Disney’s 1995 game Gargoyles Genesis is getting a Remaster


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Disney had a big event last week that, I’ll be honest, I let it wash over me because of announcements like Avatar games and Alien games that aren’t Isolation follow it’s not really for me. One thing they didn’t really cover, though, and I wish they had done in more detail, was the excellent news that the classic exit platform Gargoyles it’s getting remastered.

Released in 1995 for the Genesis, Gargoyles was based on the animated series of the same name and like many other Disney games of the time—Aladdin and king of lions especially, even though they were developed by different studios—was famous not only for its platforming action, but also for how gorgeous it was.

Look this. Just look at it!

1995 Gargoyles (Sega Genesis) Game Playthrough Video Game 60fps

Everything about it is Sega Genesis, mid-90s perfection. The way the backgrounds wrap around the player, the flickering of the lens, the scrolling on the train level, slowly, everything is so good. And the animation! It’s just amazing.

Anyway, enough of me getting all emotional, you get the idea. This game was great, but also Gargoyles never was that popular, and so this licensed adaptation wasn’t either, and despite its similar pedigree never remembered as fondly as, say, Aladdin.

Maybe that’s about to change, though, because it’s hiding in Disney’s slast week’s press release summary is:

Gargoyles Remastered: The classic 90s platformer comes to modern consoles and PC with updated visuals and controls in collaboration with Empty Clip Studios.

This is nice! I’m always wary of attempts to take classic games and give them “updated graphics” —Death to upgrade filters especially—so hopefully there will be an option to play it as originally developed and designed. Although to immediately contradict myself, the controls and movement of the original feel Also, it’s crap, so attempts to add “updated controls” won’t be as controversial.

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