It’s a whole new world of re-released classic Disney games.

Digital Eclipse Games and Nighthawk Interactive have come together to bring your childhood back to screens with Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King.

October 29, 2019, you will be able to relive the memories of sitting on the floor four feet in front of your big, boxy 36 inch television set, lurching your adolescent body to the right to help propel Simba to the next landing in the jungle. Or maybe the new game will take you to a world where you are flying Carpet with Aladdin and Abu aboard, over waves of molten lava in the hopes of escaping the Cave of Wonders with the magic lamp.

**Spoiler alert: you totally don’t make it AND you give yourself a lifelong case of anxiety, but on the plus side, as long as you don’t run into anything or actually touch the lava, your character *should* survive!

Nintendo Switch box art

Slimy, Yet Satisfying

Digital Eclipse is the studio that created The Disney Afternoon Collection, giving us DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck. Now they are back, and like a diamond in the rough, they are shining bright with these new games.

Originally, both Aladdin and The Lion King had been released on the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will include each version of the game, plus a few extra versions that we are still waiting to find out more about.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Game List
The current game list for Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is:

– Disney’s Aladdin – SEGA Genesis version

– Disney’s Aladdin – Game Boy version (includes “Super Game Boy version,” which implies a bit more color, Super Game Boy-style)

– Disney’s Aladdin Final Cut – We don’t know what this is but asked (we haven’t heard back)

– Disney’s Aladdin Trade Show Demo – A demo version “that has not been publicly available since 1993,” according to the press release

– The Lion King – SEGA Genesis version

– The Lion King – Super Nintendo version

– The Lion King – Game Boy version (also includes “Super Game Boy” version)

Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN

Not many of our old SEGA or SNES consoles have survived the years of upgraded graphics or mechanics, so Digital Eclipse is covering all of their bases and distributing across gaming platforms, including PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Best Buy is currently the only place to preorder and the game is priced at $29.99, but as soon as that changes, we will be sure to give you an update.

Gameplay Screenshots

Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN

New Features

Here are a few of the new features coming to Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King.

– Upscaled graphics (Although you can access the original builds, too)

– Filters for visual enhancement (It looks like scanlines are simulated in the screenshots)

– Customizable controls

– Interactive Game Viewer that lets you watch a pre-recorded play and jump into the game at any time, like the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

– A rewind feature so you can undo your mistakes on the fly

– An “explorable museum” of “behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews,”

– Art gallery

– Music player

Courtesy of IGN
Courtesy of IGN

“What do ya want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?”

If you aren’t excited to play this game yet, check out this Trade Show Demo and let the nostalgia pour out like a genie from the lamp!

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