Upon Retrospect: Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers

It's time to take a look at an old-school game from your childhood! This time, it's Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers for the Nintendo Entertainment System. That's right, we're going back to the NES, the OG gaming system.


Initially released on June 8, 1990, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers was developed and published by Capcom. The NES classic was a platformer that took you on various routes to your end goal. It takes the beloved Disney characters, Chip and Dale, on a journey to stop Fat Cat from forcing Gadget to work for him.


Back in the day, platformers were a big part of the NES. They were simple, yet engaging for the audience. Back then, companies and shows would attach their mascots (i.e. the Yo Noid and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) to grow their exposure. Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers was no exception, showing off the power of Disney's afternoon lineup.


The game itself was decent. Everything controlled well and the difficulty was just right. Granted, Chip & Dale could've been a bit longer. However, it's meant to be a kid's game, which warrants the length of the NES platformer.


I know there have been some complaints about Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers as a game (not the series). However, it's perfect for having children play. I recommend picking this up if you have a younger sibling or child.