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The Disney Afternoon Collection Review (Xbox One)


Capcom has released The Disney Afternoon Collection for $19.99.

I have been in a nostalgic mood lately and on a quest to check out a lot of old-school titles that got my gaming career started. At a review event just last week, a developer asked my favorite games of all time and my answer was Maniac Mansion, Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. I think my fond memories of Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers comes from the fact that it was one of those early co-op titles that allowed me to play with my younger brother. Even in the early days of gaming, everyone already knew that playing with friends made every game more fun. Then you have DuckTales, which was actually the first game I ever beat with no help. I think at around eight years old I had an idea of people being able to play characters that resembled humans and the gameplay was doing just everyday tasks. The character would go to work, clean, study and so forth. In fact, pretty sure I had the early concept for what is now known as the Sims franchise and could be rich right now!

The Disney Afternoon Collection allows gamers to put their 8-bit shades back on and travel through time to enjoy six classic Capcom games. The collection is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC for $19.99.

The Disney Afternoon Collection features titles like Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and TaleSpin. Gamers get a nice throwback to some of the most beloved Disney characters from the 80s and 90s with crisp new HD visuals. Not much has been changed from what you remember from the classic titles to the new Disney Afternoon Collection release. The controls are still loose and unresponsive with death lurking around every new corner and jump.

One of the great aspects of The Disney Afternoon Collection is all of the great historic content to check out in the “Museum” which is full of original boxart, drawings and more. There are also some new modes like Boss Rush, Time Attack, and Rewind to add a fresh new take on the classic games. The replayability for the new collection is off the chain!

You also have a wide variety of customization choices in The Disney Afternoon Collection allowing you to play originally as it was or to view it on a wider screen with your own custom button options. After only a few hours of playing, you soon realize that those games are just as hard today as they was back then. Trying to get your character over deadly objects by jumping or grabbing is still a matter of luck than of skill.

In the end, Capcom has done a great job of bringing some of the most beloved Disney games to current consoles. The visuals are a little sharper and there are a few added bonuses, but all-in-all, The Disney Afternoon Collection is just as you remembered it. If you love playing classic games or just want to try them out for the first time, The Disney Afternoon Collection is a reasonably priced package to get you started.

Features:

  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers – This classic lets players team up with a friend in optional co-op play and assume the roles of the mischievous Chip and Dale as they take on memorable villain Fat Cat and attempt to solve the mystery of a missing kitten.
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 – Fat Cat has escaped and his plans are even more dastardly this time. The titular heroes and supporting cast Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper must stop Fat Cat from his evil dream of world domination!
  • Darkwing Duck – Play as the original caped crusader and fight a city full of criminals from the infamous F.O.W.L. organization in this action-packed platforming epic.
  • DuckTales – In this iconic platforming adventure, players help Scrooge McDuck fill his feathery pockets with vast riches from across the world.
  • DuckTales 2 – The sequel to the original game comes jam-packed with more action and an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Niagara Falls!
  • TaleSpin – Take to the skies as Baloo the bear navigates his plane through exotic and dangerous locations in this side-scrolling shoot-em-up.


Score: 8.5 out of 10
Reviewed for Xbox One


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