The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse, sometimes referred to as Mickey’s Magical Quest, was a platform game released for the Super Nintendo in 1992. The game was notable for its good graphics, or what the instruction booklet called colorful state-of-the-art high resolution graphics, and had some highly rated reviews in video game magazines. The concept was a familiar one; move to the right, jump on enemies and throw stuff at them. It didn’t quite have the same speed and imagination as other platform games such as Buster Busts Loose! but on its own right, it was a decent showing. It also had the novel feature of Mickey changing costumes, each with their own super powers such as shooting magical blasts and spraying water from a hose.
One might think that because it was the early 1990s, critics would be a bit more lenient, but not all reviews were complimentary. Some blasted it for being unimaginative and uninspiring, and pointed out that it wasn’t particularly challenging either. A later review by IGN, when a version was made available for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, said “it’s not going to give you even an entire day of enjoyment.“
The instruction booklet came with a few pages to jot down any strategy notes, however going by the easiness of the game and the IGN review above, these pages likely would have been left blank.