Disney's Duck Tales is a video game based on the Disney animated TV series of the same name.
It was first released in the United States for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Capcom in 1989.
In this game, Scrooge Mc Duck travels around the world collecting treasures to become the richest duck in the world. This game is unrelated to Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold, which was released on a variety of personal computers in the early 1990s.
Duck Tales is often a subject of NES-related nostalgia and was generally popular.
The game provides a good example of the work produced by Capcom in the late 1980s and early 1990s, along with such titles as those in the Mega Man franchise; both shared key personnel such as Tokuro Fujiwara, Keiji Inafune and Yoshihiro Sakaguchi.
Duck Tales has much in common with the Mega Man games: bright and colorful graphics, tight play control with unique gameplay dynamics (such as using Scrooge's cane as a weapon, tool and pogo stick) and non-linear gameplay.
The player controls Scrooge Mc Duck, the richest duck in the world, on a quest for even more treasure so he can jump using the A button; his cane is used as a weapon to defeat enemies or strike objects (B button) and as a pogo stick to jump higher (A then B Down).
There is a wide variety of helpful non-player characters and enemy characters.
Duck Tales comprises five levels that can be played in any order.
A boss guards the treasure that Scrooge seeks at the end of each level.
There are also two hidden treasures: a golden ring in the African Mines level and a golden mirror in the Moon level.
Upon finishing all five levels, the player is directed back to Transylvania for the final boss fight.