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Moby ID: 4479

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Lion is a sequel to Wolf: you are now placed in the same simulation environment, but this time you simulate guessed it, a lion.

As in the original you take the role of a lion chosen from a pool of 20 different animals, with varying attributes, in existing prides or handpicked groups made by yourself. You can control a single animal or all members of a pride and you get to play in either a 20-mission mode (such as survive for a day) or a simulation mode, which allows you to do whatever you want.

Unlike Wolf, which takes place in three different locales, Lion is played only on the savannas and plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania (tough in four different seasons).

Also includes a "Lion Safari", an interactive tour of the leonine life on the Serengeti.

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Manual Writers and Editors
Manual and Box Design
  • Soo Hoo Design
Published by
  • Sanctuary Woods
Development & Design by
  • Manley & Associates
Executive Producer
Lead Programmer
Support Programmers
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Average score: 66% (based on 5 ratings)


Average score: 4.7 out of 5 (based on 3 ratings with 1 reviews)

A Brilliant and classic Lion sim

The Good
Despite its age, I find Lion to be an excellent Wildlife sim where you walk in the paws of a lion in the Serengeti. I like the graphics, it has a great amount of detail in the trees, carcasses, rivers. I really like how different lions have different strengths (for example, some lion can hunt zebra better), and different interesting tidbits like having an affinity for water, having better stamina or having less strength. If you play as a male lion you could find a pride and fight their male to gain leadership of the pride, or build a pride yourself. The game offers a variety of different prey including gazelle, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, to the even more difficult prey such as giraffes. At the end of the day the main goal besides finding water to drink and hunting prey to eat is breeding so you can have cubs. To mate you have to press U; if your lioness rolls over she can mate and you need to double click the male lion. In 110 days there's a chance you'll have some lovely little cubs! But you have to breed your lions as much as you can because there's also a chance you won't have cubs :( But growing your pride is very fun. Also watch out for Hyenas! And if you have a basic Hex editor such as Frhed you can rename the lions of your pride :)

The Bad
This game is a great lion sim, so it's hard to pinpoint what it's lacking. But as for some things I don't like about Lion, I wish the game gave you the option to name your lion, I also wish the landscape was a bit different in different areas, like greener grasses and different shrubs, because I think Africa's landscape does vary somewhat and it doesn't all look the same. I would've loved the option to customize your lion but unfortunately all male and female lions look identical. But there's really not much I don't like about this game, so don't let me discourage you from playing it.

The Bottom Line
A realistic, captivating lion simulator where you enter the African Savannah and live out your wildest dreams as a lion prowling around catching zebras.

DOS · by April kay (2) · 2018


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Game added July 13, 2001. Last modified January 23, 2024.