#??: Disney’s Magical Quest 2: Starring Mickey and Minnie
I remember that I informed you that I’d finished the game a long while ago, but I never formally reviewed it, right? Must’ve gotten delirious or something. Maybe I’ve been eating too many Super Mushrooms lately.
But anyhow! As you might’ve already guessed this is the GBA port of the sequel to Magical Quest on the SNES. And I’m sorry, still no FPS á lá Return to Castle Wolfenstein…
It looks pretty much the same as in the first game, only the bosses look way better, I can’t really say if it’s their design or what. I like the powerup designs in this game better than in the last one. I really love how the Vacuum Powerup makes both Mickey and Minnie look like cleaning ladies. Both the dude and the dudette look like ladies.
“Lady, lady, dude looks like a lady!”
Sounds & Music: 5/10
Still not memorable, yet not anything anything exceptional. I’ve deducted 1 point though, not because the music is objectively worse than in the last game, but because I subjectively really dislike the Enchanted Forest theme.
Even though the Vacuum powerup is very interesting the others don’t really add or remove to the score. The rest of the gameplay is pretty much the same sans the clock tickin’ down on you, so that gives another point in this compartment. Also, the challenge has increased as you don’t start at the bosses anymore if you lose all your lives (which made the previous game ridiculously easy) but the last stage (Baron Buckteeth Pete’s Castle) is much easier sans the boss fight. To sum it up: Great controls and decent challenge. That mining level gave me nausea though, with the rooms rotating as soon as you get a hold of a projection to hang on to. And the bosses are more difficult as well, and that’s a plus (not by much though!).
Replay value: 7/10
This one is more fun than the last and is improved upon, and replaying it could be just for fun maybe a little bit more often than once per year. I guess you can perfect your game for your ego but… I don’t know how much there is to gain there.
Was originally to be called “The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey and Minnie”.
First image from: http://www.emuparadise.me/GBA/boxart/1139.jpg
Second image from: http://dumb.com/musicvideos/thumbs/3204.jpg