Besides having one of the most memorable theme songs in the 80s, DuckTales also has the honor of having a videogame that highlighted what the Nintendo Entertainment System can do. Sure, the rough edges and slightly muted colors of the DuckTales NES game won’t hold up to today’s standards, but back then it was a revelation in what the home console can do. The sprites and settings actually look like decent representations of the show, instead of blobs of pixels that bear a resemblance. It also doesn’t hurt that the game behind it is one of the best in the system, as it features non-linear gameplay with a nice mix of combat and exploration, akin to Mega Man.
If you’re a fan of the original, you should be glad to know that WayForward Technologies and Capcom have recently announced an HD remaster of the Ducktales game during the recent World of Capcom panel at PAX East 2013.
Dubbed DuckTales Remastered, the game will get a much-needed graphical and audio update, via high quality hand-drawn sprites on top of a 3D-rendered world. The audio’s refresh will come via the original Disney voice actors, who will lend their talents to the game. The original 8 bit songs will be remastered by WayForward, and of course who can forget the theme song? You can watch Capcom’s trailer below: