“The kid in me exploded of joy when I heard that 8-Bit Ducktales theme”
Name: The Disney Afternoon Collection
Developer: Digital Eclipse
Released: 18, April 2017
Platforms: Digital only on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Reviewed on: PlayStation 4
A true classic of a game was born for almost 30 years ago. Little did they know that this game and some of the future ones would be legendary in video game history. There might be a lot of these games, but I’m talking about a few Disney classic’s.
Capcom has released an all new collection of six remastered classic’s such as, Ducktales, Talespin, Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck. Does these six games uphold its legacy and is this “Afternoon Collection” worth your time and money? Let’s find out:
The Disney Afternoon Collection (Everything else)
This collection also adds more content besides the games. Such as added game modes, music collections, digital artwork and more. It sure can feel like an digital museum but I love it. The kid in me exploded of joy when I heard that 8-Bit Ducktales theme.
The biggest addition might be “Boss Rush” and “Time Attack” with online leaderboards.
In “Boss Rush” you can play against every boss you can encounter in a game without playing everything between. “Time Attack” encourage time based gameplay and also provides a online leaderboard that will track the fastest time on each game. “Rewind” feature can make the games for fun for newcomers, with the option to rewind time and try again.
The manuals added in each game are easy to locate and read, it does not forwarding you to an external site and that is very appreciated.
Ducktales and Ducktales 2
Ducktales was original released back in 1989, and the sequel arrived in 1993.
This game might hold the least linear experience in this collection, or even the least linear platform game created. Ducktales features an “open world” feeling but in 2D platformer gameplay. Every map are full of mysterious twists, deadly turns or alternate paths there is even a few secret areas.
The sequel had a few improvements than the first game, such as Scrooge’s cane might feels a little easier to control.
Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers and Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers and the sequel original released in 1990 and 1993.
The first game might feel a little short of gameplay time, the best time I got finished the game was around 30-40 minutes. But this isn’t a bad thing, because every minute of this game feels perfectly made, there is nothing that you can blame on if you fail a level besides your own skillset.
The sequel in another hand might be one of the rarest NES games today, but even though that the games works perfectly as the first one the levels are more uninspired. But the option to play both these games with a friend on the same screen keeps me coming back for more.
Talespin original released in 1991, it is basically a shoot em up game. I’m really sorry to say this, but Talespin might be one of the worst games in this collection. The game isn’t a bad game per se, but the mechanics and a novel attempt on adding a re-adjust shooting direction. But the game runs very slowly, even for the NES era. But the game is fun to play and worth a spot in the afternoon collection.
Darkwing Duck original released 1992 and I will say that this game could almost compare with another game called Mega Man. Not exactly the same, but it is close. And Capcom does deliver us the same nostalgic feeling now as they did back then.
The Disney Afternoon Collection holds the true nostalgic feeling of these six NES games, despite that these games are almost 30 years old. All the digital add ons such as music, artworks and more keeps this collection an interesting piece of work besides the games. This is truly worth your time and money, all of the games deserves to be played but Ducktales and Chip’n Dale stays as the strongest games in this collection.
+ Nostalgic feeling
+ Added game mods works perfectly
+ “Digital Museum”
– Have to restart the collection for closing up an ongoing game session.
– Minor hiccups / bugs