Disney has not only had its hands in the animation and film industries. In fact, they are known for licensing their properties to esteemed game developers to create some of the most critically acclaimed videogames in history. Imagine what the world would be like without the massive hearts of the kingdom fan base?
Disney knows that its properties are successful, but when they are linked with really good games, the results are much more impressive. The only reason they were able to get away with something like The afternoon collection of disney it was simply because each of those games was well designed. With titles like Duck tales, The Lion KingY Aladdin Under their belts, it's easy to see why they had some of the best games.
However, that does not mean that Disney properties are good for good games. Like any other owner of a popular movie icon, Disney has licensed some games based on his films that are simply strange. Either because they were poorly designed or have a strange premise, many of their movie sets have not been the best. This is a tradition that continued for quite some time, since their good games are few and far between. It is proof that too much of something is a bad thing.
Disney makes great movies, but their video games are more of a mix. Join us to count 20 of the rarest video games based on Disney movies and 10 Disney movie games that were really good.
30 Rare: Oliver and company
Oliver and company It's a weird game. You follow the titular cat while it crosses several places of the film. The only way to progress at different levels is by collecting hot dogs and cookies on the ground. The images of the game are more than enough to make it worthy of this list, with an uncomfortable 3D movement style and strange character designs throughout the board. Just watch the movie if you want the story so badly.
29 Rare: the rescuers below
The rescuers below Tiger Electronics turned it into a handheld video game, so it had a minimalist design and style of play. To be fair, any of the Tiger Electronics Disney movie sets could easily have made the list, complete with uncomfortable animations and static backgrounds. The rescuers below it rises above the rest simply because of how strange it was that this movie was chosen along with other giants like Beauty and the Beast Y Duck tales. Dont have much sense.
28 Good: Aladdin
This side-action platform game proves that Aladdin is not only a rough diamond in the film, but also in the SNES. Crisp animations and concise combats are full of garbage at all levels. It's one of those classic Disney games that keeps the spirit of the movie intact while adding enough game mechanics to make it fun to play. Combine that with a chiptune version of the film's soundtrack, and it becomes a wonderful example of what can be done with movie video games.
27 Rare: Ariel The Little Mermaid
Not all Disney games during the SNES / Genesis era received the best treatment. Ariel The Little Mermaid it was the Disney version of Ecco the dolphin. You can choose between Ariel or his father as you progress through underwater levels where they give you freedom of movement.
Unfortunately, the game is very easy and not very long.
The animations are not as clean as other Disney games of their time, and the movement system makes the combat much more frustrating as a result. That soundtrack needs a lot of work too.
26 Strange: The new rhythm of the emperor
There is a certain unique charm to The new rhythm of the emperor. It's not a conventional Disney movie, and it's extremely good because of that. Unfortunately, when designing the video game adaptation on the PlayStation One, the result was general for the time. The game is designed similarly to Spyro the dragon, but without the charm or attention that those great games made. The artistic style of the film translates poorly on the PSX, the levels are not interesting and the character models are bad.
25 Well: the lion king
The Lion King It is one of the most difficult Disney games to date, but it is still well designed. Complete with clear animations that made Disney games so good at SNES and Genesis, this game was a pleasure to watch. All levels were well structured and flowed well with the story. Enter some scenes that remake real scenes from the movie, and it becomes a game that offers a gift for video game fans and film fans. Just be careful with that second level.
24 Rare: the life of a bug
When it comes to games that tried to emulate the success of Super Mario 64 or Banjo-KazooieIt was a strange choice to use The life of a bug to make it. However, that is exactly what happened; but the game was not very good The game was a platform game based loosely on the movie, but it was full of confined spaces and controls that fought against the players instead of allowing them to move better. The images were decent for a game of this type, but that alone was not enough to make it good.
2. 3 Strange: Beauty and the Beast: The Search for Belle.
Disney had a weird model for Beauty and the beast: the search for Belle. It was a version of two games released at the same time that it would attract boys and girls respectively. The search for Belle It was designed to attract girls and, unfortunately, it was painfully simple and bad as a result. The game greets the players with a smooth black menu compensated only by a rose. After that, they are pushed to slow motion levels where strident music chips in the background and bad sprite work attack their eyes.
