In Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold, you play the role of Scrooge, with the aid of his three little nephews Huey, Louie and Dewey. Scrooge will find himself lost in a network of caves, swinging from vines in the Amazon jungle and climbing mountains in search of any treasure (gold, diamonds etc). There are also a few other sub-quests such as taking pics of wild and rare animals in the jungle with Daisy's help in order to gain a few bucks. All quests are followed by funny animated acting of the Disney heroes, which adds to the game a lot. Also, in order to grab the chance of getting first to a place of interest around the world, you must fly your airplane avoiding several threats. In case of failing this you will pay a few bucks for fixing it and worst, you may lose the chance to try the quest. The competitor with the money on the scales at the end of the game is the winner and get's his ultimate magazine cover!
Gameplay is ok but soon you'll realize that, it's just far too repetitive. It's a shame that the programmers didn't spend as much time on the gameplay as they did on graphics. Still though the game worth to play it at least a few times.
Graphics are pretty nice, colorful and cartoonish. All the graphics are big and well defined, making them almost indistinguishable from their big screen counterparts. Although the ST version supports 16 colors on screen, still all scenes and sprites look great! Note that, the Amiga version uses 32-color screens whilst the PC (MS-DOS) version use up-to 16 screen colors. Sprite animation though is a little bit on the slow side in all three versions and makes gameplay a bit frustrating at times.
Soundwise the game offers some pretty decent tunes along with a few SFX. Note that the Amiga version is way better here (compared to the ST and MS-DOS versions) offering numerous speech samples and effects that really give it that fun Disney feel.