New MobyGoal! We're aiming for 1,500 well documented Arcade games.

Hook

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
...
2.6
SEGA CD
...
2.5
Game Gear
...
2.1
Not an American user?

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 Game Gear Pan jumping to next platform
Hook Game Gear Game Over screen
Hook SEGA CD You can run...
Hook Genesis Peter Pan faces Rufio, trying to recover the leadership of the lost boys.

Part of the Following Groups

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

Joypad Game Gear Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Genesis Dec, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
N-Force SNES Sep, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Player One Genesis Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play SNES Sep, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Sega-16.com Genesis May 02, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games SEGA CD Jun 13, 2012 B- 67
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Aug 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic SNES Dec 26, 2005 D 25
High Score SEGA CD Jan, 1994 1 out of 5 20

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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.
Contributed to by Mumm-Ra (382)