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  • Summary: Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 5, 2013
    80
    Castle of Illusion feat Mickey Mouse HD. The new adaptation of Castle of Illusion is an extremely beautiful platformer, and nice to play, too, but Sega clearly tries to take advantage of Capcom's neo-DuckTales. Mickey Mouse isn't as memorable a main character as Scrooge McDuck, and this game is ultimately just reaching for the fruits of the neo-retro craze. [Oct 2013]
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    71
    SEGA succeeds in reviving one of the great classic platformers: Castle of Illusion features smooth controls, affectionate graphics and intriguing boss designs. Mickey’s new adventures are way too short, though, and lack ambitious level composition. The original was a challenge and a hard nut to crack, the reworks is a mere casual game.
  3. Mar 7, 2014
    70
    It's charming and well-polished, but players craving challenge might be disappointed. On the other hand, people wanting to relax with something that doesn't require a huge investment of time or effort should consider joining Mickey on his newest mousecapade.
  4. Sep 23, 2013
    45
    Castle of Illusion is badly made, and not a very good game in and of itself. This remake has no right to exist whatsoever and is better off forgotten.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 27, 2013
    9
    Very cute and very beautiful game, but its short tho, I got for -75% so no regrets. Also I really enjoyed it. Its pretty easy, has goodVery cute and very beautiful game, but its short tho, I got for -75% so no regrets. Also I really enjoyed it. Its pretty easy, has good controls and also can be played by kids too. I'd say get it when its on sale. It has some replay value like to collect costumes. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2013
    8
    Game Play 10
    controls 10
    contactable easter Eggs 6 INNOVATION 6 Graphics 10 sounds 8 replay Value 3 Gaming Satisfaction 6
    Game Play 10
    controls 10
    contactable easter Eggs 6
    INNOVATION 6
    Graphics 10
    sounds 8
    replay Value 3
    Gaming Satisfaction 6
    Price Playtime 10
    technical Issues 10
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    Over All 7.9
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  3. Jan 2, 2015
    7
    It has very cute graphics, ideal for children 7-10 years. It has a great soundtrack and a lot of curious details. It's enjoyable and it canIt has very cute graphics, ideal for children 7-10 years. It has a great soundtrack and a lot of curious details. It's enjoyable and it can give you a few hours of easy and fast amusement.

    As most of the games converted to Windows it needs a XIB game controller or compatible. This is the main negative point of this game.

    It isn't a classic like Mario or Sonic, but who cares?
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  4. Sep 6, 2013
    6
    Its insultingly stupid, even the children its meant to entertain would be insulted by it. The levels are far too short with absolutely noIts insultingly stupid, even the children its meant to entertain would be insulted by it. The levels are far too short with absolutely no challenge throughout. The narrator makes me feel like I'm being read a bedtime story or playing King's Quest at the age of 30. Mickey's animation is ugly, his design poor, and their is no variation to the control scheme. Its essentially Klonoa, without the charm or quality and fantastic level design. Tomba is still more enjoyable than this game and that came out long before this (and long after the original Castle of Illusion). The original is better, even the sega master system version is better and in terms of actual fun? No this remake is not fun, its by the numbers, its generic and its sad to see that this is the way new players get to see what was once a fun series of games. Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2013
    6
    It is a very short and easy game but level variety and the visuals create the well known Disney magic. If you really need a challenge youIt is a very short and easy game but level variety and the visuals create the well known Disney magic. If you really need a challenge you might want to check other games. This is a game where you sit back on your chair and relax by playing it.

    Pros: beautiful levels, nice music and voice acting, Disney magic, makes you feel like you play an old school platform game

    Cons: Short, Very easy, Price(13 euro for 2 hours game), No service, patches or updates from the developers (No game icons on steam and there are also performance issues 30 fps)
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  6. Fuz
    Feb 28, 2014
    5
    No keyboard rebinding option?

    Yeah, right. Learn to respect your customers. It is unacceptable to release a game on PC that doesn't allow
    No keyboard rebinding option?

    Yeah, right.
    Learn to respect your customers. It is unacceptable to release a game on PC that doesn't allow the player to redefine the keyboard controls and unskippable cutscenes.
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  7. Jan 1, 2014
    4
    I don't know what these other reviewers are on. Simple linear gameplay, no challenge at all. Really bad controls for a platformer, feels likeI don't know what these other reviewers are on. Simple linear gameplay, no challenge at all. Really bad controls for a platformer, feels like it was designed for the ipad. Disappointed Expand

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