Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

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

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Game Gear
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Sega Master System
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3360
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    $39.9939.99[5] 2533
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2533-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Game Gear
    DE
    DM 99.0099.00[8] 2533-50
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[6] 2533-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028750
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades

    Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, known in Japan as Mickey Mouse Densetsu no Oukoku (ミッキーマウス 伝説の王国), is a Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear platform game featuring Disney's Mickey Mouse. It is the sequel to Land of Illusion. The Master System version was released exclusively in Brazil by Tec Toy.

    Story

    A dark shadow has struck the land. The waters of the River of Time have stopped and the Tree of Life in the Garden of Illusion is dying. King Pete is told by the advisor that only a king can find the legendary Water of Life to heal the land. The cowardly Pete makes Mickey, a laundry boy, an honorary king. Reluctant at first, Mickey sets off to save the kingdom. Mickey travels to King Goofy and King Donald to ask them for help. Along the way, he encounters a Sphinx statue in the forest that instructs him on how to enter the Realm of Illusion and find the Water of Life.

    Gameplay

    Similar to the preceding 8-bit Illusion games, Legend of Illusion is a platform game with gameplay based around Mickey being able to grab objects. Mickey can be moved around with Left and Right, jumps with 2, and ducks with Down. He grabs items by pushing the D-pad toward them while standing adjacent to them and picks up and throws items with 1. He also pushes and pulls switches with 1 (combined with Left or Right depending on the orientation of the switch). Mickey can grab items in mid-air. Grabbing and moving objects is often used to solve puzzles necessary to complete the levels. Unlike its predecessors, Mickey defeats enemies by throwing bars of soap (and later rocks) with 1 to defeat them rather than by bouncing on them. Mickey can also throw objects at enemies to harm them. He can throw soap and objects while jumping. He can swim underwater with 22222. He can climb and descend vines and ladders with Up and Down; he also grabs ropes and vines to hang off them and enters doorways when standing in front of them with Up.

    Mickey has a Power Gauge that indicates his health. He loses one point when he is hurt by an enemy or hazard. The game awards the player bonus points for completing each level with more health points. If Mickey loses all of his health points, he loses a try. The game ends if he runs out of tries, but the player has an unlimited number of continues. Certain items found in Treasure Chests can restore points. Mickey also gains more points over the course of the game by receiving pendants from characters.

    If Mickey picks up food items when his Power Gauge is full, he puts them in his Picnic Basket at the bottom of the screen. Mickey automatically takes items out of his Picnic Basket to restore his Power Gauge when he loses all of his health.

    Blocks

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    Treasure Chest
    Contains an item. Break open to release it.
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    Mickey Block
    Can be thrown at enemies or used as a step to reach high places.
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    Brick
    Can be thrown at enemies, but crumbles after hitting something.
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    Magnet Blocks
    Attract or repel each other, can then be used as platforms.
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    Prism Block
    Directs beams of light, which can be used to reveal hidden platforms.

    Items

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    Mickey Mouse Cookie
    Awards 40 points and replenishes one point of Mickey's Power Gauge.
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    Donut
    Awards 100 points and replenishes two points of Mickey's Power Gauge.
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    Cake
    Awards 200 points and completely replenishes Mickey's Power Gauge.
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    Goblet
    Awards the player 100 points.
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    Diamond
    Awards the player 400 points.
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    Mouse Ears
    Gives the player an extra try.

    Levels

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    Castle Goofstein
    Mickey sets off to find King Goofy and ask him for help but learns that Goofy has left to assist King Donald with his troubles.

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    Forest
    Mickey finds a statue of a Sphinx in the forest, which says it will help Mickey after he finds Goofy and Donald.

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    Duckingham Palace
    Mickey receives the Goofstein Pendant from King Goofy, which gives him another health point.

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    Sunken Ruins
    Mickey receives the Pendant of Duckingham from King Donald, which gives him another health point. The Sphinx tells Mickey he must cross the two Bridges of Destiny to find two keys, which are used to open the doorway to the Realm of Illusion.

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    Crystal Forest
    This stage and the Rainbow Wastelands can be played in either order. Mickey finds the first key to the doorway to the Realm of Illusion.

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    Rainbow Wastelands
    Mickey finds the second key to the doorway to the Realm of Illusion. After finding both keys, Mickey receives a pendant from the Sphinx, which gives him another health point.

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    Gardens of Illusion
    Mickey enters the Realm of Illusion and finds the Tree of Life, which summons a dragonfly to take him to the top of the Mountain of Mystery.

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    The Tree of Life
    This level is a side-scrolling shooter with Mickey riding on the back of a dragonfly. At the top of the mountain, Mickey encounters the Sorcerer of Darkness, who is stopping the river to kill the Tree of Life.

