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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Disney on Atari: Sorcerer's Apprentice

In the early 1980's, everyone was crazy about Atari and Disney wanted to be at the forefront of the video game craze. While Disney translated its latest movies (like Tron) into video games, it also mined its classic characters for new video games- even the classic Fantasia. While it doesn't seem like an ideal candidate for a video game, Sorcerer's Apprentice was actually a natural for a video game adaptation. With out of control brooms throwing buckets of water into a pit that's rapidly filling up with water, players take control of Mickey Mouse as he tries to stem the flow of water by eliminating the brooms. Other characters featured in games included Snow White and Donald Duck.