DuckTales (NES)

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DuckTales
DuckTales - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see DuckTales.

DuckTales is a platform action adventure based on the Disney cartoon of the same name. You play Scrooge McDuck as he travels around the world seeking treasures to make him the world's richest duck and foil the attempts of the evil Flintheart Glomgold. Scrooge uses his trusty cane to pogo over obstacles and smack away rocks and receives help from his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Launchpad McQuack, and Webbigail Vanderquack.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Deciding where to go next..

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Avoiding the monsters of the Amazon jungle.

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Transylvania is fulls of ghosts and skeletons.

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Beware is naughty rabbits and pissed off goats in the Himalayas.

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Infiltrating a U.F.O. on the Moon, no biggie.

Music

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The DuckTales soundtrack was composed by Hiroshige Tonomura, and was among his first couple soundtracks. In addition to arranging the DuckTales Theme, Tonomura also composed various background tracks, the sound of each manages to capture the theme of the level while also incorporating the playfulness of the game's content. The game also has a couple jingles and fanfares based on the DuckTales Theme. The titles of the songs come from the DuckTales -Remastered- soundtrack which is the first official release of the music.

To create the game's soundtrack, Hiroshige had to painstakingly code the music in 6502 assembly language utilizing Yoshihiro Sakaguchi's sound driver.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 DuckTales Theme Mark MuellerHiroshige Tonomura 1:55
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02 Stage Select Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:22
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03 The Amazon Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 1:26
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04 Transylvania Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 1:31
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05 African Mines Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 1:10
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06 The Himalayas Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 1:20
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07 The Moon Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 2:43
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08 Gyro's Flying Machine Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:41
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09 Magic Coin Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:13
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10 Boss Battle Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:43
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11 Stage Complete Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:03
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12 Dead Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:01
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13 Game Over Mark Mueller, Hiroshige TonomuraHiroshige Tonomura 0:02
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Credits

(Source: Composer identified by Capcom)

Capcom employees have identified Hiroshige Tonomura as the soundtrack's composer, and Mark Mueller is known to have composed the DuckTales Theme. Yoshihiro Sakaguchi wrote the audio driver used by all Capcom NES games after 1985.

Albums

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This rip contains both the finished soundtrack and the prototype soundtrack. Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: DuckTales
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-09-??
Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  Canada.svg   Canada
DuckTales - NES - USA.jpg
Title: DuckTales
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-09-??
Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  France.svg   France
DuckTales - NES - France.jpg
Title: DuckTales
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: DuckTales
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  Sweden.svg   Sweden
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Title: DuckTales
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: わんぱくダック夢冒険 (Naughty Ducks Dream Adventures)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1990-01-26
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.

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