Two 90s 16-bit classics, Aladdin and The Lion King, have been bundled together and re-released with additional modern features and behind-the-scenes goodies. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is available now in digital and retail stores for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, for $29.99.
Both games have been given upscaled graphics to support modern HD displays. Aladdin includes both the Sega version and a special tradeshow demo version that has not been available since 1993, but not the significantly different SNES version.
The modern ports have been developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Nighthawk Interactive. “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, 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.”
Additionally the retro bundle includes several modern enhancements and improvements, such as the ability to save your game (yeah kids, that wasn’t very common in the early 90s!). Disney Classic Games also features a rewind ability, an Interactive Game Viewer to view playthroughs, and just straight up cheat codes to gain invulnerability, which will come in handy for the infamously difficult The Lion King.
The bundle also includes lots of development and behind-the-scenes interviews, an art gallery, and a music player.
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King are available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. It’s rated E10+.