The announcement of The Lion King and Aladdin receiving the Nintendo Switch treatment was met with excitement from those who enjoyed the titles in the ’90s. Creative production company iam8bit is taking it one step further by giving the fans even more retro love with two new products for collections. Limited editions of both The Lion King and Aladdin will be available in cartridge form in the very, very near future, with both having been added to the company’s Legacy Cartridge Collection.

The Lion King – Legacy Cartridge Collection is made specifically for the SNES, sporting the gorgeous 16-bit artwork through two cartridge color varieties. The 4,500 copies are comprised of both Opaque Mufasa Marigold and the Ultra Limited Translucent Serengeti Sunrise Glow-in-the-Dark cartridges. The latter is the rarer of the two, giving those who purchase the edition 1 in 8 odds to receive the translucent cart. Keep in mind that the colorway version you receive is completely random.

 

 
The cartridge isn’t the only item included in the package though! Here’s the full list of items you’ll receive:

  • Limited Edition of 4500*
  • Brand-New Playable SNES-Compatible Cartridge*
  • Opaque Mufasa Marigold and Ultra Limited Translucent Serengeti Sunrise Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges**
  • Specialty Fold-Out Foil Box with Gloss and Embellishments
  • Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika
  • Custom Dust Cover
  • Retro Pack-In Surprises
  • Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
  • Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

iam8bit’s The Lion King – Legacy Cartridge Collection is priced at $99.99 and will be available to pre-order on October 24th.

The 16-bit retro goodness doesn’t stop there either, as Aladdin – Legacy Cartridge Collection is also on the way! This title is getting just 4,500 copies and is instead receiving some Genesis love — the cart is designed to be compatible with NTSC Genesis and EU Mega Drive retro consoles.

The cartridge colorways for Aladdin include Translucent Ruby Red and Rare Purple Gem Glow-in-the-Dark. As with The Lion King, the second of the two — the GID cart — is extra rare and only 1 in 8 purchasers will get it. Again, the two variants are packaged up and are sent out in a completely random manner.

 
You’ll receive the following items when ordering this limited edition:

  • Limited Edition of 4500*
  • Brand-New Playable Genesis-Compatible Cartridge*
  • Translucent Ruby Red and Ultra Limited Magic Carpet Purple Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges**
  • Nostalgic Clamshell Packaging w/ Premium Foil and Gloss-Embellished Insert
  • Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika
  • Retro Pack-In Surprises
  • Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
  • Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

Aladdin – Legacy Cartridge Collection is also priced at $99.99 and will be open for pre-order on October 24th.

We’ll make sure to send out reminder tweets about both game pre-orders, so make sure to stay tuned to @NinWire on Twitter!

 

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

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