9 Best Mickey Mouse Video Games So Far

Here are some of the best games where fans can play as Mickey Mouse.

Mickey Mouse is one of the most well-known characters in pop culture. Since his first appearance in the short film Steamboat Willie in the 1920s. Mickey has been in a lot of movies, books, merchandise, and other things. He is the company’s mascot, and his famous ears are used in all of the company’s logos and other designs.

He’s also been in a lot of video games, which shouldn’t be a surprise. With the recent announcement of a release date for Disney Illusion Island and the development of Disney Speedstorm, both of which have Mickey as a playable character. Now is a good time to look back at some of Mickey’s best moments as a playable character in games.

Mickey Mousecapade

One of the first Mickey Mouse games, Mickey Mousecapade came out for the NES in the late 1980s. Hudson Soft, which made Bomberman and Adventure Island, made it. It was a 2D platformer where Mickey and Minnie Mouse moved through different Disney-themed worlds.

Even though it may seem a little old-fashioned now, it was a good game for its time and has become a source of some nostalgia. The puzzles and hidden secrets gave the game its own style. And the fact that it was easy to play made it a great choice for kids.

Mickey’s Speedway USA

Mickey’s Speedway USA came out for the N64 in 2000. It was Disney’s attempt to cash in on the Mario Kart craze. Weasels have taken Pluto, so Mickey and his friends get in go-karts and ride across America to find him.

Disney hired Rare to make the game to make sure it was good, and their skill shows in Diddy Kong Racing, which is one of the more fun kart racing games from that time. Even though it wasn’t as good as Diddy Kong Racing or Mario Kart 64, it was still a fun time.

Mickey’s Racing Adventure

Mickey’s Speedway USA wasn’t the first time Mickey and his friends were put into a racing game. And it wasn’t even the first game made by Rare to include Mickey and his friends. Mickey’s Racing Adventure came out for the Game Boy a year before the N64 game. It is an isometric racing game in which Mickey and his friends race against Pete and his friends to get back things that were stolen from them.

Most people thought the racing mechanics were great, and they were based on Rare’s early NES game RC Pro-Am. However, that wasn’t all the game had to offer. There were also exploration parts in the game’s large adventure mode. Which was pretty cool for a handheld at the time.

Land Of Illusion

After Castle of Illusion did well on the Genesis, Sega brought Mickey to their 8-bit system and gave him his own game on the Master System as well. Land of Illusion is a good game on its own, even though it has the same name as the Genesis Illusion games and was made by the same people.

In the fairy tale Land of Illusion, Mickey goes through different levels to stop the bad guy from The Black Cauldron. Land of Illusion was a great Master System platformer for Disney fans. It had great animation and a creative way to play, with items that Mickey could use to get new skills. It was sometimes thought to be one of the best games for the system.

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity encouraged players to collect real-world figures that they could use with the game to go on small adventures and build their own levels with a wide range of Disney characters. Since Disney movies, like Marvel and Star Wars, got a lot of attention. It’s not surprising that Mickey Mouse also got to be a playable character.

Two Mickey Mouse figures came out. The first was Mickey from the part of Fantasia called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” He had magical powers and could call up walking brooms. The second was a regular Mickey who used a variety of skills from classic shorts.

Mickey Mania / Mickey’s Wild Adventure

A game about Mickey Mouse’s history didn’t come out until 1994, a year after the idea of a game for his 65th birthday was suggested. In Mickey Mania, Disney’s mascot went through different levels based on old short films, starting with 1928’s Steamboat Willie and ending with 1990’s The Prince and the Pauper.

Happy Wheels game came out for SNES and Genesis in 1994. It was well-reviewed and sold well, and most people think it’s a great 2D platformer. It did come out later on PlayStation as Mickey’s Wild Adventure. Which had better graphics and sound and was also well liked.

Kingdom Hearts 2

In the world of Kingdom Hearts, Mickey is an important character. He is the king of Disney Castle and a force to be reckoned with as he travels from world to world fighting the forces of darkness. Most of the time, he is a non-playable character who helps Sora and his friends on their journeys.

But Mickey can be playable in Kingdom Hearts 2 under certain conditions. In some boss fights, if Sora loses, the player has the option to say “I Won’t Give Up” and keep fighting as Mickey. Fighting as Mickey is fun, but he can’t beat the bosses himself. Because his goal is to gain enough power to bring Sora back to life and let him continue the fight.

Epic Mickey

Epic Mickey is a darker version of Mickey Mouse and his classic cartoons. When it was first announced, the concept art showed strange versions of Disney theme park rides. Like Donald Duck and Goofy that were falling apart. It got a lot of attention because people were excited to play this dark and scary version of classic Disney.

Some of the creepiness was greatly toned down in the final game. So it didn’t quite live up to the hype. But that didn’t stop the game from being a good 3D platformer with interesting ways to interact with the world, like using paint and thinner. It was also a love letter to the world of Disney, with Disneyland rides remade as locations, a mountain made of discarded Mickey merchandise, and even a reference to Tron in the Tomorrow City boss fight.

Castle Of Illusion

Before Land of Illusion for the Genesis, there was Castle of Illusion. Mickey Mouse went into a strange castle to save Minnie from a witch who wanted to take her youth and beauty. As Mickey fights off enemies like toy soldiers, the levels are all strange and funny.

It’s also thought to be one of the best platformers on the Genesis, and sometimes even in the whole genre. Many modern reviewers have given it scores over 90. It has stayed a popular game over the years. In 2013, it was remade for the PS3 and Xbox 360 with a new soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope and narration by Richard McGonagle, who also worked on the Uncharted games.

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