The Windows version of The Lion King
was the inspiration for DirectX. It was released with a large line of Compaq computers, but then the system specs were changed at the last minute. The game ceased to work on the computers after the change. To prevent this from happening in the future, Microsoft created DirectX so that applications could run on any computer.
Due to size limitation, the Amiga version has only seven levels compared to the ten-levels DOS version. The missing levels are Level 2 (Can't Wait to be King), Level 6 (Hakuna Matata), Level 9 (Simba's Return) and both bonus stages.
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B.L. Stryker and
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