Music Monday: Disney/Capcom – Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
Adventures in the Magic Kingdom was one of the first games to come out of the Disney/Capcom relationship, having been released in 1990. It’s…honestly not that great, but should be appreciated for its role as a stepping stone of Capcom’s later, greater offerings to come out of the partnership.
Unlike the DuckTales games and Darkwing Duck, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is a series of levels with different types of gameplay – from platforming to racing to space exploration. The player goes into each of five rides, looking for six keys to open the back gate of Disneyland because Goofy was an idiot and left the main gate’s key locked inside of the castle. Silly Goofy.
This time around, Capcom tapped composer Yoko Shimomura to provide the game’s music. Those with a passing knowledge of videogame music know her name – she would later move on to Square-Enix and compose music for Super Mario RPG, Parasite Eve and the Kingdom Hearts series.
Pirates of the Caribbean