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Written by  :  pottyboy (73)
Written on  :  Nov 01, 2004
Platform  :  Amiga

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A disappointing version of a classic game

The Good

Everyone knows the disney film, and many can also remember the action game which was released on many platforms. It was a platformer, and a fun one too! You played the part of Simba, who starts off as a cub before becoming an adult in the later levels. He is very easy to control, so even beginners will enjoy the experience

The graphics, like many other disney games, are very colourful, making use of the AGA chipset. The sound and music is also faithful to the movie.

The levels are also well-design, some of them having the odd boss in some parts of the level.

The Bad

About a quarter of the game was taken away in the amiga version. Three levels were taken out (Levels 2, 6 and 9). Even worse is that all the bonus games with Timon and Pumbaa were taken out. All this meant that the lastability had been greatly reduced! Another thing that was taken out were all but one cut-scene (the only cut scene in the amiga version is the one where Timon says 'It Starts')!

These weren't taken out because of technical limitations (the amiga was powerful enough to handle all the other versions of this game's features), but it was because... well, Virgin Interactive didn't say anything! It was probably because the game came on four floppies. When you think that the AGA version of Rise of The Robots came on 13 disks you couldn't have cared less!

The Bottom Line

A big disappointment. Play one of the other versions.