DISNEY AFTERNOON COLLECTION
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on April 20, 2017
Tonight is the night
It's a beautiful night
To play the Disney Afternoon Collection!!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, last night Michael "Magic Mike" Dumee, Ferry "Sadhonker" Adams and myself sat together to try out the brand new Disney Afternoon Collection. What to expect? Well, a whole lot of hilarious fun, maniacal laughter and bringing back memories by playing a couple of awesome retro game gems!
Very good news about this collection is that you buy six games at once! DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2. You can imagine we totally relived our childhood with these games. They are almost exactly the same games from twenty five years ago. almost. The developers managed to let us enjoy the same game as we know them, but also add some nice extras.
We decided to start our Disney Afternoon adventure by playing Ducktales (oohooh). Part one and two are very similar, if you like the first one, you will also like the second one. Same mechanics, same Scrooge mcDuck, but different levels and enemies. The first thing that caught our eye was the ability to rewind. So if you screw up, you can rewind the game. Brave souls as we were, we thought this cheating and decided not to use this functionality ever.. Period!
This resolution lasted for about five minutes. So yes, we do have to admit that we used it. You know why? Because it's brilliant! Is it cheating? YES! Do we need it? YES! We discovered we were a little rusty when it comes to good old platforming games. It took a little warming up to get back into shape. So nice of the developers to think of this! But more importantly; if you use the rewind button, everything goes backwards, even the music!
After playing a few levels Ducktales (oohooh), it was time for some Darkwing Duck! Do you remember his awesome quotes like: "I am the terror that flaps in the night!" and "Let's get dangerous!" If you do, you're a really, really cool person! You can even cover the bottom half of your face with your cape draped over your arm without looking silly. We never played this one before, but the score for this one is three times ten! The gameplay is smooth and the game looks really cool. A really worthwhile addition to this collection.
Besides playing the story modes, you can also choose to test your skills by playing a Time Attack. Set the most amazing time by playing a game as fast as you can and amaze everyone by become the leader of the leader boards! (okay, we didn't manage to become leader of the leader board yet, but it's nice to have some goals in life, right?)
The next game on the list was Talespin. Still a platform game, but instead of walking you have to fly a chopper and shoot everything that flies in your way. I remember this game as being really, really, REALLY hard. This might have something to do with the fact that flying is not really our best quality. But, nevertheless, we still managed to complete a couple of levels. Or better said; survive a couple of levels.
And last but not least: Chip 'n Dale! No not the half naked men, of course. I'm talking about the cute little Disney squirrels; The Rescue Rangers! So after I finished singing along with the theme song (and yes, I still know it by heart), we could finally start the first level. You can play part one and two with one or two players. (still following me?) And I think at this point we got the hang of platform gaming, because it went like a charm! We used the rewind button significantly less than before.
If you're really a bad ass, try to face all the bosses of each level of the game you're playing in the Boss Rush mode. Without spending your energy and concentration in the levels first, you immediately face the level bosses, one by one. No time to catch your breath in between fights; when you have defeated one boss, the next boss fight automatically starts. So Boss Rush really is suitable name for this game mode.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is a great way to experience all the awesomeness from your childhood games again. Or you can give your kids a nice collection of Disney games and enjoy watching them having fun with golden oldies (if they ever manage to wrestle away the controller from your hands, that is!). This collection is a great addition to your game collection, especially with the rewind function and the extra modes. Whatever your motivation is, this collection is a great way to turn every afternoon into a Disney Afternoon!