The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck

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The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Genre: Action[1][2][3][4]

















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
    7072
    Sega Master System
    EU
    (Classic)
    7072-50
    Sega Master System
    DE
    DM 89.9589.95[7] 7072
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £32.9932.99[5][6] 7072
    Sega Master System
    UK
    (Limited)
    Sega Master System
    AU
    Sega Master System
    BR
    026130
    Sega Master System
    KR
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3309
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    $39.9539.95[9] 2404
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2404
    Sega Game Gear
    DE
    DM 89.9589.95[7] 2404
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £24.9924.99[6][10] 2404
    Sega Game Gear
    BR
    013560

    The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck, called Donald Duck no Lucky Dime (ドナルドダックのラッキーダイム) in Japan, is a platform game developed for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear in 1991. As the name suggests, it stars Donald Duck, who must travel across seven levels save his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie from the evil Magica De Spell, as well as the "Lucky Dimes" stolen by her.

    The game was released at the same time as Quackshot, and is often considered to be the Master System alternative of that game as a result. Both have Donald travel to various points on the globe, though The Lucky Dime Caper arms Donald with a hammer (a flying disk can also be acquired during the game) and the ability to jump on enemies' heads rather than relying on plungers. The stories are also very different.

    A limited edition box set was sold in the UK, which included a music cassette tape featuring songs from various Disney films, a Donald Duck t-shirt and a Land of Illusion poster.

    The Lucky Dime Caper was followed by Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck, which was also released for the Master System and Game Gear.

    Story

    The evil witch Magica De Spell has stolen Scrooge McDuck's Number One Dime and kidnapped his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Donald Duck embarks on a mission, traveling around the world to save his three nephews and recover Scrooge's lucky dime.

    Gameplay

    The Lucky Dime Caper is a typical platformer, where Left and Right moves your character to the respective direction, Up is used to get through doors and Down "ducks". 2 jumps; 22222 underwater swims. 1 attacks, using a Hammer or the Flying Disk depending on which was last found.

    There are seven stages in all, which must be completed within a time limit. There are differences in stage layout and enemy positions between the Game Gear and Master System versions.

    Additionally, the Master System game allows players to back track, whereas the Game Gear version does not. Collecting five stars in the Master System game gives players limited invulnerability, while the Game Gear version gives additional points. When hit by an enemy, Donald loses his weapon in the Master System version (which can be obtained again by finding a Hammer or Flying Disk item) but not the Game Gear version.

    Stages

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    Stage 1 - The Northern Woods
    Beat a bear boss at the end and save Louie.

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    Stage 2 - The Great American Forest
    Rescue Dewey from a cage guarded by a big lion boss.

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    Stage 3 - The Andes Mountains
    Face two statues possessed by ancient spirits to free Huey.

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    Stage 4 - The Tropical Isles
    Recover the first Lucky Dime beating a big tropical crow.

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    Stage 5 - The Pyramids
    The second Lucky Dime is guarded by a Egyptian crow boss, who is assisted by a giant enchanted snake.

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    Stage 6 - The South Pole
    Find the third Lucky Dime after beating a big crow that kicks ice cubes at you.

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    Stage 7 - Magica's Castle
    The final battle, for the fourth and last Lucky Dime, is against the evil Magica De Spell in her castle, that is full of skeletons and ghosts.

    Items

    In the Game Gear version, bonus items are pre-placed in the level. In the Master System version, they are obtained by defeating enemies.

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    Treasure Boxes
    They usually hold other items, but there is also an enemy that disguises as them.
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    Hammer
    If you lose the Hammer during the game, or get it replaced by the Flying Disks, you can get it back.
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    Flying Disks
    They are used as a weapon to attack the enemies from distance.
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    1Up
    Gives you an extra player.
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    Stars
    Each star makes you attack faster, both with the Hammer and the Flying Disks. Grabbing a fifth star makes you invincible for a few seconds and reset the stars' count.
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    Small Gems (yellow)
    Adds 500 points to your score.
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    Large Gems (blue)
    Adds 1000 points to your score.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck
    English (US) The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck
    Japanese ドナルドダックのラッキーダイム Donald Duck no Lucky Dime

    Magazine articles

    Main article: The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Anders and & Co. 1992 (DK) [12]
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    Master System print advert in (BR) #15: "Outubro 1992" (1992-10-xx)
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    Master System print advert in (ES) #11: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • (ES) #18: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[13]
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    Print advert in (JP) #1992-01: "January 1992" (1991-12-07)
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    Print advert in (ES) #11: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • (ES) #18: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[14]
    • (ES) #1: "Abril 1993" (1993-03-15)[15]
    • (ES) #59: "Abril 1993" (1993-0x-xx)[16]
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    Print advert in Donald Duck (DK) #23: (1993-06-23)[17]

