It wasn't only modern classics that Disney adapted for their Animated Storybooks. In 1997, 101 Dalmatians became the first of their evergreen back catalogue to do so. The movie itself is a fun caper that aims for comedy over grand mythologising and stands out because of it. While this storybook is based on the 1961 original movie, it was probably chosen over other classics because of the the blockbuster live action adaptation released the previous year.
The four mini-games here have had more thought put into them, although none are particularly original. The first is a pairs matching game that uses sounds, images and words to assist you in reuniting puppies and their owners. Later on in the game you decipher codes using animal noises and travel through Cruella's mansion as both a hidden objects game and a Pac-Man like maze.
It's not just the mini-games that have improved, but also the graphics and sound design. There is a jazz soundtrack throughout the game that perfectly suits the handsomely drawn images that hark back to the 60s. Even the individual pages have very minor objectives before you can continue making it play like a playschool point-and-click adventure. Like all games in this series, it is charming, educational and almost essential for anyone with rugrats.
These custom installers exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses DOSBox running Microsoft Windows 3.1 to get the games working on modern systems. Tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
02.08.2015 - Version 2 - Improved installer
04.05.2016 - Version 3 - Windows 3.1 will now autoclose when exiting the game
07.07.2016 - Version 4 - Re-pack
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Disney's Animated Storybook: 101 Dalmatians is © Disney Interactive
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