Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8-bit)

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Genre: Action[1][2][3][4]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Master System
    US
    7053
    Sega Master System
    EU
    7053
    Sega Master System
    BX
    Sega Master System
    PT
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £29.9929.99[7][8] 7053
    Sega Master System
    AU
    Sega Master System
    BR
    026010
    Sega Master System
    KR
    GB2003JG
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,689 (3,800)3800i[11] G-3301
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    2401
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2401
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £24.9924.99[14][15] 2401
    Sega Game Gear
    BR
    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

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    The Enchanted Forest
    A tree boss holds a red gem CastleofIllusion SMS RedGem.png at end of this level.

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    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.

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    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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    Treasure Chest
    Holds other items and can be broken both by throwing or bounce attack.
    CastleofIllusion SMS LargeCoin.png
    Gold Coin (large)
    Adds 2,000 points to your score.
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    Gold Coin (small)
    Adds 500 points to your score.
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    Cake (large)
    Fills two power stars.
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    Cake (small)
    Fills one power star.
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    Mouse Ears
    Gives an extra try. Reaching 10,000 points also gives you an extra try.
    CastleofIllusion SMS PowerStar.png
    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.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    English (US) Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    Japanese ミッキーマウスのキャッスルイリュージョン Mickey Mouse no Castle Illusion

    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

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

    Physical scans

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Ação Games (BR)
    92
    [16]
    Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
    85
    [17]
    The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
    93
    [18]
    Console XS (UK) PAL
    94
    [19]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    93
    [20]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    85
    [21]
    Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
    89
    [22]
    Game Mania (UK)
    93
    [23]
    Game Power (IT)
    80
    [24]
    The Games Machine (IT)
    97
    [25]
    Joystick (FR)
    97
    [26]
    Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
    77
    [27]
    Mean Machines (UK)
    93
    [28]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK)
    93
    [29]
    Player One (FR)
    97
    [30]
    Power Play (DE)
    80
    [31]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    96
    [32]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    100
    [33]
    Sega Pro (UK)
    93
    [34]
    Sega Pro (UK)
    91
    [35]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    94
    [36]
    Tilt (FR)
    90
    [37]
    Video Games (DE)
    82
    [38]
    Zero (UK)
    85
    [39]
    Sega Master System
    90
    Based on
    24 reviews

    Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8-bit)

    Master System, US
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    Cover
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    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
    Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8 Languages) SMS EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, BX
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    Cover
    Master System, PT
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    Cover
    Master System, AU (NIAL sticker)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, AU (Hotline/bonus stickers)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, AU (Blue cart)

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    Cart
    Master System, BR (cardboard)
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    Cover
    Master System, BR
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    Cover
    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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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, KR (Alt)

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    Cart
    Master System, KR (Silver Corner)
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    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    ACE (UK)
    81
    [40]
    ACE (UK) PAL
    100
    [41]
    Ação Games (BR)
    92
    [42]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    73
    [43]
    Consoles + (FR)
    89
    [44]
    Console XS (UK) PAL
    95
    [45]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    78
    [12]
    Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
    91
    [46]
    Game Mania (UK)
    89
    [47]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [48]
    Games-X (UK)
    82
    [49]
    Hobby Consolas (ES)
    90
    [50]
    Joystick (FR)
    97
    [51]
    Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
    80
    [52]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    91
    [53]
    Player One (FR)
    97
    [54]
    Power Play (DE)
    80
    [55]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    78
    [15]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    75
    [56]
    Sega Pro (UK)
    96
    [34]
    Sega Pro (UK)
    93
    [57]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    94
    [58]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    78
    [59]
    Tilt (FR)
    90
    [37]
    User (GR) PAL
    87
    [60]
    Sega Game Gear
    87
    Based on
    25 reviews

    Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8-bit)

    Game Gear, JP
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    Game Gear, US
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Castleofillusion gg us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, EU
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    Cover
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    Game Gear, BR
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    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 953f42e1
    MD5 e7e1ef0a9e20585e2266e8adbaf4b8c9
    SHA-1 c200b5e585d59f8bfcbb40fd6d4314de8abcfae3
    256kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 b9db4282
    MD5 e9b4b92bc29ca8fbe9978da6720bd1eb
    SHA-1 c31d80429801e8c927cb0536d66a16d51788ff4f
    256kB Cartridge (US) -style="background: #DFEEF7;
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1990-05-25 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 9942b69b
    MD5 290056bcb4303d3c53ea7b6aa2a268a7
    SHA-1 d2580137c641192d7faa98dbf8c715623e7d0bed
    256kB Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 59840fd6
    MD5 16b6ea96908c17d4389a5907710a0f4e
    SHA-1 06bbeb784f913b37f58c2581c66d4ecb099deace
    256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

    References

    1. File:CastleofIllusion GG EU Box Back.jpg
    2. File:CastleofIllusion GG JP Box Front.jpg
    3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
    4. File:CastleofIllusion SMS EU Box 6.jpg
    5. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 104
    6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines, "January 1991" (UK; 1991-01-03), page 82
    7. Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 7
    8. Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 80
    9. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 8
    10. Supergame, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 20
    11. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 140
    12. 12.0 12.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 24
    13. 13.0 13.1 Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 20
    14. Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 97
    15. 15.0 15.1 Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 38
    16. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 34
    17. Aktueller Software Markt, "Mai 1991" (DE; 1991-04-26), page 128
    18. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 96
    19. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 139
    20. Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 84
    21. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 16
    22. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 145
    23. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
    24. Game Power, "Dicembre 1991" (IT; 1991-1x-xx), page 40
    25. The Games Machine, "Aprile 1991" (IT; 1991-0x-xx), page 77
    26. Joystick, "Janvier 1991" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 98
    27. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 37
    28. Mean Machines, "January 1991" (UK; 1991-01-03), page 80
    29. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 133
    30. Player One, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 20
    31. Power Play, "6/91" (DE; 1991-05-10), page 132
    32. Sega Power, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-07), page 28
    33. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 58
    34. 34.0 34.1 Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 20
    35. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 68
    36. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 70
    37. 37.0 37.1 Tilt, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 45
    38. Video Games, "2/91" (DE; 1991-06-07), page 79
    39. Zero, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-0x-xx), page 62
    40. ACE, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-08), page 72
    41. ACE, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-08), page 110
    42. Ação Games, "Setembro 1991" (BR; 1991-09-xx), page 52
    43. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 31
    44. Consoles +, "Tilt Hors-Serie" (FR; 1991-07-xx), page 119
    45. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 147
    46. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 168
    47. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 70
    48. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 112
    49. Games-X, "24th May 1991" (UK; 1991-05-17), page 37
    50. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 44
    51. Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 126
    52. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 81
    53. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
    54. Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 58
    55. Power Play, "7/91" (DE; 1991-06-12), page 138
    56. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 61
    57. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 70
    58. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
    59. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
    60. User, "Mártios 1992" (GR; 1992-0x-xx), page 86


    Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (8-bit)

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    Sega Master System
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    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
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    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)