Crazy Castle (universe)

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The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle for Game Boy in the USA.

Crazy Castle is a series of active puzzle platformer video games developed and published by Kemco. Each game in the series was based on a cartoon license, however, they differ per region and platform. Most of the games were released with handheld platforms in mind and the series primarily focused on Bugs Bunny in the USA and Mickey Mouse in Japan, but there intermingling between the two and additional outside sources.

Personal

My first experience with the Crazy Castle series was from randomly playing The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle for Game Boy in 2019. I didn't find the game very interesting or enjoyable, so I made no attempt to continue the series. However, in 2020, I started playing Garfield Labyrinth only to discover about an hour into the game, it had a varied history as well. I started playing Bugs Bunny: Crazy Castle 3 under the assumption it would be another time waster, but discovered it didn't give infinite continues, and had no desire to have all my progress wasted, so I gave up on it. In 2023, I randomly played Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! and discovered it too was part of the Crazy Castle series. After I beat it, I decided to make this complete list of the series so as to not play another game by accident again.

Works

Because Kemco owned the rights for a variety of licenses in different regions, but few across the world, they were rarely ever able to apply the same license to the same game. This resulted in games that were frequently reskinned to accommodate whatever license they had in the region at the time. This, along with a varied release schedules for the translations, resulted in a complex history of the games where numbers and franchises don't match up in any region.

Game # Released Platform Region Title License
1 1989-02-16 Famicom Disk System Japan Roger Rabbit Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1 1989-05-09 Game Boy Japan Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse
1 1989-08-?? NES USA The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Bugs Bunny
1 1990-03-?? Game Boy USA The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Bugs Bunny
1 1990-??-?? Game Boy Europe The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Bugs Bunny
2 1991-04-26 Game Boy Japan Mickey Mouse II Mickey Mouse
2 1991-09-?? Game Boy USA The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2 Bugs Bunny
3 1992-09-25 Famicom Japan Mickey Mouse III: Balloon Dreams Mickey Mouse
4 1993-04-23 Game Boy Japan Mickey Mouse IV: The Magical Labyrinth Mickey Mouse
3 1993-04-?? NES USA Kid Klown in Night Mayor World Kid Klown
4 1993-09-?? Game Boy Europe Garfield Labyrinth Garfield
4 1993-10-?? Game Boy USA The Real Ghostbusters Ghostbusters
2 1993-??-?? Game Boy Europe Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse
5 1993-12-22 Game Boy Japan Mickey Mouse V: Magic Stick Mickey Mouse
2 1994-??-?? Game Boy Denmark Hugo Hugo
5 1995-07-?? Game Boy Europe Mickey Mouse V: Magic Wands! Mickey Mouse
6 1997-07-18 Game Boy Japan Soreyuke!! Kid Mickey Mouse
5 1998-05-?? Game Boy USA Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! Mickey Mouse
6 1999-01-29 Game Boy Color Japan Bugs Bunny: Crazy Castle 3 Bugs Bunny
6 1999-01-?? Game Boy Color USA Bugs Bunny: Crazy Castle 3 Bugs Bunny
6 1999-??-?? Game Boy Color Europe Bugs Bunny: Crazy Castle 3 Bugs Bunny
7 2000-04-21 Game Boy Color Japan Bugs Bunny in Crazy Castle 4 Bugs Bunny
7 2000-07-03 Game Boy Color USA Bugs Bunny in Crazy Castle 4 Bugs Bunny
7 2000-??-?? Game Boy Color Europe Bugs Bunny in Crazy Castle 4 Bugs Bunny
8 2002-12-02 Game Boy Advance USA Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 Woody Woodpecker
8 2002-12-06 Game Boy Advance Japan Woody Woodpecker: Crazy Castle 5 Woody Woodpecker
8 2002-12-11 Game Boy Advance Europe Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 Woody Woodpecker

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