Mainly remembered as the videogame developer-publisher that conceived the iconic Street Fighter fighting game series (among many other franchises), Japanese company Capcom also happens to be close to the heart of videogame-fiend Disney fans. The reason: several console games they made in the 80s-90s of cartoons series from Disney Afternoon.
All videogames in question were for the Nintendo Entertainment System (or the Nintendo Famicom back in Japan), and were platform adventures featuring some awesome graphical detail, responsive and entertaining gameplay controls, and some sweet 8-bit soundtracks. Gamers growing up in that time were blessed to have played these digital gems.
Anyway, let’s list the videogame adaptations of Disney Afternoon cartoons made by Capcom decades ago:
- Ducktales (1989)
- Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990)
- TaleSpin (1991)
- Darkwing Duck (1992)
- Ducktales 2 (1993)
- Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (1994)
The first Ducktales game was remade by WayForward Technologies and published by Capcom and Disney Interactive as Ducktales: Remastered in 2013 for multiple platforms (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Microsoft Windows/Windows Phone, iOS, and Android).
On 2017, Capcom again published a current-console compilation of these old games by Digital Eclipse, The Disney Afternoon Collection, with added features like “Time Attack” and “Boss Rush” modes, an online leaderboard, and finally a “Rewind” mechanism to correct gameplay mistakes without losing in-game health or lives.