Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.
Weirdly I wrote this several days before today’s announcement that Aladdin and other 90s Disney platformers have been re-released on GoG. Spooks!
There’s a black hole in my memory regarding Aladdin. I know I played it, and I know that I owned a boxed copy of it – I remember typing in specific words from specific pages of the manual in order to pass the copy protection. But I can’t remember why I would have owned a legit copy. I couldn’t afford many, if any, games back then, so the last thing I was going to do was drop cash on a bloody Disney game. That said, I do remember that Aladdin got its hooks deep into me.
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