These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The game was initially a failure in the U.S., thanks to being initially released on the Apple IIe, a platform well past its prime in 1989. It really only took off when ported to European computing platforms.
Narm Charm: The opening movie in the Sega CD version is this, mostly thanks to Jafar's voice sounding really good, contrary to the Princess and the Prince. Especially the Prince.
Polished Port: The SNES and PC-88 versions are graphically improved and have wonderful music. The SNES version even adds more levels.
That One Boss: Well, he's not really a boss, but the first guard in level 8 is tougher than other guards, since he always waits for the prince to make the first move, forcing the player to expose themselves first.
Visual Effects of Awesome: The game got a lot of acclaim for its incredibly smooth animation, even more impressive on the Apple IIe.