VideoGameCritic wrote:Based on the feedback I've seen here, I'm interested in trying the NES and Genesis versions too!
If that's the case, you might be interested in buying the compilation game "The Disney Afternoon Collection"
for PS4 or Xbox One, which has the NES version of Talespin on it. The digital download of Disney Afternoon Collection is actually on sale for about $5 on PS4 this week (usually $20). Well worth it for fans of NES platformers.
The game is a collection of 6 NES games made by Capcom from 1989-1994, based on Disney cartoons that were popular in the late 80s and early 90s. The NES games featured are DuckTales, DuckTales 2, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Rescue Rangers, and Rescue Rangers 2. All the games are in their original 8-bit form, and are perfect ports of the NES games. They also have a few bonuses thrown in, including a museum feature. But the biggest additions over the NES versions are the ability to save your progress at any time, and a "rewind" feature to rewind the gameplay (very helpful for those notoriously difficult sections). So far I've played a few games in the collection and have no complaints with it. I tried the Talespin game last night-- it's a slow-paced shooter, tough difficulty, and decent gameplay... and despite the flying and shooting, sometimes it almost reminds me of a platformer more than a shmup.
Most of the 6 are quality NES games, and some are super rare. Just for a loose NES cartridge, Duck Tales 2 sells for around $160 and Rescue Rangers 2 sells for around $190. Plus, Darkwing Duck has a $35 resale value, and even DuckTales, TaleSpin, and Rescue Rangers sell for about $10-$15 each. So you get your money's worth for sure.