From Lion King to Kingdom Hearts; Top 20 Disney games in history

Disney has some of the most famous fictional characters in the world, and it regularly makes them more iconic than ever with new movies and TV series. Popular culture transforms. Characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy have gradually been joined by a wide range of other popular characters such as Cinderella, Mulan, Simba, Woody, etc., creating many memories for many. As you probably know, wherever there are worthy and lovable characters, there will be adaptations of them in various media such as video games.

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Disney has some of the most famous fictional characters in the world, and it regularly makes them more iconic than ever with new movies and TV series. Popular culture transforms. Characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy have gradually been joined by a wide range of other popular characters such as Cinderella, Mulan, Simba, Woody, etc., creating many memories for many. As you probably know, wherever there are worthy and lovable characters, there will be adaptations of them in various media such as video games.

Countless video games over the years have centered around characters and worlds. are produced by Disney. So a look back at the various games gives us a good insight into Disney's direction in video games. A company that was at its best in the video game industry during the 8-bit and 16-bit games era, has fallen away from its prime in the past few years. Now, in this article, we will discuss the top 20 Disney games in history.

20. Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers

Producer: Capcom/Manufacturer: Capcom
Year of release: 1990
Platform: NES

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Chip'n Dale's Rescue Rangers turns Disney's beloved chipmunks into adventurous heroes. Like the movie, this adaptation told the story of Disney's chipmunk couple in order to save their mechanic friend, Gadget, from the evil fat cat. One of the things that set Rescue Rangers apart from similar examples was the way it used scale and the size of the characters. The cartoon-like characters were squirrels the size of their real-life counterparts in a world suited to reality. In the cartoon, this meant that their vehicles were made from objects found in the environment, such as spindles and balloons. In the game, this meant there were tomatoes as big as you. It was a beautiful and clever way to portray these little heroes.

19. The Little Mermaid

Producer: Capcom/Manufacturer: Capcom
Year of release: 1991
Platform: Game Boy, NES

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The Little Mermaid was marketed as Disney's grand return to animated films based on classic fairy tales, so making a game adaptation of it wasn't far off. It was not expected. The game was unique in that, despite being a side-scroller, it took place entirely underwater. In fact, the swimming mechanics gave Ariel a greater range of motion than the platform-oriented structure of this style. On the other hand, it paid homage to the movie by allowing Ariel to find the treasure even while fending off threats like Ursula and her minions.

18. TaleSpin

Producer: Sega/Developer: Radiance Software
Year of release: 1991
Platform: Sega Genesis, Game Gear, TurboGrafx-16

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While many Disney characters of the era lent themselves to side-scroller platformers, TaleSpin was an exception. This cartoon depicts Baloo and other characters from The Jungle Book in the 1930s. Ballou was an airplane pilot accompanied by his business manager, Rebecca, and his adventurer companion, Kate. So when it came time to adapt the movie, Capcom used one of its strengths and that was nothing but the shoot-em-up genre. In the game, you will pilot Baloo's plane through stages full of enemies in the sky and other dangers. Although it wasn't as well received as some of the other Disney classics from that time period, it's definitely respectable for trying something different.

17. Darkwing Duck

Producer: Capcom/Manufacturer: Capcom
Year of release: 1992
Platform: NES

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This adventure series, which made many memories for those born in the 90s, is one of those Disney works that lends itself well to making a game out of it, but compared to many From other Capcom works, it was kind of late. Darkwing Duck was an action side scroller game similar to the Mega Man series where the main character shoots bullets at enemies with some kind of weapon on his hand. He can collect different types of ammo for his gun as he makes his way through different stages and fights against the evil chicken named Steelbeck to save the city of St. Cunard.

16. The Jungle Book

Producer: Virgin Interactive Entertainment/Manufacturer: Eurocom
Year of release: 1993
Platform: Game Boy, NES, Master System, Sega Genesis, SNES, PC

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If a significant number of Disney games owe much of their identity to games like the Mega series I mean, The Jungle Book took a different approach and was almost entirely based on the 1982 game Pitfall. This game is considered a classic platformer, in which Mowgli had to overcome environmental obstacles in a forest full of creatures trying hard to kill him. From swinging on vines and jumping from tree branches to running from dangers like monkeys and, for some reason, baby birds, the game was praised for its faithfulness to the animation. On the other hand, it included interesting battles with various bosses, including the snake Kaa.

15. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Producer: Sega/Manufacturer: Sega
Year of release: 1990
Platform: Sega Genesis

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While at that time Disney cartoons were getting the attention and affection of Capcom on the NES console, Disney licensed to make a work based on its oldest and most iconic character for He gave the Genesis console to Sega. In Castle of Illusion, Mickey Mouse must enter a castle to save Minnie from the dark witch Miserable. Similar to the Ducktales game, Mickey had a type of attack (Bounce Attack) that could be used to destroy enemies and even reach certain heights in game locations. In general, the design of the game stages was flawless. This work is still considered one of the best Genesis games in history, and in 2013 a remake version of it was released with remastered music.

14. QuackShot

Producer: Sega/Manufacturer: Sega
Year of release: 1991
Platform: Sega Genesis

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Donald Duck as one of the Disney characters received his video game adaptation after Mickey Mouse on Sega. In this game, the main character is an Indiana Jones-like adventurer who wanders through old tombs and dungeons. However, instead of having an old-fashioned handgun, he had a weapon that could shoot popcorn balls or plungers. In the game, Donald seeks to discover the treasure, and in the meantime, he gets involved with an antagonist named Pete. Despite some criticism due to the game's peculiar difficulty, it was nevertheless met with a warm reception. QuackShot was actually one of the best works made centered on Donald Duck, with a surprising and twisting story at that time.

13. Fix-It Felix Jr

Producer: Disney Interactive Studios/Manufacturer: Disney Interactive Studios
Year of release: 2012
Platform: PC, Mobile

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It goes without saying that a movie about video games needs an adaptation. However, instead of making a game that retells the story of Wreck-It Ralph, Disney recreated the fictional arcade game from the movie. .Fix-It Felix Jr. is based on Donkey Kong, where you reach Ralph as you use your magic hammer to repair parts of the building that have been destroyed. It should be said that different versions of Fix-It Felix Jr were released, but without a doubt, the best version is this version.

12. Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Producer: Microsoft Studios/Developer: Frontier Developments
Year of release: 2017
Platform: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

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Disneyland Adventures is one of the only games not based on a movie, but based on popular parts of Disney parks around the world. to use the features of Xbox Kinect. While the game uses camera-based motion control, which is admittedly not well received, you can still play it with a regular controller. It's perfect for teenage Disney fans as it lets you explore the theme park, take part in simple mini-games and virtually meet your favorite characters. Older gamers may find the game a bit boring but it's great for teenage gamers.

11. Lego The Incredibles

Producer: Warner Bros/Developer: TT Fusion
Release Year: 2018
Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

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Incredibles fans have been waiting years for a sequel to the first movie, and in 2018 they not only got it, but a game based on it. They also received series. Lego The Incredibles uses the well-known formula of Lego games for this game and allows you to not only control the main characters of the series, but also enjoy the honorable presence of other Disney characters such as Woody from Toy Story and Sally from Monsters Inc. In any case, the game is a nice way to spend time with Mr. Amazing and his family.

10. Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse

Producer: Capcom/Producer: Capcom
Year of release: 1992
Platform: Super NES, Game Boy Advance

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Obviously, Sega can't own Mickey Mouse. Capcom also released its own Mickey Mouse game, which was obviously similar in title to the Sega adaptation. Magical Quest takes Mickey on a similar magical journey, but Capcom has incorporated its own elements with a range of different costumes that give Mickey special powers. For example, there was a wizard suit that allowed him to shoot magic beams and a firefighter suit that allowed him to spray water. In general, the clothing element added a lot of variety to the game's platforming challenges and puzzles. The game also received a sequel called The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey and Minnie.

9. Epic Mickey

Producer: Disney Interactive Studios/Manufacturer: Junction Point Studios
Year of release: 2010
Platform: Wii

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As Disney's interest in traditional console games waned, Warren Spector stepped out as a video game designer with a very different style than 3D platformers. . This Wii adventure featured a classic Mickey Mouse and used the Wii Remote as an in-game brush. However, the real treat for Disney fans was the story, which served as a commentary on Disney history. The main antagonist of the game was Oswald, or the lucky rabbit, an old and unused character by Disney. The story goes that Oswald was angry that Mickey had usurped his place as the main character of the Disney brand. This was the first time Mickey and Oswald appeared together in the same movie. Of course, in the end, these two put aside their grudges and teamed up for a sequel called Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and made a happy ending.

8. Aladdin

Producer: Capcom/Manufacturer: Capcom
Year of release: 1992
Platform: GBA, SNES

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Aladdin game is considered by many to be the pinnacle of 16-bit Disney games and is still known as one of the best games of this company in history. This adaptation turns a down-on-his-luck street kid into a hero. In this game, Aladdin can throw apples at the enemies and the presence of the magic lamp giant provides entertaining moments. However, if Aladdin is going to be remembered for one thing, it's its pixelated visuals, which look impressive even by modern standards and gave our favorite thief an extra layer of personality.

