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Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (Genesis)
|Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse|
This game has a prototype article
Mickey Mania is a platform game where you control Mickey Mouse through over 20 levels, based on seven Mickey cartoons from 1928 to 1990, while throwing marbles at enemies and stuff. Other versions exist for the Mega CD/Sega CD, SNES, and PlayStation, with the PlayStation version being titled Mickey's Wild Adventure.
Go to the Sound Test, set the music to CONTINUE, set the S.E. to APPEAR, set the voice to THINK..., then highlight EXIT and hold Left for five seconds. A short chime will play. Start the game as normal, and the level select screen will appear.
It does have hidden warps like in the SNES version, such as jumping too high and too far in the dungeon for the Prince and the Pauper. (Confirmed by FB user Dalek Nic.)
Starting at offset $2038A in the US ROM is unused text for traveling backwards and forwards in time:
WOW! MICKEY HAS MANAGED TO FIND A TIME WARP!!!! MICKEY GOES BACKWARD.. WOW! MICKEY HAS MANAGED TO FIND A TIME WARP!!!! MICKEY GOES FORWARD..
Located at offset $20C73 is text for an early option and title screen:
MICKEY MANIA! OPTION AND TITLE SCREENS WILL GO HERE PRESS A BUTTON TO PLAY
At offset $20DE2 you'll find text for an early game complete screen:
CONGRATULATIONS! GAME COMPLETE BIT WILL GO IN HERE...
The Japanese version uses a newer Traveller's Tales logo, a different title screen, and Japanese message screens. The number of tries setting in the menu also uses numerals instead of words. Besides that, it's identical to the international versions.
If you load the Japanese game into a US or European system, the lockout screen will say "Developed for use only with NTSC Mega Drive Systems". Oddly, if you use a mod switch or emulator to set the system region to Japan while this screen is displayed, the message will change to "Oh...This machine has some how become an NTSC Mega Drive System" and the game will start.
|Before (US/EU)||After (JP)|
|The Mickey Mouse series|
|NES||Adventures in the Magic Kingdom • Mickey Mouse III: Yume Fuusen • Mickey Mousecapade|
|Game Boy (Color)||Mickey Mouse (Japan) • Mickey Mouse (II) • Mickey Mouse IV • Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! • Mickey's Racing Adventure • Mickey's Speedway USA|
|SNES||The Magical Quest • The Great Circus Mystery • Mickey to Donald: Magical Adventure 3 • Mickey Mania • Mickey's Playtown Adventure: A Day of Discovery|
|Genesis||Castle of Illusion • World of Illusion (Prototype) • The Great Circus Mystery • Mickey Mania (Prototype)|
|Game Gear||Legend of Illusion|
|Sega CD||Mickey Mania|
|PlayStation||Mickey's Wild Adventure (Prototype)|
|Nintendo 64||Magical Tetris Challenge • Mickey's Speedway USA|
|GameCube||Disney's Magical Mirror|
|Nintendo 3DS||Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion|
|PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Windows||Castle of Illusion (2013)|