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Yes, nostalgia plays a big part in my enjoyment of these games, but I don't have blind love for The Disney Afternoon Collection. These side-scrollers have just as much charm now as they did in the late '80s and early '90s, and I'm thankful I can finally own DuckTales 2 and Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers 2 without spending hundreds of dollars at a retro gaming store. This is a loving and handsome collection. If you had any affinity for these games growing up, I guarantee that they'll still make you smile.
The Disney Afternoon Collection combines several of the great NES games into a single collection, featuring Duck Tales, Chip & Dale, Darkwing Duck, and Tail Spin. All of these games have their own nostalgic charm, and are presented in this collection with style, a hugely functional and awesome rewind button, and enough good extras to make any Disney TV fan go wild.
This flashback collection hits right in the nostalgia, with good reason. The games have stood the test of time and come out victorious, with a few minor hiccups along the way. Capcom includes a great set of extras including Time Attack and Boss mode and music and art galleries for the enthusiast.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is a pretty solid compilation of six classic Disney NES games. The extras included are a nice touch, even if some of the gallery pictures are skewed more toward Ducktales. But the time trial and boss rush features are great for veterans to see how they stack up to the rest of the world, while the rewind feature is great for younger players. Plus you can play two rare NES games without shelling out hundreds of dollars for the original carts.
An amazing collection of games that really taps into your nostalgia and is definitely worth downloading. Every game delivers charm, fun and at times a challenge graphically the 8bit charm is on maximum an the music throughout is sublime
One more time Digital Eclipse did an excelent job adapting classic games to modern platforms. The Disney Afternoon Collection has very good emulation and extras that retro game fans should try.
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The Disney Afternoon Collection is an object lesson for how game compilations should be developed, providing rock-solid adaptation to a new platform, respecting the material's historic context, and exercising restraint. It's one hell of a collection with great visuals, rich extras and challenging time attack modes.
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In the end, regardless of the varying degrees of innovation, The Disney Afternoon Collection still represents some of the most treasured third party titles of yesteryear, and solid proof that not every licensed game should turn out to be disappointing garbage. That's a lesson today's developers should learn, just as this collection should be checked out by nostalgic adults and curious kids alike.
Capcom's partnership with Disney back in the 8-bit era led to some really fantastic games, six of which have been brought back via The Disney Afternoon Collection. On top of making these often difficult games more accessible with a rewind feature, also having competitive game options like Time Attack and Boss Rush make The Disney Afternoon Collection a worthwhile trip back to the past.
The Disney Afternoon Collection may not have the consistency of Capcom's previous work with the Eclipse Engine, thanks to its library varying in quality. But it is just as reverent and breezy, and the addition of the Rewind feature helps ease the journey into the past. If you were a fan of even a few of these games, you owe it to yourself to see them presented so respectfully for a modern audience.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is a perfect conversion of the originals, so if you are a fan of super hard retro gaming, this will be right up your street. For everyone else, the pure, unadulterated gameplay that goes into these titles should be the main hook.
Objectively The Disney Afternoon Collection is quite the value. Priced at £15.99/$19.99, Capcom has given gamers quite the appetising package, whether you're familiar with Capcom's retro Disney games or not. Once again, the production values and accuracy of these emulations are second-to-none, but it's the added features – like the rewind option and abundance of original artwork – that makes this selection essential.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is a well compiled anthology of Capcom's classic Disney games. There's been a lot of care put into the collection and the extra modes have been implemented very well, but there are a couple of issues that could do with ironing out, such as the slowdown in certain sections. It'll be a blast of nostalgia for those who played the games when they were first released almost 30 years ago, as well as fun for a newer audience.
Aside from the framerate issues, The Disney Afternoon Collection is overall a very pleasant experience and a worthwhile purchase for anyone looking for a taste of nostalgia.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is a set of old school games packed with new secrets, rewind and pause mechanics while retaining their classic charm. This collection serves the purpose of going down the memory lane and playing some cult classics games that are hard to find and play legitimately.
The second collection created by Frank Cifaldi has once again fulfilled hopes placed by gamers. Nearly perfect emulation with historical extras makes The Disney Afternoon Collection the perfect proposition for fans of old games.
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As an important piece of gaming preservation, I'd almost say that Disney Afternoon Collection is worth picking up just for the DuckTales and Chip 'n Dale sequels, but the truth is nearly every game deserves to be played at least once. For now I can only dream of Adventures in Magic Kingdom, Little Mermaid, and Mickey Mousecapade as DLC.
Overall, this collection is accurate to a fault, packed with some additional goodies and reminds us how absolutely insane we all must have been when we played these games the first time around. Bravo to Digital Eclipse and Capcom for taking a chance on some classics.
