Are you a Disney fan with a love of retro games? Good news: the House of Mouse has announced a new Disney Classic Games Collection for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
Below, we have a breakdown of everything you need to know about this exciting new collection from publisher Nighthawk Interactive.
What games are included?
Part of what makes this collection so special is that you get multiple versions of some great games. The full list of games is as follows:
- Disney The Jungle Book: SNES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis
- Disney The Lion King – Japanese Version: Sega Genesis
- Disney The Lion King: SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Genesis
- Disney’s Aladdin: SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Genesis
- Disney’s Aladdin – Final Cut: Sega Genesis
- Disney’s Aladdin – Demo Version: Sega Genesis
- Disney’s Aladdin – Japanese Version: Sega Genesis
What’s with the different versions?
Part of what makes this collection so special is that you get many different versions of certain games. Some of these are simply ports of the base game with small alterations. For example, the Game Boy version of The Lion King plays like a scaled-down version of the SNES version.
But the most exciting thing is arguably the different versions of Aladdin. First of all, you can play both the SNES and Genesis versions, so 16-bit gamers from both sides of the console wars will be happy. Second of all, you get multiple versions of the fan-favorite Genesis version.
The Final Cut of Aladdin is the enhanced Genesis port that came to PC and consoles back in 2019. It features new areas to explore, new graphical effects, new boss patterns to make fights more challenging, and a few other quality of life improvements. You can also play the original trade show demo of the game and even experience the Japanese version!
It’s obviously convenient to play these classic games on a modern TV. But in addition to that, there are many convenient special features for you to enjoy:
- 1080p graphics
- Adjustable borders and aspect ratios
- Filter options to make the game look like it’s on CRT television
- Video interviews with developers, concept images, and other museum features
- The ability to rewind (no more getting stuck on level two of The Lion King)
- You can watch full playthroughs of games, fast-forward or rewind, and jump in to play whenever you want
- Retail versions will include one of four instruction manuals in the retro style of the original games.
While some of these games have seen modern releases before, this is clearly “a whole new world” for fans of Disney and retro gaming and will be launching Nov. 9.
Which game will you be playing first? Be sure to let us know in the comments!