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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)

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For the 2013 remake, see Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013).
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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 3
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥4,800 G-4042
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1015
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[2] 1015
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1015
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1015
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1015
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 043060



Sony PlayStation 3
US (Download)
$? ?



Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, known as Castle of Illusion: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken or I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken (アイラブミッキーマウス ふしぎのお城大冒険) in Japan. is a platform game developed by Sega AM7 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released alongside a slightly different Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear version around the same time.

Those who Pre-Ordered the 2013 remake on PlayStation 3 received a port of the original Mega Drive version by M2.

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.

Gameplay

Castle of Illusion is a platforming game. Mickey can defeat enemies by jumping over (C) and pounding over them (C in mid air) or grabbing objects and throwing them at enemies (A/B). Mickey can also slide over slopes and attack enemies.

All levels are colorful and seems to be taken from fairy tales. Each level has a boss character requires players to defeat them to proceed.

At the beginning of the game players can choose to play "Practice" or full game. Practice mode, as the name implies, is mainly for beginners and doesn't last more than 15 minutes. It is only possible to finish the game and see the ending by playing the normal mode.

History

Legacy

Castle of Illusion stands as one of the first licensed exclusives for a Sega system, and was promoted heavily to sell consoles before the release of Sonic the Hedgehog. Its subsequent success meant it became the first in a series of Disney licensed games developed exclusively for Sega consoles, being followed by a sequel, World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and two Master System/Game Gear spin-offs, Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.

The game was bundled with Quackshot later in the Mega Drive's life in The Disney Collection, and also appeared with this game in the Sega Saturn compilation, Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou.

A remake of the game was released in 2013 developed by Sega Studios Australia called Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013). The original game was made available as a pre-order bonus on PlayStation Network in North America only.[5]

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

CVG UK 112.pdfCVG UK 112.pdf

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

CVG UK 113.pdfCVG UK 113.pdf

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

CVG UK 114.pdfCVG UK 114.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #114: "May 1991" (1991-04-14)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №1, p34-37[7]
92 №3/91, p6/7[8]
95 №0, p32-35[9]
96 №111, p84/85[10]
93 №3, p42/43[11]
88 №1, p70Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[12]
75
95 №8, p174/175[13]
94 №28, p90[14]
88 №19, p66/67[15]
90
92 №30, p97[16]
97 №12, p98/99[17]
89 №2, p78[18]
79 №12, p87
87 №20, p65[19]
90 №1, p65
94 №1, p22[20]
90 №1, p48[21]
93 №1, p79[22]
95 №5, p16-19[23]
98 №8, p22/23[24]
78 №2/91, p146[25]
92 №5, p6/7[26]
94 №18, p18/19
100 №23, p54
100 №46, p96[27]
95 №2, p18[28]
92 №15, p71
93 №18, p64
94 №17, p84
Sega Mega Drive
92
Based on
31 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Castle Of Illusion MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Castle of Illusion MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
CastleofIllusion MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Castle of Illusion MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
CastleofIllusion MD JP CartTop.jpg
Castle of Illusion md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Castleofillusion md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR (cardboard)
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Cover
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Castle of Illusion MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
CastleofIllusion MD BR Cart Top.jpg
Castle of Illusion MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover
Mega Drive, KR

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ba4e9fd0
MD5 24863151abd5baf28c9386d49ffe3c09
SHA-1 4ac3687634a5acc55ac7f156c6de9749158713e4
512kB 1990-10 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ce8333c6
MD5 4995ed01f27b27b650a69390cee33a1b
SHA-1 0679162757f375751a677fd05195c9248abc84f0
512kB 1990-10 Cartridge (JP)

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)