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Mickey Mania: The Timeless
Adventures of Mickey Mouse
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft, Sega (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Sound driver: Krisalis/Shaun Hollingworth
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 G-4131
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.99[1] T-93156
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[3] T-93216-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-93216-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-93216-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-93216-50
Sega Mega Drive
IT
T-93216-13
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM95005JT



Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-93265
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£? T-93305-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-93305-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 119 T-93305-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-93305-50



Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (ミッキーマニア), with its PlayStation version known as Mickey's Wild Adventure in PAL regions, is a platform game starring Disney's mascot, Mickey Mouse. Developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Sony Imagesoft, the player controls Mickey as he travels through various levels themed on Mickey Mouse cartoons from 1928 to 1990.

The game was originally designed to be released as part of Mickey's 65th birthday, but as this only left six months to complete the game, the release date was pushed back.

Being a rather late release and having a considerable 16 Megabit ROM size, the game features detailed animation, varied background graphics and plenty of impressive programming tricks.

Gameplay

Mickey Mania is a very by-the-book platformer, employing a simple two button control scheme, one for throwing marbles and one for jumping. Marbles can be found throughout all stages. Enemies can be damaged by attacking with marbles or by jumping on their head. Mickey can take multiple hits before losing a life, his hand is used as a health meter.

Levels

MickeyMania MD SteamboatWillie.png Steamboat Willie (1928)
Steamboat Willie was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be distributed, and so is generally considered to be the starting point for the character. Mickey Mania is very liberal with this cartoon, featuring not just a ship, but a wharf area which slowly turns from monochrome to colour as Mickey progresses through the stage.
MickeyMania MD TheMadDoctor.png The Mad Doctor (1933)
Mickey Mania's depiction of The Mad Doctor deviates the most from the original source material in that the entire stage is presented in colour, when the film was originally in monochrome. Much like the cartoon itself, there is an encounter with the Mad Doctor (or Dr. XXX) and a captured Pluto is rescued (the major difference being that in the cartoon, Mickey is also captured before waking up to find the whole thing was a dream).
MickeyMania MD MooseHunters.png Moose Hunters (1937)
Moose Hunters deviates considerably from the original cartoon, in that Mickey's cohorts, Goofy and Donald, are nowhere to be seen. Instead, Pluto warns the player of incoming mooses, culminating in a chase sequence.
MickeyMania MD LonesomeGhosts.png Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
Lonesome Ghosts also lacks Goofy and Donald, who play equal roles to Mickey in the original short.
MickeyMania MD Beanstalk.png Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947)
MickeyMania MD BandConcert.png The Band Concert (1935)
In Mickey Mania, The Band Concert is a bonus stage found in Mickey and the Beanstalk, which if completed grants the player an extra continue. The Band Concert was the first Mickey short to be presented in colour, though curiously most of the "band" is missing in this game.
MickeyMania MD PrincePauper.png The Prince and the Pauper (1990)

History

Legacy

Many of the ideas seen in Mickey Mania, specifically that of platforming through levels based on old Mickey Mouse shorts, were brought forward in the 2010 Wii game, Epic Mickey and its 2012 sequel, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

Versions

The game was initially released on the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. New additions are an improved water effect in the "Prince and the Pauper" section and extra background layers in "The Beanstalk" sections. However, the Super NES version suffers from several cutbacks, such as the missing Nebulus-like staircase section of the second stage, missing "Band Concert" bonus levels, numerous special effects and Pluto cameos, as well as introducing loading times (among the longest loading times for cartridge based systems).

Mickey Mania was later brought to the Sega Mega-CD with a CD audio soundtrack and a lot more voice tracks. Mickey now comments on enemies, sections and happenings in stages. The fight against Pete was expanded, with Mickey calling all previous incarnations for help. New "parachute" spider enemies were added.

