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
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 3
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥4,8004,800 G-4042
Sega Mega Drive
US
1015
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1015
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5][6] 1015
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
043060
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4038JG
Sony PlayStation 3
US

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&D 2 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.[9]

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.

Levels

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The Enchanted Forest

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Toyland

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The Storm

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The Library

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The Castle

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.[9]

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 アイラブミッキーマウス ふしぎのお城大冒険 I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken

Production credits

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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US print advert
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SE advert
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #112: "March 1991" (1991-02-16)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #113: "April 1991" (1991-03-16)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #114: "May 1991" (1991-04-14)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Force (SE) #1992-01: "1/92" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Donald Duck (DK) #23: (1993-06-23)[11]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Mega Drive
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[12]
Ação Games (BR)
92
[13]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
88
[14]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[15]
Console XS (UK) PAL
96
[16]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[17]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
96
[18]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
90
[3]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9 (RU)
80
[19]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
88
[20]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[21]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[22]
The Games Machine (IT)
94
[23]
Génération 4 (FR)
92
[24]
Famicom Hisshoubon (JP) NTSC-J
70
[25]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
95
[26]
Joker (SI)
73
[27]
Joystick (FR)
97
[28]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
89
[29]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
89
[30]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
77
[31]
Mega (UK) PAL
79
[32]
Mega (UK) PAL
87
[33]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[34]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
92
[35]
Mean Machines (UK) NTSC-J
95
[36]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
93
[37]
Player One (FR)
98
[38]
Power Play (DE)
78
[39]
Raze (UK) PAL
92
[40]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
94
[6]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
100
[41]
Sega Pro (UK)
95
[42]
Sega Pro (UK)
92
[43]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[44]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
83
[45]
Tilt (FR)
95
[46]
Tilt (FR)
90
[47]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
85
[48]
User (GR) PAL
93
[49]
Video Games (DE)
82
[50]
Zero (UK)
94
[51]
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
42 reviews

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Mega Drive, SE (rental; alt)
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Mega Drive, FI
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Cover
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Vertical manual)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Horizontal manual)

Mega Drive, BR (cardboard)
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Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, CA
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Mega Drive, KR
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Mega Drive, US/CA (alt?)

Mega Drive, GCC
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Cart

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

  1. File:Castle of Illusion MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 20
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-02-01), page 19
  5. Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 7
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-04), page 19
  7. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 8
  8. Supergame, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 20
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 http://blogs.sega.com/2013/08/16/castle-of-illusion-starring-mickey-mouse-gets-release-date-price-and-pre-order-special/ (Wayback Machine: 2017-08-21 08:48)
  10. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 2
  11. http://www.nintendomagasinet.dk/nintendo-in-the-danish-donald-duck-magazine/
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 44
  13. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 34
  14. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1991" (DE; 1991-02-22), page 8
  15. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 27
  16. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 128
  17. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 48
  18. Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 42
  19. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9, "" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 29
  20. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 70
  21. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-1x-xx), page 1
  22. GamePro, "February 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 68
  23. The Games Machine, "Febbraio 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 90
  24. Génération 4, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 97
  25. Famicom Hisshoubon, "1990-22, 23 (1990-11-16, 12-07)" (JP; 1990-11-02), page 16
  26. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 174
  27. Joker, "Januar 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 19
  28. Joystick, "Janvier 1991" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 98
  29. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  30. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  31. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 83
  32. Mega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 87
  33. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 65
  34. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  35. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 22
  36. Mean Machines, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-02-01), page 32
  37. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  38. Player One, "Avril 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  39. Power Play, "2/91" (DE; 1991-01-18), page 146
  40. Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 6
  41. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  42. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 20
  43. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 67
  44. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  45. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  46. Tilt, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 61
  47. Tilt, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 45
  48. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 38
  49. User, "Máios 1991" (GR; 1991-0x-xx), page 66
  50. Video Games, "1/91" (DE; 1991-03-27), page 86
  51. Zero, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-0x-xx), page 84


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Mouse Ears sprite 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)