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The Lion King

Advertising Blurbs

www.westwood.com:
    Westwood Studios and Disney Software have joined forces in this co-production to develop a game that combines the emotional excitement of Disney's newest full-length, animated feature film with unique, original game challenges to offer a whole new video game experience.

    Westwood Studios developed the game which packs 24 megabits of action, animation and music into an adventure that explores the plains of Africa through two distinct phases of Simba's journey to adulthood. The first phase encompasses the life of young Simba, the cub, and his fascination with the world around him; the second phase is about Simba the lion prince on his journey back to reclaim his rightful place as king of The Pridelands.

    Throughout the 10 levels of the game, the player will learn new climbing, jumping and fighting techniques. Ultimately each level is a training ground for Simba's final confrontation with his evil uncle Scar. Disney animators have drawn over 2,000 frames of artwork to create an interactive experience like no other. Using an improved version of the state-of-the-art Digicel technique, Westwood Studios has packed even more Disney animation and stunning scenery into The Lion King. The experience is completed with stunning music based on the film's soundtrack, including "The Circle of Life," "Just Can't Wait to be King," and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," all written by pop superstar Elton John and award-winning lyricist Tim Rice.

    Unprecedented creative collaboration, state-of-the-art technology, a story that re-lives the movie and a fantastic soundtrack makes The Lion King a game that will roar like no game ever before!

    Contributed by 6⅞ of Nine (1354) on Dec 07, 2009.

Back of Cartridge Case - Genesis (UK):
    BASED ON THE BLOCKBUSTER ANIMATED FEATURE FILM. DISNEY'S "THE LION KING" BRINGS TO LIFE THE MAJESTY AND MYSTERY OF AFRICA THROUGH THE TALE OF SIMBA, A LION CUB. USING ANIMATORS FROM THE DISNEY STUDIOS AND MUSIC FROM THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK, THE VIDEO GAME TAKES YOU TO PRIDE ROCK.

    FIGHT YOUR WAY THROUGH 10 LEVELS AS SIMBA TO THE ULTIMATE BATTLE WITH THE EVIL UNCLE SCAR. TACKLE HEINOUS HYENA IN THE ELEPHANTS' GRAVEYARD, AVOID THE WILDEBEESTS' HOOVES IN THE FRONT-SCROLLING 3D VERSION OF THE MOVIE'S STAMPEDE SCENE. PLAY THE BONUS LEVELS AS SIMBA'S FRIENDS IN EXILE, PUMBAA THE WARTHOG AND TIMON THE MEERKAT.

    THE PARTNERSHIP OF DISNEY SOFTWARE AND VIRGIN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT COMBINE WITH SEGA TO MAKE THIS GAME THE NEW STANDARD IN ANIMATION AND INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10669) on Jul 08, 2009.

Back of Cartridge Case - Genesis (US):
    You think you want to be King? Get real. You're starting life as Simba, the cub. To survive and grow into a powerful adult lion, you must perfect your savage pounce, reckless roar and master fighting with all four paws. If you survive the challenge, you'll grow into a strong, ferocious adult lion.

    So prepare to scrap with hyenas. Blast through an elephant graveyard. Battle an in-your-face stampede of trampling wildebeests. And you'd better quit hanging with slackers like Timon and Pumbaa, unless you want to be scarfing bugs the rest of your life!

    Are you sure you want to be King? Then it's time to cut loose in the deadliest one-on-brawl ever. Defeat your evil Uncle Scar. Recapture the Pridelands. And reclaim your rightful place in the Circle of Life.
    • A radical variety of gameplay that follows the adventures of the hit movie THE LION KING through 10 levels of action, puzzles and combat.
    • Fast, super smooth, movie-like animation, hand-drawn by top animators and packed with the latest Digicel technology in a 24-meg cartridge.
    • All 9 music selections from the movie, including "The Circle of Life," "Just Can't Wait to Be King" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?," composed by Elton John and Tim Rice.
    • Able to control four characters: young Simba, adult Simba, Timon and Pumbaa.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10669) on Jul 08, 2009.

Back of Box - Amiga/DOS (UK):
    Disney's The Lion King brings to life the majesty and mystery of Africa through the tale of Simba, a lion cub faced with the challenging transition to maturity. Now in this video game you can be part of the adventure. Driven into the wilderness by his evil uncle Scar, Simba finds salvation with Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat, and his education begins.

    Tackle heinous hyenas in the elephant's graveyard, avoid the trampling hooves of stampeding wildebeest as you battle through 10 levels to ensure Simba claims his rightful place as The Lion King.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10669) on Jul 08, 2009.

Back of Box - Game Gear (US):
    Sega presents a Disney Software/Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. co-production of The Lion King. Straight from the hit movie, Simba the lion cub is the high-spirited prince of the Pirdelands. When his father King Mufasa perishes, Simba is banished, leaving his evil uncle Scar to rule the kingdom. Vowing to restore peace to the Pridelands, Simba must battle to regain his rightful throne!
    • Play Simba first as a playful cub and then as a mighty lion through 10 exciting levels, including the Elephant Graveyard and Hyena Lairs!
    • Battling a wildebeest stampede and packs of hyenas, Simba gains new fighting skills as he grows to become a Lion King!
    • With spectacular graphics and animation, every jungle scene, river cascade and dark forest lair bursts with beauty and danger!

    Contributed by WildKard (12149) on Nov 28, 2006.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:


    The Super NES version of the Lion King follows Simba from cubhood to his kingship as an adult. The stages include some creative perspectives that add greatly to the game play, making this a wonderful game.

    Simba's journey begins as a carefree cub chasing bugs in the fields. As the game progresses, you'll learn new skills and Simba becomes more proficient. The ten levels of play lead up to the confrontation with Scar. In the second part of the game, Simba is full grown, and ready to take over as king.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Apr 25, 2005.