Disney Game Downloads (found games from defunct PC game service; 2005-2008)

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Status: Found

Date found: 22 Sep 2023

Found by: Various users

Disney Game Downloads was an online computer game download service operated by Disney Online from 2005 to 2008. It featured downloadable casual computer games starring Disney characters, all of which have now been found.

History

All of Disney Game Downloads' games featured Disney characters, and were priced in the $9.95 to $19.95 range[1][2]. Free trials of the games were offered.

Additionally, there was an extension of the Disney Game Downloads service called Disney's Game Café. Disney's Game Café offered casual game titles in a similar fashion to GameHouse, RealArcade, and Big Fish Games. It featured games such as Diner Dash, Polar Bowler, Feeding Frenzy 2, Granny in Paradise and Bejeweled 2[3]. Both DGD and DGC had a newsletter [4]. Disney Game Downloads also had a UK website[5] via Trymedia[6], which offered two bonus downloadable games, Disney's ToyTopia and Disney's Mini Golf. These games were also distributed to European and Australian markets through Macrovision's games network.[7][8]

The Disney Game Downloads website went offline in mid-2008.

Availability

After Disney Game Downloads went offline, the games from the service could be purchased via Gamesrocket, but Gamesrocket currently lists the games as sold out[9]. The games are no longer available via Yahoo Games, iWin[10], CNET[11] or BoontyGames[12].

Order of Findings

  • Aladdin Magic Carpet Racing was found on hellopcgames.net[13].
  • Aladdin Pinball[14], Disney's Trivia Time[15], Kim Possible: Legend of the Monkey's Eye, and Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball[16] were found on LegendsWorld.
  • Disney Cuties Crazy Daze[17] and Stitch's Blazing Lasers[18] were found on xz7.com.
  • Disney Princess Castle Party[19] and Disney's Disoku Apprentice[20] were found on Smallgames.
  • Disney's Disoku Master was found on Kidsdown [21].
  • The BoontyGames installers for Disney's ToyTopia[22] and Mermaid Pinball[23] were uploaded to Archive.org by user ComradeNapCal.
    • In April 2021, TOMYSSHADOW removed the trial limitations for the games Disney's ToyTopia and The Little Mermaid Pinball. The games may be downloaded via TOMYSSHADOW's MEGA folder.
  • The Lion King Grubalicious was found via eMule.
  • Little Mermaid Bubble Blast[24] was found on GameNext via the Wayback Machine.
  • Disney's Mini Golf was found in Spanish by LMW user raemond on the forum Los Juegos Del Magico Nico[25]. The Spanish game included a text file with the English translations. Critically, the Editor's translation needed to be recreated, so although the game was playable, it was still technically partially lost. Then, on September 22, 2023, LMW Discord user March provided a download for Disney's Mini Golf in English from their old hard drive, making all the games 100% found.

Games

# Game Title Status
1 Aladdin Magic Carpet Racing Found
2 Aladdin Pinball Found
3 Disney Cuties Crazy Daze Found
4 Disney Princess Castle Party Found
5 Disney's Disoku Apprentice Found
6 Disney's Disoku Master Found
7 Disney's Mini Golf [UK Exclusive] Found
8 Disney's ToyTopia [UK Exclusive] Found
9 Disney's Trivia Time Found
10 Kim Possible: Legend of the Monkey's Eye Found
11 The Lion King Grubalicious Found
12 Little Mermaid Bubble Blast Found
13 Mermaid Pinball Found
14 Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball Found
15 Stitch's Blazing Lasers Found

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. https://worthplaying.com/article/2006/8/14/news/35372/
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20060509061124/http://corporate.disney.go.com/wdig/online_releases/2005/2005_1130_disney.html
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20080329123909/http://disney.go.com/games/downloads/gamecafe/sitemap.html
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20080329034452im_/http://disney.go.com/games/downloads/global/images/newsletter_signup_but_home.gif
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20080622002535/http://www.disney.co.uk/gamedownloads/index.html
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20090131233820/http://www.trygames.com/aff=t_04ye_uk
  7. https://itnews.com.au/news/disney-teams-with-macrovision-to-distribute-games-74195
  8. https://cdrinfo.com/d7/content/walt-disney-signs-distribution-agreement-macrovision
  9. https://gamesrocket.com/publisher-category/publisher-disney-interactive-studios/publisher-disney.html
  10. http://web.archive.org/web/20090306123422/http://www.iwin.com:80/games/lion-king-grubalicious
  11. http://web.archive.org/web/20121028154136/http://download.cnet.com/windows/disney/3260-20_4-50476.html
  12. https://web.archive.org/web/20080218085709/http://iol.boonty.com:80/do_search.php?strCategorie=&strSearch=Disney&strPrix=&intpage=1
  13. https://hellopcgames.com/aladdins-magic-carpet-racing-game/
  14. https://legendsworld.net/adventure/year/2005
  15. https://legendsworld.net/adventure/year/2006
  16. https://legendsworld.net/adventure/year/2007
  17. http://xz7.com/downinfo/78802.html
  18. http://xz7.com/downinfo/86392.html
  19. https://smallgames.ws/2854-disney_princess_castle_party.html
  20. https://smallgames.ws/2578-disney_disoku_apprentice.html
  21. http://kidsdown.com/qimeng/shuxue/disneysdisoku.htm
  22. https://archive.org/details/toytopia
  23. https://archive.org/details/mermaidpinball
  24. https://web.archive.org/web/20060814062357/http://www.gamenext.com:80/exe/Little_Mermaid_Bubble_Blast-setup.exe?RefId=&origin=pindex_ng_dl&ext=Little_Mermaid_Bubble_Blast-setup.exe
  25. https://losjuegosdelmagonico.forosactivos.net/t16645-disney-mini-golf-mini-golf-de-disney