Review: Disney Classics Games Collection explained to parents

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What parents need to know

Disney Classics Games Collection is a compilation of the Aladdin, The Lion King and The Jungle Book games released for the SEGA Genesis, Game Gear, Game Boy, Super Nintendo in the 1990s. All of these games are adaptations of Disney’s eponymous films into video games.

Details

Release date: November 23, 2021

Developed by: Nighthawk Interactive
Published by: Disney Interactive
Platforms: PC (Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch

Game Type: Platform game, action, adventure
Themes:
Aladdin cartoon universe, The Lion King and The Jungle
BookAverage duration of a game:
30 minutes
Total game lifespan: 10 hours

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.
Languages available: English
Number of players:
1 player on the premises

Available:

  • in digital format (download to console or computer)
  • or physical format (Blu-Ray, cartridge)
AgeNeophytesIntermediateExperienced
3+
7+
12+
16+
18+
Violence, fear, nudity?

Guards, birds, snakes, monkeys are attacked with apples or a sword for example, but everyone disappears into a smokescreen or an explosion. Nothing serious, everything looks like a cartoon.

Minimum reading level required

Very little text

Language level used

Very little dialogue.

Positive message

Encourages to be social and to play as a team.

Difficulty
Red Orange Gauge

An unfair difficulty in the majority of games but many aids make it possible to overcome obstacles

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
Jauge Orange

It is necessary to dose these jumps and attacks or to use excessively the backspace function to get out of it.

Additional costs ?

Attention the compilation exists in 2 versions. A version with the Jungle Book and a without (previously released). Get the version with The Jungle Book. Otherwise it is still possible to buy it separately for owners of the first version.

Game principle

These are many platform games where you sometimes play as Simba, Mowgli or Aladdin through levels that try to reproduce the key scenes of each film, with the limitations of the consoles of the time.

It is possible to go back during your game to avoid a mistake you have made. There are many display filters for each of the games, borders to display the game in 16:9. It is also possible to see the games played perfectly from beginning to end automatically. At any time, it is possible to resume the game at that time.

A Museum game mode contains a lot of material created and used at the time of the development of these games. These are game music, making-of videos and concerts, drawings. For historians and nostalgic for these games, it is a joy to see all this.

Conclusion

The quality of the compilation is very good. However the games are very difficult for 2 reasons:

  • They didn’t have much content at the time
  • The developers didn’t want the kids to have time to rent the game from a rental store and finish them quickly.

Now, players benefit from many helpers in this compilation to browse the games. Children can have fun with the games, or get frustrated depending on their reaction to the often unfair obstacles.

The compilation is aimed more at nostalgic people who knew the original versions at the time.

More information about the game: Official game page

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