Have Game, Will Play: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a remake of the 1990 Genesis classic. Castle of Illusion is a platformer that allows players to control Mickey Mouse through a handful of worlds broken up into several levels. Each world also has a boss for Mickey to contend with. While the original game was confined to 2 dimensions the remake often incorporates a third. Sometimes just half of dimension is utilized to allow Mickey to remain on a single plane while he circles around objects in the environment. The platforming is fun but not perfect. There is a small bit of latency when jumping but that issue did not spoil my experience. Sega has done a great job breathing new life into the game, not only with updated gameplay visuals but also the exposition. The story is conveyed through well animated and voice acted cut scenes on top of the ridiculously retro Disney-esque narrator. This is definitely worth playing regardless of your familiarity with the original.
Developer: Sega Studios Australia
Publisher: Sega/Disney Interactive Studios
Genre: platformer(Single Player)
Price: $15.00, Buy it at $10 if you really enjoy platformers, the original, Mickey Mouse or all 3.
Platform(s): PS3, Xbox 360, PC