The Sega Mega-CD version was then ported to the PlayStation (as Mickey's Wild Adventure in Europe), with an improved color palette and other added graphical effects, the difficulty level was also increased (for example, the skeletons in The Mad Doctor stage release more bones) and a new chase section was added to the Mickey and the Beanstalk stage.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Executive Producer: Rich Robinson
  • Senior Producer: Mary Ann Norris
  • Associate Producer: David Poe
  • Designed By: Mike Giam, David Jaffe
  • Testing Team: Bruce Cochrane, Jose Cruz, Jody Kelsey, Andre Leighton, Seth Luisi Tobin Russell
  • Programmed By: Jon Burton
  • Graphics By: Andy Ingram
  • Conceptual Artist: Bev Bush
  • Grapic Artists: Dave "Scooter Boy" Burton, Bev "Vibrating Pen" Bush, James "Action Man" Cunliffe, Andy "What Fuel" Ingram, Linda "Red Shoes" Smith
  • Additional Programming: Dave "Reality Cap" Dootson
  • Office Organisation: Andy "A.B.S." Blundell
  • Utility Programming: Jon "Kitcar" Burton, Dave "Dac Mortin" Dootson, Chris "The Cars Gone" Stanforth
  • Big Bang Witnessed By: Paul "I Remember When..." Hunter
  • Sorry Im Late But.....: Raoul Barrnett
  • Moral Support: Helen "Im Fine" Musk
  • Credit Text Typed and Checked By: Jon Burton
  • Director, Sotware Production: Ron Fortier
  • Senior Producer: Patrick Gilmore
  • Assistant Producer: Craig Annis
  • Production Associate: Arden Ishimura
  • Mickey Digital Cleanup Model: Alex Schaefer
  • Additional Music: Michael Giacchino
Disney Feature Animation, Florida:
  • Producer: Paul Curasi
  • Assistant to the Producer: Annette Laguer
  • Production Coordinator: Cammie Cavallin
  • Animation Consultant: Chris Bradley
  • Project Specialist: Pam Darley
Creative Capers:
  • Producer: G. Sue Shakespeare
  • Animation Director: David Molina
  • Animation Director: Terry Shakespeare
  • Animators: Rejean Bourdages, Ian Christopher Chiasson, Dave Kuhn, Mike Milo, David Molina, Natasha Sasic, Terry Shakespeare, Shane Zalvin
  • Special Effects Assistant: Kathy Burton
  • Final Checking: Carla Washburn
  • Production Coordinator: Robert Rose
  • Production Accountant: Patrice Monis
Psygnosis U.K.:
  • U.K. Q.A. Management: Feargus Carroll
  • U.K. Quality Assurance: Phil "Tails" Snape, Paul Tweedle, Paul Evason, Jenny Newby, Stuart Sockett, Paul Charsley, Lol Scraggs, M. Stacey, Chris Rowley, Leon Walters, Craig Puzzled, Tony "Sonic" Parks, Greg Double, Gary Nichols, Jamie Riding, B.Y. Puggsy
  • Graphics Southwest Management: Simon Gardner
  • Artists: Kevin Ayre, Theo Pantazia, Mark Scott
  • Music: Blythe Joustra, Matt Furness
  • Music Driver: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Music Manager: Paul Morris
  • Development Systems: Psy Q, Special Thanks to John Rostron
  • External Evaluations: Sara Dixon
  • Tour Management: Ian Grieve
  • P.A.: Kiastie "Gude Morrrning" Beamish
  • Project Management and Food Parcels: Steve "400 Grand" Riding


Rich RobinsonMary Ann NorrisDavid PoeMike Giam, David JaffeBruce Cochrane, Jose Cruz, Jody Kelsey, Andre Leighton, Seth Luisi Tobin RussellJon BurtonAndy IngramBev BushDave "Scooter Boy" Burton, Bev "Vibrating Pen" Bush, James "Action Man" Cunliffe, Andy "What Fuel" Ingram, Linda "Red Shoes" SmithDave "Reality Cap" DootsonAndy "A.B.S." BlundellJon "Kitcar" Burton, Dave "Dac Mortin" Dootson, Chris "The Cars Gone" StanforthPaul "I Remember When..." HunterRaoul BarrnettHelen "Im Fine" MuskJon BurtonRon FortierPatrick GilmoreCraig AnnisArden IshimuraAlex SchaeferMichael GiacchinoPaul CurasiAnnette LaguerCammie CavallinChris BradleyPam DarleyG. Sue ShakespeareDavid MolinaTerry ShakespeareRejean Bourdages, Ian Christopher Chiasson, Dave Kuhn, Mike Milo, David Molina, Natasha Sasic, Terry Shakespeare, Shane ZalvinKathy BurtonCarla WashburnRobert RosePatrice MonisFeargus CarrollPhil "Tails" Snape, Paul Tweedle, Paul Evason, Jenny Newby, Stuart Sockett, Paul Charsley, Lol Scraggs, M. Stacey, Chris Rowley, Leon Walters, Craig Puzzled, Tony "Sonic" Parks, Greg Double, Gary Nichols, Jamie Riding, B.Y. PuggsySimon GardnerKevin Ayre, Theo Pantazia, Mark ScottBlythe Joustra, Matt FurnessShaun HollingworthPaul MorrisPsy Q, Special Thanks to John RostronSara DixonIan GrieveKiastie "Gude Morrrning" BeamishSteve "400 Gr," Riding

