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Castle of Illusion

Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found review: Old skool playtime
3 years ago

Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found review: Old skool playtime

Like a veritable toy box, Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found is a roguelike, Metroidvania style, action-platformer with some tower defense and RPG elements thrown in for good measure. We …
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Castle of Illusion coming to XBLA on September 4

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Publisher Sega has confirmed on its blog that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be launching on Xbox Live Arcade on September 4 for 1200 Microsoft Points. This reimagining …
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Sega’s Castle of Illusion looks to change the game for remakes
6 years ago

Sega’s Castle of Illusion looks to change the game for remakes

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XBLAFans stopped to chat with Sega Studios Australia’s Omar Woodley, producer on Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse during E3. We discovered that calling the new version of Castle of Illusion a “remake” or “rerelease” doesn’t do it justice. Unlike other modern ports of classic games, such as Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia Classic or Capcom’s soon-to-be-released Ducktales Remastered, Castle of Illusion was described to us by Woodley as “a full reimagining of the game.”

The biggest, most immediately noticeable change beyond updated graphics and sound (which includes a charming voiceover for Mickey during gameplay) is the addition of a hub world. In the original game, Mickey wandered the Castle of Illusion to introduce each new level. Here, the castle is envisioned along the lines of Super Mario 64, as a three-dimensional hub world by which all of the levels are accessed. It’s a fun change that makes the castle feel like an actual place, instead of merely a setpiece for the plot.

According to Woodley, Sega Studios Australia had lots of “creative freedom to redesign the levels… When we played the original and we tried translating that to the new 3D world, some of those levels weren’t as challenging as they were back in the day. They actually played out to be quite long in length to this contemporary feel so we had to compensate for that, and we also just wanted to challenge the player and keep that difficultly setting pretty high to what the classic was. So we added these various components and a few different puzzles and tricks here and there to keep the challenge intact.”

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Sneak a peak inside Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
6 years ago

Sneak a peak inside Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

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SEGA of America has released the second installment of their behind-the-scenes glimpse at Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, a complete re-imagining of the beloved Genesis classic. The minimentary focuses …
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Behind the scenes with Castle of Illusion
6 years ago

Behind the scenes with Castle of Illusion

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In March of this year rumors of an enhanced remake of the 1990 Sega/Disney sleeper hit Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse began to surface. A month later it …
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Castle of Illusion box art, teaser trailer out in the wild
7 years ago

Castle of Illusion box art, teaser trailer out in the wild

New assets have surfaced that all but confirm the upcoming XBLA release of classic platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. As unearthed by tipster @lifelower, Sega of America has …
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