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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Old Disney games are fun for newcomers and nostalgia fans.

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Loved playing these back on the Sega Genesis and still love playing them now. The memories from these games are just great.

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While small kids just discovering the animated movies will enjoy these arcade games, older fans might find them a bit dated. Originally released in 1993 and 1994, the two games collected in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King are 2D side-scrolling action games that recreated their respective movies' plots. This collection celebrates those original games by presenting them with the original graphics and sound, just in high-def and with the option to play them in the original 4x3 dimensions. This also has multiple versions of both games, including both the handheld and console versions and, in the case of Aladdin, a new "Final Cut" edition as well as a previously unreleased demo. There's also now a rewind feature for when you get stuck, an option to watch playthroughs that you can start playing yourself in at any point, a "Museum" with making-of videos and art galleries, as well as the game's original soundtracks.

But while kids and people really into old school games will appreciate both of tests of their reflexes, some gamers might feel these games haven't aged well, as many of the mechanics that made them clever in '93 and '94 have become commonplace in '19. Younger kids might also find these games to be a bit tougher than more recent games they've played, though both do offer multiple difficulty options, and have save functions for when players get too frustrated and want to take a walk to clear their little heads. Either way, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is a relatively entertaining walk down memory lane...especially if you're too young to have played these games originally.

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