Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 3
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥4,8004,800 G-4042
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] 1015
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1015
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] 1015
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
043060
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4038JG
Sony PlayStation 3
US

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, known as Castle of Illusion: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken or I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken (アイラブミッキーマウス ふしぎのお城大冒険) in Japan. is a platform game developed by Sega R&D 2 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released alongside a slightly different Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear version around the same time.

Those who pre-ordered the 2013 remake on PlayStation 3 received a port of the original Mega Drive version by M2.[11]

Story

The witch Mizrabel has kidnapped and imprisoned Minnie to steal her youth. As he approaches the entrance of Mizrabel's castle, a mysterious old man appears and offers him assistance. Mickey is informed that he must defeat Mizrabel's henchmen, known as the Masters of Illusion, and their armies consisting of bizarre creatures such as enchanted mushrooms, toy soldiers, ball-juggling, unicycle-riding clowns, spiders, and armored knights. From them, Mickey must obtain the Seven Gems of the Rainbow, which will open up the route to witch's throne room.

Gameplay

Castle of Illusion is a side-scrolling platform game. Mickey can move with Left and Right and jump with C. Mickey jumps higher if C is held for longer. He can crouch with Down. Mickey can defeat enemies with a bounce attack by pressing Down or C again whilst jumping. He can bounce upwards towards higher areas by continuing to hold C until the enemy is hit. Mickey can also slide down slopes using his bounce attack. Mickey can also collect projectiles such as apples and marbles to throw at his opponents with A or B. There are various items that earn bonus points, increase the player's health and grant extra tries.

Mickey has a Power Gauge with five points, indicating his health. He loses one point each time he is hurt by an enemy or an environmental hazard, but he can find Stars within the levels that replenish his health. Mickey loses a try if he loses all of his health. Extra tries can be found in the levels or earned by accumulating points (40,000 points initially and then every subsequent 50,000 points). Mickey retains his health from stage or stage but loses all of his projectile items.

Every stage ends in a boss battle against each Master of Illusion where Mickey can earn a gem (though the final two levels award a gem halfway through). At the end of each stage, Mickey's score is totaled, including a Technical Bonus (the number of points left on his Power Gauge multiplied by 1,000) and a Secret Bonus (the number of projectile items remaining times 1,000). After clearing all five stages, obtaining all gems will open up the route to the witch's tower. There, the player faces the final boss: a giant and youthful version of Mizrabel (resembling the Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty). There is also an Practice mode available where players play through truncated versions of the first three levels, with no boss fights. However, it is only possible to finish the game and see the ending by playing the normal mode.

Items

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Star
Replenishes one point of Mickey's Power Gauge. Awards 1,000 points if the player is at full health.
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Gem
Awards 100 points to the player.
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Mouse Ears
Gives the player an extra try.
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Apple, Marble, and Candle
Gives Mickey another item that can be thrown at enemies, up to a maximum of 30. Awards 1,000 points to the player if the player already has 30 items.
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Bag of Items
Gives Mickey 10 items to throw, up to a maximum of 30. Awards 1,000 points to the player if the player already has more than 20 items.

Levels

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The Enchanted Forest

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Toyland

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The Storm

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The Library

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The Castle

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Mizrabel

History

Legacy

Castle of Illusion stands as one of the first licensed exclusives for a Sega system, and was promoted heavily to sell consoles before the release of Sonic the Hedgehog. Its subsequent success meant it became the first in a series of Disney licensed games developed exclusively for Sega consoles, being followed by a sequel, World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and two Master System/Game Gear spin-offs, Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.

The game was bundled with Quackshot later in the Mega Drive's life in The Disney Collection, and also appeared with this game in the Sega Saturn compilation, Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou.

A remake of the game was released in 2013 developed by Sega Studios Australia called Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013). The original game was made available as a pre-order bonus on PlayStation Network in North America only.[11]

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
English (US) Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Japanese アイラブミッキーマウス ふしぎのお城大冒険 I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken

