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March 2017 Retro Gaming Article

March 15, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The Disney Afternoon Collection revisits DuckTales, Rescue Rangers and more retro Capcom classics on April 18

The Disney Afternoon Collection
Complete with pixelated sprites and 8-bit chiptunes, these six Capcom games will revive a terrific segment of NES gaming!
The Disney Afternoon Collection released on April 18 This is a cool Capcom collection of Disney games - that are actually good games for $19.99 - coming together for all the major platforms... except Nintendo's Switch. This seems strange considering all of these games began as NES titles.

Some hopeful holdouts are suggesting a Switch announcement will come "later." I'm no marketing genius, but when the other console/platform logos are on the advertising materials... why exclude Nintendo and announce them later? That doesn't make a lot of sense from a promotional standpoint.

In this era, we can assume it will be a digital release, but is there a physical version too - with an actual box, game, and manual? You know... like the original release of all these games. The recent release of Shantae Half-Genie Hero had a very cool retro-style release for the PS4 and Xbox One.

The PS4 has had a quite a few slick retro releases from the new Shantae game and the two Atari FlashBack Classic games to the Mega Man Collection - all in physical packaging. I'd love to see a physical release of The Disney Afternoon Collection too!

The Disney Afternoon Collection NES Titles

  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 - Bring in a friend for classic co-op Capcom platforming action as one of you plays as Chip, and the other as Dale.

  • Darkwing Duck - Jump in the shoes of superhero Darkwing Duck and fight crime with lots of charm and wits.

  • DuckTales and DuckTales 2 - Embark on classic treasure seeking adventures through exotic stages as the pogo master millionaire Scrooge McDuck.

  • TaleSpin - Take to the skies as rad pilot Baloo in a unique take on the shoot 'em up genre, where you get to change the direction of your plane at any time.
Again, let's not forget Nintendo's Switch. Of all the platforms that should be included in this release, Nintendo's new flagship console should lead the pack... not be an afterthought.

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