Disney's Aladdin is a platform game released from Virgin and based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin. The game was originally released on Sega Megadrive / Genesis and later ported to the Nintendo SNES console and the Amiga AGA home computers.
You are Aladdin, a young man who travels through various 'Arabic' locations in Middle East, from Agrabah to the Cave Of Wonders and so on, aiming to locate the Grand Vezier Jafar's palace and confront the 'bad' vezier. Aladdin yields his trustworthy sword, the only weapon that protects him against the Vezier's guards, animals, insects and more.There are also numerous bonuses and power ups available by smashing different objects with your sword. At its core, Aladdin is a platform game that has the player jumping from one platform to another, avoiding gaps and killing enemies. Our hero also uses a kind of parachute that helps him glide through large gaps and spaces, while he also rides a magic carpet in two of the game's main levels.
The Megadrive version (note: which is much identical to the Amiga AGA version) features good graphics, with 64 colors on screen. The animation is fluid and the action is fast. The cartoonish sprites look as if they were taken directly from the original movie and the sound FX are very well done. The music score is also based on the movie's great soundtrack. Aladdin is a one of the best platform games ever released for the Sega Megadrive, though is comparably inferior to its SNES counterpart.
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CPU: Motorola 68000 at 7.16 MHz in PAL, 7.67 MHz in NTSC / Secondary Zilog Z80 at 3.55 MHz in PAL, 3.58 MHz in NTSC MEMORY: Main: 64Kb RAM + 8Kb / Video RAM: 64Kb / Audio RAM 8Kb GRAPHICS: VDP Chip: 256x224, 320x224, 256x240, 320x240 / 512 colors (1536 using shadow-highlight mode),64 x 9-bit words of color RAM, 4 lines of 15 colors plus transparent, allowing 61 on-screen colors / Sprites: Up to 64 on-screen, 16/20 per line, 256/320 pixels per line, per-sprite priority / Interlace Mode 1 (no increase in resolution and Mode 2 (2x vertical resolution) SOUND: Main: Yamaha YM2612 @ 7,16MHz with six FM channels, four operators each / Secondary: TI SN76489 with 4-channel PSG + 3 Sq Wave channels.