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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.
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.
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.