by The Walt Disney Company
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Young Simba just can't wait to be king. His father is the current King of the Savannah and the young prince is able to frolic the lands at will; jumping on and around other subjects of this animal kingdom. When King Mufasa is killed and Scar takes over the kingdom, Simba is banished from the lands of his birthright and has to grow up fast, honing his skills, for the day of his return.
Help Simba achieve adulthood and reclaim the Pridelands in The Lion King. Start life as Simba the lion cub, and try to survive long enough to become The Lion King. Play through the action of the movie in 10 levels of adventure and puzzles. Naturally, Simba will face a number of enemies including hyenas and wildebeasts. Master moves like the pounce and roar. With hand-drawn graphics by Disney animators and all nine musical selections from Elton John and Tim Rice.
The graphics in this game was truly excellent and some of the best the Genesis had to offer. To the facial expression that young Simba showed, when he roared and when he had that adorable youthful look on his face. The bugs that you fought as a cub were truly detailed as well. When the Hyenas barked, and scratched they had seen realistic as it gets. When Simba became a full-grown cub, he was very life like, and he moved and ran actually resembled a real lion. The way he would scratch and fight the panthers and other animals in the jungle kingdom seems very realistic. The backgrounds were beautiful a lot of colors were used and put into them. All of them looked much like the movie and were very plush and life like, they resembled the beautifully music pictures to a Tee. Some in particular was Hakuna Matata and the original Prime Rock, with the beautiful water falls, and greenery resembled very much the movie Hakuna Matata scenes.
These songs sound exactly like from the movie. All the classics were here like Circle of Life, Just Can't Wait to be King, and Hakuna Matata. Each one sounded quite similar to what was heard in the movie. The sound effects were equally as good. With the snarl of young Simba to the gigantic Roar of full grown Simba. The voices used like Timon and Pumbaa was great as well, and they said some of their phrases from the movie, which all sounded equally as good. Then the other sound effects like the bark of Hyenas and the separate roar of the Panthers you fight as a full-grown Simba. Together both music and sound made this game quite a treat to watch and listen to, and gave you a great atmosphere of what was in stored in the later parts of the game.
The Lion King game follows the movie, with each level being based on part of the movie. You play as Simba in the game, and watch and play as he grows from a cub to a full-grown lion. The game hits all the major points of the movie, and for a Genesis game, captures the movie's look, feel, and did a great job with the gameplay. Most of you know how the movie goes and ends, and if you play Lion King game, I think that you would really like the ending, even though its not much compared to the games nowadays.
You go from fighting hyenas and leaping over porcupines, to riding hippos to getting thrown around by tree-dwelling monkeys, all in the same game. You have a roar attack, which as a young Simba, doesn't do much to enemies, and it takes longer for young Simba to regain his voice. But as you mature into a full-grown Simba, you get the full-strength roar, and it scares and intimidates smaller enemies and makes them back off. This feature is used more in the beginning part of the game, than in the latter part. You also have the basic jump and the attack moves, in this case scratching or clawing.
Lion King is one of those games that come along once in a lifetime, and that you will never forget. Lion King is one of those classics that millions of kids and adults loved and still love. The game is no exception.
Lion King system requirements:P-200.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP.
Game modes: Single game mode .
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2005-06-05 Lion King game based on a movie with a same name.