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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD [REVIEW]

Overall Feeling: 

Sega remakes one of their successful 2D side-scrollers with a complete overhaul of graphics and gameplay. The story is the same, and the goals are the same: Rescue Minnie from the evil witch by collecting all the different colored gems, each guarded by a big boss at the end of every level. The gameplay is a mix between classic side-scrolling elements, very similar to that of the original game for the Genesis, and a 3D mechanic that is very reminiscent of Mario 64. The typical, easy enemies and basic platforming is not something that is going to blow you away, nor is it anything that we haven't seen before, but there is charm to be had here, nonetheless. Castle of Illusion HD does enough things differently to distance itself from the swarms of platformers found throughout downloads, and if you were a big fan of the original, it just might be worth a look into this time around.

The Pros: 

+ Strong artwork and sound editing add to its charm.
+ Easy to pick up and play.
+ Unlockable outfits helps add to the replay value.

The Cons: 

- $14.99 seems a little steep for about a three hour game.
- Platforming can feel floaty and get frustrating fast.
- No real gameplay mechanics will challenge you throughout.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
7

I played a lot of Sega Genesis growing up. A lot. The wave of nostalgia that hit me when I saw that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was getting a remake was rather large. I'm a sucker for old platformers, and very much so for Sega ones. It wasn't long into the opening cinematic of the game that I realized this remake is going to be quite different than the original I remembered playing with my brother.

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