Not really sure when these video games that we all know and love really first release since there's many release dates for them for different places back then. . .so here we go. . .
What ever different release dates there are anywhere. . .they all from that one fall year of 2005, which makes this year, 10 years since it first release!
Twelve years later (after 1993 theater release) during the fall of 2005, two different video games, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (GBA) [a prequel to the movie], and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (PS2 and Xbox) [a sequel to the movie] came out at the same time!
-The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King-
(GBA) (rated E)
[September 8, 2005 October 10, 2005 November 10, 2005]
The events of the game take place before those of the movie, "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
The story tells of Jack's first encounter with his nemesis, Oogie Boogie, and how he claimed the title of "The Pumpkin King.
The game starts with Jack Skellington preparing for Halloween, approximately one year before the events of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Unfortunately, Oogie is upset that no one remembered his own holiday, "New Bug Day".
He sends his henchmen, Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Jack. They however bring Sally, a rag doll-like creature with a crush on Jack, back instead.
It's up to Jack to save the now bug-infested Halloween Town and Sally from the treacherous Oogie.
-The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge-
(Xbox, PS2) (rated E10+)
[PS2-October 21, 2004 (Premium Pack-September 29, 2005) September 30, 2005 October 10, 2005 March 16, 2007(Capkore) Xbox-September 20, 2005 October 10, 2005]
It is set after the events of the successful 1993 Tim Burton film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
One year after the events of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a town meeting announcing awards gives Jack Skellington an award "for most spines tingled by a non-corporeal being".
After the curtains close Jack, secretly, once again, gets bored and he talks with Doctor Finklestein about a "new Halloween", with new scares and discoveries. The doctor gives Jack the "Soul Robber", a green, whip-like weapon that Jack can make change shape.
He then leaves Halloween Town and goes and looks for new Halloween frights, feeling disappointed with this year's work.
After Jack leaves Halloween Town, Lock, Shock, and Barrel bring Oogie Boogie back to life by sewing him together. He seizes control of Halloween Town, tricks its citizens into making traps (saying that Jack left Halloween Town because it was not dangerous enough), brainwashes Dr. Finklestein by switching his brain with a green brain that has eyes, kidnaps and imprisons Sally in a crypt that holds a giant spider, and captures five of the seven Holiday World leaders (excluding Santa Claus and Jack Skellington). Oogie plans to become the "Seven Holidays King" once he takes control of Christmas Town.
But on December 23, Sally manages to send a magical paper airplane to find Jack to warn him of what has happened.
Jack returns to Halloween Town on December 24, Christmas Eve, to see a group of skeletons running around.
He then stops the skeletons, just to find Oogie's shadow.
After defeating Oogie's shadow, he's given the Halloween Holiday Door and finds everyone has been deceived by the newly-resurrected Oogie, who have all made dangerous booby-traps. Jack has to save the citizens of Halloween from Oogie's rule while also trying to uncover his demented plans to become the "Seven Holidays King".
Jack manages to defeat Oogie Boogie's skeleton and ghost minions (apparently created by Dr. Finklestein).
He then goes to the graveyard. The hanging tree tells Jack his hanging men have run away.
Jack quickly finds them and goes off to save Sally from a giant spider in the crypt she was imprisoned in by Oogie Boogie.
Halfway there, he runs into Lock. Lock sends a lot of skeletons to stop Jack, but Jack defeats them and Lock. Jack then runs into a crypt to find Sally.
Once he walked inside, spiders and ghosts randomly jumps out of coffins till he gets to the center of the crypt.
He finds Sally and they both run to each other when a giant Spider clings Sally to the ceiling and attacks Jack. Jack defeats the spider and saves Sally and receives the Valentine's Holiday Door.
When Jack and Sally walk out of the crypt, Sally says to Jack, "We're all safe, now that our pumpkin king has returned" giving Jack an idea to use his pumpkin king powers to defeat Oogie's monsters.
Sally then tells Jack that she's worried about Dr. Finklestein and Jack goes to find him.
He gets close to the doctor's lab when Igor tells him that he can't pass under strict orders from Doctor Finklestein. He tells Jack that if anyone passes, then Igor gets no bone biscuit.
Jack gives Igor a box of biscuits, allowing him to pass.
He gets back to the lab and finds the doctor but the doctor attacks him.
He beats the doctor by switching his brain.
Jack then goes to the Mayors courtyard to save the vampire brothers.
Each of the vampires give jack a key to the mayors house. Jack finds the mayor and stops Lock, Shock, and Barrel.
Jack then ends up in a huge maze filled with booby traps.
Jack escapes the maze and asks the mayor to release the holiday leaders.
Jack soon realizes that Oogie Boogie wants to kill Santa Claus, and he travels to Christmas Town.
Jack rescues Santa from a train-contraption by changing the tracks, but Oogie, having become enraged by Jack constantly foiling his plots, leaves in Santa's sleigh full of Christmas presents.
Luckily, Sally brings Jack's Halloween sleigh to help, and Jack and Santa chase after Oogie.
Oogie Boogie falls out of the Christmas sleigh into a world of garbage after being frightened by one of Jack's jack-in-the-boxes that was dropped in Santa's sleigh by an elf.
There, he absorbs the waste and insects in the environment and becomes the horrible monster "Mega Oogie".
Jack faces Oogie one-on-one. Oogie runs toward Jack, but Jack uses the Soul Robber on Oogie to make him fall and fail. Oogie then gets up and (enraged) tries one more time to destroy Jack.
Everyone sees the battle through the fountain, except for Sally, who's locked in her room.
When it seems as if Jack is doomed, he (finally) defeats him using his Pumpkin King, Santa Jack, and Soul Robber Jack powers.
Afterward, Jack apologizes to Santa for almost ruining Christmas again, but having a change of heart about the skeleton, Santa thanks him for saving his life.
After this adventure, Jack realizes that his home and loved ones are something more important than new discoveries.
The story ends nearly the same way as the film does, with Jack and Sally on top of Spiral Hill sharing a kiss.
Happy 10 Years!
Hopefully there will be new versions for new game systems OR brand new ones to love as well one day!
View more fanart stuff based on these video games here in the club (In folders "TNBC: The Pumpkin King" and "TNBC: Oogie's Revenge") and also in other TNBC-clubs and on DA.
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