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Aladdin and The Lion King games hit Xbox One in October

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What you need to know

  • Disney is releasing Aladdin and The Lion King games on Xbox One and other platforms.
  • The titles come in one collection and should be available in October.
  • You can preorder Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King for $30 through Best Buy (opens in new tab).

When I was little, I used to love Disney's games. I remember playing Aladdin, Hercules, and The Lion King. All three of them were challenging platformers which featured a lot of frustrating stages. It's maybe been almost two decades since I've played Aladdin and The Lion King, but it looks like that's about to change quite soon. Today, Disney announced that it was bringing Aladdin and The Lion King to Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

On October 29, the 16-bit games, complete with new features and enhancements, will be released on the platforms. According to the company, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will include the fan-favorite versions of each original title, featuring upscaled visuals to support high-definition displays and additional upgrades to enhance playability with a controller.

The collection also includes a brand-new Final Cut of Aladdin and an original Aladdin Tradeshow Demo that has not been publicly available since 1993. Both of these games are quite challenging so you'll be able to instantly save, rewind, select levels, trigger god mode, or enable infinite lives if you're having problems. There's also an Interactive Game Viewer in there that enables you to view full playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward and start playing at any point.

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  • Is this the Sega or Nintendo version of Aladdin?
  • I'm not sure, the press release mentioned the SNES and Genesis.
  • The Lion King looks like the MegaDrive version.
  • Looks like Aladdin's n is the Genesis/mega drive version, he has a sword which he didn't on SNES
  • Which versions are we talking about here? SNES? Pass. Genesis? I'm on it.
  • I had (well, have) the Lion King game for MegaDrive. It's most definitely the single hardest game I've EVER played. EVEN today. I got it a few years ago on GoG and the thing is still bloody difficult. Which, if we're honest, doesn't really bode that well for modern day games...
  • So true, games like this and DuckTales are extremely hard for today's gamers
  • Man, I actually finished Duck Tales (and Aladdin and Lion King) back in the day, which is amazing because I would never expect to have the patience to do that now.
  • We were generally more patient for some reason. My brother managed to finish Rockman EXE in Japanese language and its an RPG. :)
  • Yes, more patient because those days we had less games and probably more time.
  • YES Aladdin, in particular, was my jam when I was a kid. Can't wait.
  • Great!! Aladdin (MD) was one of the retro game that was in my backlog. So I may just buy and play this instead.
  • This is making me really want a SNES Star Wars trilogy compilation.