Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)
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- For the 2013 remake, see Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013).
|Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse|
|Developer: Sega R&D2, M2 (PlayStation 3)|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 3|
|Sound driver: SMPS Z80|
|Number of players: 1|
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 R&D2 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released alongside a slightly different Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear version around the same time.
The game is notable for being the first game to feature a hub building (castle), predating Super Mario 64 (1996).
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.
Castle of Illusion is a platforming game. Mickey can defeat enemies by jumping over () and pounding over them ( in mid air) or grabbing objects and throwing them at enemies (/). 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.
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.
- Game Designer and Coordinator: Emirin
- Assistant Game Designer: Yoshio.Y
- Assistant Coordinator: Thomas Yuuda
- Artists: Maccochan, La‑Rie, Mikarin, Thomas Yuuda
- Programmers: Satman, Kottu, Muimui
- Sound Director: Bo
- Sound Composed by: Kamiya Studio
- Special Thanks to: Momonga Momo, Hyakushiki, Heven Kaneko, Tam, Jackson Yu, Wanta, Milpo, Hata, Shiri・P, XOR, Ryuuchan, Macchan, Jim, Hi Master
- Walt Disney Producer: Stephan L. Butler
- Main Programmer and Producer: Ore
- Produced by: Sega
#112: "March 1991" (1991-02-16)
#113: "April 1991" (1991-03-16)
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