22 Good: Hercules
Instead of trying to recreate the success of 3D platforms, the minds behind Hercules video game decided to recreate the success of Aladdin Y The Lion King. Hercules He went out to the PlayStation One, but he simply modified the 2D platform of the Disney games that came before. The result is a visually stunning game for its time. Hercules and all the other characters are created with an animated clean sprite, with backgrounds that have a subtle 3D effect. It also has concise combat and controls to boot.
twenty-one Rare: the jungle games of Timon and Pumbaa
Timon and Pumba were the characters with the most energy in The Lion King, so it is essentially a tragedy that is used to star in a game as lifeless as the Games of the jungle of Timon and Pumbaa.
The game is strange because it is just a collection of badly drawn and executed minigames that you play on the computer.
While the characters look good, you can not say the same about minigames, which will not get your attention for more than a few minutes.
twenty Stranger: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy Games
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy Games is on the list because it is little more than a collection of mini-games that Topsy Turvy Day uses as a way to try and disguise it. It has little to do with the actual movie on which it is based, and in the best of cases the games are half-baked. It was one of the few collections of PC mini-games that Disney released on the PC, and it was a strange choice for such a beautiful movie. With Quasimodo's ability to scale almost anything, one would think that developers could have created a more interesting game.
19 Good: Toy Story
History of the toy It was another 2D platform game that Disney illuminated for production, but it was memorable, not because it tried to emulate the style of 2D animation, but because it tried to emulate the style of the film. The developers left with a look similar to Donkey Kong Country, which made everything flow very well together. There are some minor changes in the platforms, but the strengths overcome the weaknesses in the History of the toy game. Any fan of the movie should play this game.
18 Rare: Fantasia
Fantasy It is one of the most popular Disney movies, but it is unfortunate that such a large movie is used to create such an uncomfortable game. A formula that would be perfected later with games like Illusion castle Y World of illusion, Fantasy & # 39;Mickey's style has Mickey on several levels, jumping over the heads of the enemies.
However, the problem comes with how the game looks and feels.
Mickey controls slowly, enemies do not pose a great challenge and artistic style leads to confusing platforms.
17 Rare: Brother Disney Bear
It's surprising that a 3D platform game created generations after the NES controlled like the original Mario Bros. Brother bear of Disney It feels like a flagrant charge in the movie (more than the rest of the Disney movie games). The whole sense of impulse disappears every time you fall off a ledge, the graphics make each character look strange and the soundtrack desperately tries to make you think you're playing something epic. It is a strange little game that we can not recommend to anyone.
sixteen Good: The Jungle Book
The book of the jungle it became a 2D platform game that took the places and hand-drawn the animation of the film and remade them for the SNES. Many of the Disney platforms are in the "good" section of this list, but that's because there was a formula that worked extremely well. The trick in The book of the jungle is that there would be vines for Mowgli to climb, as well as a greater sense of momentum. By being able to throw bananas, he could also eliminate enemies from a distance, which was useful for the narrow aspect ratio of the console.
fifteen Rare: Bolt (DS)
When games were played from home consoles to handheld computers, there was usually severe degradation along the way. Look no further than Screw. The game not only introduced many places that had nothing to do with the film, but also looked worse than the Nintendo 64 or PlayStation One. The controls were clumsy, the sound mix was bad in every way, and He forgot immediately. To be clear, we are talking about the DS version.
14 Rare: Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Game
The first thing that many people thought after seeing. Hannah Montana: the movie It was that they wanted a game based on him. All the jokes aside, Hannah Montana: The movie, the game It's strange, no matter how you look at it. It's a strange mesh from a half-baked version of Rock band with roaming by levels just for the fun of it. Perhaps the worst part of the game is how the characters look, since the models are bad and the environments are, at best, basic.
13 Good: Treasure Planet: Battle At Procyon
Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon It could be said that it is the most creative Disney game on the list. Taking the concept of Treasure Planet, the developers turned it into a strategy game in real time in space.
That alone makes it worth the price of admission.
Add some really impressive graphics and music along the way, and it will become a game that should have received more recognition. Unfortunately, like the movie that inspired her, Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon It was left on the shelves, with few people who remember it.
12 Rare: the Dalmatians 3
Dalmatians 3 It is one of the rarest games that have ever been made. It is technically based on 101 Dalmatians, but it was not done in partnership with Disney. The game was created by Phoenix Games, and they have an interesting history. The game itself is a collection of mini-games that do not belong to a console like the PS2. There is a coloring game, a memory combination game and even a puzzle game: none of which had any thoughts placed on them. Whatever you do, do not get this game, even as a joke.
eleven Rare: Disney Tarzan: Indomitable
Disney Tarzan: Indomitable I tried to do something special with the Tarzan Movie, but the result is so strange. The game allows you to control Tarzan through a series of platform levels where you swing on vines and ascend to new areas. While that sounds exciting, the game is restricted, as it has a "dynamic" camera angle that insists on blocking at certain points in the game, which forces you to play according to the rules of the camera. That's all, without mentioning how squalid Tarzan's model is.
