The Disney platformers of your (used here to mean “my”) youth are about to hit PCs worldwide yet again. Games such as Aladdin are getting a new set of code under their iconic coat of paint by GOG.com and will be exclusively available on their website.
Three classic Disney platformers, Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book originally released for 16-bit systems in 1993 and 1994 will be making a come-back thanks to GOG.com. The titles won’t be simple remastered or up-scaled variants of the original ones, as the company explained in a recent press release.
“All three titles have been meticulously updated to be compatible with modern operating systems while preserving the original graphics, sound, and gameplay.”
The releases are the latest result of a partnership between GOG.com and Disney, which already saw the release of other classic Lucasfilm games since October of 2014. Out of the over two dozen such games adapted for modern systems and released as part of this partnership, though, these three titles are probably the most recognizable. I’ve spent countless hours on end with Aladdin and The Jungle Book, to the exasperation of my parents, and watching Aladdin jump around in a bazaar or that purple baby elephant enthusiastically waving a flag for Mowgli again raised some very fun memories.
So if you’re looking to keep your kids entertained and/or get a blast from the past, take your pick from GOG.com.