These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Castle of Illusion
Awesome Music: The remake's soundtrack provided by former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope.
The original soundtrack on the Genesis as well. The remake offers an option to play the game with either Kirkhope's soundtrack or the original 16-bit music.
In the remake, all the A enemies in level 4 will endlessly shout out "A!". It's even their death cry.
No Problem with Licensed Games: One of the most beloved licensed Sega Genesis platformers, and considered one of the best Disney tie-in platformers. Sega notably gave it a promotional highlight via their "Genesis Does" ad campaign.
Thus, the Castle of Illusion being sent to the Wasteland in the sequel is something that boggles the mind.
Pandering to the Base: The HD remake, seemingly confirmed by this Siliconera article. It even goes on to brag about how hard it will be and how "it doesn't feel like a kid's game"note Even though it's technically supposed to be either way.. What's more, it mentions that it won't have an easy mode, despite the fact that there is one in the original version.
Might be a case of Blatant Lies though as the actual game is far from Nintendo Hard. Heck, falling down a bottomless pit now merely strips you of an energy point rather than a life.
Scrappy Mechanic: The HD version has delayed input on controls, although this only happens on certain HD monitors.