Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse is a Disney-themed platform game that was developed and published by Sega in 1993. It is considered by many to be one of the best games on the Game Gear.
In the game Mickey sets off on a quest to defeat the evil phantom that lives in a castle in the clouds and to restore the “good magic” back to a village that has been cursed.
Mickey can jump, duck, climb, swim, and pick up objects and throw them. He can also do a jump/drop with his backside which can clear destroyable blocks and also defeat some enemies. The basic aim of the game is to reach the door at the end of each level and to free a trapped character by defeating a boss at the end of every stage. And to ultimately defeat the evil phantom at the end of the game.
What makes Land of Illusion so good are the varied mechanics and situations, and the slick controls. Mickey feels great to control and you never feel like the game lets you down by being unfair.
Graphically the game is excellent, with colourful, well-animated sprites and smooth-scrolling backdrops. The music is also varied and atmospheric. Overall, Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse is a beautifully produced game that is playable and fun. It’s also quite challenging, without being too difficult. A grade ‘A’ game on the Game Gear.