    Physical scans

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    (UK) PAL
    94
    [18]
    (UK) PAL
    90
    [5]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [19]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [20]
    (US) NTSC-U
    84
    [21]
    (DE) PAL
    73
    [22]
    (UK) PAL
    87
    [23]
    (ES)
    80
    [24]
    (FR) PAL
    90
    [25]
    (FR) PAL
    95
    [26]
    (ES)
    55
    [27]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [28]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [29]
    (FR) PAL
    70
    [30]
    (DE)
    64
    [31]
    (DE) PAL
    96
    [7]
    (CZ) PAL
    61
    [32]
    (UK) PAL
    95
    [33]
    (UK) PAL
    94
    [34]
    (UK)
    94
    [35]
    (UK) PAL
    94
    [36]
    (SE)
    87
    [37]
    (UK) PAL
    78
    [38]
    (UK) PAL
    78
    [39]
    (GR) PAL
    72
    [40]
    Sega Master System
    84
    Based on
    25 reviews

    The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck

    Master System, EU
    TLDC SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    TLDC SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    LuckyDimeCaperSMSEUManual7L.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, EU
    (Classic Master System)
    TLDC SMS EU Box Classic.jpg
    Cover
    TLDC SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, UK (Limited Edition)
    LuckyDimeCaper SMS UK LE spine.jpgLuckyDimeCaper SMS UK LE cover.jpg
    Cover
    TLDC SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    LuckyDimeCaperSMSUKManual.pdf
    Manual
    LuckyDimeCaper UK LE tapecover.jpg
    Cassette cover
    LuckyDimeCaper UK LE tapebackcover.jpg
    Cassette cover (back)
    LuckyDimeCaper UK LE tape.jpg
    Cassette
    LuckyDimeCaperSMSUKTShirt.jpg
    T-Shirt
    Master System, BX
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    Cover
    Master System, AU
    Lucky Dime Caper SMS AU Cover.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, AU (Hotline sticker)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, AU (Wide hotline/NIAL stickers)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart
    TLDC SMS BR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, BR (newer)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, KR

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    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
    (BR)
    88
    [41]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    68
    [42]
    (UK) PAL
    90
    [43]
    (UK)
    90
    [44]
    (UK)
    89
    [45]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [46]
    (UK)
    91
    [47]
    (US) NTSC-U
    72
    [9]
    (FR)
    92
    [48]
    (ES)
    84
    [49]
    (FR)
    95
    [50]
    (FR) PAL
    85
    [51]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [52]
    (DE)
    91
    [53]
    (DE)
    79
    [54]
    (DE)
    85
    [7]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [55]
    (UK) PAL
    90
    [56]
    (UK)
    93
    [57]
    (UK) PAL
    93
    [58]
    (UK) PAL
    92
    [38]
    (UK) PAL
    93
    [59]
    (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [60]
    Sega Game Gear
    86
    Based on
    23 reviews

    The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck

    Game Gear, JP
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Game Gear, US
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    Cover
    TLDC GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Luckydimecaper gg us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, EU
    TLDC GG EU back.jpgLucky Dime Caper GG EU BoxSpine.jpgTLDC GG EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TLDC GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    The Lucky Dime Caper GG PAL Manual (1991).pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart
    TLDC GG BR Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 a1710f13
    MD5 653f10042a5ee5854ccf971456641a4d
    SHA-1 a08815d27e431f0bee70b4ebfb870a3196c2a732
    256kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 7f6d0df6
    MD5 7de03b7f1cdc1f931b3a4746d9350033
    SHA-1 5ac3e68b34ee4499ddbdee28b47a1440782a9c04
    256kB 1991-05-28 EPROM cartridge Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 2d98bd87
    MD5 d2930d3316e293700d2cedc4125cb9a3
    SHA-1 ee70ac64973775adc2063a8cdff203965f2e7e1d
    256kB Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 07a7815a
    MD5 78a7964b341ccc4379a837ee998805c7
    SHA-1 5cc5caa887a63c580c1e3ff344a4b0ade643f24b
    256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

    References

    1. File:TLDC GG EU back.jpg
    2. File:TLDC 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. File:TLDC SMS EU Box.jpg
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    6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Force, "Februrary 1992" (UK; 1992-01-23), page 79
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 52
    8. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 9
    9. 9.0 9.1 GamePro, "March 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 72
    10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 20
    11. Supergame, "Abril 1992" (BR; 1992-04-xx), page 49
    12. http://www.tegneserieauktion.dk/auction24h7_dk/800Xattachments/2/170/r_IMG_20140816_121101.jpg.jpg
    13. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 15
    14. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 29
    15. Todo Sega, "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-03-15), page 2
    16. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 2
    17. http://www.nintendomagasinet.dk/nintendo-in-the-danish-donald-duck-magazine/
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    22. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 18
    23. Game Zone, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-21), page 53
    24. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 54
    25. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 145
    26. Mega Force, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-19), page 90
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    28. Mean Machines, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-27), page 76
    29. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 133
    30. Player One, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 70
    31. Play Time, "4/92" (DE; 1992-03-04), page 90
    32. Sega News, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 35
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    34. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 30
    35. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 68
    36. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71
    37. Sega Force, "3/93" (SE; 1993-05-13), page 25
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    39. Sega Master Force, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-07-22), page 11
    40. User, "Ioúnios 1992" (GR; 1992-0x-xx), page 88
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    54. Power Play, "3/92" (DE; 1992-02-12), page 144
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    56. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 31
    57. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 71
    58. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
    59. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 75
    60. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88


    The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck

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    Prereleases:
    Sega Master System
    Prototype 1991-05-28
    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)