December 18, 2017
|Delisting:||June 14, 2019|
Retail (various versions):
Disney’s Aladdin was delisted from Steam on June 14th, 2019 when its price was set to $0.00. It was released and delisted on the same day as Disney’s The Lion King, a similar console-to-Steam port of the 90’s console original. The reason for the delisting is uncertain but could be related to a number of things:
- Expired licensing or partnership between Disney and Virgin Interactive for these digital releases
- Fear of confusion among consumers as each game is tied to a 2019 theatrical remake
- Plans to release similarly titled, tie-in games to the 2019 theatrical remakes
- Potential plans for a Disney Afternoon Collection-style compilation of games based on feature films
As of this writing, all other titles published by Disney remain available on Steam suggesting these two titles have some kind of connection, be it simply the same release date. Both titles also remain available on GOG.com with no advanced notice of their removal posted as of late June 2019.
About the Game
“For years, Jafar, the Sultan’s evil advisor, has sought a magic treasure – a single lamp that holds the key to the greatest power in the world. With his goal in sight, Jafar learns that only one person in the world can claim the magic lamp from the dreaded Cave of Wonders – one whose rags hide a heart that is pure; a diamond in the rough!
Join Aladdin and his pet monkey, Abu, as they race through the marketplace toward their date with destiny. Watch as Jafar tricks our hero and his friend into retrieving the lamp from the dangerous Cave of Wonders. But, Aladdin and Abu outwit Jafar, releasing the power of the wacky blue Genie! Now, Aladdin will have the chance to spoil Jafar’s devious plans and win the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine. But it will take more than magic to make his wishes come true…“
- Relive Aladdin’s classic adventure as you travel through Agrabah, the Cave of Wonders and more to defeat Jafar and rescue Jasmine
- Jump, fight, dodge and carpet-ride your way through this adventure, collecting gems along the way