Production credits

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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US print advert
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SE advert
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #112: "March 1991" (1991-02-16)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #113: "April 1991" (1991-03-16)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #114: "May 1991" (1991-04-14)
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Print advert in Sega Force (SE) #1992-01: "1/92" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Donald Duck (DK) #23: (1993-06-23)[13]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Mega Drive
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[14]
Ação Games (BR)
92
[15]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
88
[16]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[17]
Console XS (UK) PAL
96
[18]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[19]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
96
[20]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
90
[21]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9 (RU)
80
[22]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
88
[23]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[24]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[25]
The Games Machine (IT)
94
[26]
Génération 4 (FR)
92
[27]
Famicom Hisshoubon (JP) NTSC-J
70
[28]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
95
[29]
Joker (SI)
73
[30]
Joystick (FR)
97
[31]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
89
[32]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
89
[33]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
77
[34]
Mega (UK) PAL
79
[35]
Mega (UK) PAL
87
[36]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[37]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
92
[38]
Mean Machines (UK) NTSC-J
95
[39]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
93
[40]
Player One (FR)
98
[41]
Power Play (DE)
78
[42]
Raze (UK) PAL
92
[43]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
94
[8]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
100
[44]
Sega Pro (UK)
95
[45]
Sega Pro (UK)
92
[46]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[47]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
83
[48]
Tilt (FR)
95
[49]
Tilt (FR)
90
[50]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
85
[51]
User (GR) PAL
93
[52]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
100
[5]
Video Games (DE)
82
[53]
Zero (UK)
94
[54]
Sega Mega Drive
88
Based on
43 reviews

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Mega Drive, SE (rental; alt)
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Mega Drive, FI
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Cover
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Vertical manual)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Horizontal manual)

Mega Drive, BR (cardboard)
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Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, CA
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Mega Drive, KR
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Mega Drive, US/CA (alt?)

Mega Drive, GCC
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ba4e9fd0
MD5 24863151abd5baf28c9386d49ffe3c09
SHA-1 4ac3687634a5acc55ac7f156c6de9749158713e4
512kB 1990-10 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ce8333c6
MD5 4995ed01f27b27b650a69390cee33a1b
SHA-1 0679162757f375751a677fd05195c9248abc84f0
512kB 1990-10 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:Castle of Illusion MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/P56hvsdLO8U/m/0Y21o7pb8OEJ
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/vGUdtVyduas/m/S_Uj3R8xYUIJ
  5. 5.0 5.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 60
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-02-01), page 19
  7. Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 7
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sega Power, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-04), page 19
  9. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 8
  10. Supergame, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 20
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 http://blogs.sega.com/2013/08/16/castle-of-illusion-starring-mickey-mouse-gets-release-date-price-and-pre-order-special/ (Wayback Machine: 2017-08-21 08:48)
  12. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 2
  13. http://www.nintendomagasinet.dk/nintendo-in-the-danish-donald-duck-magazine/
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 44
  15. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 34
  16. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1991" (DE; 1991-02-22), page 8
  17. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 27
  18. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 128
  19. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 48
  20. Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 42
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 20
  22. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9, "" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 29
  23. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 70
  24. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-1x-xx), page 1
  25. GamePro, "February 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 68
  26. The Games Machine, "Febbraio 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 90
  27. Génération 4, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 97
  28. Famicom Hisshoubon, "1990-22, 23 (1990-11-16, 12-07)" (JP; 1990-11-02), page 16
  29. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 174
  30. Joker, "Januar 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 19
  31. Joystick, "Janvier 1991" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 98
  32. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  33. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  34. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 83
  35. Mega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 87
  36. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 65
  37. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  38. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 22
  39. Mean Machines, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-02-01), page 32
  40. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  41. Player One, "Avril 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  42. Power Play, "2/91" (DE; 1991-01-18), page 146
  43. Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 6
  44. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  45. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 20
  46. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 67
  47. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  48. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  49. Tilt, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 61
  50. Tilt, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 45
  51. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 38
  52. User, "Máios 1991" (GR; 1991-0x-xx), page 66
  53. Video Games, "1/91" (DE; 1991-03-27), page 86
  54. Zero, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-0x-xx), page 84


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Sega Mega Drive
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | QuackShot Starring Donald Duck (1991) | World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (1992) | Goofy's Hysterical History Tour (1993) | The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie (1994) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1994) | Mickey Mania (1994) | Donald in Maui Mallard (1995)
Sega Master System
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (1991) | Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1992) | Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (1993) | Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1997) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1998)
Sega Game Gear
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1991) | The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (1991) | Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1993) | Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (1993) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1994) | Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1995)
Sega Pico
Mickey no Yukai na Bouken (1993) | Donald no Obake Taiji (1993) | Mickey's Blast into the Past (1994) | Donald no TV Show (1995) | Mickey to Ooki na Furudokei (1996) | Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Stamp Rally (1996) | Tokyo Disneyland Toon Town Mickey no Boku wa Untenshu (1997) | Mickey to Utau Tori no Shima Minnie o Sagashite Waku Waku Daibouken! (1998) | Mickey no Boku wa Meitantei (2000) | Tokyo DisneySea Mickey to Asobou! (2002)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Disney's Donald Duck Quack Attack (2000)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Windows PC
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013)