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Behind the Design: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Behind the Design: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Early in the 16-bit era, Sega and Disney teamed up to produce one of the best platformers on the Genesis. They created a game that represented an early example of the power of Sega’s new hardware and that is still beloved to this day. Sega-16 delves into the making of Castle of Illusion to see how this classic came to life and how it helped define a new generation of platformers.

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Game Gear)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Game Gear)

Mickey Mouse debuted on the Game Gear in spectacular fashion, as Sega’s Castle of Illusion gave the machine a stellar platformer at launch. It also marked the start of a great handheld franchise that sparked two sequels. The original is still a great game to play and one that should be in every Game Gear owner’s library.

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System)

Mickey’s first outing on the Master System was different than the Genesis game but just as good. Great visuals and solid gameplay make for a wonderful Disney adventure that anyone with a Master System should have in their library. Fans of the Genesis version should check it out to see a whole different adventure than the one they’re used to.

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Preview: Castle of Illusion (XBLA, PSN & PC)

Preview: Castle of Illusion (XBLA, PSN & PC)

The mouse is back! Sega and Disney have once again teamed up, and the result is a re-imagining of a true Genesis classic. Modern technology and tried and true platforming come together to create what we hope will be a watermark for bringing classic games onto modern consoles. New tech and classic platforming combined with a dash of Disney magic? Yes please!

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Side by Side: Castle of Illusion (Genesis vs. Game Gear)

Side by Side: Castle of Illusion (Genesis vs. Game Gear)

Sega’s Castle of Illusion is considered a classic by many Genesis fans, but what many people don’t know is that a Master System version was also released. To some, it’s actually the better of the two, and being the diehard Mickey fans that we are, we decided to put the two into the spotlight and see which came out on top. The verdict? They’re both two damn fine games that any platformer fan needs to play. Read all about our comparison in the latest installment of our Side by Side series.

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