The Lion King (Game Gear)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.3


Critic Reviews

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78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Fantastic! The Lion King makes a great portable game and I'm glad to see that it survived the conversion nicely. The colors and graphics are incredibly colorful and clean. I'm also happy to see the levels are different from the 16-bit platforms. The control is absolutely flawless, which makes the game so much fun to play. The Lion King is challenging enough for older gamers and still fun for the kiddie in you.
72
Video Games
Im Vergleich zum großen Bruder lassen sich diese beiden Umsetzungen wesentlich einfacher steuern. Die Kollisionsabfrage ist großzügiger (beim Master System zu großzügig), so daß ein rascher Spurt durch die Levelwelten schnell zum Genuß wird. Auch diejenigen, die es bereits auf einem 16-Bitter gespielt haben, können hier getrost zulangen, denn die Levels präsentieren sich in einem neuen Gewand. Schade eigentlich nur, daß man dies vom Spielwitz nicht behaupten kann. Es ist und bleibt nach wie vor ein alltägliches Jump‘ n‘Run, das wenig Innovatives bietet, zumal der 3D-Level aus der MD-Variante der Schere des Game-Designers zum Opfer fiel und sich nun in plattgewalzter Form als Seitenscroller präsentiert.
70
GamePro (US)
All in all, Lion King's a great Game Gear cart. Ten levels of play is more than the average Game Gear fare and the game's challenge ramps up gradually, making it just fine for a range of players. It doesn't look as good as the 16-bit carts, but Sega can take great pride in the results.
42
The Video Game Critic
Many stages are painfully monotonous rock platforms, where it's difficult to determine where to go next. But the worst part is that you have to play as a cub for most of the game! After six stages of controlling a cub, I was thinking "When is this [expletive] lion gonna grow up?!" A unique "roar" move gives the game a hint of originality, but it's useless for most of the game. Even the "catch the seeds" bonus round falls flat. The music is high-quality (taken from the movie), but when all is said and done, Lion King doesn't amount to much.