Duck Tales

a game by Capcom

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Platformer

See also: Disney Games, Duck Games

  • Type: Shooter
  • Levels of Play: 7
  • Difficulty: Avg.

Capcom continues their line of Disney character games (following on the heels of Mickey Mousecapade) with Duck Tales, based on the animated cartoon series. In the game you star as Scrooge McDuck, exploring multiple levels of action and adventure on foot or on your special pogo stick! You can eliminate enemies and overcome obstacles with the stick. Each round (which can be selected at any time from a menu screen) is filled with its own set of dangers and obstacles to overcome.

People say:


Duck Tales appears as though it was created with younger players in mind with options such as selecting any level at the beginning of the game. This doesn't detract from the superior graphics and play mechanics, however, and despite some easy areas, Duck Tales is too good to ignore.


The best game ever made for the young player. After a dog of a game in Mickey Mouse, Capcom comes back with a game that combines all the right features to catch the younger player's, hold their interest, challenge their abilities, and keep them coming back. Only for the very young.


This game has good graphics and a nice feel with plenty of emphasis on the cartoonlike characters. Duck Tales is not overly challenging, but the theme is different and the game is fun to play. Don't get scared by the kiddie-look, this is a prime example of very good game designing.


This is another Disney game that, like Mickey Mousecapde before it, has some decent play mechanics that are toned down for the younger players. While I'm sure this is nice for kid brother or sister, you'll probably enjoy this game but find it beaten after the first day of play.

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Guide Scrooge McDuck through multiple levels of action!

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The African Mines

You won't get far in this underground maze unless you've gotten the Skeleton Key in Transylvania. Once you're inside of the mines search for a hidden treasure called the Giant Diamond of the Inner-Earth. To reach this treasure you'll have to get past flying bats, underground swamp creatures and other creepy crafty beasties. Use your pogo-jump to cross the underground swamp. If you're low on energy, look for Mrs. Beaky in the mines. She'll give you a tasty snack. Walk through the illusion wall and you'll find a Scrooge Doll tor a 1-up. Beat the King of the Terra Fermies and you'll get your treasure.

The Amazon Jungle

Search through the steamy jungles and climb the Inca ruins as you look for the missing Septre of the Incan King. Remember to perfect your pogo-jump so you can avoid pesky gorillas and buzzing bees. Find a Scrooge Doll in the cave below the jungle -- between the spiders and spiked logs. This gives you a 1-up! If you find launch pad here, or in any other area, you can head back to Duckburg, and unload the treasures you've collected before continuing your journey. Head up among the ruins to face the final foe of this area in an Incan Temple — the evil Zarduck! Beat him and he'll hand you the missing Septre.

The Moon

Yes, you're in out of space! Space ducks fly right and left as you search for the Green Cheese of Longevity -- the final treasure that gives you the strength to complete your mission. To search all the rooms in the giant UFO, you'll need to find the key-hidden high up in the farthest left hand comer of the space ship. Once you've got the key you can find Gizmo Duck's lost remote controller. Use this to contact Gizmo Duck. He'll help you get past the giant wall on the Moon's surface. Then it's on to the cheese.

The Himalayas

Вrrr..This is a chilly spot, filled with ice and snow. You'll find that your pogo-jump doesn't work in the snow. Even worse, that ice gets awfully slippery under your webbed feet! Watch your step down here or you'll plummet into an ice crevice. Bubba Duck is trapped — frozen in the ice. If you rescue him, he'll give you a special power-up to increase your maximum energy. Make your way through this icy maze and you'll go up against an Abominable Snowman. Knock him out and you'll get the Crown of Genghis Khan.


It's а thrilling, chilling scene as you wander through the halls of this haunted mansion. Watch out for duck mummies and skeletal duck zombies! A quick swing of your cane sends the mummies spinning. Talk to your nephew Huey for a clue. Use mirrors to transport yourself to the different rooms of the mansion. Remember, this is a haunted mansion — in some places you can walk right through the walls and find special secret treasures, or dangers, on the other side. Behind one of these walls grab a special power-up that increases your maximum power level. Beat Magica de Spell at the end of this level and he'll give you the Coin of the Lost Realm.

The Final Level

Succeed in collecting all five lost treasures and you're set to face the fewest and final of your battles with Flintheart Glomgold -- the worst of all Scrooge's enemies. So what are you waiting for? Uncle Scrooge and all your other beaked buddies from Duckburg are ready to go treasure hunting!

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