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The Best Disney Video Games

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Kidzworld recently shared some of our favorite kids adventure movies, which featured some Disney classics. So we were inspired to also share some of our favorite video games based on Disney characters! 

The oldest game on the list was released in 1989 and the newest came out just in 2015! Does you favorite make the cut? Read on to find out!

Aladdin

Platform: Sega Genesis, Released: 1994

Both the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo got Aladdin games but they were completely different. Disney's Aladdin on Genesis was made by Virgin Interactive and featured visuals that matched the film perfectly and gameplay as smooth as butter.

Aladdin Retro TV Commercial

 

World Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck

Platform: Sega Genesis, Released: 1992

World Of Illusion took what was great about Castle Of Illusion - solid gameplay, beautiful art - and added two player co-op gameplay. You and a buddy play as Mickey and Donald who have been banished to a magical world by the evil magician Pete. Can you find your way back home?

 

The Lion King

Platform: Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Released: 1994

From the development team that brought us the killer Aladdin on Sega Genesis comes another excellent movie tie-in game. The Lion King for the 16-bit generation of consoles boasted awesome graphics with slick animation and even some 3D-like running levels. Not to mention it was and still is a blast to play. Except for that second level where you have to swing from animal tails... curse that level!

The Lion King Retro TV Commercial

 

Kingdom Hearts

Platform: PlayStation, Released: 2002

Some of the minds behind the Final Fantasy series decide to mash-up their fantasy worlds and gameplay with that of Disney's bright and charming cast of characters. Kingdom Hearts is a fantastic RPG experience every fan of the genre should check out. Read our review of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix right here

 

DuckTales

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Released: 1989

From Capcom, and running on the same engine as the Mega Man games, DuckTales to this day is one of the better platforming games available to play thanks to precise challenging gameplay and fantastic music that only gets better with age. An HD remake was released in 2013.

DuckTales Retro TV Commercial

 

Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Released: 1990

Noticing a theme here? The 90's produced some awesome video games to tie in with popular kids shows and movies. Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers is no exception and was one of the earlier games released to offer co-op play. Pick up boxes and throw them at enemies, jump electric wires and take down robotic dogs in another classic from Capcom.

 

Disney Infinity 3.0

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U Released: 2015

Disney Infinity has grown so much since the first game was released and Disney Infinity 3.0, with the epic inclusion of Star Wars characters, now takes the cake as the best entry in the series. Play through story campaigns solo or co-operatively or get creative in the Toy Box mode where you can build your own levels, race tracks, mini-games and whatever else you can imagine!

Disney Infinity 3.0 Trailer

 

Have Your Say!

Which is your favorite Disney video game? Let is know in the comments!