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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8-bit)

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
$? 7053
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[2][3] 7053
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7053
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7053
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7053
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 026010
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB2003JG



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,500 G-3301
Sega Game Gear
US
$? 2401
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99[7] 2401
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2401
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2401
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2401
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 012130



Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear, known as Mickey Mouse no Castle Illusion (ミッキーマウスのキャッスルイリュージョン) in Japan, is a platform game released in 1990 featuring the mascot of Disney, Mickey Mouse. This is an 8-bit counterpart to the Sega Mega Drive game of the same name, which although shares the same story and basic design concepts, has differing levels and gameplay mechanics.

Story

Castle of Illusion follows Mickey Mouse as he attempts to defeat the witch Mizrabel who has kidnapped Minnie. As he approaches the entrance of Mizrabel's castle, a mysterious old man appears and offers him assistance. Mickey must defeat Mizrabel's henchmen in each level and obtain a crystal which, if all of them obtained, will open up the route to witch's throne room.

Once upon a mouse...

Welcome to Vera City, where life is joyful, and everyone lives in peace.
All but one, that is. One who is jealous of Minnie's beauty and popularity—The witch Mizrabel...
...Who one day came on her broom and swept Minnie away. Mickey was taken by surprise. He did the only thing he could.
He chased after the witch Mizrabel all the way to the...

Castle of Illusion

— Opening sequence

Gameplay

In Castle of Illusion the player controls Mickey Mouse through six levels, known as the "worlds of illusion". 1 grabs and throw objects, 2 jumps. When Mickey is midair, 1 performs a bounce attack. Up go through doors and climb ladders, Down makes Mickey duck.

Three levels, containing a gem each, are available in the beginning and can be joined at any order: "The Enchanted Forest", "Toyland" and "The Dessert Factory". Once the first three levels are finished, another two are unlocked, with two gems each and no sequential restriction again: "The Library" and "The Clock Tower". After collecting all seven gems, the final level is unlocked: "The Castle".

Levels

CastleofIllusion SMS EnchantedForest.png The Enchanted Forest
A tree boss holds a red gem CastleofIllusion SMS RedGem.png at end of this level.
CastleofIllusion SMS Toyland.png Toyland
Beat the clown boss to get a orange gem CastleofIllusion SMS OrangeGem.png.
CastleofIllusion SMS DessertFactory.png The Dessert Factory
A giant chocolate bar boss has a yellow gem CastleofIllusion SMS YellowGem.png.
CastleofIllusion SMS Library.png The Library
Go through the library and fight the book boss to get a light green gem CastleofIllusion SMS LightGreenGem.png and a dark green gem CastleofIllusion SMS DarkGreenGem.png.
CastleofIllusion SMS ClockTower.png The Clock Tower
Fin a purple gem CastleofIllusion SMS PurpleGem.png around this level and fight the clock boss for a blue gem CastleofIllusion SMS BlueGem.png.
CastleofIllusion SMS Castle.png The Castle
A path to the witch's castle appears after collecting the seven gems. Now, to rescue Minnie, you must fight a big scary dragon before facing the final boss: Mizrabel.

Items

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Holds other items and can be broken both by throwing or bounce attack.
{{{imagewidths}}} Gold Coin (large)
Adds 2,000 points to your score.
{{{imagewidths}}} Gold Coin (small)
Adds 500 points to your score.
{{{imagewidths}}} Cake (large)
Fills two power stars.
{{{imagewidths}}} Cake (small)
Fills one power star.
{{{imagewidths}}} Mouse Ears
Gives an extra try. Reaching 10,000 points also gives you an extra try.
{{{imagewidths}}} Power Star
Adds an extra star to you Power Gauge.

History

Legacy

The 8-bit renditions of Castle of Illusion would be followed by two sequels, Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Mega Drive owners would see a sequel in World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Production credits

Master System version

Source: In-game credits

Game Gear version

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8-bit)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaVisions US 04.pdfSegaVisions US 04.pdf

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Sega Visions (US) #4: "April/May 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
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  • Sega Visions (US) #5: "Summer 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[8]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[9]

SegaVisions US 06.pdf

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Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

CVG UK 111.pdf

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)

CVG UK 111.pdf

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)

CVG UK 112.pdfCVG UK 112.pdf

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #112: "March 1991" (1991-02-16)

CVG UK 113.pdfCVG UK 113.pdf

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #113: "April 1991" (1991-03-16)

CVG UK 114.pdfCVG UK 114.pdf

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #114: "May 1991" (1991-04-14)
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Supergame BR 15.pdfSupergame BR 15.pdf

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Supergame (BR) #15: "Outubro 1992" (1992-10-xx)

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №1, p34-37[11]
83 №5/91, p126[12]
93 №1, p96/97Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[13]
93 №111, p84/85[14]
89 №1, p145Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[15]
97 №30, p77[16]
80 №1, p38/39[17]
97 №12, p98/99[18]
93 №4, p80-82[19]
93 №1, p135[20]
77 №47, p37
97 №7, p20/21[21]
80 №6/91, p132
96 №17, p28/29
100 №23, p58
100 №46, p100[22]
93 №2, p18[23]
91 №15, p72/73
Sega Master System
91
Based on
18 reviews

Master System, US
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Cover
Castleofillusion sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (6 languages)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, EU (8 languages)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, AU

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Cart
Master System, AU (alt)

Master System, BR (cardboard)
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Master System, BR
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Master System, BR (newer)
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Cover
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Cart
CastleofIllusion SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR
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Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №47, p72[24]
89 №0, p119[25]
78 №23, p24[6]
80 №28, p84[26]
82 №4, p37[27]
90 №5, p52[28]
97 №17, p126[29]
97 №12, p58/59[30]
80 №7/91, p138
78 №23, p38
80 №23, p61
96 №2, p18[23]
92 №15, p74/75
85 №21, p62
Sega Game Gear
86
Based on
14 reviews

Game Gear, US
CastleofIllusion GG US backcover.jpgCastleofIllusion GG US spine.jpgCastleofIllusion GG US cover.jpg
Cover
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Castleofillusion gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, BR
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Cover
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Cart
CastleOfIllusion GG BR Manual.pdf
Manual

References


Disney games for Sega systems/Published by Sega
Sega Mega Drive
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | Fantasia (1991) | Quackshot Starring Donald Duck (1991) | World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (1992) | Goofy's Hysterical History Tour (1993) | The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie (1994) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1994) | Mickey Mania (1994) | Donald in Maui Mallard (1995)
Sega Master System
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (1991) | Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1992) | Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (1993) | Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1997) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1998)
Sega Game Gear
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1991) | The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (1991) | Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1993) | Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (1993) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1994) | Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1995)
Sega Pico
Mickey no Yukai na Bouken (1993) | Donald no Obake Taiji (1993) | Mickey's Blast into the Past (1994) | Donald no TV Show (1995) | Mickey to Ooki na Furudokei (1996) | Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Stamp Rally (1996) | Tokyo Disneyland Toon Town Mickey no Boku wa Untenshu (1997) | Mickey to Utau Tori no Shima Minnie o Sagashite Waku Waku Daibouken! (1998) | Mickey no Boku wa Meitantei (2000) | Tokyo DisneySea Mickey to Asobou! (2002)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Disney's Donald Duck Quack Attack (2000)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Windows PC
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013)