Sega Genesis Classic 'Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse' Cleans Up Real Good in Contemporary Re-imagining

by Matt Cabral

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Following in the webbed footsteps of last month’s "DuckTales: Remastered," another Disney classic gets a gorgeous HD makeover. More than just receiving a fresh coat of pixie dust, though, "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" has been crafted from the ground up. The core concept and characters--Mickey must still rescue Minnie from meanie Mizrabel--retain the appeal of the original, but Sega’s promising plenty of new surprises for the mouse ears-wearing masses. 

Watch: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Trailer

While fans no longer need to be tethered to a Sega Genesis to enjoy Mickey’s castle-conquering romp, they can still expect a controller-chucking challenge; if my brief hands-on time with the title is any indication, precision platforming is still the name of the game. Players won’t be able to get their nostalgia-loving, thumb-blistering fix till later this week ("Castle of Illusion" hits PSN tomorrow, XBLA and PC on Wednesday), but the above launch trailer offers a tease of Mickey’s magical return.

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