Let me start off saying that Ducktales is one of my favorite cartoons. I actually have a Ducktales t-shirt I wear quite regularly. Much like the cartoon, Ducktales for the Nes does not disappoint. It is a Capcom made Disney game, so if you know anything about that then you know they were almost all pretty great. Ducktales however had such a cult following that it was actually remastered for the Xbox360, Playstation3 , and various other platforms.
Ducktales is a platformer with simple but tight controls. Scrooge McDuck attacks using his cane either with a pogo bounce or a golf swing. The pogo bounce is mainly used to jump on enemies, chests, and to bounce across spikes. The golf swing launches whatever is hits as long as there is nothing behind it, making projectiles to defeat enemies. Scrooge will journey across five different levels looking for treasure to become the richest duck in the world.
The levels are very different and interesting. The real attention grabber here though is the music. I still personally think these are some of the best tunes to come out of the NES (along with Airman from Megaman 2, also Capcom, there is a trend here). In particular, the moon stage theme is amazing. Check out the video below to hear it.
I highly reccomend picking up copy of Ducktales, especially is you grew up watching the cartoon. It is not very long, but it is very enjoyable and easy to play. You should be able to pick it up quite easily for 10-20 bucks. I also feel like I should mention that there is a sequel and it is ridiculously expensive. We will be covering Ducktales 2 in the future.
I give Ducktales a 9/10! Pick it Up Today!