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    No Hook (Sega CD)

    The story of Peter Pan has been around for over a century, and while everyone knows the classic Disney rendition, many have tried to put 1991's "sequel" Hook out of their minds. Love it or hate it, it was a huge hit, telling the story of a grown up Peter who must return to Never Never Land to rescue his children from Captain Hook. In typical summer blockbuster fashion, it received a video game for several consoles. Sega fans had their hopes raised for the Sega CD version, expecting all kinds of goodness. Instead, they got the Genesis game with a CD soundtrack. We've a full review of this disc of mediocrity, so believe us, it's nothing to crow about.
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    Nice review, Ken. Actually one of the few that kept my interest all the way to the end. I am too tired to say more and I have never played the game, but, for some reason, I enjoyed the film too.


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    Hey man, this game is great... I liked it, but it's not bad for licensed fare.
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    I didn't play this game, but I did rent "Hook" for the NES.

    There were flying sequences where you spent way too much time looking at Peter Pan's ass. Why did Ocean do that??


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    Beating CRV to the punch ( ), this game was originally released on the SNES and originally developed by "Ukiyotei", a Japanese company. A heavily modified version of this game's engine would later be used for 1993's "SkyBlazer", also for the SNES and also released by Sony. At the time (pre-1994-1995), I believe that Sony had both U.S and Japan third-party game studios. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    I never played this game.
    But I love the movie. Too sad it is terribly underrated, even among Spielberg fans.

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    Sony Imagesoft also produced the ESPN sports series, which were all fairly mediocre too.

    The thing with them is that its just such a struggle to find a game of theirs that is much better than mediocre. Maybe I cant think of one at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekbone87 View Post
    Sony Imagesoft also produced the ESPN sports series, which were all fairly mediocre too. The thing with them is that its just such a struggle to find a game of theirs that is much better than mediocre. Maybe I cant think of one at the moment.
    Mickey Mania? Or did they only publish it?

    On-topic: I don't really like this game, plus it's way too hard to keep me interested.

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    "Traveler's Tales" of "Sonic 3D Blast" fame developed "Mickey Mania". There were some games that Sony Imagesoft simply published........silly trekbone. *insert ugly "Road Rash" guy avatar*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aarzak View Post
    "Traveler's Tales" of "Sonic 3D Blast" fame developed "Mickey Mania". There were some games that Sony Imagesoft simply published........silly trekbone. *insert ugly "Road Rash" guy avatar*
    Sony Imagesoft didn't really develop anything.

    Core Design did the Genesis and Sega CD conversions of Hook.

    (It says "Ukiyotei" in that second screenshot below...)
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    He said PUBLISH, not develop.

    Major difference.
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    It was a good enough game for MD, SMS and GG. Nothing special, but okay if you like the movie....and I damn sure like it.
    But for the Sega CD it would have been more adequate to port the point“n click-adventure.

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    I recently added this to my collection and I love it! Now admittedly I played the Mega Drive port of this as a kid and remember liking it back then but I haven't played it since so I was very happy to learn that the Mega CD port is even better than the cart version I remember. The power of CD means we get digitized cut-scenes from the film between levels and added voice acting for the characters, but where this version of Hook really shines is in the music! John Williams' beautiful score truly adds immeasurably to the gameplay of what is, nostalgia aside, really nothing more than a slightly above average action platformer. Maybe I'm in a minority but I personally did always enjoy the Mega Drive version of Hook and so the Mega CD version with it's fantastic music really makes me smile.

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