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Darkwing Duck is a platformer video game based on the Disney television series Darkwing Duck. The game was developed by Capcom for the NES in 1992[1] and was ported to the Game Boy in 1993.[2] The Game Boy version is essentially a slightly stripped-down version of the game.

The NES version of the game was included in The Disney Afternoon Collection compilation for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 2017.[3]

Plot

A mysterious crime wave has hit St. Canard and S.H.U.S.H. requires the services of the caped crime fighter Darkwing Duck to stop it as it appears that F.O.W.L. and their valued operative Steelbeak is behind the uprising. They have hired six of Darkwing's greatest foes to wreak havoc in different areas throughout St. Canard. Darkwing must subdue each of these criminals in order to find Steelbeak and save the city.

Gameplay

Darkwing Duck is a platformer with a couple of elements similar to Capcom's Mega Man video game series. The gameplay is based on typical platforming while using a Gas Gun to take down enemies. The player may choose from three different stages at the start of the game with another set of three becoming available after that. Once all six stages are clear, Darkwing proceeds to F.O.W.L.'s Floating Fortress for his final confrontation with Steelbeak.[4]

Darkwing begins with his standard Gas Gun but can collect different types of gas throughout each stage: Thunder, Heavy, and Arrow. Each special gas requires having ammunition and take up different amounts and function differently, but the player can only have one type of special gas at a time. Picking up a different type of special gas replaces the one Darkwing currently has. The player can freely switch between the special gas and the standard gas by hitting Select. Darkwing can also deflect certain projectiles with his cape by hitting Up on the control pad.

References

  1. Search: "Darkwing Duck Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
  2. Search: "Darkwing Duck Release Information for Game Boy". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
  3. Makuch, Eddie (March 15, 2017). "Six Classic Disney Games Coming To PS4, Xbox One, And PC In New Compilation Pack". GameSpot. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  4. Justin Ridenour (September 13, 2000). "GameFAQs: Disney's Darkwing Duck (NES) FAQ/Walkthrough by Rolent X". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
Media
Darkwing Duck - Darkwing Duck (Capcom) - Darkwing Duck (TurboGrafx-16)
Characters
Darkwing Duck - Launchpad - Gosalyn - Honker - Gizmoduck - Morgana - Neptunia - Stegmutt - Negaduck - Quackerjack - Megavolt
Bushroot - Liquidator - Steelbeak - Taurus Bulba - Hammerhead - Tuskernini - Dr. Fossil - Phineas Sharp - Professor Moliarty
Ammonia Pine - Ample Grime - Paddywhack - Lilliput - Jambalaya Jake - Gumbo - Bug Master - Splatter Phoenix - Camille Chameleon
Isis Vanderchill
Episodes
"Darkly Dawns the Duck" - "Beauty and the Beet" - "Duck Blind" - "Just Us Justice Ducks" - "Whiffle While You Work" - "Dry Hard"
"Hot Spells"