Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck

a game by Aspect

Platforms: Sega Master SystemSega Master SystemGameGear

Genre: Action

Disney's duck has a 'fowl temper, but gorgeous graphics and solid game play make his newest action/adventure cart worth checking out.

Don't Quack Up

Uncle Scrooge is in deep trouble. After messing with an enchanted amulet, he's blown up like a balloon. Donald must solve the mystery and deflate his unk.

Each of the four areas of the game (the Jungle, the Inlet, the Volcano, and the Mountain) is fraught with perils. There are two scenes in each round, and Donald has to make his way through using hop-n-bop-style game play. Donald's easy to control, whether he's jumping, running, swimming, or slip-slidin' across the ice.

During each round, Donald can capture gems and other treasure to boost his points. He also snacks on ice cream and turkeys (hey, Donald's no cannibal). Then, at the end of each round, Donald snags a special charm that'll help him solve the mystery.

The game's graphics capture that ol' Disney magic. Donald's personality is quite evident, whether he's impatiently tapping his webbed toe or racing across the screen during a mad attack. Although the enemies could have been more imaginative, the game's backgrounds are creative and well done. The music's not top-ten fare, but it doesn't detract from the fun.

Fowl Fun

Intermediate and advanced gamers will find the game an easy waddle, but it's still a lot of fun. Donald's a charmer, and his latest adventure is just ducky.


  • When you reach what appears to be a dead end in the Volcano, simply push Up to enter the door.
  • Grab Chiles to send Donald into a Super Attack mode.
  • Watch out! Donald's an Instant frozen duck dinner if he falls into the water during the Mountain round.

Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck Downloads

Sega Master System Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck download
  • Machine: Game Gear;
  • Manufacturer: Sega of America;

A Disney game is invariably a good addition to any game system. And if you're a Donald Duck fan, you'll be doubly happy with Deep Duck Trouble.

As the easily flustered and frustrated fowl, it's your job to help your wealthy uncle, Scrooge McDuck. On one of his explorations, Scrooge stole a pendant from a statue on an uninhabitable island, and he's now blown up to grand proportions. The only way to reverse the spell is for Donald and his nephews - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - to return the pendant.

Graphics are the highlight of Deep Duck Trouble, although the game play is solid, too. You're going to be hard-pressed to find a better all-round adventure for Game Gear.

reggie posted a review
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: January 1993
  • Theme: Action
  • Levels: 12

Uncle Scrooge brought home a mysterious pendant he found on an uninhabited island while on his latest treasure hunt. That's when something unusual happened to Uncle Scrooge.

Now the only thing that will cure him is to return the magical pendant to its rightful place on the island. That job falls on Donald's shoulders, but his adventure is not an easy one. Donald must make his way through several different, dangerous climate locations on the island. Collect different objects in each area to enter the shrine and complete his adventure.

reggie posted a review

This version of Donald Duck and his wacky antics comes off rather well. After Uncle Scrooge brought home a mysterious pendant, something strange happened to him and Donald must help him. Very large levels with nifty icons to find really spice up the game. There's lots of cool Bosses and the game is just plain fun.

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