IGN writes: "After the solid success of Castle of Illusion on the Genesis, it was no surprise to see another Disney icon appear on the Genesis. Quackshot, starring Donald Duck, was a naturally follow-up. An adventure-themed platformer with a decidedly non-violent theme -- really, all Donald Duck does is shoot plungers and get angry when he eats hot peppers -- the game is not nearly the equal of Castle of Illusion. But it's still a mildly enjoyable 16-bit platformer that would fit nicely in your Genesis collection.
As mentioned, Donald is in full adventure mode, and so he's decked out in Indiana Jones-style regalia for his trip. Delivered to locations such as the city, the desert, ruins, and more via a bi-plane piloted by none other than his nephews, Donald must search high and low for treasure while avoiding enemies under orders from meanie-pants to thwart Donald's efforts. You choose which locations you want to visit, but the order in which things get done is typically affected by the kind of plunger shots you have. Different plungers do different things. The yellow plunger, for example, is your basic attack. But later plungers, such as red, allow you to create make-shift ladders for climbing sheer cliffs. Green plungers let you stick to flying enemies. Donald also has a bubblegum gun and popcorn to use against enemies, too. Nothing too deadly here – this is Disney, after all."