Review by RHunter
Reviewed: 11/01/99 | Updated: 11/01/99
Good Mickey Game
Mickey Mania was released in 1994, and is a very good game. The levels are designed very uniquely - you actually get to play through seven of Mickey's cartoons, such as Steamboat Willy and The Prince and the Pauper! If you're a Mickey fan, you'll love this game. Even if you scoff at it for being too "kiddy-like," Mickey is still a fun side-scroller.
Mickey's arsenal of moves is quite similar to that of his previous games - a "butt bash"takes care of most enemies, while marbles are used to get rid of everybody else. Each level usually has a simple puzzle or too, after which you'll square off with this boss.
The graphics in the game are amazing well done and still hold up five years later as looking good. Mickey is drawn in his post-1980's look, just in case you're interested. Mickey's facial expressions and body language add a lot to the game. The villains looks just as they did in the original cartoons.
There's nothing extra special in the sound department, however. Mickey has his usual array of squeaks and squawks, but there's no voice yet. The music is average, so don't expect the usual stuff you might from a real Disney movie.
The controls are easy to learn and easy to master. They're quite similar to every other platformer released in this time period. The levels are easy to play through, but the difficulty level can be adjusted.
Mickey Mania will appeal to all types of gamers, whether you like the cute little mouse or not. The game is definitely worth a look.
(All ratings are assigned as if they had been given when the game was first released)Graphics: 9
Replay Value: 7
Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
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