Quackshot Starring Donald Duck

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Quackshot Starring Donald Duck
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
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-4054
Sega Mega Drive
US
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1023
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][5]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4023JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS

Quackshot Starring Donald Duck, called Quackshot: I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou or just I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou (アイラブドナルドダック グルジア王の秘宝) in Japan, is a platform game released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991. It is part of the series of Disney games Sega were allowed to publish for their console during the early 1990s.

Its 8-bit counterpart is The Lucky Dime Caper, released for the Sega Master System and Game Gear in the same year.

Story

While Donald is flipping through some books in Scrooge McDuck's library, a map falls out of a book relating to the treasure of King Garuzia, ruler of the Great Duck Kingdom in ancient times. The map leads to the location of the king's most prized possession, hidden in a secret place shortly before his death. Donald thinks this is his path to riches. Unfortunately, Big Bad Pete overhears and pursues Donald throughout the game hoping to steal the treasure.

Gameplay

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Pause menu

Quackshot is a platform game in which the player controls Donald Duck, who travels across the world looking for treasure. Donald moves with Left and Right and crouches with Down. Holding A while moving makes Donald run. He jumps with C. He slides with Down+C, which lets him move through narrow passageways or slip under enemies. Up enters doorways when standing in front of them. Up climbs ladders and Down descends ladders.

Donald is equipped with three firearms: a Plunger Gun (stuns enemies), a Popcorn Shooter (spreadshot), and a Bubble Shot (can dissolve concrete and ice blocks in certain levels). He fires the weapon with B. He can fire while crouched with Down+B or fire directly upward with Up+B. He can also fire while jumping. The plunger gun has infinite ammunition but can only stun enemies; the other two weapons must be reloaded with item pick-ups. Later in the game, Donald acquires upgraded plungers that give him new capabilities.

Donald has a health bar with eight points, and he loses a point when he takes damage from an enemy. If he loses all of his health, he loses a life. He can replenish his health by collecting food items. He can also find extra lives and gains an extra life every 100,000 points.

The game is partially non-linear and requires backtracking at several points. Special tools like the above mentioned weapons or other items need to be collected and used in order to fully explore and clear levels. When Donald completes the first segment of a level, he usually requires a special item from another level to proceed to the next area. The player can pause the game with  START  to use special items or to call in the airplane if standing next to a flag beacon. The airplane is piloted by Donald's nephews Hewey, Dewey, and Louie and transports Donald to another level.

Weapons

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Yellow Plunger
Stuns enemies for a duration. Unlimited ammunition.
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Red Plunger
Upgrade that can stick to walls, providing a temporary platform that enables Donald to climb up walls.
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Green Plunger
Upgrade that can stick to birds, which Donald can grab to be carried over expanses. Donald can control the bird with Up and Down while holding the plunger.
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Popcorn Shooter
A spreadshot that can defeat enemies. Shoots five shots at once. Limited ammunition.
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Bubble Gum Shooter
Shoots bubbles that can dissolve concrete and ice blocks in certain levels. Limited ammunition.

Items

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Ice Cream
Restores one point of Donald's health.
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Chicken
Fully restores Donald's health.
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Money Bag
Awards the player bonus points.
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Corn
Gives Donald five shots for the Popcorn Shooter, up to a maximum of 95.
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Bubble Gum
Gives Donald five shots for the Bubble Gum Shooter, up to a maximum of 50.
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Red Hot Chili Pepper
Increases Donald's "temper." After collecting five peppers, Donald engages his "Quack Attack," granting him temporary invincibility.
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1-Up
Awards the player an extra life.

Special Items

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Hero Key
Opens the Aztec Temple in Mexico. Given to Donald by the explorer after revisiting Duckburg.
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Scroll
Provides the solution to the Riddle of the Sphinx. Use the "Look" option to inspect it. Given to Donald by Goofy in Mexico.
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Sphinx Tear
Opens the pyramid in Egypt. Given to Donald after defeating the tiger in Mahajarah.
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Scepter of Ra
Unfreezes the Viking Key in the South Pole. Obtained after solving the Riddle of the Sphinx in Egypt.
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Viking Key
Used to enter the Viking Ship. Found frozen in ice in the South Pole.
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Viking Diary
Contains the secret of how to locate the treasure. Found frozen in ice in the South Pole.

Levels

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Duckburg

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Mexico

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Transylvania

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Maharajah

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Egypt

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South Pole

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Viking Ship

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Hideout

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The Island

History

Release

Two versions of the game exist, with the later ROM being considerably larger than the former due to a large block of padding added in the middle for unknown reasons.

