Aladdin (Sega Genesis) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / September 19th, 2016

James & Mike play Aladdin for Sega Genesis


  • Jason Adkins

    September 19, 2016 at 3:31 am


    • Jason Adkins

      September 19, 2016 at 3:31 am

      I meant to say awesome!

  • Internoob

    September 19, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Great video guys! I can’t wait to see what you guys have planned for October. Definitely Demon’s Crest is one of the games, right? šŸ˜‰

  • Persian_Assassin

    September 19, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Hilarious episode guys. I always mentioned this game as the opposite of a Nerd game, does right by the movie.

  • Senna4ever

    September 19, 2016 at 5:05 am

    “Voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, the movie had a lot of great voice actors in it. Most importantly, Aladdin voiced by Steve from Full House.”

    So when do the great voice actors turn up?

    • JayRam

      September 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Well, that comment was coming from the same guy who thinks Full House is a genuinely good show, so…

      • joysynthesis

        September 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

        Don’t you talk bad about my boy Dave Coulier.

  • September 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

    I’m splitted on that. I find the snes better sounding and looking.

    • Don Skiver

      September 20, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      I agree. I find the SNES version much better. This game was made by Virgin where the SNES version was made by Capcom (and we all know how awesome Disney Capcom games were during this era šŸ˜€ ).

      The graphics, music, sound, voices, gameplay, everything is better. I’m not saying the Genesis version is bad. It’s a great game. I just think the SNES version is better and more fun.

      • September 21, 2016 at 2:50 am

        Right? That one, despite having highly animated sprites, just seem a bit boring. Capcom was the shit in the 90’s.

    • September 21, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Genesis version is the original, definitive game by Disney. I think there’s a developer interview stating it somewhere. SNES is kinda meh, reminds me of all those afterthought Game Gear ports. I fail to see how it is better, I only see small characters, low FPS animations, bland music, too bright “kid-friendly” colored levels and recycled by-the-book platformer gameplay. Not saying it’s bad, just nothing special compared to Genesis version. Even DOS got a version very close to original, but it got dirty sound and a time limit (and on top of that you have to play it on a keyboard!).

    • September 24, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      While this version has better animation and graphics, the SNES version was a much better game, in my opinion.

  • September 19, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I love Gottfried for spitting everywhere in Howard Stern’s studios– that guy sucks. It’s hard hearing Gottfried’s voice without thinking of his The Aristocrats! joke now.

  • bud

    September 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Genesis games were ahead of their time, in terms of graphics. This is a great game; it plays well, it looks nice and it’s fun to play. Also, easy enough to beat for this video.
    GOG recently released this one, The Lion King and The Jungle Book for PC.

  • MonkeeJuice

    September 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I have the Super Nintendo version

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    September 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Robin Williams was the Genie and Gilbert Gottfried was Iago.
    Love these long videos, guys.

  • Slamraptor

    September 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    One of the best platformers of all time.

  • gow75

    September 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    its Happiest place on earth and being happy is a state of being not reality!

  • Chris Redfield

    September 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    At 24:20, did you notice Beast from ‘Beauty and the Beast in the right side pile?

  • Allen Lucas

    September 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Mike Matei: Cinemassacre’s Broadway King!

  • Skelingaton

    September 19, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    The SNES version was made by Capcom and is actually really good as well. You all are right about the apples being weapons but you can also jump on enemies like you would in Mario. It’s probably easier than the Genesis version but still worth a playthrough.

  • Weldin Dunn

    September 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I always thought this game was really weird. I actually follows the movie. Why would a video game do that???

  • Grandmasterp

    September 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    The Genesis version is better because he has a sword.

    • Joker83

      September 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Infallible logic

      • Grandmasterp

        September 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        yeah, Sega didn’t pussy out like Nintendo did back in those days.

  • Dan85

    September 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Fun fact, in the original Book of 1,001 Nights, Aladdin took place in CHINA.

  • Dan85

    September 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Regarding sweaty hands, I keep a pair of fingerless cycling gloves. My lucky gloves keep sweat off the controller/mouse, keeps the hands warm while playing in winter and were faithful companions on my road to becoming a Tekken Lord.

  • The Wicker Man

    September 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    The Lion King was also a great movie and game.
    I’d love to see you both play Earthworm Jim! The Genesis version is better than the SNES one.

  • September 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    one of the best games on genesis, and my favorite

  • September 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    why you play on sega with this awful giant joystick? why not use standard genesis smaller one . this of course IMO

  • September 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I actually only played the one for the SNES and watching this kinda makes me sad I didn’t have a genesis. That game sucked. All you do is throw apples and you have a sash or whip or something idk. It’s a completely different game too, like they had 2 dev teams for genesis and nintendo.

