Mickey Through The Years
Mickey Mousecapade (Nintendo Entertainment System)
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- Posted 11/24/2010
Those of us who cut our teeth on Nintendo's first console had the profound displeasure of Mickey Mousecapade serving as our first experience with a Mickey-centric video game. The thing is, back in the late 1980s, game boxes like this one went a long way toward making a sale to naive children--the kind who might say something along the lines of: "Look! There's Minnie and Mickey, and they're having a grand adventure on a pirate ship! Surely this game would be just like the cartoons. How exciting!" But you know what happened to that excitement after popping Mousecapade into the NES? It burned in the flames of disappointment, anguish, and utter hatred. This game was hard. The platforming, the shooting, the haphazard level design--all of it combined to form a giant Voltron robot of frustration. And if you were one of the lucky few who had the fortitude to slog through the whole thing, you were rewarded with a five-second ending where Mickey and Minnie met up with Alice. You know what a better ending was? Tossing Mickey Mousecapade out the window of a speeding car.