Castle of Illusion HD (Review)

Castle of Illusion HDRolling back the clock with the haunted house of mouse


Following the recent retro remake of DuckTales, we now get to see how the classic Mega Drive game, Castle of Illusion scrubs up by today’s standards. As a big fan of the 90s original, I had my fingers cautiously crossed for a nostalgic blast.

The story remains true to the original, with Mickey setting off to rescue long-time sweetheart, Minnie from the evil witch, Mizrabel. Rather than animate some traditional Disney-style cartoon scenes to set up the game, Sega Australia have gone low-budget and opted for some mildly animated illustrations.

Uncharted fans will be pleased to hear the tones of one Richard ‘Sully’ McGonagle narrating the story though. In fact, your ears are treated rather nicely throughout. The music for each level is an updated take on the original soundtrack, so chances are you may find yourself humming along. The original 16-Bit versions are also available if you’d like to switch over. Nice.

Deep into my nostalgia trip, my rose-tinted glasses almost fell off my face not long into the game when the camera and action shifted from pleasing side-scrolling 2D into modern 3D. What are you doing Sega Australia? Oh, I can’t shout at you, you don’t exist anymore as Sega closed the studio as soon as this game’s development wrapped up. There’s a sign of faith for you.

Click here to read the rest of my review at NewGameNetwork.com.

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