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Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
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Console: Sega Genesis
Region:U
Year: 1994
RFG ID #: U-040-S-03550-A
Part #: T-93265
UPC: 735009214409
Developer: Traveller's Tales
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Rating:
GA (VRC)

Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: 2D Platformer
Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 164 of 7303 collectors (2.2%) have this game in their collection
  • 9 of 7303 collectors (0.1%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 2 of 7303 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

Levels:
  • Steamboat Willie (1928)
  • The Mad Doctor (1933)
  • The Band Concert (1935), a secret bonus level
  • Moose Hunters (1937)
  • Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
  • Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1990)
Review:

Mickey is zapped back in time, but instead of being sent to the past, he finds himself re-enacting his old cartoons. Now is where the nostalgia really kicks in, as each level is themed after a classic Mickey Mouse cartoon. The design is beautiful and appears as if each level is an animated short in itself. Gameplay consists of platform jumping, and defeating enemies by jumping on them or throwing marbles at them. Bosses require a little more thought and usually require you to figure out a way to expose a weakness, or to use the environment to your advantage. The controls are intuitive and nothing seems to be missing from the other console ports. It is a good thing that you aren't fighting the controller, because you are going to need all the action you can get out of those buttons. While other games from the 16-bit era began to ease up on difficulty, Mickey Mania kept up the 8-bit tradition of frustration. Even on the easy difficulty you'll be bending to the designer's will to break you down. In one instance I recall having to memorize a series of jumps in a fast-paced trolley-cart run, and this was only the second level. Of course, playing any level in this manner will guarantee a large loss of lives, but it seems to be the only way to get through at times.

Mickey Mania is well presented and challenging to boot. It feels like a true Mickey Mouse game, instead of the typical licensed shovelware that continues to plague gaming today. A steep difficulty curve makes it painful to play at times, but seeing each new level is certainly worth the toil.

RF Generation Review Score

80%
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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sega Mega Drive E S Mickey Mania Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive J S Mickey Mania Sega 1995 Action/Adventure
Samsung Super Gam-Boy / Super Aladdin Boy K S Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse Samsung 1995 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive Italy S Topolino Mania Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Related Games:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sega Mega Drive E S Mickey Mania Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Nintendo SNES DK, FI, FR, DE, NL, ES, SE, GB S Mickey Mania Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega CD E S Mickey Mania Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Mega Drive J S Mickey Mania Sega 1995 Action/Adventure
Nintendo SNES U S Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega CD U S Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse Sony Imagesoft 1994 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation FR, DE, NL, ES, GB S Mickey's Wild Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 1996 Action/Adventure
Game Trivia:

  • The first hit game designed by David Jaffe, who would later go on to make a number of best sellers on subsequent Sony platforms.
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