Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck

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  • Sega Game Gear
    US/EU
  • Sega Game Gear
    JP

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Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Sega Game Gear
Majesco Sales (US; re-release)
Developer:
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Genre: Action[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Master System
  • English
  • Sega Game Gear
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Master System
    EU
    9022
    Sega Master System
    PT
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £29.9929.99[4] 9022
    Sega Master System
    AU
    FDON05SEC
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028230
    Sega Master System
    KR
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3332
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    $34.9934.99[7] 2514
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    (Majesco)
    1205
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2514
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[4] 2514
    Sega Game Gear
    BR
    077070

    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck, known as Donald Duck no Yottsu no Hihou (ドナルドダックの4つの秘宝) in Japan, is a Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear platform game starring Donald Duck. It can be seen as a sequel to The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck.

    Story

    Scrooge McDuck finds the legendary Golden Amulet on an uncharted island somewhere. Unfortunately, the amulet is cursed and puffs him up into a floating balloon. It falls on his nephew, Donald Duck, to return the amulet to the island and lift the curse.

    Gameplay

    Deep Duck Trouble is a platform game, similar to its predecessor. The player can move Donald around with Left and Right. Donald can kick blocks with the 1 button when standing adjacent to them. Some blocks are kicked towards enemies to defeat them, some are treasure chests that break open to release power-up items, and some have special purposes within the stage that allow Donald to safely bypass certain obstacles or find hidden items. Donald can also jump with 2 or swim underwater with 22222. Most enemies can be defeated by jumping on top of them. Some areas are accessed by bouncing off enemies. Up enters doors and Down ducks.

    Donald has three life gems and loses one when he takes damage from an enemy or other hazard. He loses a try when he loses all three. Both life gems and tries can be replenished by finding items in treasure chests.

    There are four stages initially available, which can be played in any order: Jungle, Volcano, Inlet, and Valley. Each stage ends with a chase sequence. If Donald survives, he finds a sacred object and, after collecting all four, can enter the Shrine of the Golden Amulet. There he must return the amulet to the island goddess.

    Stages

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Jungle 1.png

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    The Jungle
    Donald finds the Deep Duck Trouble, Sacred Objects, Jungle King's Crown.png Jungle King's Crown.

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Volcano 1.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Volcano 2.png

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    The Volcano
    Donald finds the Deep Duck Trouble, Sacred Objects, Ruby of Fire.png Ruby of Fire.

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Inlet 1.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Inlet 2.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Inlet Boss.png

    The Inlet
    Donald finds the Deep Duck Trouble, Sacred Objects, Golden Fang.png Golden Fang.

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Valley 1.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Valley 2.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Valley Boss.png

    The Valley
    Donald finds the Deep Duck Trouble, Sacred Objects, Quill of the Falcon.png Quill of the Falcon.

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Shrine 1.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Shrine 2.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Shrine Boss.png

    The Shrine

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Statue.png

    Deep Duck Trouble, Stages, Statue Boss.png

    The Statue
    Donald finds the Deep Duck Trouble, Sacred Objects, Cursed Crown.png Cursed Crown.

    Blocks

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    Rock
    Flies into the air when kicked. Can be used to hit enemies. Destroyed after striking something.
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    Stone
    Slides along the ground after kicked. Bounces off walls. Often used as a platform to avoid hazards. Indestructible.
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    Treasure Chest
    Break open to reveal an item.
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    Crate
    Same as Rock but found underwater.
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    Ice Cube
    Same as Rock but found in the ice cavern. Formed by water drops.

