|Developer||Sega of Japan|
|Size||10 - Megabit cartridge|
This is a really fun game and the level of fun and frustration is perfect for those like me who are not the greatest platformers but at the same time still enjoy playing them. If you're a hardcore platformer who enjoys beating Rondo of Blood and Mega Man 3 just because you can than you might find this game a little on the easy side but I still think it's worth a play through just to enjoy the story, game mechanics and visuals.
For a 10 Meg cart this game sure packs a punch in the graphics department. I actually lost count of how many layers of parallax I saw in the Mexico stage. This is one of those Mega Drive / Genesis games that makes you reconsider the limited color pallet of the system. No dull and grainy backgrounds, no under drawn sprites, just a well detailed, bright and vibrant world with characters plucked straight out of the cartoons (plucked, Donald.... Get it....oh dear..lol). Take notice when you play the game and when you make Donald duck to the ground and you see him pull his hat down over his head. You can even see the expression on his face change. It's the small things like this that give this game so much character. I have one small gripe though, we all know Sega didn't spend much time honing in on their transparency abilities in the 16 & 32 bit days yet for some reason this game is full of attempted transparency effects which in actual fact is just dithering. When you play the game you will see what I am talking about but that's really the only fault I can find.
This is a must play for any platformer fan who enjoys a challenge but also likes the fun to outweigh the difficulty factor. If you know the right order for visiting the stages you can knock this game over in about an hour but for a first timer you will be looking at closer to 2 hours but at the same time should be able to get through it in one sitting without losing all your lives.
Until next time... Stay Retro!
Did you know: Quackshot was released in Japan on the Sega Saturn under its 'Sega Ages' banner.