Once a week until the end of 2015, for no reason in particular, I am uploading a “Let’s Play” video of classic Disney video games of the 8, 16, and 32-bit eras. What is a Let’s Play video? It’s a video where someone plays a video games and talks over it. Yes I’m serious, that’s all it is. There’s been some real turds in the Disney video game library but there have also been a handful of genuinely great titles. I’m four weeks in to this, so here I’ll show you what I have done so far:
This is one of my most beloved games from my childhood. Running around in a virtual Magic Kingdom/Disneyland hybrid and riding levels based on my favorite rides was intoxicating to my young Disney-obsessed brain. Unfortunately the game doesn’t hold up well, and maybe it was never even that good to begin with. I can’t rip on this game too much because it still has some fun parts and there was nothing like this back in 1990.
Unlike Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, Aladdin holds up extremely well. It’s still a lot of fun to play and its colorful and detailed graphics are a joy to look at. This was actually my first Sega Genesis game I ever received, and I still have my original copy my grandma gave me for Christmas in 1993.
For week 3 I decided to change it up and play a Disney game that I had never even played before. Maybe this wasn’t a good idea because Beauty and the Beast was brutally hard and I couldn’t even make it out of the first level. This game’s bad controls, hard difficulty, and muddy graphics make me think this will end up being one of the worst games I play during this series of videos.
After Beauty and the Beast I needed to get back on track and play a good Disney game. I picked Chip ‘N’ Dale Rescue Rangers because I remember enjoy it as a kid. I was worried that it would be an Adventures in the Magic Kingdom situation where it was better in my memories but I’m happy to say that Rescue Rangers is still a very enjoyable game. In all these videos I give the disclaimer that I am not actually good at retro video games, even though I’ve been playing them my whole life. As previous videos in this series showed, I die over and over, but I’m happy to say in this one I was able to get pretty far in to that game.
There’s what I have so far, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel or keep an eye on this website to see any future videos.