Available on: NES
Capcom and Disney were very tight in the late 80’s and early 90’s; most of their early co-operative works, such as Chip ‘n’ Dale – Rescue Rangers and especially DuckTales, are some of the most essential NES games of all time. One of the most obscure Capcom/Disney products for the NES is Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, which isn’t a licensed game. Instead, it’s more of a playable Disneyland ad. Any good? I wish it was.
I doubt Disneyland’s this boring
A big parade is about to be held in Disneyland, but Goofy has forgotten the golden key – a trinket which is essential to the party – inside the castle. To open the gates and retrieve the key, Mickey, Donald and Goofy need six silver keys, which are hidden around Disneyland. Mickey hires a random visitor to help out and find the six keys.
|Oh yeah, you can use the stars to buy some|
unnecessary power-ups from Mickey. The reason
I took this shot, though, is that I LOL'd at "Cock
We start off by naming the main character, a boy scout who looks worse than Kurt Russell in those old flicks Disney produced in the 60’s. The only possible names I can come up with just by looking at the main character are “Dork”, and even more preferrably, “Cock”. Don’t let your kids read this, by the way. Seriously, no self-respecting kid dresses like that and parents who have some respect towards anything would never force their children to wear such clothes. Our game begins on the Disneyland map. There are several completely different stages in the game. All of them must be beaten in order to beat the game, but you can choose the order yourself. The map is a stage in itself, so let’s start with that.
|Mom? Dad? Why did you leave me?|
|A precursor to Resident Evil...?|
|Where's Captain Jack Sparrow when you|
|"Jump." "No, you jump."|
|Space. The final frontier. These are the journeys|
of the starship Cockwing.
Challenge? Well, I kinda answered that already... the two platforming stages are nothing more than frustrating, that’s all, and all in all the game is incredibly easy, and short as hell to boot. Remember the 22 minutes. However, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom ain’t exactly a bad game. Actually, I don’t consider it to be a game at all. Only a shameless plug. Simplistic, easy fun for kids, who will probably clash through it a couple of times just because of the appealing theme, but in our reality, there’s no replay value at all.
Graphics : 7.0
Sound : 7.0
Playability : 5.7
Challenge : 3.8
Overall : 5.3
a.k.a. Disney’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
The game's title and cover art suggest that the game's events take place in Walt Disney's World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, but the in-game attractions and the map layout have more in common with Disneyland, which is located in Anaheim.