The Lucky Dime Caper starring Donald Duck is a platform game released for Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear in 1991. It is the 8-bit counterpart to Quackshot (a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis-only release), another Disney-licensed game which also features Donald Duck as the main character. A sequel to this game, Deep Duck Trouble, also featuring Donald Duck, was released for both consoles in 1993.


Magica De Spell has stolen Uncle Scrooge's Number One Dime and has kidnapped Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Donald Duck embarks on a mission and travels around the world to save his three nephews and recover Scrooge's lucky dime.

Version differences

Despite the Sega Master System and Game Gear being very similar machines, there are some differences between the two versions of this game.

  • While following the same storyline, the intro sequences are different.
  • The level select screen on the Game Gear does not have any music.
  • The layout of platforms, enemy positions are different.
  • In the Game Gear version, bonus items are pre-placed in the level, whereas in the Master System version they are only obtainable by killing enemies.
  • The Master System game allows you to back track, the Game Gear version does not.
  • Collecting five stars in the Master System game gives you limited invulnerability, the Game Gear version gives additional points.
  • When hit by an enemy, Donald loses his hammer weapon in the Master System version; it can be obtained as bonus item after killing an enemy. The hammer is not lost when hit by an enemy in the Game Gear version.