Time to rewind! Coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 18th is The Disney Afternoon Collection!!! The collection is made up of 6 classic NES Disney titles: Darkwing Duck, Ducktales 1&2, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 1&2, and last but not least, TaleSpin. The MSRP is only $19.99 so it's not too pricey.
The titles will use crisp 8-bit graphics. It's listed as an HD remaster but there is only so much you can do to make an 8-bit game look nicer. The collection does, however, contain some new features not found in the original NES releases. Thanks to the new rewind feature, players can turn back time just in case they misjudge a jump and plummet to their doom, or miss a tricky collectible. It's very useful for people who aren't that great at oldschool platformers (like me). I remember some of these games being a little on the hard side, so being able to rewind is pretty cool. There are 2 new game modes to try out as well: Time Attack and Boss Mode. You can compete with other players scores via online leaderboards. The rewind feature is disabled in these two modes though so make sure to bring your ‘A’ game. Another nice feature is the museum where you will be able to view a bunch of bonus material including concept art and sketches. If you're a fan of Disney, or just a fan of retro platformers, The Disney Afternoon Collection sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
DING! BONUS ROUND!!! This collection of games gets its name from the The Disney Afternoon, a 2 hour block of programming back in the nineties that had a variety of great cartoons created by Disney. Besides the titles mentioned above, they also had a bunch of other fun shows like Goof Troop, Bonkers, Quack Pack, Gargoyles, Aladdin, Mighty Ducks, and The Lion King’s Timon and Pumbaa. The Disney Afternoon ran for years, making it a steadfast staple of my childhood. I have nothing but fond memories of the days I used to scamper home quickly after school so I didn't miss any of the action. Even though I loved all the shows and it's hard to pick a favourite, I would have to say Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, and Timon and Pumbaa would definitely be at the top of my list. So yeah, this Disney Afternoon game collection definitely earns some nostalgia points from me.
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By: Richard Jewell
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