Woo-oo! Capcom’s Disney Afternoon Collection is bringing six NES-era Disney games to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in one package. The Disney Afternoon Collection releases on April 18th and brings together DuckTales 1 & 2, Chip ‘n Dale 1 & 2, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin for a very reasonable $19.99 (approximately £16.99).
The Disney Afternoon was an immensely popular block of cartoons with kick-ass theme tunes shown on American television between 3pm and 5pm in the early ’90s, which led to Capcom releasing a series of tie-in games. Whilst these cartoons made it to the UK, they didn’t screen as a block and some were more popular than others. Nonetheless most of the games are held in high regard despite being released towards the end of the NES‘s lifetime – indeed some of the sequels had limited production runs because of this, making this a very appealing collection.
All of the titles run at 1080p and boast new features including boss rush and time attack modes, plus a handy rewind feature (forget the instant re-spawns and unlimited lives we’re used to these days – these games were brutally hard).
This isn’t the first time that DuckTales has been re-released – a remastered version was released in 2013 but unlike that title, all of the games contained in The Disney Afternoon Collection feature their original graphics. There will however be a Disney museum promising tons of concept art and trivia for fans of the games.
If this has whetted your appetite for the early ’90s (and you’re still humming along to Chip ‘n Dale) then you might be interested to know that Disney is reviving the DuckTales cartoon later this year, starring David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck – and yes, they have kept the theme tune.