Hook

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
SEGA CD
60
2.5
Genesis
78
2.6
Game Gear
58
2.0
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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 Game Gear Rufio acknowledges we're Peter Pan
Hook Genesis There's Hook's ship
Hook SNES Going to the next level
Hook SEGA CD Intro

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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)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Play Time SNES Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jan, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Player One Genesis Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play SNES Sep, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Video Games SEGA CD Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Video Games SNES Aug, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Megablast Game Gear Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Defunct Games SEGA CD Jun 13, 2012 B- 67
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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