NINTENDO SNES - MICKEY MANIA SUPER NINTENDO VIDEO GAME FOR SALE.
| ||Mickey Mania: Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
"A fine Disney game."
Mickey Mania was released for the Sega
CD during the fall of 1994. MM was developed by Travelerís Tales and was
published by Sony Imagesoft. MM is a 2D side-scrolling platform game
that chronicles many of Mickey Mouseís most memorable cartoons. Each and
every level in the game is based on a Mickey Mouse cartoon. This game
has achieved legendary status by many because of the gameís silky smooth
gameplay, rock-solid control, pristine graphics, and sound that is a
treat for the ears. Now then, without further ado, letís get onto the
MMís gameplay consists of you going around the various
levels in the game and dispatching of various foes that inhabit the
levels. You can defeat enemies through two methods; you can either jump
on their heads, or you can assault them with a barrage of marbles. There
are 24 stages in this game and all of them are jam-packed with action
and nostalgia. The levels are pretty unique and each of them has their
own goals, for example, the first level is based on the first Mickey
Mouse cartoon ever, Steamboat Willie, in this level, everything except
Mickey appears in black and white and your goal is to meet up with
Willie. All of the levels in the game, with the exception of a 3D moose
chasing level, take place in 2D.
MM controls like a dream, for
the most part. Mickeyís moves, namely the jump and the marble throw can
be executed easily, but the controls are a tad unresponsive. Even with
this fault,the controls in this game can be learned rather quickly, the
learning curve for the controls is so low, that by the end of the first
level, youíll know your way around the controls and youíll never have a
single problem with them.
The graphics in MM are amazing,
simply amazing Each and every one of the gameís 24 levels looks just
like the cartoon itís based on and are chock-full of little touches that
really add to the nostalgia factor in the game. As I mentione before,
the first level takes place in black and white, with a film strip going
down the screen, the film has scratches and other flaws on it that
really help to give the game an authentic look and feel to it, also give
you a feel for how cartoons were back in 1928 (when Steamboat Willie
was made), it also helps to give you a sense of respect for the cartoon
and it really gets you into the game because it adds to the feel of the
game. Mickey Mania mixes old-school cartoons with new-school technical
effects. Scaling and rotation are used throughout the game, and they are
used perfectly because they are only used when itís appropriate.
Scaling is used throughout the entire aformentioned moose hunt level and
it really adds to the excitement of the game, when you see that giant
moose barreling down on you your blood pumps and you run as fast as you
can, but you also have to avoid various obstacles in your path, adding
to the excitement. This is an example of how the game uses scaling where
itís appropriate, it wasnít used in a cheap manner just to show off, it
really added to the excitement of the game. Rotation is used in an
equally brilliant manner when you have to run up to the top a rotating
tower, all the while having to avoid various obstacles, such as enemies
and falling barrels. The effect looks amazing and adds to the feel of
the game because it looks just like the scene it is based on. The
animation in the game is perfect, simply perfect. This is because each
and every frame of animation used in this game was drawn by actual
Disney animators giving it an authentic look that few, if any, games can
match. It really gives the game a look all its own.
throughout the game is amazing across the board. The game is chock-full
of happy-go-lucky, feel-good music that fits the game perfectly and
will remain etched in your brain. The various sound effects in the game,
from the sound of Mickey jumping, to the sound of a marble smacking an
enemy, all have a comedic edge to them that adds even more to the
happy-go-lucky feel of the game. The multitude of voice snippets from
Mickey compliment all of the above nicely, they are crystal clear and
really add to the feel of the game.
Overall, Mickey Mania is a
must-buy, the game is jam-packed with great graphics, amazing sound,
and super-smooth gameplay that will keep you glued to the edge of your
seat. However, the game's slight control problem knocks it down a notch.
Reviewer's Score: 8/10
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 06 September, 2011.