7. The Lion King

Producer: Virgin Interactive Entertainment/Developer: Westwood Studios
Year of release: 1994
Platform: SNES, Sega Genesis

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One of the biggest and best Disney animations in history, The Lion King, undoubtedly deserved a quality adaptation in the video game industry. What ended up being released, however, was a visually beautiful but ridiculously difficult game that no child could finish at the time. In fact, the level of difficulty in the beginning of this platformer and action game increased rapidly and bored many children. However, a feature allowed players to skip many difficult parts of the game in order to see the interesting parts of the game, including its dramatic ending. In any case, this game has achieved this rank mostly because of its place in history and its lovely animation.

6. Fantasia: Music Evolved

Producer: Disney Interactive Studios/Manufacturer: Harmonix
Year of release: 2014
Platform: Xbox 360, Xbox One

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Harmonix Studio has gained a reputation for making high quality musical and virtual reality games. So it was natural that this studio would be used for a project based on the classic musical films Fantasia 1940 and Fantasia 2000. Fantasia: Music Evolved was built to take advantage of the Xbox Kinect, forcing you to interact with the music by moving your hands like a composer. This game was one of those works that makes good use of Kinect.

5. Gargoyles

Producer: Buena Vista Interactive/Developer: Disney Software
Year of release: 1995
Platform: Sega Genesis

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Amidst the success of darkly themed adventure series such as X-Men and Batman, Disney responded with Gargoyles. This TV series revolves around warrior and magical creatures who turn to stone during the day and wake up in New York City due to a thousand-year curse. The series' universe was perfect for a video game, and an adaptation was eventually released. In this game, the main character, Goliath, is transferred from the Dark Ages to modern Manhattan. The game lacks some of the non-dark elements of the series and only has one playable character per family Old Goliath makes a brief mention in the story, which is not a small flaw, but in general, the tone and atmosphere of the game is attractive and has a fun gameplay.

4. Disney Infinity

Producer: Disney Interactive Studios/Developer: Avalanche Software
Year of release: 2013
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, Nintendo 3DS

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According to the Skylanders series of games from Activision, which achieved good success, Disney also responded with the game Disney Infinity. He gave success. It was a Toys-to-life sandbox game. This style of game allows you to use real figurines and toys to influence the game. In Disney Infinity you can place figurines on some type of base to unlock characters and missions. Each character has a set of default attacks and a unique move that benefits from their own story. In general, this style of games is not very popular nowadays, but it was fun and special at that time.

3. Ducktales

Producer: Capcom/Manufacturer: Capcom
Year of release: 1989
Platform: NES

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Ducktales was one of the first Disney games. This game was one of the works created by Capcom inspired by popular Disney animations, and although many of these games were of good quality, Ducktales is still the best achievement of Capcom and Disney collaboration. Scrooge McDuck's ability set as the main character was unlike anything else on the market at the time, and the gameplay felt as satisfying as a Mega Man game. Additionally, the game's music is brilliant and timeless. The game received a sequel called Ducktales 2 along with a remastered version in 2013.

2. Toy Story 3

Producer: Disney Interactive Studios/Developer: Avalanche Software
Year of release: 2010
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC

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From an action platformer on the SNES to a 3D platformer on the PlayStation, exploring the history of games based on Toy Story ( Toy Story is practically a review of the history of video games. By the time Toy Story 3 came out, games that came out with movies weren't that common anymore, however, Avalanche Software developed a work that was fun while retelling the story of the movie, thanks to the new Toy Box mode. This mode allows you to customize the game world to your liking and fill it with different characters and items. In fact, it was a sandbox mode where you could experience some kind of playing with your favorite toys and characters.

1. Kingdom Hearts

Producer: Square/Developer: Square
Year of release: 2002
Platform: PS2

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This action role-playing game, developed and published by Square Enix, a company known at the time for its turn-based role-playing games, combines elements of the Final Fantasy series with characters and worlds. Disney combined and started a series that was successful from the start. The protagonist was a new and original character named Sora, who found himself caught up in a story in which a dark wizard planned to plunge all the worlds into darkness. Meanwhile, Donald Duck and Goofy help him on his journey as they search for the missing King Mickey. The trio travel through different Disney worlds and meet iconic Disney characters such as Ariel and Aladdin. On the other hand, the game uses an attractive combat system with some role-playing elements that are fun. Several sequels, spin-offs, remasters, etc. were released from this game, and the latest one, Kingdom Hearts 4, currently has no specific release date.

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