Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by learnedrobb » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:15 am

RetroBob wrote:Just playing the Master System version of this game, and goddam it's awesome, I had forgotten how much I love it. Now if I can just find that second star to give me full life...

Edit: Found it, it's on the fifth level (the clock themed one assuming you do them left to right).
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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:54 am

Whenever I play the first stage of COI on the MD I instantly have a smile on my face. I love the music as well.

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:13 am

I'll probably get lynched for saying this but I've always preferred the Master System version to the Megadrive version...

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by RetroBob » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:52 am

I agree with you a few people have said it in this (old) thread and tbh it seems to be the general view though I do like the MD one too.
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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:11 am

RetroBob wrote:I agree with you a few people have said it in this (old) thread
I've only just noticed this thread is from 2006 :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by RetroBob » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:13 am

Yeah I always rather use an old thread (if I can find one) than create a new one.
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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:24 am

That makes sense, you see too many duplicate threads on some forums :)


Regarding 'Castle Of Illusion', I've always found the controls to be a lot smoother on the Master System version, I think that's what makes me prefer it... Well... That and probably the nostalgia of the fact I played/owned the Master System version first :D

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:45 am

I had the Game Gear version. My brother found it on a bus - someone must have bought it and left it by accident. Sad stuff, but them's the breaks.

It was good, but difficult.
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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:23 am

ArchaicKoala wrote:I'll probably get lynched for saying this but I've always preferred the Master System version to the Megadrive version...
I am another who has stated this point here before. I just find the SMS/GG version more "pure" if you know what I mean.

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by eeztheman » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:24 pm

One of my favourite SMS games of all time........been a few years since I last played it

I also like the Mega Drive version, but the SMS pips it for me

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by RetroBob » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:30 pm

Ha finished it, what a lovely game :)
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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by NorthWay » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:09 pm

I just saw the trailer for the hd remake.

Yowzers!

Someone tell the Dragon's Lair rights owners to have a real hard look at this.

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by killbot » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:22 pm

I finally picked up the MD version of this the other day. At the moment my MD is stored in a pile of boxes in the bedroom while we wait for a new bed to be delivered, but I'll be putting some time into this when I get the console out again.
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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by jimmyjimjim » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:43 pm

The Mega Drive version of Castle of Illusion is available for free on PlayStation Network if you pre-order the remake between now and its release in September. Apparently, you can download the MD version immediately, something to play while waiting for the new version.

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Re: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Post by TheNewMonkey » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:11 am

Is there a release date for the HD version yet?
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