#4. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (Genesis)
It’s easy to forget but at one time Disney – and specifically their top mascot Mickey Mouse – were 2D platforming superstars right up there with Mario and Sonic The Hedgehog. It would actually be great if Disney would give the license to a proven 2D platforming developer like Wayforward Games to make new games starring Mickey and friends in that style. But since that seems like an unlikely thing to happen, I’ll take re-releases of his greatest retro hits.
We had an HD release of this game’s predecessor, Castle of Illusion on the PS3 and it’s pretty great (someone port that to modern platforms please). And in fact, World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is going to be part of the library in the Sega Genesis Mini releasing September 19.
That is obviously one way to get the game and play it on a modern TV. However, for those who don’t want to shell out $80 for a retro console they might not fire up more than a few times (and don’t want more hardware, no matter the size, taking up more space), the option to purchase World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on other current platforms would be welcomed. Especially if it’s in a collection of classic games starring Mickey Mouse.
This is certainly one of his best adventures and certainly his best Genesis outing (in no small part due to the addition of Donald) so hopefully, it’s something I can play on one of my current consoles sooner rather than later.