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Hook

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
78
2.6
SEGA CD
...
2.5
Game Gear
...
2.1
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Description

In this video game adaption of the Steven Spielberg film Hook, the player takes the role of a grown-up Peter Pan, whose kids have been kidnapped by Captain Hook. Tinker Bell takes Peter back to Neverland where he must again become Pan and reclaim his children.

This particular interpretation is a side-scrolling action game, in which players must hack their way past Hook's denizens through 11 levels. These include forests, icy regions, and towns which Peter will have to jump, climb, and swim through. Magic items such as apples and pixie dust can be collected for special powers. When enemies are attacked, they simply put their hands up in surrender rather than dying, so as to make the game more child-friendly.

Screenshots

Hook SNES 3. Stage
Hook Game Gear Rufio acknowledges we're Peter Pan
Hook Game Gear Stage 2. Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
Hook Game Gear Crouching attack

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User Reviews

Cosmetic changes SEGA CD ETJB (447)
Nice little action/platformer SNES Andrew Douglas (10)
A movie-game that will get you Hook-ed SNES Stsung (53)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
N-Force SNES Sep, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play SNES Sep, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Sega-16.com Genesis May 02, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Player One SEGA CD Dec, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 14, 2007 24 out of 40 60
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Aug 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Game Gear Dec 18, 2005 40 out of 100 40
The Video Game Critic SNES Dec 26, 2005 D 25
High Score SEGA CD Jan, 1994 1 out of 5 20

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Trivia

Cancelled Master System version

A version of Hook for the Sega Master System was developed, but not released. In terms of graphics, it is mostly identical to the Game Gear version. A ROM image made from a prototype cartridge is available on the Internet.
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