One of the most frequently cited followers to No Problem With Licensed Games and one of the most widely-beloved platformers on the NES, DuckTales was released in 1989 and developed by Capcom, the same team responsible for the Mega Man franchise, as another product of their licensing deal with Disney. As such, it's no coincidence that DuckTales shares many of the defining features of the Mega Man games: Unique gameplay mechanics, nonlinear level selection and incredibly catchy music.The story is barely even there: Scrooge wants to gather even more treasure to further solidify his status as the richest duck in the world, while also seeking out the Five Lost Treasures scattered all over the world. Scrooge's adventures lead him from the Amazon rainforest and a Transylvanian castle, to the Himalayan mountains and all the way to the Moon.A sequel, DuckTales 2, followed four years later in 1993, featuring Scrooge on another treasure hunt, this time to find the pieces to a map leading to an even bigger treasure. For all intents and purposes, the game made many significant improvements to the previous game's formula (such as upgrade skills hidden in certain levels, and plenty of clever optional puzzles), but was not as popular as its predecessor due to its late release, being widely overshadowed by 16-bit games on the Super NES and Sega Genesis. The two games were also ported to the Game Boy.An HD remake of the first game is currently under development by Capcom, WayForward Technologies, and Disney, featuring the voice cast of the cartoon! It is scheduled to be released Summer 2013 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. So bask in the earwormy nostalgia of the first trailer.
Multiple Endings: Both games change their respective endings depending on how much money the player collected and whether or not they found the secret treasures.
The first game in particular has unique endings depending on whether the player finished with over $10,000,000, no money at all, or anywhere in between. Getting the worst ending is actually more difficult than you'd think, as there's a way to reduce your total money by exactly 3,000,000 and can only be done if you have more or equal to that amount.
Non Standard Lose a Life: If Glomgold beats you to the treasure at the end, Scrooge says "Curse me Kilts! Glomgold's got the treasure! Now I have to go back and beat Dracula Duck again." Then the death music plays.
2½D: Hand drawn animation meet polygonal backgrounds.
Adaptation Expansion: Two new stages are added to the game in addition to the five stages you're familiar with.
Animation Bump: DuckTales Remastered goes from simple 2D sprites to beautiful hand-drawn art. The backgrounds, however, are more polygonal based.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: According to an interview, the remake will feature: A brand new super-easy mode, a remastered theme song, and the ability to swim in Scrooge McDuck's money vault.
Role Reprisal: Unlike the NES titles, the remake will feature the actual voices from the TV series, including TV Legend Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck, who is 94 at the time of the game's announcement, and voice over legend June Foray as Magicka DeSpell, who herself is 95 years old.
This is definitely justified by Capcom's corporate officer/senior vice-president Christian Svensson, who said when taking a question from a fan "We have ALL the original voice actors from the show. Scrooge's voice actor [Alan Young] is now 94 years old but he still came into the studio and did his thing like a pro. The voice work really adds a lot to the package."
The Other Darrin: However, some characters (Like Gizmoduck and Flintheart Glomgold) will feature all-new voice actors due to the passing of the previous voice actors.
Took a Level in Badass: All of the bosses from the original game will have all new strategies, providing all new challenges for veteran players.