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Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi

Super Nintendo

Game Description:

Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi is an action platformer game for the Super Nintendo.

Translation Description:

A complete English translation of the SNES game Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi (Japan)
  • CRC32: 1ED5D2FA
  • MD5: C7CF4C193DC8600D8C2A02EE728023F4
  • SHA1: E5A2E94AF71509DEE1E8ED86A80C7FEC9C40D51F


Screenshots: Patch Patch Images


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User Review Information

A very pretty game with a twist

Reviewed By: goldenband on 31 Dec 2019

Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi, aka Donald Duck and the Magical Hat, is a very pretty game that pulls a nice trick early on: it starts out looking like a sad minigame collection for kids, but soon takes an unexpected left turn and becomes an appealing platformer.

It’s still very much on the easy side – more of a light confection than a full-fledged gaming experience – and the controls are occasionally iffy, but the whole thing is so clearly slathered in TLC that it’s hard not to like it.

A game like Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi deserves a careful and well-integrated translation, and gorgyrip and colleagues have done a nice job here. The gold standard is always “Is this as good as, or better than, an official localization would have been?” This patch passes that test with flying colors: nothing looks awkward or hacked-in.

The script is appropriately sweet-natured without being cloying, and though I can’t evaluate its fidelity, it “feels” right for the license. There are a small handful of spelling errors (”gondolla”, “hidding”), typos (”everylast one”), and grammatical errors (”go the Dark King’s castle”), but they’re rare enough that they don’t detract from the overall experience.

By the way, to put two myths about the game to bed: no, Donald’s not swearing in English when you get a GAME OVER. And no, contrary to what some websites claim, there’s no “additional content” to unlock with the Barcode Battler II – just level skip codes, which you won’t need for a game this easy anyway.

If you’re looking for a laid-back Disney game to digest over an afternoon, Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi is a perfect choice. Thanks to the efforts of gorgyrip and crew, you can enjoy this one in English with a smooth, natural localization.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Nicely translated and gorgeous game.Khronikos04 Jul 20201.0Yes
A very pretty game with a twistgoldenband31 Dec 20191.0Yes