The gameplay of Remastered remains identical to the original game, with players taking the role of Scrooge McDuck as he travels across the world in search of five treasures to further increase his fortune. Scrooge can swing his cane to strike or break objects, and can bounce on it like a pogo stick to attack enemies from above. This also allows him to reach higher areas, as well as bounce across hazardous areas that would hurt him on foot. Along the way, Scrooge can find various diamonds, found in treasure chests or appearing in certain areas, to increase his fortune and ice cream or cakes that can restore his health. Various characters from the series appear throughout the stages with differing roles, aiding or hindering the player’s progress.
Some gameplay tweaks are introduced, such as a map screen on easier difficulties and an easier pogo jump, which can be toggled on and off. DuckTales: Remastered also features a new tutorial level set in Scrooge’s money bin, which includes a boss fight against Big Time Beagle, as well as a new final level in Mount Vesuvius where the final boss fight and the race for the Number One Dime take place. Money gathered in levels can now be used to unlock various gallery items such as concept art and pieces of music, and fill up Scrooge’s money bin.
The original game’s five levels are featured, all of which have been expanded. Each one includes new objectives that must be met to complete the stage, and all of the bosses have new patterns.The game also features a full story plot, explaining the motives and reasoning behind each stage, including how Scrooge is able to breathe on the Moon.9 Characters briefly featured in the original game, such as Magica De Spell, the Beagle Boys and Flintheart Glomgold play a greater role in the game’s plot. The original game’s hidden treasures are now found only on higher difficulties, and the game consists of only one ending.