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By Pedro "Pap" Hernandez


September 18, 2018  (originally published May 24, 2011)

Pap the Disney Gamer's Highlights: Donald Duck Goin' Quakers
Developed by: Ubisoft Montreal
System: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, PC, GameCube, Game Boy Advance

I can't talk about this particular Donald Duck game without first talking about its developer: Ubisoft. The company is a French development house founded in 1986, with offices in Montreal. While not as revered as Nintendo, Sega, Capcom, or many other companies, Ubisoft has seen great success in the industry thanks to franchises like Rayman, Splinter Cell, the Raving Rabbids, and Assassin's Creed. In 2000, they teamed up with Disney Interactive to create a video game based on Carl Barks' Disney Ducks universe: Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers, released in 2000.

The story behind the game is that while working on a news report, Daisy Duck was kidnapped by the evil magician Merlock. With the aid of Gyro Gearloose, Donald must brave many stages in order to rescue Daisy and defeat Merlock once and for all. Fans of Carl Barks' Disney Duck comics will get a kick out of this game as it features characters like Gladstone Gander, Donald's first cousin. In this game, Gladstone sets out to find Daisy before Donald, maintaining the rivalry first present in the comics. Much like in the comics and the DuckTales TV show, Gyro Gearloose will provide Donald with many of his inventions. If the name Merlock sounds familiar, it's because he was also the main villain in DuckTales: The Movie. Finally, other characters that appear in the game include the Beagle Boys, Huey, Louie, Dewey,, and Magica De Spell.

In terms of gameplay, Goin' Quakers is a platforming game with 2D and 3D levels. It takes inspiration from Sony's then popular PlayStation series, Crash Bandicoot. The objective is to reach the end of the level while avoiding traps and enemies, while collecting stars. there are levels such as the forest and the city, each one consisting of smaller stages waiting to be completed. While older players felt that the game was too short and easy, Goin' Quackers is a very polished and fun game anyone can get into without experiencing too much frustration.

Goin' Quackers features an all-star cast of cartoon voice actors. Donald's current voice actor, Tony Anselmo, is present and accounted for, while other legendary voice actors like Tress McNeille (Daisy Duck), June Foray (Magica De Spell), Russi Taylor (Huey, Dewey, and Louie), and Corey Burton (Merlock, Gyro Gearloose, and Glandstone) also lend their talents to the game.

In terms of graphics, no matter what system you play the game in, Goin' Quackers will look really nice. Donald and the rest of the characters look great in their 3D form, and the 2D and 3D stages feature vibrant colors and a great cartoon aesthetic inspired by many of Donald's featured shorts.

Overall, Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers is a fine game starring Disney's lovable, short tempered duck. For experienced gamers the experience will be too short and easy, but for the casual gamer and Disney fan it is perfect for a fun evening filled with engaging gameplay and wacky antics!


Here's a little bit of Disney trivia for you. Recently, Disney released a live action film based on a very popular Ubisoft franchise. What was the name of the movie and the video game franchise?

The answer will be revealed on the next Gamer Tuesday Article!


Past Gamer Tuesday

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Aladdin (SEGA)
Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Paint Adventure
Beauty and the Beast Board Game

Beauty and the Beast - two games
Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure
Beauty and the Beast Computer Game 
A Bug's Life
Cars: The Video Game

Cars Game Reviews
Cinderella's Midnight Dash
Disney Friends
Disney Friends - The Friends of Disney Friends
Finding Nemo Games

Jungle Book, The
Lion King, The
The Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy

Tangled, the Video Game
Tigger's Honey Hunt
Toy Story

Live Action film based games
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
Disney's A Christmas Carol
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Muppets Cruise Party

My Muppets Show
Prince of Persia
Roger Rabbit

Mickey and Friends
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD Remake
Disney Golf
Disney Magicboard Online
Disney Sports Soccer

Disney Super Speedway
Donald Duck
Donald Duck: Goin' Quakers
Epic Mickey
Epic Mickey 2: Power of 2

Goofy's Hysterical History Tour
Lucky Dime Caper, The
Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
Magical Tetris Challenge
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mousecapade
Mickey Mouse Magic Wands
Mickey's 123's: The Big Surprise Party
Mickey's Dangerous Chase
Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland

Mickey's Speedway USA
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Where's My Mickey?

The Kingdom Hearts Retrospective
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

Part 11
Part 12

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Diddy Kong Racing
Rayman 3
Sonic Colors

101  Dalmatians in Kingdom Hearts
2013 recap
Some of the Bravest Disney Characters
Carousel of Gaming Progress
Christmas list
The D Show
Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves

Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix
Darkwing Duck: Remastered
Disney DVD games
Disney Fighting Game that was never made
Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity: Frozen
Disney Infinity: Holiday Guide
Disney Infinity: Play Set Wish List
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life

Disney Princess
Disney Villains Revenge
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
Disney's Game and Watch
Disney's Sing It Family Hits

Disney's Th!nk Fast
Easter Egg in Kinect Disneyland Adventure
Epcot's Innoventions
Fantasia: Music Evolved
Future of Star Wars Gaming and LucasArts

Game Guide for 2012
Guilty Party
Hidden Levels of Mickey's Speedway USA
How the Pap saved Christmas
Just Dance Disney Party

Kingdom Hearts III announcement
Kingdom Hearts III Dream Summons Predictions
Kingdom Hearts III prediction
Kingdom Hearts III live action predictions
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Lady and the Tramp appearance
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Love Scenes in Video Games

Marvel Super Heroes (Arcade Game)
Mickey Mouse games released during Presidential terms
Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena Introduction
Nightmare Before Christmas Appearances
Pico Games

Pop Century's History of Video Games
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Fighting Game from Runaway Brain
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Steamboat Willie through the years
Summer Games

Tiger Handheld Games
Video Game References found within the parks
Where's My Water?
Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Wreck-It-Ralph Trailer Analysis
Wreck-It Ralph Trailer Analysis Part 2

Wreck-It Ralph Meet and Greet queue
Wreck-It Ralph's appearance in All-Stars Racing Transformed

Park themed games
Adventures at the Magic Kingdom
Adventures at the Magic Kingdom clarification
Adventure of Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Explorer

Disney Fireworks
Disney TokyoSea snack appearance
Finding Fantasyland
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Magic Kingdom Board Game

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: Tortuga Tavern
Toontown Online
Toy Story Mania!
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour - Looking back after a year

Pap's Picks
E3 Highlights
The Marvel Connection
Top 5 Weird Games
Top Marvel and Disney super hero games

Television Based Games
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Darkwing Duck

DuckTales: Remastered
Goof Troop

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