United States: 1988
Well, all I can say, is that this game is awesome! Great
sidescrolling platformer! I just want to play this game over and over
again! It's so...great. It's just so much fun, and you have Minnie
mouse follow you to help you along the way! There's only one thing I
would rather play than this:
A GOOD GAME!
No, I don't find this game awesome, at all. It's frustrating and
annoying. I've played worse games, but this one is still pretty bad.
The first thing you notice about this game is the title screen. The
game is called Mickey Mousecapade, it says it on the box and the
cartridge. But, when you start up the NES, you'll see that the title
screen just says "Mickey Mouse." It's almost like they changed the
name last minute to make the game sell better and just slapped new
labels on the cartridges.
Now, when you actually start the game, you'll notice that the graphics
aren't too bad. The colors are bright and vibrant and there are many
on the screen at once. The only problem graphic wise is you'll notice
occasionally that parts of sprites will disappear for a second or two.
It seems to happen when other games will have flickering sprites. I'd
rather see flickering sprites than this. But unfortunately, we
sometimes get flickering sprites as well. But again, for the most
part, the graphics aren't bad for an NES game.
Now, right away, you'll notice that the gameplay sucks. The jump feels
stiff, like you don't have much control. You don't start out with a
weapon, you have to find it. Minnie is a huge burden on you, and if
you don't get her weapon right away, you will not have a chance to get
it again, and you will need her weapon for later, or the bosses will
be almost impossible to beat (although, they're almost impossible
Minnie gives you a hard time right in the first level. When you climb
up a ladder and jump off onto the next floor, Minnie will usually jump
off the ladder without finishing the climb, leaving her stuck, so you
have to climb back down the ladder to get her, then climb up the
ladder and hope she doesn't do the same stupid thing again. In the
next level, you're jumps have to be timed perfectly, otherwise, Minnie
will not clear the gap and fall. When Minnie falls, you automatically
There are also points when this annoying enemy will come out and take
Minnie, and then you have to go through the frustration of trying to
get her back.
The next thing you will hate about this game is the bosses. Every boss
is almost the same repetitive thing. It's always an enemy on one side
of the screen throwing a barrage of almost unavoidable projectiles.
There is one level in this game that brings any enjoyment you may have
had left down to nothing. The Woods. It is a constantly repeating
level. You can't just move forward or you'll just see the same
repetitive crap. You have to figure out which door to enter. Yeah,
that's another thing, you can't look for paths in the woods, you have
to look for doorways in the trees. If you enter the correct doorways,
you will progress from spring, to summer, to fall, and finally to
winter, where the correct door will send you to a more linear section
of the woods. But if you enter the wrong door, you will get sent back
to the previous season or even the beginning of the level. Not to
mention, you need to find certain doors by shooting trees to make the
door appear. So, by the time you get to the Winter, you'll be shooting
at every tree, only to end up back at the start. Little would you
know, is that the first tree in the level is the one you have to shoot
to find the right door. But you wouldn't know this, because the first
time you shoot the tree, it doesn't work. You have to walk all the way
through the level, then shoot the tree as you are passing the start
sign again. So, if you were shooting every tree the first time around,
you'll think that it isn't the right tree and not bother shooting it
The music in this game is ok, it's nothing special, just ok. I do get
the little level intro song stuck in my head all the time.
This game has no replay value. I'd be surprised if you even wanted to
finish the game the first time playing. There is also no 2-player.
They had the perfect opportunity to make a 2-player co-op, but no, you
can't have a more intelligent human take control of Minnie to make her
less of a burden.
So, to cap it off. This game sucks. It looks alright visually, but
quickly deteriorates after only a few minutes of play.
Value: 1/10 - Unless you are a collector, do not spend your money on
this game, even if it's only a few dollars.
Challenge: There is no "challenge". They make the game hard with poor
gameplay and controls over true difficulty like in games like
Castlevania and Contra.
Frustration: (Lower number is more frustrating) 1/10 - This game is
going to make you want to chuck it or your entire NES out the window.
Written By: Mr. X
Date Submitted: May 12th, 2007
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