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Top 10 INSANELY Creepy Disney Bootleg Games

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Script written by Dimitri Vadrahanis Woah...I don’t think the folks at the House of Mouse would approve of this. Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Insanely Creepy Disney Bootleg Games! Special thanks to our user “Ashjbow” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Most Disturbing Disney Bootleg Games

Maybe don’t pick these up for your children. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our top 10 most disturbing Disney bootleg games.

For this list, we’re looking at the most unsettling and bizarre unlicensed Disney games out there. While there’s a ton of flash content floating around the web, for this list we’re focusing on titles that appeared on physical media.

#10: “The Adventures of the Gummi Bears” (2014)

Nobody would accuse the Gummi Bears of being anything other than happy. The cartoon was bright, cheery, and the lovable bears lived together in Gummi Glen, not disturbing anyone. Still, there’s a bunch of content in this Mega Drive hack of Frog Dude that leaves us just a little bit uneasy. The bears walk around the level with their vacant, dead eyes, the portrait above the life counter is surprisingly depressing among the colorful, vibrant visuals, and alongsideforest critters like cats and bees are some bizarre enemy choices that are pretty hard to justify in this setting. Even the game over screen tries to be cute, but there’s just something off-putting about it.

#9: “Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers 2” (N/A)

Ported pretty faithfully from the Famicom to the Mega Drive, this Russian bootleg still manages to have a few unsettling elements. While the gameplay is an exact carbon copy of its source material, the creator decided to throw in some new music, new intros, and game over screens, covering the emotional spectrum from the cheerful optimism of a new adventure to the acceptance of death each and every time you fail. Why? We feel bad enough when we die without driving Chip and Dale to depression, thank you very much.

#8: “Finding Nemo” (N/A)

Throwing a Nemo colored skin on the niche James Pond and calling it a day, this hack follows in a long line of Russian ports to make very little sense. While we would assume the game is at least minimally related to the events of the movie, obstacles on your quest include fishermen looking for their next meal, and seemingly innocent sea creatures that are promptly murdered. We don’t remember that from the movie. Weirder still, based on the in-game text, we’re actually playing as Nemo. I guess we found him?

#7: “A Bug’s Life” (1999)

A fairly straight-up Mega Drive port of the Gameboy Color game of the same name, there’s a few additions to the experience that are just a little bit odd. The actual gameplay isn’t too bad, but every time you kill anything on your adventure, Flik chimes in either to congratulate you or grunt in appreciation, constantly reminding you just how much he’s enjoying his rampage. Not only is it annoying, but hearing Flik’s “enthusiasm” over every fallen foe quickly had us seeking out ways to avoid the enemy insects. We could do without enabling those urges.

#6: “The Lion King II” (1996)

Disney’s immortal franchise has seen tons of fair use over the years and has been tackled from almost every conceivable angle, which is probably why the creators of this infamous hack decided to send Simba off to China, of all places. Traveling through the Orient for inexplicable reasons, Simba spends the majority of the game slaughtering local wildlife, fighting for survival while headless Chinese men watch the struggle, and riding Nazi technology through the air on path to his destination. No, we’re never told why it’s there, and we can’t imagine why anyone thought it was a good idea to throw that into a game loosely based on a children’s movie.

#5: “Toy Story” (1997)

One of the more inexplicable titles on the list, Toy Story is a confused mess of strange decisions that just get deeper the more you play. Yes, the music is annoying, the graphics aren’t great, and the spelling is abysmal, but what really makes this game stand out is the plot. Adventuring through Andy’s house on the search for new toys on a quest to eliminate the competition, gamers are responsible for guiding Woody through the platforming hell of his owner’s room, savagely beating his friends as he progresses. Your ultimate mission? Killing Buzz Lightyear. Seriously. That’s the end of the game. No wonder why Andy wants new toys to play with.

#4: “Cars 2” (2011)

Do you remember Cars? That memorable modern classic about racing and friendship? Do you remember when Mater decided to enter a race against his clones, battling them to death for supremacy? No? Well evidently that happened in the Russian version, where this hack of Championship Pro-Am hails from. The changes are minimal, consisting of a new splash screen and throwing creepy, soulless eyes on everything, but it stirs up some dark questions.Where is literally any other character, and why are these trucks battling to the point of being killed in fiery explosions? We’re not sure, but we’ll pass on finding out.

#3: “Aladdin II” (1993)

By far the worst of the many bootleg ports of the official game, this entry takes all of the charm, fantasy and innocence of the franchise and runs it right into the ground. Sure, Aladdin’s desperate, but at least the official game sought creative ways around enemies through clever platforming and apple throwing. Here, avoidance is not an option, and the only way through to Jafar is to cut down and stab every guard on your way. We’re not sure, but something tells us murdering hundreds of Jasmine’s employees won’t win her heart over.

#2: “The Lion King V: Timon and Pumbaa” (1996)

Another take on the classic African adventure, this entry seemingly keeps the subject matter a little more grounded, at least at first. Getting weird pretty quickly with disembodied hands trying to stop your journey, if you’re unlucky enough to die on your quest through the jungle to avenge Mufasa, you’re greeted with the pleasant sight of your chosen character packing it up and killing themselves right in front of you. Probably a cruel joke to scar kids unfortunate enough to play this, there’s something about cute little Simba squeezing himself into a noose that’s hard to forget.

#1: “Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys” (2006)

One of the more high profile Disney knock-offs, there’s nothing redeeming about the package that’s on offer here. The low budget animation instantly crosses the line from charming to creepy, the “gameplay” is a selection of lazy mini games strung together by an incoherent story, and worst of all, when you boot up the game you’re greeted with one of the most racist, archaic depictions of black people that we’ve ever seen in modern media. Somehow making it past European censors, this title is undoubtedly the most disturbing Disney bootleg, and probably the most blatantly racist too.
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