Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King
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Disney Classic Games is perfectly preserved depiction of the video game movie tie-in culture of the 90's.
However you choose to experience these classics, you'll be glad you did, and you may even gain some insight into why they are so revered.
Despite the issues with the soundtrack in the main menu (which is going to be fixed in the next update), Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is a rather nice collection for both older gamers looking for a bit of nostalgia and new gamers wanting to play some decent movie-based games of yesteryear. Although a remaster or remake would have been great, simply allowing us to replay the original versions of the games on multiple platforms, and even some never-before-released editions, is a nice treat to those who grew up with these games. All of the bonus features were interesting and the ‘watch and play’ mode is very unique and something all these older games should support. This right here is why Disney shouldn’t stop making games, even if it’s only as a collaborator to another developer.
Overall, the Disney Classic Games pack has added two games that people of any age will love. With the release of Disney +, you can now watch both of the movies and then play the games, all without leaving your console of choice. This pack is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch now for the price of $29.99 USD. With the additional features, and the ability to play old games as new, this is a very fair price and it doesn't break the bank.
This remaster of the 16-bit classics is perfect on the Switch and ideal for reliving one's childhood or for introducing it to one's own children.
Aladdin and The Lion King are pieces of many people’s childhoods, for both fun and frustrating reasons, but this collection is a nearly perfect representation of the two, with plenty of variations to try, history to learn and helpful cheats to abuse.
This collection of Disney video games is a return to the classics, but it won't bring us anything beyond playing on new generation consoles.
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Retro game compilations are rarely as fully featured as Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King.
The Final Cut of Genesis Aladdin is the game-playing standout, featuring an array of refinements and improvements for a 25+ year old game. But the actual best part of this package is the Criterion Collection-like additions, specifically the bountiful interviews with the original developers. This is an essential entry into the greater view of video game history and I'm so happy that a collection like this exists.