by The Walt Disney Company
The Lion King takes place in the jungles of Africa, where Simba the lion cub outgrows his carefree, royal lifestyle and accepts the responsibility, danger, and challenges to reclaim his rightful place in the "circle of life." The story unfolds visually, with backdrop silhouettes within the levels so that the characters can interact. All of the film's musical score has been adapted to the game. The game is divided into two sections. The first encompasses the life of young Simba, the cub; the second is about Sjmba. the lion prince, on his way back to reclaim the Pride Lands. The game progresses through 10 levels, plus two bonus rounds, changing from a lighthearted to a more serious action-adventure game. Ultimately, each level is a training ground for Simba's final confrontation with his evil Uncle Scar.
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.
2005-06-05 Lion King game based on a movie with a same name.