For anyone who grew up in the 80's and 90's there was something special about plopping down in front of the television every afternoon to catch up on Disney's animated lineup. Those shows got translated into some pretty great games, too; and now Capcom has brought them all together under one roof.
According to a recent report from Destructoid, the collection includes both Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers games, both DuckTales games, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck. What's great about these classic titles is that they were way better than they had any right to be, being based on afternoon cartoons and all. They hold up well even today, actually, with Darkwing Duck remaining one of my favorite games of all time (It might not be super high on the list, but it gets major brownie points for all of the vivid memories I have from playing it).
Anyway, along with all six of these games in one tidy package, the development team is going to be plugging in some extra goodies, too. For starters, while they'll maintain their classic look, each game will also be in 1080p HD. They'll also offer some new ways to play, including a time attack mode and boss rush mode for each game. For you historians in the audience, they've gone the extra mile to include a museum gallery for the collection, too, boasting everything from concept sketches to artwork used in promotional materials.
Probably the coolest feature, though, is the inclusion of a "rewind" button. It operates exactly like it sounds, allowing the player to rewind the game a bit in order to redo their mistakes. Remember that these were platformers from the genre's hay day, so some sections could get pretty dang difficult. Purists can try and tackle the levels like normal but, if you really want to retry something without losing a life, it sounds like the rewind button is a good way to go.
Now, take a look at these games in all of their old-school glory.
This is one of those announcements that took us completely by surprise. There wasn't so much as a rumor circulating that anyone was even thinking of pulling together a collection like this. We've got our fingers triple-crossed that, come April 18, the whole thing goes off without a hitch. It will be nice for newcomers and nostalgia-driven gamers alike to be able to play these games all over again.