Boss Fights Re-imagined
All of the boss fights in Castle of Illusion have been remodeled to 3D as well. Their basic patterns have remained the same, although they appear and sound more epic than ever before. My favorite boss of the entire game is the battle against the Licorice Dragon. His fight is set in a fantasy dessert world full of ice cream, cakes and other sweet types of food. The world they created in the remake makes this place feel more alive than in the 2D original. The dragon itself looks more menacing in 3D as well.
The fact that Castle of Illusion has been remade means the gameplay itself is easier. There’s nothing wrong with the fact that the game is easy, although it makes the game very short. The levels only take a couple of minutes to complete and the boss fights are easy to tackle once you know their pattern. You’ll probably be able to complete the game in less than three hours.
Original Game Not Included
The saddest part is the fact that the original game is not included in this remake. Sadly the original game was only offered for European gamers who pre-ordered the game on the PSN. It would have been nice if the game was included after you finished the remake as a reward or bonus or you efforts.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a welcome and charming remake that pays homage to the original, while at the same time adds new elements to make the experience feel fresh. Young kids will love the game due to its cute presentation and easy style of gameplay. Older fans that played the original will love the segments that have been remade to make the game feel more modern and epic. Having said that, the game is very short so don’t expect to be playing this game for weeks on end.
[Editor’s Note: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was reviewed on the PS3 platform . A voucher code was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]