YMMV / Donald In Maui Mallard

  • Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack. The SNES version loses some points for lacking the boss theme, though - but makes up for it with its exclusive Flying Duckman music.
  • Best Level Ever: Test of Duckhood in the Genesis version, thanks not only to the relaxing music and visuals but also to the unique vertical level design and a clever bungee jump gimmick mixed with the normal platforming.
  • Breather Level: The Test of Duckhood appears after a Rise to the Challenge level. It's also the most upbeat level in the game.
  • Goddamned Bats: The SNES version has the flame enemies in the volcano level, and the zombies in the land of the dead. Every time you hit them (gun or staff, doesn't matter), a homing flame/bone will fly out of them and hit you in the face for a good amount of damage.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Did you see that screenshot in the main page? Yeah, this is a Donald Duck game where he goes to the underworld to fight zombies!
    • Also, this game got a really creepy black screen death animation...Specifically, a big green hand comes from underground and quickly drags Maui to hell.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Darker and Edgier makeovers of classic cartoons don't often work very smoothly, but Maui Mallard is well regarded by fans both in aesthetics and gameplay. So much could've gone wrong with this game and yet the players' biggest regret is how nothing more came out of it.
  • Older Than They Think: Donald Duck has been dealing with ghosts, zombies and pirates for years in the comics, and many old stories actually show him grab a shotgun (loaded with rock salt).
  • That One Level: People apparently hate The Flying Duckman and The Realm of the Dead.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some of the changes from the Genesis version to the SNES one. No bomb weapon? No boss theme? Annoying levels in the Test of Duckhood that overfocus on the bungee jumping gimmick? What do you mean we can't kill that giant frog god anymore?