Hook

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Game Gear
58
2.0
SEGA CD
56
2.5
Genesis
78
2.6
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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 Pan jumping to next platform
Hook Game Gear Game Over screen
Hook SEGA CD You've lost your powers.
Hook SNES While flying

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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
Joypad Game Gear Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Player One Genesis Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play SNES Sep, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Video Games SNES Aug, 1992 71 out of 100 71
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
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1993 40 out of 100 40
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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