DuckTales is an NES and Game Boy video game released in 1989 and 1990, respectively. It is based on the widely popular Disney Afternoon television show of the same name, and thus was commercially successful. It also gained critical acceptance too, receiving high praises from magazines at the time due to its gameplay, music and graphics. In the game, the player takes control of Scrooge McDuck and uses his cane as a weapon and a pogo stick. Its sequel, DuckTales 2, was released in 1993.