    Items

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    Vanilla Ice Cream
    Restores one life gem.
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    Roast Turkey
    Restores all three life gems.
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    Money Bag
    Awards the player with 500 bonus points.
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    Diamond
    Awards the player with 2,000 bonus points.
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    Red Hot Chili Pepper
    Imbues Donald with a hot rage, causing him to run forward and blast through enemies and obstacles. Donald is invulnerable in this state.
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    1-Up
    Awards the player with an extra try.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck
    English (US) Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck
    Japanese ドナルドダックの4つの秘宝 Donald Duck no Yottsu no Hihou

    Production credits

    Source:
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #21: "Enero 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-12: "December 1993" (1993-11-08)
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    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-01: "January 1994" (1993-12-08)

    Physical scans

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Gamers (DE)
    67
    [8]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    92
    [9]
    Mega Force (FR)
    80
    [10]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    74
    [11]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    82
    [12]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    93
    [13]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    80
    [4]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    80
    [14]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    71
    [15]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    86
    [16]
    Sega Force (SE)
    63
    [17]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    75
    [18]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    57
    [19]
    Sega Master System
    77
    Based on
    13 reviews

    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck

    Master System, EU
    DeepDuckTrouble SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck SMS EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, PT
    DeepDuckTrouble SMS PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, AU
    DeepDuckTrouble SMS AU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, BR
    DeepDuckTrouble SMS BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    DeepDuckTrouble SMS BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Deepducktrouble sms br manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, KR

    DeepDuckTrouble SMS KR cart.jpg
    Cart

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    65
    [20]
    Consoles + (FR)
    87
    [21]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    74
    [22]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    87
    [23]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    83
    [7]
    Gamers (DE)
    67
    [8]
    Joypad (FR)
    93
    [24]
    Joypad (HU)
    79
    [25]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    74
    [11]
    Player One (FR)
    90
    [26]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    81
    [4]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    81
    [27]
    Sega Force (SE)
    85
    [28]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    76
    [29]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    63
    [19]
    Sega Game Gear
    79
    Based on
    15 reviews

    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck

    Game Gear, JP
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    Cover
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    Cart
    DeepDuckTrouble GG JP Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, US
    DeepDuckTrouble GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDeepDuckTrouble GG US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck GG US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, US (Majesco Sales)
    DeepDuckTrouble GG US Box Back Majesco.jpgNospine.pngDeepDuckTrouble GG US Box Front Majesco.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck GG US Manual Majesco.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, EU
    DeepDuckTrouble GG EU Box Back.jpgDeepDuckTrouble GG EU Spine.jpgDeepDuckTrouble GG EU Box Front.jpgDeepDuckTrouble GG EU Spine2.jpg
    Cover
    DeepDuckTrouble GG EU Cart Back.jpgDeepDuckTrouble GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck GG EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, BR
    DeepDuckTrouble GG BR cover.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 42fc3a6e
    MD5 05e3071aad9c36b6e18f1656592eeb3d
    SHA-1 26ec82b96650a7329b66bf90b54b869c1ec12f6b
    512kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 4457e7c0
    MD5 73137355568815f9b5d75ccd5557b203
    SHA-1 d5e278b5c68864da7ddfd1f9cfa5b25e462496b0
    512kB Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 5a136d7e
    MD5 cd792cf0d4e8ebb6f77a906ac0744b66
    SHA-1 24485549001bc57b5cffee1449ad0af80e862773
    512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

    References

    1. File:DeepDuckTrouble GG EU Box Back.jpg
    2. File:DeepDuckTrouble 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 116
    5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 20
    6. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 224
    7. 7.0 7.1 GamePro, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 156
    8. 8.0 8.1 Gamers, "März 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 66
    9. Joypad, "Février 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 108
    10. Mega Force, "Février 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 118
    11. 11.0 11.1 Mega Fun, "04/94" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 124
    12. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-28), page 85
    13. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 48
    14. Sega Magazine, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-10), page 110
    15. Sega Power, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-03), page 52
    16. Sega Pro, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 52
    17. Sega Force, "5/94" (SE; 1994-08-10), page 34
    18. Sonic the Comic, "December 25th 1993" (UK; 1993-12-25), page 10
    19. 19.0 19.1 Video Games, "4/94" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 111
    20. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1994" (JP; 1993-12-08), page 28
    21. Consoles +, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 156
    22. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 52
    23. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 2 February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 72
    24. Joypad, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 106
    25. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 21
    26. Player One, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 106
    27. Sega Magazine, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-10), page 111
    28. Sega Force, "5/94" (SE; 1994-08-10), page 36
    29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88


    Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck

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    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)
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    Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou (1998)
    Sega Dreamcast
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    Windows PC
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