TaleSpin (video game)

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Talespin cover.jpg
Cover art
Publisher(s) Capcom
Composer(s) Minae Fujii (NES)
Platform(s) NES
Game Boy
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Sega Game Gear
Release date(s)
  • NA 1991
  • EU September 24, 1992
  • AUS 1992
Genre(s) Action
Scrolling shooter

TaleSpin is a 1991 video game published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is based on the Disney animated series with the same name. TaleSpin was also released by Capcom on the Game Boy. Sega released its own versions of TaleSpin on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Sega Game Gear. NEC also made one for their TurboGrafx-16 system.[1]


This game involves the adventures of Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker, two bears delivering cargo for Rebecca Cunningham, another bear. However, Shere Khan, the evil tiger tycoon, wants to put Rebecca out of business, so he hires air pirates, led by Don Karnage, to do his dirty work.

In the NES and Game Boy games, Baloo has to deliver his cargo across the world while fighting the pirates who are trying to stop him. Players control Baloo in his plane, the Seaduck, except upon entry to a bonus level, where the player then controls Kit on his airfoil.

In the Sega game, Baloo and Kit face up against Shere Khan's company in a contest to earn a lifetime work contract from the city of Cape Suzette. This is a platformer for up to two players.

In the TurboGrafx game, Louie tells Baloo of an ancient artifact, the pieces of which are scattered across the road. This is also a platformer, albeit for one player. There is also a bonus level where players control the plane pulling Kit behind him.


NES version[edit]

The player flies around in an airplane as Baloo, shooting at and dodging oncoming enemies. The game is a two-dimensional scroller. Players can fly forward, vertically, or backwards upside down.

Mega Drive/Genesis version[edit]

The Sega Mega Drive/Genesis version of the game is a platform game for up to two players, playing as either Baloo or Kit. The aim of each level is to collect at least 10 cargo boxes in order to open the exit.

TurboGrafx-16 version[edit]

The TurboGrafx version is also a platform game, in which players play as Baloo.

Game Boy Version[edit]

The Game Boy version of this game is a side-scroller, similar to the NES version, in which players play as Baloo, and can occasionally play bonus levels as Kit. This version has six levels, which all have a boss at the end.

Game Gear Version[edit]

The Game Gear version is a platform game, similar to the Mega Drive/Genesis version, in which players can again control either Baloo or Kit and have to collect cargo boxes through the levels.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fans Of Talespin Cartoons Can Look Forward To More Fun". Chicago Tribune. 1992-01-10. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 

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