Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse originally released in 1990 and was heralded as one of the best platformers of its time. It made the genre popular and featured perfected mechanics. Over the years the title has become a cult classic and Disney released a remake in 2013 for Xbox 360. While the remake didn’t receive the critical acclaim of the original, gamers still loved it because it was the return of one of the best games of all time. As in the 1990 original, the game casts players in the role of Mickey Mouse who must fight his way through the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie Mouse from the evil witch Mizrabel who wants to steal her beauty.
Last year Disney announced that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse’s remake would be delisted from the Xbox Store because “the current publishing arrangement is coming to an end on September 2.” While existing owners could continue to access the game, no new sales were permitted. That changed today as Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse reappeared on the marketplace. We were able to purchase the game and can verify that it’s available.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is also backward compatible so those interested should download it right now! You can play it on your Xbox One so there’s an added benefit. The game costs $15 at the moment but it may go on sale in the future. Sega holds sales on the Xbox Store all the time so the likelihood of it is quite high. The game may not be as groundbreaking as the original but it’s still a lot of fun and should evoke nostalgia in many.