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The Disney Afternoon Collection Review: Cartridge-Free Zone

Real Talk By: Haggy

I’ve always appreciated the idea of making collection titles like this.  It’s a nice way of keeping older games in the minds of fans, making sure there’s always an easier way to play. For example if you no longer have a Nintendo Entertainment System, this works out great. Nintendo, had the right idea with the Virtual Console, but many studios and productions don’t have the luxury of their own consoles, so you tend to get games like the Disney Afternoon Collection.

The Games are just as good as you remembered, if a little clunky with Duck Tails 1. In The Disney Afternoon Collection We’re getting Duck Tails 1 and 2, Chip and Dale 1 and 2, Tail Spin, and Darkwing Duck.  At $20, the sheer value here is almost unreal. With added modes/functionality this is a recommendation, even if you weren’t a fan already.

More on that later, because the main thing about collection series like this is functionality.  Some of these collections struggle with carrying over the bad design of the game(s) they’re trying to emulate.  Thankfully, I haven’t experienced any crashing or glitches in my play-through, and with lighting fast loading and good frame rates, I can only say that the games are updated nicely save for some inherent quirks (Like Scrooge McDuck swinging only when there’s something to swing against).

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However, this Collection does one better than most.  Players will find pieces of the games’ history, concept arts, sound tracks, and all manner of extras included with each.  A New Boss Rush and Time Trial mode has been added to every title  There are even leader boards and opportunities to race other players.

The Disney Afternoon Collection is a collection game done right.  It adds plenty to the entire experience, bringing functionality to old games.  Best of all it lets us have an ability to keep playing without all the problems of aging hardware.

The Disney Afternoon Collection Gets

4 out of 5

What’s Legit?

+The Added Game Modes are Welcomed

+The Games are Still good

+The Extra Content Helps You Appreciate the Work Put Into These Games

What’s Perpetrating?

-Some Inherent Clunkiness Remains

-When Playing the Games, There is Empty Screen Space Around It.

@PlayLegit

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7 comments

  1. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting this so many times. Even after reading your review I find myself still sitting on the fence. I’ve never played any of these games back in the day, with the exception of Duck Tales IIRC, and that game at the time was near impossible. After playing that, and hearing how difficult disney games ironically were, considering they were aimed at younger children, I stayed away from all of them.

    Still, I like to think my gaming skills have improved since I was a wee little tyke playing a boy and his blob on the NES. This is why I’m on the fence! Should I get it and risk failing miserably at the games and uninstall it out of sheer frustration? Or should I spend the cash on some DLC? Oh the choices…

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    1. That is a tough question! However, if you have any interest in the game, and you are only staying away from it due to difficulty, I would recommend getting it. After all you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, and having a challenge in a game makes it all the more satisfying when you beat it.

      However, if you aren’t interested in getting it, then you probably shouldn’t. After all it’s your life, your money, and if there is some dlc or some indie game you would definitely enjoy, you might want to consider getting that instead.

      In short, if you are still interested in getting the collection​ and the only thing stopping you is the difficulty, get the collection. If there are any other factors, it’s okay not too.

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