10 Good: Disney's Pocahontas
When it comes to 2D platforms based on Disney movies, The disney's pocahontas It is probably the least impressive of the group. Where games like Aladdin He had dynamic and visual backgrounds, Pocahontas It feels tasteless in comparison. However, it still has some animations and attractive environments. It also has an interesting shot to slow down the game a bit, since players use the skills of the title character to go through the environment. It's a fair game, but it does not reach the others in the genre.
9 Rare: the Disney dinosaur
Dinosaur For starters, it was a strange movie, but it got even weirder with the PC version of Disney dinosaur. This game made you take control of several dinosaurs from the movie (both recognizable and not) while you went through a series of top-down levels that picked up items.
That was all there was, since you would simply be thrown to the next level.
The models were fine at best, but the environments were just bad. It did not help that characters like Aladar moved so slowly that it was a task to overcome each level.
8 Rare: Wreck-It-Ralph
As a celebration of video games, one might think that a game adaptation of Break Ralph It would be a slam dunk. It is ironic, then, that the resulting game is strange. With some scenes that are not horrible, players are pushed to poorly rendered 2D levels where they can be exchanged between Felix and Ralph. Apart from the graphics that look horrible, the game is based on the trick of changing characters. It does not do anything interesting with any of them, which leads to an experience as slow as painful.
7 Good: Tron
the Tron The games were some of the best in the arcade. Period. It was a simple concept, to have players make a line while traversing a square arena. They could not touch the walls or their own path, as a competitive version of Snake. The formula proved to be a success, and many developers are still applying it in their own games today. There were also other ways in which players shot through obstacles to add more options to the mix. In general, it was a fun game.
6 Rare: Tangled
Another day, another cash effrontery of a movie property. the Tangled up The video game, as expected, absorbs all the charm of the movie to create a weak action / adventure game with deficient graphics and gameplay. One of the worst things in the game is the fact that Rapunzel's hair has a strange physics system. It is often cut through the walls and moves on its own. The game tries to emulate it behaving like a real hair, but messes up in a real way. The game also uses the audio of the movie with the models of the game, and everything collapses.
5 Rare: Lilo and Stitch: Trouble In Paradise
If there was ever a more flagrant scam of a game that Lilo and Stitch: Trouble in Paradise, we would be in shock. The game at the same time is a cash control in Lilo and Stitch as much as Crash Bandicoot. The levels are linear corridors where Stitch can rotate to break jars and attack enemies.
Collect coffee cups with a sound very similar to that of Crash's Wumpa fruit.
What is worse is that the game is a worse version of the game that is started, with a poor work in textures and ugly models.
4 Good: cars
Nobody would be surprised if a game based on Cars It would be bad However, we are surprised that it is really good. Instead of throwing players to a series of bland racing tracks, Cars It gives players access to an open world full of missions to do and challenges to complete. More control options are unlocked as the game progresses, the graphics are half decent and players can even backtrack during races. It's a surprisingly well-constructed game.
3 Rare: the princess and the frog
Princess and the frog It is a movie that leads to a game that does not know what it wants to be. After all, how would you make a game of that movie? Well, the game was designed to be essentially a collection of mini-games in the style of Mario party but with a consistent narrative to follow. It is a strange mixture to try to combine these two styles and it does not work. It also does not help that most of these mini-games feel that they were launched at the last minute to try to eliminate the time the story took.
two Rare: High School Musical: Making the cut
High School Musical It was one of the most popular Disney franchises for a while, so it makes sense that many games are made about it. It could be said that the strangest is High School Musical: Making the cut. This game has a story that is transmitted completely through the text, while uncomfortable images of the characters are placed on it to make it look more authentic. On top of that, it is a dance game based on rhythm that does not have a solid entry, which means that players should be slightly out of place to get the perfect scores. Do we need to say more?
one Good: Monsters, Inc .: Scream Team
Monsters Inc: Scream Team offers more context for the Monsters inc While using it as a template to create a solid platform game that does a better job in some areas than in other games of its kind.
There are bright colors, very varied environments and controls that work quite well.
Instead of looking for a formula based on levels, this game addresses the open world style and achieves it. Players have to find collectible objects in each world that allow them to advance, encouraging exploration and experimentation. It is a great moment.