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Despite the fact that Scrooge McDuck, the world's wealthiest aquatic fowl, has more money than he could ever spend in a 100 lifetimes, he is always on the lookout for more riches. When he hears of five lost treasures that are buried around the world and beyond, he immediately sets off to find them. You control Scrooge McDuck as he goes on what may be the most dangerous money-grubbing spree of his life!
Disney's DuckTales takes you through five exotic lands filled with action and adventure. You'll climb ropes and chains, battle strange octopuses, ride a helicopter and a UFO, hop on a pogo stick, and much more. You can play the various worlds in the order you desire. Each world is timed, and there are three levels of difficulty from which to choose.
In the Amazon, you'll explore the ruins of the Incan Empire in order to procure the Sceptre of the Incan King. You'll knock out spiders with rocks, do battle with apes, shimmy up and down vines, avoid dangerous traps and more.
To find the Coin of the Lost Realm, which is hidden in Transylvania, you must de-haunt a house full of monsters. You can use mirrors to transport yourself from room to room.
Before venturing underground in the African Mines, you must obtain a skeleton key from another land. Once you do enter the mines, you will need to find the Giant Diamond of Inner Earth. Watch out for slugs!
When scaling the Himalayas in order to find the Lost Treasure of Genghis Khan, you'd better play it cool. Be careful not to get stuck in the snow or take a non-stop slide on the ice.
Finally, the fabled Green Cheese of Longevity is somewhere on the Moon. Before you can get the treasure, you'll need to summon Gizmo-Duck, a robot who is operated by remote control.
Each of the five levels of play is filled with secret rooms, tricky pitfalls, dangerous traps and an assortment of troublemakers, villains, ruffians, creatures and other bad guys. To thwart an enemy, you can jump on it or knock an item (such as a rock) into it with your cane. Also, you can break open rocks and treasure chests to see what they hide.
Certain friends and family members of Scrooge are on hand to help in the quest for treasure. Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby dish out helpful hints, while Bubba Duck presents a special treasure. Mrs. Beakly treats Scrooge to a delicious surprise (way to go, Scrooge!). Also helpful are various items you can pick up, such as magic coins for invulnerability, ice cream and cake for restoring hit points, and Scrooge dolls for extra lives.
Once you have found all five lost treasures, you will enter The Last Battle, which pits you against your worst enemy as he tries to take away your riches. Finish him off and you win the game! ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide