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.
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.