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Lion King and Aladdin return to consoles today

Platforming classics Aladdin and The Lion King make their triumphant return to consoles today, with the new Disney Classic Games double pack.

Old school

If you haven’t played either of the games in this new set from Disney, then you’re in for a treat. Stan age as it might be to think, both Aladdin and The Lion King are top notch platformers, and gems from the 16bit age.

Aladdin and The Lion King are iconic titles that redefined what a licensed game could be, so we took great care to deliver the kind of modern experience we, as fans, would want,” says Stephen Frost, senior producer at Digital Eclipse. “We wanted to highlight the rich history of both games and stay true to the originals, while also refreshing the experience for new players and all the fans of the 90s versions.”

Stephen Frost, senior producer at Digital Eclipse

Not just the classics

Now both have returned to consoles, as a part of a new double pack of titles from Disney. Called Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, the mini-collection comes stocked with not just the original titles, but also some bells and whistles that fans will probably want to check out.

  • Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – Fans old and new can enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customizable controls, save states, level select special filters for visual enhancement and more.
  • Variety of Game Versions – The collection includes multiple playable platform versions of the games including their Sega Genesis, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releasesas well as The Lion King Super Nintendo Entertainment System version.
  • A Helping Hand – Players who want to experience the Disney magic in true “Hakuna Matata” fashion can use the Interactive Game Viewer to view playthroughs and jump in when ready, Rewind feature, and cheat codes such as invulnerability and infinite lives to aid gameplay progression.
  • Curated, Explorable Museum – A treasure trove of behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, an art gallery and a music player shares the rich history behind the Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit games.

Disney Classic Games; Aladdin and The Lion King is out as of today for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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