The Disney Afternoon Collection 80s and 90s NES Nostalgia Review



The Disney Afternoon Collection Summary



The Disney Afternoon Collection video game is based on the 80s and 90s cartoon block. Disney Afternoon is a compilation of tv shows aired during after school. The Disney Afternoon block was aired in September 10, 1990 and ended August 20, 1997. Afternoon block was on Monday thur Friday at 3-5pm on Disney Channel. All shows were produce by Walt Disney Television Animation and syndicated by Buena Vista Television. Tv series that debuted on the block are Ducktales, Talespin, Darkwing Duck and Aladdin the Animated Series. Along with Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Mighty Ducks, Gargoyles, Goof Troop and Bonkers. Fans will remember these cartoons and theme songs throughout this day. Note: Some of the show resurface on Disney Plus make sure to subscribe. This is not a history about The Disney Afternoon block but based on NES games.




The Disney Afternoon Collection was developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Capcom. Note: all six games are developed by Capcom and partnered up with Digital Eclipse. The Disney Afternoon Collection consist of games based on the shows. You have DuckTales, Darkwing Duck and Talespin NES games with their sequel. Talespin doesn’t have a sequel but DuckTales along with Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers does. I forgot about Darkwing Duck doesn’t have a sequel ever but was talks of it. The Disney Afternoon Collection allows players to save state and load as well. Players can change borders and filters to their liking or preference. The game shows newcomers how to play each game which is very refreshing. There is time attack were you complete each level on a set time. Boss Rush is facing all bosses in six games.


Disney Goodness


Gallery mode can allow players to view concept art and listen to music. Note: The Disney Afternoon theme in 8bit plays during main menu. Let’s get right to the games what you all been waiting for. First all, there is Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers on NES. Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers is based on tv show created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. The show is based on team of animals called Rescue Rangers consist of Dale, Chip, Monterey Jack and Gadget along with Zipper. They solve cases that are too small for human like rescuing animals. Rescue Rangers face off with villains such as Fat Cat and Norton Nimnul.


Game Select
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In the NES games, Chip and Dale is on a mission to retrieve a kitty. The Rescue Rangers come across mechanical dogs and Fat Cat tricks Rescue Ranger. Fat Cat kidnaps Gadget into working for him, now its up and Rescue Rangers to stop him.




In Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers 1990 NES game, players can choose Chip or Dale. Levels are in alphabet such as A, B and C. In gameplay, it’s pretty standard but nothing to frantic. Chip and Dale can pick up boxes or tomato to defeat enemies. Players collect starts and plant icon to earn extra life. You can pick up box to find acorns and items as well. Careful not to hit yourself with boxes or tomatos because it will stun you. Throughout the game, Gadget will give player’s tips on how to beat the level. Players can solve puzzles and defeat bosses. In Chip and Dale Rescue Ranger 2, there is not level select but retain same gameplay mechanic from first game. Both games have a bonus level before transition to the next phase. The sequel has 2 player co-op and this time Rescue Ranger must disarm a bomb.



chip and dale rescue rangers
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Let’s Get Dangerous



Note: you can hide in the boxes and use Zipper to defeat all enemies. Both Chip and Dale games are very fun and my favorite out of Disney Afternoon collection. Alright let’s get Dangerous with Darkwing Duck 1992 video game on NES. Darkwing Duck is based on the show also created by Tad Stones. The show is based on a Batman-like superhero called Darkwing Duck. Drake Mallard is an everyday duck that fights crime and raising a child named Gosalyn. Drake wants frame and attention with assist Launchpad. Launchpad appears in Ducktales as well and shared the same universe. In 1992 video game, Darkwing Duck gets a call from S.H.U.S.H (parody of S.H.I.E.L.D) about the criminal organization F.O.W.L and Steelbeak. Drake must defeat Darkwing Duck rogue gallery of villains and stop F.L.O.W. In gameplay, players can select levels similar to Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers.



Darkwing Duck


Drake can shoot enemies and hang on lengths. Players can select different weapons just like Mega Man. Collect Darkwing Duck dolls to gain extra left and solve puzzles. There is bonus level for gaining extra points, health and powerups. S.H.U.S.H. might interrupt your progress during levels. Darkwing Duck face off against bosses from the show like The Liquidator, Quackerjack and Wolfduck (created for the video game). Darkwing Duck 1992 video game is average for me. I have trouble with some of the levels in the game. Chip and Dale is still my favorite out of Disney Collection. Let’s spin it with Talespin 1991 video game. Talespin is based on animated series created by Jymn Magon and Mark Zaslove. The plot of the show is Baloo (from The Jungle Book) 1967 film, loves to fly and does odd jobs.


Talespin video game
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Spin It

Baloo comes across a kid named Kit Cloudkicker who steals Don Karnage treasure. Don Karnage wants his treasure back and Baloo wants to make some money with it. Later on, Baloo is having trouble with money and meets up with Rebecca Cunningham who agree to help Baloo. Kit and Baloo started off rocky but became close. Baloo takes jobs and take on Don Karnage and other villains. In 1991 Talespin video game, the gameplay very different from Ducktales, Chip and Dale and Darkwing Duck. Player pilot Baloo “Seaduck” which you can maneuver back and forth. Players can collect crates for points and extra life. Rebecca gives player’s a mission and have to complete them. There is no level select whatsoever like Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. Baloo can fight bosses and earn some loot. NES Talespin is my least favorite out of the whole Disney Collection.


Woo Hoo


Talespin is not a platform unlike pervious Disney Games. There is some hit and miss in this game. Lastly, DuckTales 1989 video game that everyone loves. Ducktales is the most popular show on the Disney Afternoon. The show is created Jymn Magon and tells a story about Scrooge McDuck who is the richest duck in Duckberg. Donald Duck drops off his sons Huey, Dewey and Louie because of Marine service. Scrooge watches Donald three sons and stop villains from getting his fortune. In NES game, Scrooge travels the world to find treasure and become richer. Scrooge can use his crane to pogo and swing things. Throughout the level, supporting characters of DuckTales will help you with obstacles. Launchpad will send you make to the start menu, which you can choose another level. Scrooge can fight bosses from the show like Fintheart and Mafica DeSpell.

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Ducktales NES is consider a gem for Disney fans. There is a remastered version out right now on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Mobile Phones. A reboot of the show is still ongoing out right check it out. The Moon level song is a treasure that everyone loves as well. 1989 DuckTales is good game in my opinion not my favorite. There is Ducktales 2 1993 video game and shares to the same mechanics as first game. Ducktales game is filled with other puzzles to solve and completing a short game.


Goof Troop
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That’s not all, there is some Disney Afternoon games that made by Capcom. Goof Troop 1993 video game which is a top-down puzzle game. Bonkers 1994 video game is another one. They wanted to focus on NES games I understand. Gargoyles is not developed by Capcom but Disney Software. Aladdin is developed by Capcom too. The Disney Afternoon Collection is a straight arrow nostalgia for fans of the block.



Some games have trouble beating because of my poor platforming skills. The game run and emulated perfectly. Fun fact: Digital Eclipse done Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection. Two Capcom properties in one bundle. The save and load features helps a lot and learn from your mistakes. How to play option will help players understand the game. Digital Eclipse did a good job capturing memories of these games. Some games are pretty short but fun at the same time. The Disney Afternoon Collection is a must buy for 90s and 80s kids out there. You will be singing your favorite theme song from each show. Reliving your inner childhood Disney memory and quickly be amaze. The Disney Afternoon Collection is available on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

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