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Mega-CD version

  • Executive Producer: Rich Robinson
  • Senior Producer: Mary Ann Norris
  • Associate Producer: David Poe
  • Designer By: Mike Giam, David Jaffe
  • Testing Team: C J Connoy, Bruce Cochrane, Jose Cruz, Jody Kelset, Andre Leighton, Seth Luisi, Tobin, Russell, Kurt Schwengel
  • Programmed By: Jon Burton
  • Sega CD Adaption By: David Dootson
  • Graphics By: Andy Ingram
  • Conceptual Artist: Bev Bush
  • Graphic Artists: Dave "Scooter Boy" Burton, Bev "Vibrating Pen" Bush, James "Action Man" Cunliffe, Andy "What Fuel" Ingram, Linda "Red Shoes" Smith
  • Additional Programming: Dave "Reality Cap" Dootson
  • Office Organisation: Andy "A.B.S." Blundell
  • Utility Programming: Jon "Kitcar" Burton, Dave "Dac Mortin" Dootson, Chris "The Cars Gone" Stanforth
  • Big Bang Witnessed By: Paul "I Remember When..." Hunter
  • Sorry Im Late But.....: Raoul Barrnett
  • Moral Support: Helen "Im Fine" Musk
  • Credit Text Typed and Checked By: Jon Burton
  • General Manager: Marc Teren
  • Director, Sotware Production: Ron Fortier
  • Senior Producer: Patrick Gilmore
  • Assistant Producer: Craig Annis
  • Production Associate: Arden Ishimura
  • Mickey Digital Cleanup Model: Alex Schaefer
  • Additional Music: Michael Giacchino
  • Manager, Software Licensing: Sue Fuller
Disney Feature Animation, Florida:
  • Producer: Paul Curasi
  • Assistant to the Producer: Annette Laguer
  • Production Coordinator: Cammie Cavallin
  • Animation Consultant: Chris Bradley
  • Project Specialist: Pam Darley
Creative Capers:
  • Producer: G. Sue Shakespeare
  • Animation Director: David Molina
  • Animation Director: Terry Shakespeare
  • Animators: Rejean Bourdages, Ian Christopher Chiasson, Dave Kuhn, Mike Milo, David Molina, Natasha Sasic, Terry Shakespeare, Shane Zalvin
  • Special Effects Assistant: Kathy Burton
  • Final Checking: Carla Washburn
  • Production Coordinator: Robert Rose
  • Production Accountant: Patrice Monis
Psygnosis U.K.:
  • U.K. Q.A. Management: Feargus Carroll
  • U.K. Quality Assurance: Phil "Tails" Snape, Paul Tweedle, Paul Evason, Jenny Newby, Stuart Sockett, Paul Charsley, Lol Scraggs, M. Stacey, Chris Rowley, Leon Walters, Craig Puzzled, Tony "Sonic" Parks, Greg Double, Gary Nichols, Jamie Riding, Sara Riding, Katie Riding, Anna Riding, B.Y. Puggsy
  • Graphics Southwest Management: Simon Gardner
  • Artists: Kevin Ayre, Theo Pantazia, Mark Scott
  • Music Management: Phil Morris
  • Music: Blythe Joustra
  • Sound FX: Tim "Grand Lad" Wright
  • Development Systems: Psy Q, Special Thanks to John Rostron
  • External Evaluations: Sara Dixon
  • Tour Management: Ian Grieve
  • P.A.: Kiastie "Gude Morrrning" Beamish
  • Project Management and Food Parcels: Steve "800 Grand" Riding