  • mikeanmike

    September 19, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I missed out on playing this one, although I do remember being tempted to rent it at Blockbuster back in the day. That was fun to see you guys playthrough the entire cartridge. Obviously a solid and beautiful Genesis game. Mike should record and release a personal soundtrack for Aladdin.. or you should make a video with clips from the Disney film with Mike overdubbing the lyrics in the musical parts! That would be so annoying, it would work.

  • September 19, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I had to reload the video four times to get it to play without an ad at the beginning. Knock that crap off.

  • Blutspan

    September 20, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Does anyone remember the 3rd Disney Aladdin movie, the King of Thieves?

  • Blutspan

    September 20, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Also, you guys should play Toy Story for the SNES.

  • Tross

    September 20, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I had this game as a kid and used to be obsessed with everything Aladdin. I think I was a better gamer as a kid because I could beat this game without dying once on the hardest difficulty. I highly doubt I could do that now even if I were to go back and play it again.

  • IHaveNoLifeAtAll

    September 20, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I wish Mike and James would watch Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951) and talk about it in detail. Mike keeps surprising me with how his taste is so similar to mine in a lot of aspects.

    • Blutspan

      September 20, 2016 at 3:32 am

      I’d also love to see a video like that!

  • gone with the vint

    September 20, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Actually, Conrad Veidt’s name is pronounced ‘fight’. He also portrayed Gwynplaine in Paul Leni’s ‘The Man Who Laughed’ from 1928, who is the base for the Joker in Batman.

  • September 20, 2016 at 7:17 am

    This game needs widescreen.

  • September 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

    piss and shit everywhere

  • Joker83

    September 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

    The SNES version of this game is definitely better. Also, there is a level in that game where you go inside the lamp into the Genie’s domain. A much better game with a more even difficulty.

    • Grandmasterp

      September 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Spoken like a true fanboy.

  • fallout1312

    September 20, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I also really enjoyed Aladdin as a kid. It’s definitely one of the better “movie based” platforms/side scrollers. I just beat this game too recently. My friend Steven has a collection of games that doesn’t really rival the nerds lol, but it’s the biggest game collection of anyone I personally know. He has a lot of good games. New stuff old stuff. His room looks a lot like the nerd room. It’s awesome. But he has this game and I beat it recently as well. I believe I played on snes…and I believe the final boss fight and some of the levels were a little different. I want to say better. Not really sure, but to me they definitely looked better. The final boss fight in particular looked a lot better on snes. But im sure both games are great. never knew sega version had a sword and snes version didn’t. As I played the snes version I can say the game is still fun without it, but would have been cool to slash through a few enemies rather then jumping on everones head lol…cool game. Thanks for the video James and Mike. Always a good time. I love Mondays. Even though I technically watched this on Tuesday, that’s not the point..haha…I look forward to Mondays just for James and Mike….Thanks guys.

    • fallout1312

      September 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Oh yeah, and Mike…I love you man, but it’s kind of scary that you know the words to the songs of this movie so well…haha…

    • September 22, 2016 at 5:34 am

      It’s not even debatable. Snes final battle is a lot better than the genesis.

  • September 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    The thing I remember most about this game was the code.
    Pause the game. While paused, ABBAABBA. Then, unpause. The code allows you to skip levels. To the best of my knowledge, it worked on all systems.

  • Aristobulus

    September 21, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Mike singing the songs makes this video, lol. Especially because he’s totally right and Aladdin’s music was amazing and very memorable.

  • Anthony33

    September 21, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Hehe, blue balls.

  • Anthony33

    September 21, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Great job beating this game. Seems like the difficulty is just right. Also, nice tattoo, James.

  • Jason Licop

    September 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Do Crash ā€˜nā€™ the Boys: Street Challenge. Either as the Nerd or just James & Mike Mondays!

  • Hanglyman

    September 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Watching you play this game, it looks amazingly like Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure. All of Aladdin’s moves and animation are similar, the enemies vanish in the same sparkly cloud, you pick up apples and throw them (it was stones in Pitfall), it even cuts abruptly to black and has the character collapse when they lose a life in a very similar way. Yet they were made by different companies. Was there a connection?

  • TheFreakMachine

    September 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Sweaty hands…Gamers know!

  • fcabanski

    October 9, 2016 at 3:46 am

    It didn’t have me, so it wasn’t the best voice actors they could have had.

  • MelancholyRose

    January 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I had this game. I fucking loved it. It was epic. I had the Lion King one as well, and it was both beautiful and fun.

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