Two Platform Game
adaptations of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
were published by Capcom
. Developed by the same team that worked on the DuckTales
game (and also worked on the Mega Man
series) for the Nintendo Entertainment System
, the games were released in 1990 and 1994. Here Chip and Dale get through the levels by picking up and throwing things, including each other in Co-Op Multiplayer
This game provides examples of:
- Adaptational Villainy: DTZ, the shapeshifting alien from the episode "Dale Beside Himself," did try to get Dale stuck in space, but he wasn't really evil, he just preferred staying on Earth. In the game, he's a recurring mook working for Fat Cat.
- Ascended Glitch: In the first game on rare occasions thrown blocks would fly in a zigzag. It became a chargable attack in the sequel.
- Crate Expectations: The first game had crates as a primary means of defeating enemies (either by throwing them, or hiding inside and waiting for an enemy to trip over it). They came in two varieties — disposable wooden crates and stackable metal ones. All small enough for a chipmunk to lift.
- Directionally Solid Platforms: In both games.
- Gusty Glade: One level in the first game featured giant fans that blew you around.
- Macro Zone: "Naturally tiny character for whom every zone is a Macro Zone" variety.
- The game has a rather odd scale, though. Some of the levels (particularly the ones where you interact with human-sized objects) make it look like the characters are much smaller than chipmunks, more to the scale of insects, such as Fat Cat's Casino, where the slot machines and tables appear human-sized.
- Mine Cart Madness: In a western-themed level in the second game.
- Mobile Shrubbery: You can duck while carrying a box to hide from enemies. The presence of blinking chipmunk eyes on the box does not give away your presence, amazingly enough.
- Ratchet Scrolling: Used for puzzles in some stages, such as finding a way to obtain a not so obviously accessible 1-up without letting it scroll off the screen.
- Rescue The Princess: The main plot of the first game is to rescue Gadget. This notably doesn't start till after you've beaten the first level where the goal is to find a lost kitten (which it turns out was Fat Cat's way of distracting you), and the game goes on for three more levels after you rescue Gadget.
- Shout-Out: In the first game, the first stage is based on the episode "Catteries Not Included", and the final stage is based on "Adventures in Squirrelsitting".
- Schrödinger's Gun: In the second game, the player faces a Wire Dilemma when defusing a bomb. Any choice turns out to be the right one, though one causes the screen to flash white with a boom, then revert back as one character says "Just kidding!"
- Toy Time: The Toy Store level.
- Wire Dilemma: In the second game, the player faces a Wire Dilemma when defusing a bomb.