Gaming Bus Live Stream, Vol. 38: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Welcome to another edition of the Gaming Bus Live Stream. Last week, with virtually no warning, we decided to do the previously scheduled Game Night. That didn’t work as we got about three viewers and I ended up playing whatever I wanted, with “whatever I wanted” mostly consisting of Fire Emblem.

This time, it’s back to normal for the GB Live Stream. This week, we play one of the greatest games in Genesis history: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. This was one of the games that solidified the Genesis as a good system along with Revenge of Shinobi, Phantasy Star II, and Golden Axe, with only one of those games being absolute crap. Historically, we associate licensed games with being bad, but Disney games have actually been quite good over the years. I played The Little Mermaid in a stream, which wasn’t terrible; but Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers was good and Ducktales is a classic. Even after the 80s, Genesis/SNES game Mickey Mania was particularly good, and the Wii’s Epic Mickey was made by industry legend Warren Spector. A spin off of Epic Mickey 2 called Power of Illusion is said to be the sequel to Castle of Illusion, the news of which motivated me to make this tonight’s stream.

This month is still in flux because as noted by regulars this week, I can now officially stream consoles. I have confirmed that the 360, PS3, Wii, Gamecube, and Dreamcast are all streamable, and it’s just a matter of time before I stream the Saturn as well. This means that, outside of the DS (other than emulation, and I won’t stream a DS emulator) and PSP (which I could do if I buy specific A/V cables, though I hear the quality is terrible), every system I own can now be streamed, which opens up thousands of possibilities. Pay attention to this month’s schedule as it could change.

We’ll see everyone tonight at 9:30PM EST!

Christopher Bowen

About Christopher Bowen

Christopher Bowen is the Editor in Chief of Gaming Bus. Before opening Gaming Bus in May of 2011, he was the News Editor at Diehard GameFAN, a lead reporter for DailyGamesNews, and a reviewer at Not A True Ending, also contributing to VIMM, SNESZone and Scotsmanality. Outside of the industry, he is a network engineer in Norwalk, CT and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.