During the late 80s/mid 90s Disney licensed games were some of the premier titles around thanks to Disney going after the best developers like Capcom to create their titles. And Mickey starred in a number of classic games for both Nintendo and Sega systems with Castle of Illusion one of them.
Flash forward today and Castle of Illusion joins Ducktales as another game receiving the update treatment. But instead of a remake we got a modern retelling and I’m not quite sure if this is a better homage than a remake.
Wayforward in the past has worked on multiple games that harkens back to the old school days of the game industry: From Contra to the Boy and His Blob and original properties. When they revealed that they would be working on a modern version of the classic Ducktales game, nostalgia swept over a lot of people.
However this is not a case of digging up forgotten treasure but of finding false gold.