Back in the ’90s, a handful of Disney titles released on Nintendo SNES and Sega Genesis impressed gamers with their fluid animation and extremely fun gameplay that came from a unique collaboration between Virgin Interactive and Disney’s animators. Now, modern gamers will have the chance to revisit three of the best 16-bit Disney games.
GOG.com has announced that Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book are available for download now on Windows, Mac, and Linux; with all of the original gameplay, sound, and graphics intact. Note that the Aladdin game is the Genesis version that was co-published by Sega and widely praised as the superior of the two 16-bit Aladdin games from that era. It’s been over 20 years since these games came out, and they still look pretty good! To mark the occasion, a launch trailer and a poster were also released.
All three games are platformers inspired by their respective films, which occasionally featured levels and segments based on scenes that were cut from the finished film. According to GOG, each of the games will be compatible with modern operating systems, and they will be DRM free. GOG is currently offering a launch discount of $8.99 per title, which is $1 off the usual $9.99 price. However, there is also the option to buy all three games together for $19.99.
At the present, there doesn’t appear to be any indication that these Disney titles will make their way to Xbox Live or Playstation Network. But for any Disney fan who loves retro gaming, these titles are definitely worth the price!
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