Now, Disney is famous for its movies, but nobody ever really discusses Disney's games. Now, movie games in general get a pretty bad reputation, and fairly so. So I've decided to discuss 5 Disney games I believe are under-appreciated.
Timon & Pumbaa are The Lion King's most beloved characters, having a whole TV Series dedicated to them along with pretty much the entirety of the third film, so befittingly they received their own game for PC and the SNES in 1998. 'Jungle Games' is a game containing 5 games such as Jungle Pinball, Hippo Hop (Essentially Frogger), a tile-matching game, Burper (a shooter type game, using Pumbaa to belch gas) and a slingshot game. I have never played the SNES version as I had the game on PC, but I spent hours playing it. Pinball and Frogger are games people love to play on the best of days, but when you add two of your favourite film characters it only makes it more charming. The PC version featured a full voice over. The SNES version lacks a voiceover, but has some sound effects from the PC version intact.
This game was released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. The game is a 2½ dimensional platformer in which you proceed through levels and collect honey pots. As a fan of platformers (and particularly fond of Winnie the Pooh), this game delivered it had the right amount of things to do, in the platform areas Tigger must find a required number of honey pots to exit a level, he can then return after collecting any of the two special bounces he learns along the way, which helps him find the rest of the 100 honey pots that are hidden in each of the platform levels.There are numerous bonus things to collect after collecting a certain amount and the game has three multiplayer mini-games. If you need high stakes action and excitement this might not be your game, but if you are happy to proceed through levels and hunt for collectables or are a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, this game is for you. Definitely a very fun basic platformer.
- Steamboat Willie (1928)
- The Mad Doctor (1933)
- The Band Concert (1935)
- Moose Hunters (1937)
- Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
- Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1990)