Hook (Genesis)

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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.


Hook Genesis Peter Banning in the intro
Hook Genesis Ready for the water
Hook Genesis Take out the yellow before approaching the blue
Hook Genesis Stage two and we're killing poor hedgehogs

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GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
Score Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Jan, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Player One Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Sega-16.com May 02, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines Jan, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Mar, 1994 61 out of 100 61


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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.
Mumm-Ra (410) added Hook (Genesis) on Mar 08, 2003
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