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 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 fluid and the action is fast (no slowdowns at all). 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 game that showcases the SNES' great potential to perform almost perfect -and of arcade quality- platform games.
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