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Release year: 1990 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Sega (AM7)
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (Sega Genesis)
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (AKA I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken アイラブミッキーマウス ふしぎのお城大冒険 in Japan) is a 2D platform video game developed and published by Sega for the Genesis console in 1990.
You will never outgrow magic. That’s what Disney said. And I think they’re right. Well, at least for Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse released for Sega Genesis. The world’s favorite mouse must rescue Minnie Mouse from Mizrabel, the evil witch, by going through the Castle of Illusion.
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse is fun to play even if you’re 2 or 72. It’s basically a side-scroller but it’s one of the best there is for Genesis. Getting to the other side of the screen will require you to walk, jump, and use vines to get across wide pits. There are enemies everywhere sent by the evil Mizrabel. To kill her minions, you need to jump over them or throw an object to them. There are also challenging puzzles to solve and menacing bosses to beat. If gameplay alone is the criteria for being the best game, this one will rank at the top end of the list.
We all know how Disney is so meticulous with the appearance of their characters both in movie and in print. The art department must have been present when the game developer was drafting the visuals because Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse is one of the best looking games in Genesis during that time and maybe even beyond. All characters look like what they are supposed to. The backgrounds are beautifully drawn. They are all as detailed as they can possibly be, given the limitations of the game console.
Music is another area where Disney shines, and it shows in this game. The background music is great and doesn’t distract. Sound effects may not be too great, but I think the audio chip on the Sega Genesis is to blame for this one.
This is one of the best games that ever came out for Sega Genesis with regards to gameplay and graphics – a must for any sidescroller collection.
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse has been ported to Sega Genesis (this version), Master System, Game Gear, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.