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This is aladdin for snes. after the films huge success came the inevitable franchise game, luckily for us gamers in the 90s tie in games were more hit than miss. two 16 bit games were made by two different companies, this version was produced by capcom. the game follows the story as much as possible using scene stills and dialogue to advance the narrative. capcom did an excellent job with the art work, colour use is key with disney fans and is as good as match as you'll get, sprites are proportionate, well drawn and animated. from aladdin to background characters. set pieces are used effectively with buildings, clothes lines and market stalls all looking like they were lifted from the movie. there are a couple of levels (probably added to extend game length) that are non canon but still enjoyable nonetheless. the soundtrack is re-created nicely for the game with the familiar tracks all on show that really add to presentation, the sound effects for example jumping on enemies is a strange choice, it's more looney tunes than disney but you won't notice after a few minutes. the control is extremely tight, aladdin responds quickly but the physics give weight to his movement. his athletic acrobatics are demonstrated here with aladdin doing head stomp flips, swing jumps, sliding down clothes lines and catching hold of ledges to save from falling. the level designs use each of the moves effectively which keeps the action going. al can throw apples a projectile to stun enemies but aren't really necessary. other levels outside the typical platforming are here and they change the difficulty from standard to bloody difficult. like the magic carpet escape from the cave of wonders can only be done through trap memorization as the oncoming lava wave changes distance which leaves you in tight spaces that are too hard to react to without knowing. collectively all these are a brilliant effort from capcom with a tie in and it's very different from it's sega counterpart. i really like both and you probably will too. sega megadrive is next. .