Treasuring the Good Times – Ducktales – Nintendo Entertainment System – 1990

(c) 1990
Nintendo Entertainment System
Genre: Action Platformer

Licensed game.

Did that send shivers down your spine? Usually, it should. We’ve seen the old formula. A popular TV show or movie gets enough exposure to warrant a video game adaptation. In these adaptations, most companies rely on familiarity and customer loyalty (for proof of this, see nearly any licensed game review on the blog up to this point). This usually ends up in a hackneyed game pieced together from pieces of the source material and completely out of place situations for the sake of game play. Would it thrill you, then, if I told you that not every game taken from some other form of media was absolutely terrible?

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