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    Falls of Fortune
    After defeating the sorcerer, the River of Time begins flowing again. Mickey returns to the Kingdom of Pete, where King Pete tries to have him arrested. If all gems are collected in this level, the player is rewarded with an alternate ending after King Pete is defeated.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    English (US) Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    Japanese ミッキーマウス 伝説の王国 Mickey Mouse Densetsu no Oukoku

    Production credits

    Disney Interactive Entertainment
    • Senior Producer: Patrick Gilmore
    • Producer: Craig Annis, Michael Giacchino
    Sega Enterprises Ltd.
    Source:
    Manual credits
    Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse GG US Manual.pdf
    [9]


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse/Magazine articles.

    Physical scans

    Master System version

    Master System, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR)
    87
    [10]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    75
    [6]
    Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
    91
    [11]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [12]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [13]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [5]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    67
    [14]
    Hobby Consolas (ES)
    85
    [15]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    80
    [16]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    87
    [17]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    69
    [18]
    Player One (FR)
    85
    [19]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    86
    [7]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    94
    [20]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    86
    [21]
    Todo Sega (ES)
    87
    [22]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    81
    [23]
    Sega Game Gear
    81
    Based on
    17 reviews

    Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

    Game Gear, JP
    LegendofIllusion GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngLegendofIllusion GG JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    LegendofIllusion GG JP Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, US
    LegendofIllusion GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngLegendofIllusion GG US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    LegendofIllusion GG US Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse GG US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
    CRC32 6350e649
    MD5 4a69a56a8efff7863feca11f1d6547e3
    SHA-1 62adbd8e5a41d08c4745e9fbb1c51f0091c9dea6
    512kB Cartridge (BR)
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 ce5ad8b7
    MD5 6d106d9c80b9d0cdc4f555be3c3677d3
    SHA-1 fa1200fd34a81796222eae97175c2fb72a77e970
    512kB Cartridge (US/EU)
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 fe12a92f
    MD5 64bed8e7a263b89144eb68be73cef76c
    SHA-1 cdcde96fe2a86fc2c404e7746c8670c44f8e169c
    512kB Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 1cc16ad9
    MD5 3ff1c6e9837e945de8d70b8509f3a4e1
    SHA-1 2d78a5b6449c9d20cd03156a56cbc6bc10c2ef68
    512kB 1994-09-22 CD-R disc[24] Page
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 63020617
    MD5 30356bdde5b7a4f171096bd522d90657
    SHA-1 94ec7c72e2fb6e4bd51ef55eac9646fb2fa8d791
    512kB 1994-09-30 CD-R disc[25] Page
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 a0565a5c
    MD5 a1262be4b5f8bcfcb8de33d9cb364328
    SHA-1 14f266482bfd25238c6e44087c26aca329d4fa64
    512kB 1994-09-30 CD-R disc[26] Page
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 f9d4cee9
    MD5 bc24f01e4b3d5156803fe4ae2ae193d9
    SHA-1 13c6f75a1360a76673bcebdf18b9735ddaa113c7
    512kB 1994-10-11 CD-R disc[27] Page
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 670ede92
    MD5 cc72b33f67e42d5a5ba188cd0989bfe9
    SHA-1 98c4adaf6e74d960760f686f256f63bc887c1a2b
    512kB 1994-10-14 CD-R disc[28] Page
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 de8545af
    MD5 b5c3b1de46028ac8d206e8bb93e476d0
    SHA-1 ccbcda1e7d74e0bfe94ecb1214d4ca1a5d1504ab
    512kB 1994-10-17 CD-R disc[29] Page

    References

    1. File:LegendofIllusion GG EU back.jpg
    2. File:LegendofIllusion 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. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 268
    5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "March 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 125
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Computer & Video Games, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 85
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 88
    8. Games World Magazin, "" (DE; 1995-02-17), page 19
    9. File:Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse GG US Manual.pdf, page 10
    10. Consoles +, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 102
    11. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 101
    12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 36
    13. Famitsu, "1995-01-20" (JP; 1995-01-06), page 41
    14. Games World: The Magazine, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-26), page 19
    15. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1995" (ES; 1995-xx-xx), page 108
    16. Joypad, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 66
    17. Mega Force, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 78
    18. Mega Fun, "03/95" (DE; 1995-02-22), page 80
    19. Player One, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 96
    20. Sega Power, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-16), page 65
    21. Sega Pro, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-29), page 59
    22. Todo Sega, "Marzo 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 50
    23. Video Games, "3/95" (DE; 1995-02-23), page 108
    24. Hidden Palace: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Sep 22, 1994 prototype)
    25. Hidden Palace: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Sep 30, 1994 prototype)
    26. Hidden Palace: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Sep 30, 1994 prototype SEL)
    27. Hidden Palace: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Oct 11, 1994 prototype)
    28. Hidden Palace: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Oct 14, 1994 prototype)
    29. Hidden Palace: Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Oct 17, 1994 prototype)


    Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

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    Prereleases:
    Sega Game Gear
    Prototypes: 1994-09-22 | 09-30 SEL | 09-30 | 10-11 | 10-14 | 10-17



    Mouse Ears sprite Disney games for Sega systems/Published by Sega
    Sega Mega Drive
    Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | 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) | The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (unreleased) | Mickey Mania 2 (unreleased)
    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)