Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

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Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by RivaOni » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:03 am

I remember playing this as a young'un round at a friends after school but never ever owned my own Mega Drive up until last year, I frequently go in the charity shops in Bedford and a couple of months back found The Terminator, Lemmings and this at £6 for the lot, of course I snapped them up, but have barely played them despite knowing that I really enjoyed CoI in the past, my fiance spent yesterday playing it however and now loves it despite thefact she thinks its rather hard.

Like I said, I've not given it much of a play since buying it so I cant comment but what does everyone else think of one of the few decent Disney games?

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Post by Utini » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:34 am

A great little platformer - I remember playing it when it first came out, and I don't remember it being particularly tough, but I was much younger then, and probably had razor-sharp reflexes :D

I think my favourite level was "Toy-Town" where you could make the screen flip upside-down.

As one of the earlier Megadrive games I think it really stood out as it had significantly better graphics and sound effects than what had come before - sadly my copy has long since gone as I traded a whole bunch of great games for a Mega-CD... whata mistake-a-to-make-a!
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Post by RivaOni » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:35 am

Thats where the missus got to, where you flip toy town, it messed with her head she says.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:38 am

Its a nice game, but I prefer World of Illusion. That's possibly just me, seeing as I had WOI and not COI at the time.
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Post by RivaOni » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:48 am

I liked WOI too, but not got that yet, keeping an eye out for it in my local stores though.

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:25 am

I'm not normally one for Disney themed games but this was very good and an early hit on the Megadrive back in the day. Great playable little game

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Post by The Last Ginja » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:10 am

I always like Alladin on the Megadrive, but hated it on the Snes.

Quackshot was another fave again Megadrive.

I hated the one where you started in the b/w Steamboat Willy cartoon though, can't remember what it was called.

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Post by learnedrobb » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:09 pm

Prefered WOI (First MD game I owned, came as the pack in with my spanking new MD2) to COI (although I have a sneaking admiration for the MAster System version of COI).

Quackshot was great. Wonderful graphics, great music, and just about pitched perfectly re: difficulty.

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The steamboat willy one is Mickey Mania, IIRC.
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Post by Robbo » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:13 pm

I always found the Master System version of CoI better than the Mega-Drive... or at least more playable/fun. Quackshot is the best Disney game on the SMD IMHO. :D

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Post by monkey puzzle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:32 pm

RivaOni wrote: my fiance spent yesterday playing it however and now loves it despite thefact she thinks its rather hard.
Shows how good women are at games, this I think is the first Megadrive game I completed. Took only a few hours. Good game though. Quackshots is great too, a bit harder. Shame about Fantasia though, thats not good. :cry:

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Post by RivaOni » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:52 pm

Her gendres got nothing to do with it, she wsnt a gamer in the 2D game and didn't really get into them until she beat Kingdom Hearts, something I havent done, in fact the only thing she has left to beat on KH is Sephiroth

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:56 pm

I remember seeing Aladdin on the MD,so I bought it for my SNES

The game just didn't seem as good,although I've never played the MD version

Anyone know what the actual differences are?
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Post by pottyboy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:44 pm

I actually had both COI and Quakshot on one SMD cartridge. There were both good games.

The other Disney games I also liked were Aladdin (Amiga being the best) and The Lion King (SMD version this time - the Amiga version felt unfinished :-().
paranoid marvin wrote:Anyone know what the actual differences are?
Everything, apart from that it's a platformer based on the Disney movie 'Aladdin'! :P
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Post by monkey puzzle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:12 pm

RivaOni wrote:Her gendres got nothing to do with it, she wsnt a gamer in the 2D game and didn't really get into them until she beat Kingdom Hearts, something I havent done, in fact the only thing she has left to beat on KH is Sephiroth
Sorry, just talking about women in general. :oops:

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Post by Lindopski » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:46 am

from that brief era of MegaDrive Disney Platformers, I think they did a fairly good job.
Castle of Illusion was great , world of Illusion better, Lion King , Jungle Book and Aladdin were also all good games.
Nowadays they have gone all 3D such as Over the hedge and have lost that Charm the older games had.
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