Sunday, July 18, 2010

Scrooge McDuck (Ducktales)

So yesterday was Disneyland's 55th birthday, and I have to say they did a mediocre job of celebrating it. So here I am celebrating it with a character they really don't have walking around the park anymore. He probably hasn't walked around the park since the mid-nineties when there still was a Disney Afternoon programming block. I did learn that Scrooge has been around awhile, even longer than the amusement park, so while I certainly didn't see this character yesterday, I did wish he was around somewhere...

Scrooge has a really cool backstory that was touched on in the cartoon, but apparently the comics were where most of that stuff came from. I'll have to check out those reprints and such and see how interesting they are. I only remember having some weird book that had him, the nephews, and Donald seeking out some mysterious lost city. It also had a flipbook in the corner of each page.

Oh, this is supposed to be about video games. I liked the game, but never got into it enough to want to own a copy. Since it's probably never coming out on the Virtual Console, and Disney isn't being smart and releasing these games as part of some sort of compilation, I will have to seek out a working copy someday. I think the graphics of most of them are all pretty great, and I'll probably make a few more characters from games I never even played. Any requests?