Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    Basically, if you loved DuckTales as a kid, whether it was the NES game or the T.V. show, or both, you should definitely pick this up. And if you never got into the show or game, but have some affinity for retro games, you should still pick this up.
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    If you were a fan of the NES original, DuckTales: Remastered is the definition of a must-own title.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    The Capcom/Disney games of NES era used to be a blast, and that certainly applies to DuckTales (even though it still lags far behind my favorite of the bunch, Darkwing Duck). The idea of doing updated versions of such classics is a great one, and it's already off to a promising start with this DuckTales Remastered.

    Basically, anyone who digs 2D platformers should give this game a try. The allure obviously goes up if there's the nostalgia factor here for you, be it from playing the old NES game or watching the 80's cartoon. Either way, WayForward did a great job of infusing some modern gaming conventions into this title, which used to somewhat suffer from outdated execution thanks to being originally released at the genre's early life. There are, for example, actual hidden collectibles to be found in each stage, which is a great fit for a title with so many secret passageways. The game also offers something the original sorely lacked: stuff do do with the loads of money you rack up during the adventure (basically, an unlockable art gallery and a money bin to go diving in all of your increasing wealth, which is a pretty cool touch to Uncle Scrooge fans).

    There are a few areas where the developers dropped the ball. First, and most importantly, the 3D-modeled backgrounds seem like a huge oversight. The game just begs for hand-drawn environments, to effectively make you feel inside a DuckTales cartoon episode. We do get this style of drawing in the characters, which makes the decision to go another way with the backgrounds all the more puzzling. Secondly, cutscenes keep proving to be a bane of modern gaming when used willy-nilly. We really didn't need as many cutscenes as there are here, especially since they're not done very well. Ideally, we would have gotten one before and one after each stage, and they would be actual cutscenes, and not merely voice recordings over in-game graphics.

    But what matters most, of course, is the gameplay. And in that regard, this version manages to not only recapture the fun of the original, but also improve on it, making this the definitive version of this classic game.

    Rating: 7.5
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  2. Aug 25, 2013
    It's a very good game, but a bit buggy, at least for the WiiU. If you go to the scoreboard the 3rd board to the right will crash the WiiU. Randomly between levels when the screen is supposed to say it's saving it will go black, and lock the system, also will fail to save. None of the crashes have corrupted my saves, but it's frustrating when you beat a level and have to do it again because of the save glitch. The added story to a TV based game that usually had none back in the day is very worth while, and shows how these game should have been done, but couldn't due to a lack of tech. Full Review »
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    It's amazing. Being a fan of the original on the NES this title definitely hits the boat, especially for fans longing for a remake.

    you Capcom. Full Review »