Out To Lunch
- Sep 24, 2003
- Stars Hollow
When they announced the full lineup of the Genesis Mini, did you wonder where the Aladdin game was? Turns out it was being withheld for its own special release, and you won’t need a miniconsole to play it. When are Aladdin and The Lion King coming back?
Aladdin on Genesis shocked the world when it was released in 1993, one year after the movie. The sprites were animated by the team from the film, the level layout was by Shiny Entertainment (Earthworm Jim), and it looked like no other video game at the time. Its existence prompted the competition to look into enhancing its own visuals. Donkey Kong Country landed one year later and the graphics arms race was on.
Genesis Aladdin is a true classic….The Lion King less so. It’s by the same team, it’s just as pretty, it sounds great…but it’s also MUCH harder than Aladdin, to the point of being nearly unplayable. Rumor has it Shiny was responding to...