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Capcom Remastering DuckTales Game 94

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jones_supa writes "Many Slashdotters are probably aware of the 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System platformer classic DuckTales (video, designed around the Disney cartoon series. Capcom announced today at their PAX East panel that they are resurrecting the beloved game. Developed by Wayforward and Capcom, DuckTales: Remastered is something of a remake based on the original version. The embedded video shows some solid back-to-basics platformer action. The game will be out this summer for Xbox Live, PSN, and Wii U."
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Capcom Remastering DuckTales Game

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  • One of the few lesser-known games I remember playing on my NES.

    • Duck Tales? (Score:4, Funny)

      by SCPRedMage (838040) on Friday March 22, 2013 @06:31PM (#43252485)
      Woo-hoo!
      • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

        by noh8rz10 (2716597)
        FTFS:

        "Many Slashdotters are probably aware of the 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System platformer classic DuckTales (video, designed around the Disney cartoon series.

        Obligatory grammar-related xkcd: http://xkcd.com/859/ [xkcd.com]

        • Obligatory [non-matched opening parenthesis] xkcd

          Ironically, your comment had a similar effect on the geeky part of my brain.

          You'd apparently posted a "reply" to something SCPRedMage said, which confused me briefly- nothing in their comment bore any relation to what was quoted and "replied to". I couldn't see any hidden comments, so... WTF was up with the nesting?

          Until I twigged that your comment *had* been posted in that position but had nothing to do with the "parent"- you were in fact quoting (and addressing) the summary, but hadn't posted it as a

          • by noh8rz10 (2716597)

            Hmm. This would have absolutely *nothing* to do with the fact that posting your comment in its correct (top level, end of thread chronological) position would have been much less favourable to its prominence than as an off-topic "reply" to the highest-placed "leaf comment" in the thread... would it?

            umm, duh? What's the point of making an awesome comment if it gets buried at the bottom and nobody reads it?

            • by Dogtanian (588974)

              umm, duh? What's the point of making an awesome comment if it gets buried at the bottom and nobody reads it?

              Er, yeah. Bad news if you think your comment was so damn "awesome" that it warranted that tedious attention grabbing... it wasn't. :-)

              Basically, if everyone was as egotistical as you and followed the same trick every time, we'd end up- in effect- with strict chronological ordering and no nesting, which is a PITA to follow. As it would be if even a significant fraction of commenters did that (it'd still make the nesting near worthless).

              • by sarysa (1089739)
                All designs are brilliant until you add human nature to the equation. What we have here is a Tragedy of the Forums. Game theory curricula will eventually pick up on it.

                Crusading against this widespread tactic will wear you out quickly. Perhaps you should start a campaign for automatic thread folding or something?
            • Real estate's not the only place where location matters......a rocking post is occasionally just one part insight and two parts visual availability. Fair? Nope. But not that much is. Warn your kids.
    • by JakeBurn (2731457)

      What? Every gamer I've ever met that's around my age knows this game.

  • by MrEricSir (398214) on Friday March 22, 2013 @05:52PM (#43252061) Homepage

    Here in Duckburg

  • ...woah.....
    • by richlv (778496)

      oh. absolutely. i had forgotten about this one, and name didn't remind me about anything... but the gameplay video was like ZOMG, I REMEMBER :)

  • I was a little too old for the cartoon series at the time, but I really enjoyed the game none the less. It broke the rule I went by during that era:

    Game based on move = bad
    Movie Based on game = bad

    It was usually true - though less solid now it's still a consideration.

    • by Hatta (162192) on Friday March 22, 2013 @06:16PM (#43252335) Journal

      It's a Capcom platformer. The original was basically Mega Man with Duck Tales skins. That rules. Capcom has done pretty well with its retro-modern Mega Man games, so I expect this to be good as well.

      If you're looking for another decent NES platformer along these lines, I recommend Chip & Dales' Rescue Rangers. Two player is quite fun!

      • by pecosdave (536896)

        I loved Rescue Rangers too. Same story, too old for the cartoon, but the game was a blast. I used to like to throw a box then get back on top of it.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        I would love to see the original NES version as an optional "feature" when they do release it for XBox 360. In other words, a choice between the newer and older version.

    • Indiana Jones 4 totally subverts both parts of this rule.

  • This might actually get me to buy a current generation console.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    ...seriously? An HD remake of the licensed Ducktales game? THAT'S Capcom's next step in their desperate grab for 90s nostalgia bucks that they seem to be stuck on? REALLY?

    Look, maybe it's just that I somehow avoided contracting terminal child-of-the-90s syndrome, but... seriously, Capcom? You're just getting desperate now, aren't you?

    • by MindlessAutomata (1282944) on Friday March 22, 2013 @06:53PM (#43252689)

      You didn't play this game back during the NES days, did you? This game was so good it's one of the few NES games I remember at all from my very early youth. A remake of a very old but very good game? This isn't nostalgia because of DuckTales per se, it's because this game was a shining gem of the console.

