Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

a game by Sega
Genre: Action
Platforms: Sega Master SystemSega Master System, GameGear
Editor Rating: 8.4/10, based on 3 reviews, 4 reviews total
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Mickey Mouse
Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

In Sega's Land of Illusion for the GAME GEAR, an evil phantom has stolen all the good magic (in the form of crystals) from a village in an enchanted valley. It's up to Mickey to get them back. Never fear, the Mouse is in the house.

Sugar and Spice and Everything Mice

During your side-scrolling search for Magical Crystals, you play Mickey and you must tromp through a magical forest, a toy shop (where the toys come to life), the ruins of a great palace, and a hostile desert. You also swim through a lake, shrink down and frolic among the flowers, and explore miniature underground caverns.

Not every area is a straight stroll. You have to figure out a few puzzles, move through a few walls, and climb some rocks - all while avoiding enemies that try to trap you. Mickey's enemies come in every shape and form, like pushy pumpkins, renegade rocks, mouse-munching plants, and more. Mickey can defend himself by bopping them with his famous butt crunch move, combined with a few items he picks up after defeating bosses, like a magic flute (which will take him back to anywhere he's been), arope to climb with, and a miniaturizing potion to help him get in and out of tight spots.

See You Real Soon

The graphics in Land of Illusion are very good for such a small venue. Mickey moves well and without glitches. The backgrounds fit a lot of detail into a little area. Plus, neat special effects, like the lights going out unless Mickey's holding a lamp and Mickey turning into a small mouse, are fun touches. The music is also good. It provides effective moody accompaniment, like ghost music in the castle scene and cheerful marching music in the valley scene.

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Although some areas are fairly short, this game is a lot of fun. Special surprises and brainteasing tricks should keep novice and intermediate gamers happy for a while. Be warned, though, there's no save feature. You have to play through the entire game in one shot. Land of Illusion makes a great car partner on a long trip, or takes the edge off of a long wait in a dentist's office. Trap this mouse if you get a chance.

ProTips:

  • Use the key as a weight to reverse the walls in this tricky Enchanted Castle stage.
  • Stay on top of the flowers in the flower field. There's a 1-up on top of the flowers near the end of the stage.
  • After you get the rope, go back to every stage to increase yourheatth bar by gathering Magic Stars. There's a Star above the chests in the palace ruins.
  • Pay attention whenever you come across a pot with an "M" on it. You'll probably need to use it as a stepping stool.

Download Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Sega Master System Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

GameGear Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Mickey's back to battle bad guys in this adventure based on the popular Castle of Illusion cart for the Genesis. It seems that King Horace's Blacksmith Castle. Goofy's Toy Palace, and Donald Duck's Harbor Fortress are each overrun by mischievous creatures. As Mickey, you've got to battle the bad guys, win the heart of the fair damsel Minnie, and defeat the treacherous Phantom-in-the-Clouds to recover a stolen gem and restore prosperity to the tiny village. With four megs of magic, this game's a monster.

With the quick flash of the hand, Sega has put Land of Illusion with Mickey Mouse on the Game Gear! Mickey is up to his old adventures again. This time he finds himself in a world of fantasy after falling asleep reading a book. Traverse through an enchanted forest, underwater worlds and castles. Big bosses and creepy creatures are after our friend, but you can jump, swim, skid, hold and throw. Can you survive this dream?

People say:

9.0

The fluidity of this game is really pretty incredible for the Game Gear. Both the game play and the animations are rendered in a smooth, high-quality form that compliments the simple yet multi-faceted technique. This game is a nice addition to the Game Gear library and one of the better action titles available for any system!

9.0

You want it, you got it! Mickey on the portable is terrific! The colors are so good, it's hard to believe you're on a portable system! Control is very precise with neat attacks. The levels are the perfect length and the difficulty is just right. With more games like Mickey and Sonic, Sega is going to do well this Christmas.

8.0

This is portable Mickey at his best. The graphics are colorful and detailed, with cartoony cinema displays. The sounds are decent as well. The game play is really good, and there are lots of techniques and moves to master. Land of Illusion is a great looking, great playing portable with a character you can't help liking.

7.0

All right!! Mickey is the most marketable character in the U.S. for Sega, at least until Sonic gets a few more sequels under his shoes. On the GG, Land of Illusion is bright and colorful, just like its 16-Bit cousin. This is the kind of game I'd like to play on a road trip, with all the action and characters I adore.

Everyone's favorite mouse is at it again in his latest adventure on the Game Gear. Following his portable hit, Castle of Illusion, Mickey Mouse finds himself in a fantasy realm after falling asleep reading his book.

Guide Mickey through ail sorts of amazing levels loaded with creatures and villainous bosses who want to rid the world of him. Fans of the first Mickey Mouse game for the Game Gear will not be disappointed!

SOME OF MICKEY'S MANY ANIMATED MOVES

There are far too many things that Mickey can do to show in just one page. To the right are a few of the most important moves and techniques that he is capable of doing. Some other amusing things he can do are slide down a slope of a hill, teeter off the edge of a cliff, and get swept away by the wind.

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