McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure

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McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure Sega Genesis.jpg
North American release
Developer(s)Treasure
Publisher(s)Sega
Director(s)Kouichi Kimura
Producer(s)Masato Maegawa
Programmer(s)Masato Maegawa
Kazuhiko Ishida
Artist(s)Kouichi Kimura
Kaname Shindoh
Composer(s)Katsuhiko Suzuki
Aki Hata[1]
Platform(s)Mega Drive/Genesis
Release
  • JP: September 23, 1993
  • EU: October 1993
  • NA: December 1993
Genre(s)Platform game
Mode(s)Single-player

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure[a] is a platform video game created by Treasure for the Mega Drive/Genesis. Based on the McDonald's fast food franchise and four of its corporate mascots from McDonaldland (Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Grimace, and Birdie the Early Bird), the game follows the adventures of Ronald McDonald in an attempt to find four pieces of a treasure map, and ultimately, the treasure to which it leads.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay screenshot.

The side-scrolling platformer consists of four stages: Magical Forest, Magical Town, Magical Sea, and Magical Moon. Each consists of a platforming sequence, a boss fight, and a story-related sequence. Important to each stage is the collection of Magical Jewels and gold bars, the former of which are needed for advancement, and the latter of which can be used to buy items.

The controls for McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure are straightforward: B-button to attack, C-button to jump, and Arrow-buttons to move left and right. The most innovative game play element is the Scarf (A-button), which can stretch out and latch onto a hook, then retract and pull Ronald McDonald quickly to the hook.

Ronald McDonald can also pick up collectables that will aid him in his quest. Collecting 3 white flowers will grant Ronald a gem, and collecting 2 orange flowers will do the same. Balloons will prevent Ronald from dying in a bottomless pit, allowing him to float to the top of the screen. Magic power-ups will increase the damage Ronald's attack will do. He can hold three of these power-ups. Ronald can also obtain continues, lives and gem power-ups.

Plot[edit]

One day, Ronald McDonald was walking in the Magical Forest and found a small piece of paper under a big tree. Ronald discovers that it is part of a treasure map. While Ronald wonders where the other three pieces are, it turns out that three villains each have a piece of the map. Ronald then begins his treasure hunt with his part of the map. Ronald then ends up in a cave and battles an anthropomorphic tomato that has the second piece of the map.

After claiming the second piece of the map, Ronald boards a circus train bound for Magical Town. Arriving in Magical Town, Ronald McDonald scales a construction site and battles a goblin-like creature flying a clown-like robot. Upon defeating it, Ronald gives the goblin-like creature three jewels in exchange for the third part of the map.

Ronald then flies a balloon out to the Magical Sea to find the fourth part of the map on a specific island. After an encounter with a pirate with phalange lips for a head, Ronald then finds himself on a sunken pirate ship. Ronald then battles the pirate and defeats him. Upon claiming the final part of the map, Ronald, Birdie, and Grimace discover the map showing that the treasure is on Magical Moon.

With help from the Professor, Ronald, Birdie, Grimace, Hamburglar, and the Fry Kids ride a rocket ship to Magical Moon. When the rocket ship crash lands, the group splits up to find some place to fix their rocket ship. While looking for a place to fix his rocket ship, Ronald is then taken on an alien spaceship. After beating the alien in charge of the spaceship, Ronald explains that they are not after the treasure but somewhere to fix their rocket ship. The alien opens up the treasure chest which enables Ronald and his friends to return to McDonaldland by a rainbow going from Magical Moon to McDonaldland.

Development[edit]

Release[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
GameRankings67.50%[2]
Review scores
PublicationScore
EGM37 / 50[3]
Famitsu25 / 40[4]
GameFan356 / 400[5]
GamePro16 / 20[6]
Aktueller Software Markt9 / 12[7]
Beep! MegaDrive7.0 / 10[8]
Consoles +83%[9]
GamesMaster77 / 100[10]
Joypad73%[11]
MAN!AC74%[12]
Mean Machines Sega81 / 100[13]
Mega55%[14]
Megablast83%[15]
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming66%[16]
Mega Force86%[17]
Mega Fun81%[18]
MegaTech84%[19]
Play Time84 / 100[20]
Player One80%[21]
Sega Force77 / 100[22]
Sega Magazine76 / 100[23]
Sega Power69%[24]
Sega Pro84 / 100[25]
Video Games72%[26]

Upon release, the Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu gave it a score of 25 out of 40.[4]

MAN!AC gave it a 74%[12]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Japanese: MakuDonarudo Torejā Rando Adobenchā (マクドナルドトレジャーランドアドベンチャー)

References[edit]

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  6. ^ Boyle, Lance (January 1994). "Genesis ProReview: McDonald's Treasureland Adventure". GamePro. No. 54. IDG. p. 61.
  7. ^ "Review - Knallebunt Und Tierisch Lang". Aktueller Software Markt (in German). No. 90. Tronic Verlag. August 1994. p. 31.
  8. ^ "Be Mega Dog Race - マクドナルドトレジャーランドアドベンチャー". Beep! MegaDrive (in Japanese). No. 49. SoftBank Creative. October 1993. p. 21.
  9. ^ Gavet, Nicolas; Homsy, Richard (March 1994). "Megadrive Review - Mc Donald's Treasure Land Adventure". Consoles + (in French). No. 30. M.E.R.7. pp. 142–143. Archived from the original on 2017-12-16. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
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  19. ^ "Review – McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure". MegaTech. No. 24. EMAP. December 1993. pp. 70–72.
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  21. ^ Calamity (March 1994). "Tests – Megadrive – Mac Donald's Treasure Land Adventure". Player One (in French). No. 40. Média Système Édition. pp. 92–93. Archived from the original on 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
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  25. ^ "Mega Drive – ProReview: McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure". Sega Pro. No. 26. Paragon Publishing. December 1993. pp. 52–53.
  26. ^ Schaedle, Wolfgang (April 1994). "Rom Check - Mega Drive - Treasure Land Adventure". Video Games (in German). No. 29. Future-Verlag. p. 84.

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