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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 Genesis Peter Banning in the intro
Hook Genesis Tinkerbell ushers the game in
Hook SNES Victory !

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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

Power Unlimited Genesis Dec, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
Score Genesis Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun Genesis Nov, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Megablast Game Gear Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Sega-16.com Genesis May 02, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Genesis Mar, 1994 61 out of 100 61
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1993 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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