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Aladdin and The Lion King getting remastered for current consoles

Published: 18:40, 28 August 2019

We won't be sharing any opinions on Disney's recent remaking streak but what better way to remind ourselves of how movie-based games used to be the bomb than with freshly announced remasters of absolute classics - Aladdin and The Lion King.

Unfortunately, the master race will have to take a back seat for this one as the remasters are launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch only. We'll be silently hoping for a PC version as well, but until then - consoles it is.

In case you're a younger gamer and are wondering why the hell are these old sods so excited about an ancient looking platformer - you need to shut up and listen.

Even though neither was the sort of a gaming masterpiece that moved the goalposts or anything of the sort, Aladdin and The Lion King were both excellent adaptations of the source material and perfectly weighed platformers, with a healthy dose of creativity in interpretation.

Be it Simba's stampede scene or Aladdin's cave flying, the two mixed it up to produce one of the most complete, and certainly one of the most fun platformers the genre has produced. 

Aladdin and The Lion King's remasters will be launching on 29 October 2019 at an MSRP of $29.99. The package contains Game Boy and Sega Genesis releases of the games. The Lion King has a Super Nintendo edition too, while Aladdin has received an all-new Final Cut edition.

To bring them up to modern standards, the games have a rewind feature that lets you try out difficult areas easier, while the Interactive Game Viewer lets you view full playthroughs with full transport control. 

Aladdin and The Lion King will come with behind-the-scenes material where you can learn about how the games were created, and it goes without saying that both original soundtracks are in there. 


As ar as technical details go, both games will feature 1080p graphics and modern HDTV enhancements, adjustable screen aspect ratios and custom filterig options to emulate classic CRT TVs and other popular screen types.

You can check out a few more screenshots in our gallery below.

Aladdin and The Lion King, classics in a remastered package

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