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In this version of Disney's The Little Mermaid you play as Ariel the mermaid.

Ariel has already met Eric, and they plan to wed, but the sea-witch Ursala has taken control of the ocean! So Ariel (After explaining what's going on to Eric) becomes a mermaid once more and sets off to rescue the sea.

The game takes place from a side view and Ariel (Swimming most of the time, but hopping around on the land occasionally) can shoot bubbles to trap her foes and can then throw them at each other. She can also dig through sand to find treasure and pick up sea shells to help her break chests open.

The treasure she finds in the sand is usually just bonus points, but the treasure you find in chests will increase your bubble's power and range.


Disney's The Little Mermaid NES I found a shiny shell :)
Disney's The Little Mermaid NES The fearsome stone mouths are the doorways that Ariel uses to transport around the castle
Disney's The Little Mermaid NES The first boss is a shark, and the fish are perfect for throwing at him
Disney's The Little Mermaid NES Stage 4

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Alternate Titles

  • "リトル・マーメイド 人魚姫" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Quebec Gamers Jul 28, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
VideoGame Dec, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1991 27 out of 40 68
NES Archives Jan 17, 2005 B- 67 Aug, 2012 B- 67
N-Force Aug, 1992 59 out of 100 59
The Game Hoard Jan 24, 2018 4 out of 7 57


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Fragasnap (197) added Disney's The Little Mermaid (NES) on Jan 24, 2007
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