Nostalgia reloaded: 16-bit classic Disney games now available on PC and Mac
For all those Disney game lovers out there, it’s time to get nostalgic. Digital distribution site GOG.com in a surprise announcement yesterday disclosed that three classic, 16-bit retro Disney games from the ’90s are going to be available in their store. In other words, you can now play these games on your Windows PC and Mac.
The three Disney’s classic 16-bit platformers are Aladdin, The Lion King and The Jungle Book, which have been updated for modern computers and re-released exclusively on GOG.com.
“All three titles have been meticulously updated to be compatible with modern operating systems while preserving the original graphics, sound and gameplay,” GOG.com’s press release reads.
In order to bring popular Disney characters to life in the gaming world, all the three timeless classics were developed using Digicel technology. The technology, which was unmatched at that time and even today looks quite impressive produced vibrant colors and visuals.
GOG.com explains the games’ history as follows:
“Developed during the golden age of platformers, Disney Aladdin, Disney The Lion King, and Disney The Jungle Book established themselves as hallmarks of the genre, earning the praise of fans and critics alike for over two decades. That was due in no small part to their groundbreaking visuals. With the advent of Digicel technology, hand-drawn cels from Disney’s animation team brought the characters to life with a level of vibrancy that was unparalleled at the time, and remains impressive today. Just look at how adorable little Simba looks when he roars at his enemies!”
All three games are playable on Windows PC, Mac and Linux. The retailer for video games and films is selling the 16-bit Aladdin, The Lion King and The Jungle Book platformers for $9.99 each or as part of a bundle for $19.99 until August 8. However, GOG.com is offering a 10 percent discount, reducing the price to $8.99 for the launch.
GOG.com has also previously teamed up with Disney in 2014 to re-release the digital versions of two Star Wars classics from the early ’90s, Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Since then, the retailer has released more than two dozen Disney-owned titles, including The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and LucasArts’ The Dig.