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Longtime video game fans speak fondly of the "Disney magic" that made for great platformers throughout the '80s and '90s. As recent efforts demonstrate, however, licensing is only a small part of the equation. The reality is that many memorable platformers – including DuckTales, Rescue Rangers, and yes, Castle of Illusion – took severe liberties with Disn...

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Disney's Castle of Illusion lowers the bridge for Mac this week

It's not a trick, Michael, it's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, and it's out this week on Mac. The 2013 remake of Disney's classic platformer hits the platform on Thursday, July 24, courtesy of Feral Interactive. It's priced $15 in the US and £10 across the pond. In our four-star...

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Castle of Illusion free on PlayStation Plus this week

Mickey Mouse tackles a remade 16-bit classic this week on PlayStation Plus, as the PlayStation 3 version of Sega's Castle of Illusion is this week's featured entry in Sony's Instant Game Collection. Developed by Sega Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion expands on Mickey's classic platformer wi...

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PS Plus in April: Mercenary Kings, Arkham City, Pixeljunk Monsters

PlayStation Plus subscribers get Mercenary Kings as a PS4 freebie when the Kickstarted run-and-gunner scrolls onto PSN next week. Developed by Wizorb and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World studio Tribute Games, Mercenary Kings makes its Metal Slug-style action interesting by chucking in a weapon crafting ...

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Castle of Illusion review: Once upon a mouse

Longtime video game fans speak fondly of the "Disney magic" that made for great platformers throughout the '80s and '90s. As recent efforts demonstrate, however, licensing is only a small part of the equation. The reality is that many memorable platformers – including DuckTales, Rescue Ranger...

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Castle of Illusion hopping to PSN September 3, XBLA and PC September 4

Sega's Castle of Illusion remake will launch on September 3 for PS3, then arrive on XBLA and PC the next day, September 4. The platformer will set players back 1200 MSP, or $14.99 in North America, and will cost £ 9.99 and €14.99 in Europe. Sega also announced that those pre-ordering ...

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Castle of Illusion scrubs up decades-old graphics and sound

This seven-minute behind the scenes trailer for the HD remake of Sega Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion gives a sense of the updating that went into the 23-year-old game's art and sound. It's not as cool as a "duckumentary," but it's still pretty neat....

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Navigating the Castle of Illusion with a 3D Mickey Mouse

When players look back on the platformers of yore, it's easy to forget one important thing about them: They're tough. Modern platformers allow infinite retries and plentiful checkpoints, but old-school platformers, like Disney's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, required precise jumps over ...

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Castle of Illusion video looks back at the original platformer

This behind-the-scenes video for Castle of Illusion shows the developers at Sega reflecting back on the original game and how some of its elements will translate to the remake currently in development. Castle of Illusion is coming to PS3, PC and Xbox 360 this summer....

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Banjo-Kazooie composer creating soundtrack for Castle of Illusion remake

Grant Kirkhope, composer of many standout soundtracks during the Nintendo 64 era, revealed via tweet that he is putting the finishing touches on a collection of tracks for Sega's coming remake of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Kirkhope began working with developer Rare in 1995, produc...

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Castle of Illusion remake out this summer on PS3, Xbox, and PC

An HD remake of the Sega Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion has been officially announced for summer 2013. Mickey Mouse stars in this revitalized Disney adventure, which joins Capcom and WayForward's Ducktales Remastered on modern systems. According to PlayStation Blog, the game is being...

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