      The reason they are remaking old games is because there's a niche in the market for people that want to play games that played like older games, because game design has shifted since then, not necessarily for better or worse but because of the general trend over time. Point-and-click adventure games are also making a slight comeback (see TellTales's success on that front along with various indie groups). Look at how many Halo-esque or military FPSes are released these days and tell me that this isn't something of a breath of fresh air.

  • I've loved Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, and the Beagle Boys since Childhood, I'm not afraid to say... I guess that means I'm no spring rooster.
  • I sure hope they make this available on Steam or some other PC game portal... TAKE ME MONEYS!!!
    • by Curupira (1899458)

      I sure hope they make this available on Steam or some other PC game portal... TAKE ME MONEYS!!!

      Well, there is a rumor in Twitter about a Steam version [steampowered.com] in the works...

      • by Curupira (1899458)

        I sure hope they make this available on Steam or some other PC game portal... TAKE ME MONEYS!!!

        Well, there is a rumor in Twitter about a Steam version in the works...

        Sorry, here is the correct link [steamdb.info] for the supposed Steam port.

  • So other than the cool songs it had, does anyone really think Ducktales was some great game? I can only remember vague memories of it as a child, and while I liked it - I also liked just about any video game at the time.

    Not that it's really doing to cost them a ton of money to make this, but I wonder if there wasn't another old classic they could have remastered that has more appeal than a game with a single (really good) memorable song.
    • by Hsien-Ko (1090623)
      Like..... Little Nemo the Dream Master? Darkwing Duck? Aladdin?

      At least they don't have artgerm ruining the art this time.
    • I have great memories of the game. Would have last played it in 1991 though when I was still a pre-teen. What I remember appealing to me was that there were lots of hidden places to go and items to get (it was coins right ? diamonds as well, I think different sizes if them?), and you could break stuff by jumping on it with your cane. The hidden areas were easy enough that I could find them without trouble as a young kid, but there were enough of them that you were always finding more stuff and it made the

    • Yes, a lot of people do, I thought it was a very good game during my youth, and since most of the people that played the game back then didn't exactly have internet access or not at all like we do now, it appears that this consensus was arrived at entirely by the young gamers of that era. It's regarded as one of the best platformers of the console.

    • games back then had great midi music.

      battletoads arcade.

      Lot's of mid to late 80's pinballs.

      As well the 90's pinball games

    • Capcom made some of the best platformers of the time including this so it's no surprise they're remaking it. I'm just surprised Disney allowed it without expecting some sort of ridiculous fee.
      • What makes you think Disney would ask more for the rights to a game based on one of its cartoon characters (Scrooge McDuck) than it would for a game based on any of its other cartoon characters (Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America, the Fantastic Four)?
    • You mean the moon stage? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofbWiDdkHuQ [youtube.com]

    • by Osgeld (1900440)

      the world existed before you noticed your ability to think, and yes it is on par with megaman in the NES classics

  • Not sure why anyone would be interesting a weak platformer...but Brutal Doom, trust me you will thank me later. http://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-doom [moddb.com]

  • Count Duckula. One of the best little, short lived, gem cartoons of the era.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Watch behind you.

  • by Culture20 (968837) on Friday March 22, 2013 @07:22PM (#43252981)
    The rest of the episodes on DVD. Same with Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, etc.
    • No kidding...releasing a beloved series only partially is such a douchey move, let alone doing it over, and over, and over...thereby screwing over their biggest fans, forcing them to resort to bootlegs to flesh out the series. I firmly believe they plan these partial releases from the beginning, and that actual sales has nothing to do with it. They obviously don't give a rat's ass about the franchises at any rate.
      • by Culture20 (968837)

        I firmly believe they plan these partial releases from the beginning, and that actual sales has nothing to do with it.

        I bet sales have something to do with it. They'll sell the first 3 of 4 seasons, then wait until sales dry up, and then sell all four seasons as a box set. Season 4 will never be sold separately.

  • I hate reading unmatched parenthesis, like in the summary. Make me feel unbalanced for a little while.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Here you go. )

  • I could never make out the last lines of the theme song for years! Thank you, Capcom!
  • I remember my mom driving me halfway across the Chicago area to get this game. And then diving straight into it, having to be forced to go to bed that night. The next night I had a friend over, and I made it up to the last boss (Duckula, was it?... I mean, it was a vampire duck... so...), and I called the Nintendo Game Counselors about the game. They hadn't gotten to that point yet. I finally knew I was better than Seattle college students at that point at something (and the same thing happened when Chip n'

  • The song from the Moon [youtube.com] is in the top 10 best NES songs on many lists. They need to make sure that they don't break it.

    Capcom ruled NES music. The "SupraDarky" best video game music list has it at #40 - out of all systems' songs.

    I hope Capcom is having IntiCreates make it.

  • It is literally the catchiest tune in existence.

    Second place goes to Doug.

    Third goes to the Gummi Bears.

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