Mickey Mousecapade

  • Manufacturer: Capcom
  • Machine: NES

Capcom has programmed a stage select into their popular kids' game, and Chris Shanor, from Round Lake, Illinois, has given it to us. If you hold A, B, SELECT and one of the following directions on your controller, you'll be able to go to these areas:

U = Castle L = Woods D = Pirate Ship R = Ocean

Good job, Chris!

Mickey Mousecapade also contains a continue feature that helps you pick up where you left off. Simply hit U and START, and you'll restart at the last level you were on.

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NES Mickey Mousecapade download
  • Manufacturer: Capcom
  • Version: Nintendo Entertainment System

Last year, Mickey Mouse celebrated 60 years in show business. Though a lot of promotion was put on Mickey's birthday, you probably won't find many NES players talking about his latest video game. Mickey Mousecapade isn't entirely bad; the problem is that it resembles and plays too much like several other NES games. Basically what we've got here is yet another scaled-down scrolling-type game.

You move this "little good guy" character (a knight, barbarian, etc) through a maze of different screens in search of something (a princess, treasure chest, etc.) that will bring the game to a satisfying end. Along the way, you jump the little good guy around the screen a lot and shoot at the little bad guy characters, who want to stop the little good guy from finishing the game. Put in a couple of hidden cheats to find and add friendly characters (faeries, angels, etc.) who aid the players in their quest.

Don't get me wrong; there are many good games that fit this form. It's just that Mickey Mousecapade fits the above genre description to a tee, so it definitely won't win any awards for originality. Honestly, I believe that most gamers would quickly tire of this one in less than two days.

The little good guy character in Mickey Mousecapade is, obviously, Mickey Mouse himself, and Minnie follows him wherever he goes. The mouse couple is in search of a "mystery" friend, and this journey takes them to the fun house, the ocean, the woods, a pirate ship and a castle. I won't spoil the surprise by revealing who their mystery pal is, but I will give you a clue: you have to find this person because you're late, you're late for a very important date. Gee, I hope that didn't give anything away.

Typical bad-guy characters are here to stop Mickey: an evil wizard, a crocodile, a sorceress, a pirate, a giant snake, various sea creatures, cats, walking chairs and brooms, among others. To help out, there's a guardian angel that will make Mickey invulnerable for about ten seconds. For points, strength and other bonuses, there are diamonds, pieces of cake and extra lives to be found.

Sadly, Minnie gets a bum rap in this one. All she mainly does is tag along with Mickey. Although she doesn't die if touched by an enemy, she often becomes life threatening to Mickey. For example, if she falls into the water on the ocean screen, Mickey falls in with her and loses a life, even if he's safely standing on land.

The worst part is when Minnie gets kidnapped by a crow. If this happens, Mickey has to find a key that will lead him into a room where four statues are. If you jump Mickey onto the right statue, you'll get Minnie back; if you don't, tough luck. You have to find another key and start all over again. Yes, going through all this trouble eats up plenty of time.

The only good that Minnie provides is that she can shoot as well, which doubles the player's firepower. Being invulnerable, she can easily kill enemies like the pirate. But that's all Minnie is to Mickey, and frankly, I started feeling sorry for her.

As it stands, Mickey Mousecapade is only a fair game. And I can't recommend it since there are so many better games out there, especially at the same price.

reggie posted a review

Published and developed by Hudson Soft Company, Ltd., this action platform video game was released in 1987.

A friend of Mickey's has got into trouble, and now Mickey and Minnie Mouse have set on a rescue mission. To achieve reach your goal, having found Mickey's friend, you will need to jump and climb the way through a range of different levels. They take place in various locations, such as a fun house, a treacherous seaside, a pirate ship, and a castle. Each one has got lots of obstacles and enemies, which will exhaust your energy the moment you come in contact. When you have no lives left the game ends. You are in control of Mickey Mouse and Minnie is following you along. You will have to be sure Minnie is safe as well, as you are making your way throughout the levels. If you mistimed a jump, for example, and Mickey lands safely while Minnie doesn't a life will be lost. Moreover, avoiding obstacles, you come across some occasional puzzle solving, such as locating a key to open locked doors, or else finding your way out of the woods.

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