Every gamer has holes in their resume. Big titles they missed out on when they were hot and fresh, and never had a chance to go back to. A couple of mine were the big Disney titles, including the focus of this episode: Aladdin for the SNES.
"The Genesis version is better!" I know, I know. We talk about that, too.
I played this bad boy for the first time a couple months ago, and while it's no Super Mario Bros, it was a damned solid little platformer. And I figured it deserved it's own hour in the Remember The Game? spotlight. My guest and former RTG Hall of Fame Mark McCue agreed, and we had a nice little chat about Aladdin, that little monkey, and a big fat blue guy.
And as always, before we get into your feature presentation, it's the RTG Industries Infamous Intro! I talk about whether or not game reviewers are entitled to free copies of games, game suggestions from listeners, what classic game franchise would make a good TV show, and more!
And of course, we play 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time around, it's the 'Disney' Edition, starring The Lion King, The Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse, and The Little Mermaid.
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - 1:54 Intro
1:54 - 6:33 Initial self-indulgent rambling
6:33 - 18:30 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
18:30 - 27:50 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
27:50 - 29:08 What have I been playing?
29:08 - 30:45 Listener's 'Aladdin' Memories
30:45 + 'Aladdin' Talk!
Enjoy the podcast!