IGN: QuackShot Retro Review

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."

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Yi-Long3741d ago

... I never owned it, but when I had a sleep-over at my nephews house, we rented it and played it. We always finished those games as well.

I also liked a bunch of those other Disney platformers at the time: Fantasia, Mickey and Donald, Aladdin, etc...

When you play them now though, they're just too slow and simple etc. Not ALL platformers, but these ones are.

Also nowhere near as good as Mario, Sonic, or even Tiny Toon Adventures, or Superfrog on the Amiga.

badz1493741d ago

and I actually forgot how many times did I finished it! it's good and plain fun! this is among the game I love the most on my genesis