First look at DuckTales Remastered for Windows & Windows Phone

We'll have a full review for DuckTales Remastered soon, but we figure you need to see some gameplay now especially since it costs $9.99 without a trial. This action/adventure game brings Scrooge McDuck to an epic adventure across the world to discover the five Legendary Treasures. This game retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor and features an expanded story with all new, improved graphics. Want to see it in action? Watch our first gameplay video.

DuckTales Remastered is a classic side-scrolling platformer game. You explore different worlds, collect gems, attack enemies, and defeat villains in boss fights.

Help Scrooge McDuck explore the Himalayas, Amazon, Transylvania, African mines, and the Moon. Each world has different environments, enemies, and bosses. The controls are very easy. There are two action buttons on the right with the directional pad on the left. Tap the jump button to hop over gaps or get on higher ground. While in the air, you can tap or hold the pogo button to make Scrooge jump with his pogo stick.

You can jump on enemies with the pogo stick to jump even higher. Many levels also have some type of rope to climb on. This requires you to tap the up button on the D-pad whenever you're near one.

Playing on easy mode gives you a map, which you can access while pausing a game. It shows you where you are, where you've been, and any points of interests. The map definitely makes it easier to finish a level.

We think a lot of people are going to like this game, but we've experienced a couple of crashes on our Lumia 930 while playing DuckTales Remastered. Our progress was not saved either. We hope an update fixes that soon because $9.99 for a mobile game isn't cheap.

DuckTales Remastered is buy once, buy everywhere, so it works on both Windows and Windows Phone. It's a fun game for your phone or tablet, but the couple of crashes we've experienced prevent us from recommending it for download right away. Perhaps wait for an update. Stay tuned a full review.

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.