Rich RobinsonMary Ann NorrisDavid PoeMike Giam, David JaffeC J Connoy, Bruce Cochrane, Jose Cruz, Jody Kelset, Andre Leighton, Seth Luisi, Tobin, Russell, Kurt SchwengelJon BurtonDavid DootsonAndy IngramBev BushDave "Scooter Boy" Burton, Bev "Vibrating Pen" Bush, James "Action Man" Cunliffe, Andy "What Fuel" Ingram, Linda "Red Shoes" SmithDave "Reality Cap" DootsonAndy "A.B.S." BlundellJon "Kitcar" Burton, Dave "Dac Mortin" Dootson, Chris "The Cars Gone" StanforthPaul "I Remember When..." HunterRaoul BarrnettHelen "Im Fine" MuskJon BurtonMarc TerenRon FortierPatrick GilmoreCraig AnnisArden IshimuraAlex SchaeferMichael GiacchinoSue FullerPaul CurasiAnnette LaguerCammie CavallinChris BradleyPam DarleyG. Sue ShakespeareDavid MolinaTerry ShakespeareRejean Bourdages, Ian Christopher Chiasson, Dave Kuhn, Mike Milo, David Molina, Natasha Sasic, Terry Shakespeare, Shane ZalvinKathy BurtonCarla WashburnRobert RosePatrice MonisFeargus CarrollPhil "Tails" Snape, Paul Tweedle, Paul Evason, Jenny Newby, Stuart Sockett, Paul Charsley, Lol Scraggs, M. Stacey, Chris Rowley, Leon Walters, Craig Puzzled, Tony "Sonic" Parks, Greg Double, Gary Nichols, Jamie Riding, Sara Riding, Katie Riding, Anna Riding, B.Y. PuggsySimon GardnerKevin Ayre, Theo Pantazia, Mark ScottPhil MorrisBlythe JoustraTim "Gr, Lad" WrightPsy Q, Special Thanks to John RostronSara DixonIan GrieveKiastie "Gude Morrrning" BeamishSteve "800 Gr," Riding

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Magazine articles

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Promotional material

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SegaVisions US 21.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[7]
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PDF
Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #22: "December/January 1994/1995" (1994-xx-xx)
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SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Magazine (UK) #11: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #156: "November 1994" (1994-10-15)[8]
  • Ultimate Future Games (UK) #1: "December 1994" (1994-11-01)[9]
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MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #157: "December 1994" (1994-11-15)[10]
  • Ultimate Future Games (UK) #2: "January 1995" (1994-12-01)[11]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #158: "January 1995" (1994-12-15)[12]
  • Ultimate Future Games (UK) #3: "February 1995" (1995-01-01)[13]
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CDConsoles FR 01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
CD Consoles (FR) #1: "Novembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Joypad (FR) #36: "Novembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[14]

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
52 №1, p152-155[15]
93
90 №156, p98-99[16]
96
86 №6, p14
94 №36, p72-76[17]
87 №26, p76-78[18]
90 №26, p50/51
80 №1, p101[19]
95 №47, p86-89[20]
90 №60, p42/43
87 №39, p48/49
91 №42, p12
90 №71, p88-89[21]
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Mickey Mania MD US Box.JPG
Cover
Mickey Mania MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mickey Mania MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Mickey Mania MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Mickey Mania MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, IT
Mickey Mania MD IT Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, JP
MickeyMania MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
MickeyMania MD JP CartTop.jpg
MickeyMania MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR
MickeyMania MD KR cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №158, p107[22]
80
92
97
85 №7, p21
94 №36, p76[23]
80
80 №1, p98/99[24]
95 №47, p147[25]
85 №12, p90
85 №40, p67
90 №71, p88-89[21]
Sega Mega-CD
87
Based on
12 reviews

Mega-CD, US
MickeyMania MCD US Box Back.jpgMickeyMania MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mickey Mania MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Mickeymania mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
MickeyMania MCD EU Box Back.jpgMickeyMania MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mickey Mania MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 629e5963
MD5 965536e24760755413ae316d935710b1
SHA-1 20779867821bab019f63ce42e3067ffafb4fe480
2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 cb5a8b85
MD5 118727b2aa80b040c04ecb5be651a137
SHA-1 6bcbf683a5d0e9f67b9ed8f79bc593fab594d84a
2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 23180cf7
MD5 b7f2cb46e00e6eeec726646565d850a7
SHA-1 afe3e1c9267e2a7f0bec5e3e951307ebea7f0b04
2MB 1995-01 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 7fc1bdf0
MD5 9c0038c8184a8f6ab7e72ea0fa3ba319
SHA-1 cd80dcd53c9996744eb94ba8702f84d784e83f34
2MB

References


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)