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.
STORY / GAMEPLAY You are Aladdin, a young man who travels around the Middle East, from Agrabah to the Cave Of Wonders, in a tough quest to locate the Grand Vezier Jafar's palace and confront him. Aladdin yields his trustworthy sword, the only weapon that protects him against the Vezier's guards, animals, insects and more enemies that try to make his life miserable.There are also numerous bonuses and power ups available by smashing different objects with your sword. At its core, Aladdin is a classic arcade platform game that has the player jumping from one platform to another, avoiding gaps and traps, killing enemies and collecting bonuses. Our hero also uses some kind of a parachute that helps him glide through large gaps and wide spaces, while he also rides a magic carpet in two of the game's levels.
GRAPHICS / SOUND The SNES version (note: which is superior to the rival Megadrive) features crisp and detailed graphics with more than 200 colors on screen. The animation is very smooth and the action is fast with no slowdowns at all. The cartoonish sprites look as if they were taken directly from the original movie and the sound FX are very cool while the music score is also based on the movie's great soundtrack. Aladdin is a game that showcases the SNES' great potential to perform almost perfect -and of arcade quality- platform games.
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