On a whole this is one outstanding collection granted players come into it with proper expectations. Sure the original Duck Tales is a blast, but most of these games have not aged as well as one would hope. Still, I cannot recommend it enough, it brought back memories. From the music to the insane difficulty, I had a blast. The rewind feature allowed me to see them all, and the new leader boards and modes make it worthwhile.
All in all, The Disney Afternoon Collection is a solid, well-made and dependable collection of some fun, old-school games. You get a lot of content for $20, and the presentation is quite nice. The games are almost untouched except for some minor Boss Rush features and a rewind button. Younger gamers might not be nostalgic for these games, but for anyone who remembers rushing home after school to catch the latest episode of their favorite show, this is a trip worth taking.
Six classic fun games that come with interesting an nostalgic extras. Maybe they are not the best games in the NES catalog, but they are great games. We like the new modes, graphical improvements and the 'save options'.
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The Disney Afternoon Collection offers six of the best 8-bit games developed by Disney and Capcom to NES with a lot of new content. However, although for people who haven't played them in the past is a recommended option, for veterans it will not be good enough.
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It's pure nostalgia, but if you loved these games as a kid, there's just enough new features to bring you back to it again—and they hold up well enough if you have someone you'd like to introduce these games to for the first time
The Disney Afteroon Collection is an act of faith, but also a dip in the nostalgia of the '80s and' 90s. Only one half of the products present in the collection, however, deserves to be gnawed to the bottom, but the inclusion of rewind and time trial allow you to have rewarding and pleasant solutions of gameplay.
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The quality of The Disney Afternoon Collection port could be better, so as the suggested price. However, the six games that were chosen for this compilation are excellent, representing the best of their time. It's a collection suitable for kids and, above all, longtime fans.
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Like a lovable blast from the past, The Disney Afternoon collection brings back six 8-bit games based on beloved franchises while adding a few twists. These include a neat rewind feature as well as a Boss Rush mode for getting into the big action right away. The games can feel dated and might not hold up for folks who don't have any attachments to the original versions or the franchises they are based on. If you enjoyed the games as a kid, however, they provide a wonderful trip down memory lane.
For $19.99, The Disney Afternoon Collection is a tad steep, but these games tend to fetch much higher prices individually on a NES cart. Capcom did go through the effort of boss rush and time attack modes to make them somewhat more enticing for people who might just emulate these, so there is some effort here. The real draw of this compilation is the nostalgia they exude to transport the user to a simpler time, or for gamer parents to share something from their childhood with their own children. It is very likely that one day when the license expires, Capcom and Disney will have to remove The Disney Afternoon Collection from PSN and Xbox Live, so anyone with even a passing interest with these games really should consider downloading them. With the exception of TailSpin, the games here have aged pretty well and show why Capcom has been around for so long.
With three hits and three duds from Capcom/Disney years that you might remember with varying levels of fondness, the Disney Afternoon Collection is clearly aimed at children of the 90s. I have trouble seeing its appeal to anyone else. But if vintage duck-based platformers are your thing, grab a Capri Sun and a handful of Gushers and invite your friends over to play.
While these aren't entirely among the finest of platformers from the 8-bit era, the Disney Afternoon Collection does make some enjoyable retro titles more accessible for newcomers, whilst offering old hands so e fresh challenges.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is a fun and beautiful piece of retro NES nostalgia, showing that there was a time when tie-in games weren't something to be avoided.
The Disney Afternoon Collection is clearly the work of a team who care a great deal about video games and their preservation. Extras include high-quality images of design documents, cover arts, posters and more - many of which had previously been considered lost. A lot of love has gone into every frame of this, right down to its menus, and I cannot wait to see which titles developer Digital Eclipse tackle next. However, whilst some titles are platformer gems, others are somewhat unextraordinary and I can't imagine newcomers would stick with any titles.
Despite commendable frills, the point of this collection is games, and the truth is that these games are just old. Some are fun, others are less-so, but ultimately what you're getting is average to good platforming across the entire package with a heady shot of nostalgia, if that applies to your age bracket. DuckTales will be the highlight for some, and given that DuckTales Remastered exists you'll also want to ask yourself if you might prefer that instead. That said, at $20 it's tough to go wrong with The Disney Afternoon, and like most things Disney, you're pretty much guaranteed to have fun. That's more than many games can say, regardless of which decade they hail from.
All in all, The Disney Afternoon Collection is something I would recommend to those who either grew up with these games or just enjoys them in general. Since they are straight ports, if you didn't like them before, nothing in this collection is going to change your mind. I wish I could give it a higher score because of my love for Disney, and I probably would have if these games were fully remastered, but the fact of the matter is you are more than likely only going to be playing DuckTales and DuckTales 2.
The Disney Afternoon Collection turns out to be a well-polished compilation of some iconic all-times classic of the NES. With a variety of new tools and interesting bonuses, it offers an overall view on Capcom and Disney's legendary partnership.
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