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Topic: Anyone remember the 1990s Aladdin and The Lion King games? They're being re-released.

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PennyGwin
 
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Disney has announced a compilation called "Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King", containing various versions of the 1990s tie-in games for (not surprisingly) Aladdin and The Lion King, which will be released for the Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam around late October. (I'll be picking up the Switch version of this package, myself. )

Press-release here. Trailer here.

Just sharing this in case anyone else is interested! I played both the Mega Drive (Genesis, for US folks) and Game Boy versions of these games when I was a youngster, and I was quite surprised to see Disney finally taking an interest in re-releasing their older video games on modern systems. Previously, we've mainly only seen re-releases and remakes of titles made by Capcom, who have a better track-record for keeping their old titles in circulation.

These were never the greatest games of all time, but they were well-made and fun, and were deservedly popular as a result. It's good to see them coming back! The "Disney Classic Games" branding that they're using here makes me hope that we'll see more of this, as there were a lot of good Disney-based video games in the 1990s.
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Interesting. I did enjoy the Genesis games back in the day, and I still do. I just need to dust off my old Game Genie to win them these days.

" as there were a lot of good Disney-based video games in the 1990s. "
Two of which just got a re-release with the Sega Genesis Mini, those being Castle and World of Illusion.

I kind of wonder if we'll see those get a similar re-release along with Quackshot, another solid Disney game of the 90s.

Either way, this is interesting news.

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"I kind of wonder if we'll see those get a similar re-release along with Quackshot, another solid Disney game of the 90s."
Since it was a Sega-developed title like Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion, it seems odd that it's not on the Mega Drive Mini! That's quite an oversight, as Quackshot was a fab game.

Also, Mickey Mania and Toy Story were both very good - I'd love to see those two get the same treatment as Aladdin and The Lion King.

I suppose that those two would depend on how good Disney's relations are with the original developer, Travellers' Tales, though. They're still around but are now owned by Warner Bros., so I can't imagine that there'd be any problems there. Moreover, TT is very big on preserving their history, and its founder has an interesting YouTube channel that covers facts and trivia about the games that the company worked on back in the day, which even shows off the pitch-demo for the never-made Mickey Mania 2 (which isn't the sort of thing that developers typically show off).
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