: Remastered is perfect for you. It has great extended cut scenes, unlock-able content, much improved graphics and audio and so much more, plus all of our favorite characters from the hit series. Out of TOV 5 stars, I give this a T.O.V. 4.

DuckTales: Remastered

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