Legacy

In Japan, Quackshot was bundled with Castle of Illusion in Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou for the Sega Saturn. A compilation of the two was also available in the form of The Disney Collection.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Quackshot Starring Donald Duck Quackshot Starring Donald Duck
English (US) Quackshot Starring Donald Duck Quackshot Starring Donald Duck
Japanese アイラブドナルドダック グルジア王の秘宝 I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Quackshot Starring Donald Duck/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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FI advert (1992)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-01: "January 1992" (1991-12-07)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #5: "Febrero 1992" (1992-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Force (SE) #1992-01: "1/92" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Ação Games (BR) #10: "Fevereiro 1992" (1992-02-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[8]
ACE (UK)
91
[9]
Ação Games (BR)
88
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
75
[11]
Console XS (UK) PAL
95
[12]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
89
[4]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[14]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4 (RU)
80
[16]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
73
[17]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[18]
Game Mania (UK)
87
[19]
Game Power (IT)
92
[20]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
100
[21]
Gamers (DE)
73
[22]
Games-X (UK)
80
[23]
Génération 4 (FR)
93
[24]
Game Informer (US)
80
[25]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[26]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
94
[27]
Joypad (FR)
97
[28]
Joystick (FR)
97
[29]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
87
[30]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
87
[31]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
82
[32]
Mega (UK) PAL
89
[33]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
100
[34]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
82
[35]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
73
[36]
Micro News (FR)
95
[37]
Mean Machines (UK)
83
[38]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
83
[39]
Player One (FR)
95
[40]
Play Time (DE)
92
[41]
Power Play (DE)
79
[42]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
92
[43]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
95
[44]
Sega Pro (UK)
93
[45]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
94
[46]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[47]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
93
[48]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
88
[49]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
78
[50]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
64
[51]
User (GR) PAL
91
[52]
Video Games (DE)
80
[53]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
47 reviews

Quackshot Starring Donald Duck

Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, US (Genesis seal)
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Cover
Mega Drive, US (Sega seal)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, US (Walt Disney World offer)
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Cover
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (silver)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Quackshot MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, AS

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 88c8dd94
MD5 a184d044b122b73026b8f4f8fb6bc528
SHA-1 3acacac6c20d9b5f9ddeacb82b82b3039c4e2485
512kB 1991-09 Cartridge REV00
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1801098b
MD5 3d79d2fcc2038b140f7481b6f64a5038
SHA-1 7b1bd16fb817cc5e2af238cebe8521aaca8f6195
1.25MB 1991-09 Cartridge REV01

References

  1. File:Quackshot md jp cover.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 Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 11
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-15), page 50
  5. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 29
  6. Supergame, "Março 1992" (BR; 1992-03-xx), page 22
  7. Supergame, "Maio 1992" (BR; 1992-05-xx), page 32
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 182
  9. ACE, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-08), page 92
  10. Ação Games, "Fevereiro 1992" (BR; 1992-02-xx), page 31
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1992" (JP; 1991-12-07), page 80
  12. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 133
  13. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 166
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 22
  15. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 351
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 223
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 80
  18. Famitsu, "1991-12-27" (JP; 1991-12-13), page 41
  19. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  20. Game Power, "Febbraio 1992" (IT; 1992-0-xx), page 48
  21. GamePro, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 60
  22. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 16
  23. Games-X, "21st-27th November 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 31
  24. Génération 4, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 127
  25. Game Informer, "November/December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 33
  26. Hippon Super, "January 1992" (JP; 1991-12-04), page 90
  27. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 36
  28. Joypad, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1991-12-1x), page 74
  29. Joystick, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 140
  30. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  31. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
  32. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1992" (JP; 1992-02-XX), page 83
  33. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 65
  34. Mega Force, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-19), page 96
  35. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 20
  36. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 36
  37. Micro News, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 172
  38. Mean Machines, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-27), page 72
  39. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  40. Player One, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 50
  41. Play Time, "2/92" (DE; 1992-01-08), page 20
  42. Power Play, "2/92" (DE; 1992-01-xx), page 158
  43. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 28
  44. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 38
  45. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 67
  46. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  47. Sega Force, "1/92" (SE; 1992-xx-xx), page 32
  48. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 24
  49. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 119
  50. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  51. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 140
  52. User, "Ioúnios 1993" (GR; 1993-0x-xx), page 49
  53. Video Games, "1/92" (DE; 1992-02-03), page 24


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Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
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