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 Amiga AGA version is pretty identical to the Sega Mega Drive. It features cartoonish graphics with 64 colors on-screen and fluid animation. Actually, we were expecting more colors from the AGA version since the Amiga's chipset can handle up to 256 colors on screen. Also, the Amiga AGA could handle more rich backgrounds, much like the SNES version (the latter being superior to all versions available)! The sprites look as if they were taken directly from the original movie. The music score is also based on the movie's great soundtrack. Generally, Aladdin is a great, detailed and smooth platform game for the Amiga AGA home computers that no platform games fan should miss playing.