The Lion King

Developer: Westwood Studios    Publisher Virgin Interactive    Released: 1994    Genre: Platformer For as much as we praise Capcom and Sega for their handling of the Disney license Virgin deserves to be in the conversation as well. During the 16-bit era they released many an excellent game to accompany each Disney animated classic. The work they did […]

Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

Developer: Capcom    Publisher: Capcom    Released: 1990    Genre: Platformer Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is an unusual release.  As essentially an advertisement for the Disney World theme parks it should be awful.  Who wants to play a video game about a theme park when they could actually go there in person? Me, that’s who.  […]

TaleSpin

They can’t all be winners.  I absolutely love the TaleSpin cartoon.  It had a different flavor from the rest of the Disney afternoon lineup and was truly unique with its art deco design.  Coming off the back of a string of successful Disney games it would be easy to assume that TaleSpin would be another […]

Mickey to Donald: Magical Quest 3

Capcom’s Magical Quest series was one of the biggest surprises of the 16-bit era for me.  I suppose I should have expected greatness coming off the back of their 8-bit output.  But even with that in mind their creativity and polish rivaled some of the best games of that period.  The second game suffered a […]

Disney’s the Little Mermaid

I loved Capcom’s Disney games growing up.  From DuckTales to Darkwing Duck, they knocked it out of the park every single time.  We’ll conveniently ignore Mickey Mousecapade as they did not develop that piece of tosh.  But even with that in mind I did not know what to expect from the Little Mermaid.  I can’t […]

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 is an interesting release.  By 1992 Nintendo releases were starting to dry up.  Once 1993 came along they were a trickle.  Nintendo released one of the system’s finest games in Kirby’s Adventure that year along with Capcom’s own Mega Man 6.  The SNES and Genesis were in a full-scale […]

Fantasia

Sega’s Disney licensed games for the Genesis were fantastic.  They were so good in fact that I almost wish they would return to publishing licensed games again.  There were a few less than stellar titles (the Little Mermaid comes to mind) but otherwise they were right up there with Capcom.  But out of all of […]

Disney’s Aladdin (SNES)

Developer: Capcom     Publisher: Capcom     Released: 1993     Genre: Platformer Disney’s Aladdin was one of the biggest movies of 1992. It is easy to see why; it boasted a star studded voice cast and exquisite animation, bringing to life that fabled tale like never before. Aladdin also became a gaming event, with titles hitting nearly every available […]

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Disney’s Hercules

It’s hard to believe now but once upon a time some of the brightest creators in the video game industry devoted their time to making some of the best licensed games around.  Disney games in particular were so amazing they regularly competed for game of the year.  It also helped that the movies they released […]