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Ariel: The Little Mermaid
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Released: 1992
System(s): Sega Genesis
Developed by: Blue Sky Software
Published by: Disney Software
Genre(s): Action/Adventure

Ariel the Little Mermaid is a video game that was developed by Blue Sky software and released for the Sega Genesis in 1992.

Story

Despite being named after the movie of the same title, the game's plot bears little resemblance. The story is that Ursula, the Sea Witch is plotting to take over Atlantica and is transforming its populace into polyps. Not only that, but she has also managed to kidnap a member of the royal family, (either Triton or Ariel depending on who you play). It is up to Triton/Ariel to traverse many dangerous locations, defeat Ursula's minions, and free the ocean from her tyranny once and for all.

Gameplay

In a similar vein to Ecco the Dolphin (released on the same year), the player controls the action from a 2D perspective as Ariel or Triton. The player can maneuver the two in 8 directions thanks to their underwater environment. Both are equipped with a normal attack and a special attack for defeating enemies, and there are very few differences between the two gameplay styles.

Levels

Ariel Polyp Level 1

Ariel with a polyp in the Coral Reefs.

Coral Reefs- This area serves as the starting point of the game and the test of Ariel's fishy comrades. But behind the colorful scenary lurks the many spies of Ursula's minions lying in wait. It is up to you to push Ariel forwards to the heart of the underwater volcano where many polyps plea for help.

Ship

The Pirate Ship.

Pirate Ship - Yarrrgh! Let the unlucky soul who dare trespass aboard this ancient graveyard be warned: the dead rise from their sleep, and they've got a bone to pick with you. Traverse long hallways laden with ancient booby traps, find hidden treasure, and make your way to the heart of the graveyard where you'll find more hungry characters faster than you can say: "Bone Appetit!"

Atlantis- Don't forget your water proof camera, as this next level's going to dish out a blast from the past. Atlantis is the smallest level in the game, taking up only half of the normal map screen. Despite this small area, don't let yourself get easily bowled over by marbled sportsmen with bad cases of athlete's foot, or pinned down by marble archers. Keep your wits about you in this cramped area, as you make your way to a sight that will leave you petrified! Oh, and if you see a dolphin on your way here, be sure to give him a friendly wave.

The Caves- This is it, the stage for the final showdown, but be on the alert, as Ursula's pulling out all the stops to make sure you'll cave in before you can reach her. Her most dangerous eels roam these dark halls hoping to leave you shocked in place. Stay strong though, as all of Atlantica depends on your courage and determination!

Atlantis

Atlantis

Caves

The caves.








Bosses

Misc.

Trivia

  • This game is the first and (so far) only form of media that has ever portrayed Ariel in her full polyp form.
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Media
Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Television: TV Series (Episode List) | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | Musical
Video Games: NES game | Sega Genesis Game | Ariel's Story Studio | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | The Little Mermaid 2: Pinball Frenzy | Disney's The Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms
Books: Official Comic Adaptation | Marvel Comics| Disney Comics

Disney Parks: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Mermaid Lagoon | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Ariel's Grotto | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Fantasmic! | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | Scuttle's Scooters

Characters
Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula/Vanessa | Flotsam and Jetsam | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople | Washerwomen
Sequel Characters: Melody | Tip and Dash | Morgana | Cloak and Dagger | Undertow | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin | Ursula and Morgana's mother
Prequel Characters: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series Characters: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | The Evil Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Emperor Sharga | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Stormy the Giant Seahorse

Objects: Prince Eric's statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper

Locations: Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's Lair | Prince Eric's Castle | The Wedding Ship | Morgana's Ice Cave

Songs
Film Songs: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Vanessa's Song | Down to the Sea | For A Moment | Tip and Dash (song) | Here On The Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember
TV Series Songs: Just a Little Love | You Got to be You | The Edge of the Edge of the Sea | The Lobster Mobster's Mob | The Beddy Bye Blues | Sing a New Song | In Harmony | This is the Life | You Know I Know | Never Give Up | You Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me | The Sound of Laughter | Daring to Dance | Just Give Me a Chance | Just Like Me | Evil Lullaby
Musical Songs: She's In Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only (Quartet) | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer

Other: Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea | The Disney Afternoon

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