Nasira wants to resurrect her brother, Jafar, and get revenge on Aladdin. Can you stop her evil plan?
Platform: Playstation One, PC
Players: Single Player
Age: 3 plus
Game Time: 7 - 10 hours
Developer or Designer: Argonaut Games
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Can play as multiple characters
Character's faces pixilated
Repetitive tips and hints
Can walk through sold objects
Set between the time of The Return of Jafar
and The King of Thieves
, Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge
is a platform adventure game released in 2000 for the Playstation One and PC. It introduces a new character called Nasira, who is Jafar's yet thus far unmentioned sister.
The game has quite a good plot; the lengthy cut-scenes might get on a few people's nerves, but I actually quite enjoy them. They do suffer from poor graphic quality, however. During gameplay, the graphics are fine, but in the cut-scenes, the characters' faces are very pixilated and flat.
Nasira has found away to resurrect her brother, Jafar but, in order to do so, she must retrieve four magical artefacts. As part of her plan, she kidnaps Jasmine and the Sultan, and takes over rule of Agrabah, while also putting a price on Aladdin's head.
In the game you get to take on the roles of Aladdin, Abu, and Jasmine. There are lots of locations to explore, such as Agrabah, the palace, and Nasira's volcano lair, and they each provide various challenges, including sword-swiping guards, fixing moving platforms, and finding treasure.
Among the treasure you need to collect are coins (which you can use to buy items to proceed through the levels), genie tokens (which grant you access to a slot machine full of extra lives), and gems (to unlock bonus levels).
The controls are easy to use, but sometimes you can find yourself walking through solid objects, such as stones or jumping pad. To my chagrin, I died several times be falling straight through a floating magic carpet.
Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge
is a classic 3D platformer; it is not going to challenge hardcore gamers, but it will definitely entertain casual players for several hours.