The Disney Afternoon Collection Brings Back 8-Bit Classics

Posted by | March 16, 2017 | News, PC, PlayStation 4, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

Capcom has announced The Disney Afternoon Collection. It’s a compilation of six classic 8-bit platformers from around the early 90s, coming to modern consoles with 1080p HD support. The Disney Afternoon Collection will be available as a digital download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (Steam) on April 18. It will be priced at $19.99.

The compilation includes the following six titles:

  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
  • Darkwing Duck
  • DuckTales
  • DuckTales 2
  • TaleSpin

These are not complete graphical overhauls, like was the case with 2013’s DuckTales: Remastered (a fantastic remake). They still sport the original 8-bit pixels, but tightened up and given windowed borders to allow for easier display on modern widescreen 1080p resolutions.

The Disney Afternoon Collection does come with some extra modes and features. Each game comes with Boss Rush and Time Attack modes. Boss Rush has players battling through boss battles one after the other, while Time Attack lets you race through levels and compete with online leaderboards. Each title also features a Rewind feature, letting you quickly rewind the game in case of an untimely death, a particularly nice boon for younger or newer gamers. Seven year old me would have killed for that.

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In case there’s not enough nostalgia here for you, you can find extra content such as concept art, character art and music within the in-game Disney Museum.

I played all of these games during my childhood when licensed games were often the best games on the market. Chip ‘n Dale and DuckTales (and their sequels) remain some of the best platforming games of the 8-bit era.

The Disney Afternoon Collection will arrive on April 18.

Eric Watson

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