History VideoGame / TheLionKing

21st Jul '17 3:51:39 AM BoukenDutch
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* DoubleJump: Used in the second level, during the two Ostrich rides. The ostrich can jump, and while he is airborn Simba himself can likewise jump up from the ostrich' back.
15th Jul '17 12:30:52 AM windyshadow32
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A PlatformGame based on Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheLionKing'', developed by Creator/WestwoodStudios and released by Virgin Interactive in 1994. The game has ten levels loosely following the plot (and the soundtrack) of the movie, the first six with Simba as a cub and the other four with the adult Simba.

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[[quoteright:256:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_lion_king_coverart.png]] A PlatformGame based on Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheLionKing'', developed by Creator/WestwoodStudios and released by Virgin Interactive in 1994. The game has ten levels loosely following the plot (and the soundtrack) of the movie, the first six with Simba as a cub and the other four with the adult Simba.
24th Jun '17 1:31:00 AM RAMChYLD
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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[NintendoHard Horribly,]] ''[[GuideDangit horribly]]'' subverted by the second level, "Can't Wait To Be King". Figuring out just which way the pink monkeys have to be facing in order to get flung into the right direction is an exercise in patience. Also, (while technically not a monkey) the gorilla boss in "Hakuna Matata" is abusively difficult.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[NintendoHard Horribly,]] ''[[GuideDangit horribly]]'' subverted by the second level, "Can't Wait To Be King". Figuring out just which way the pink monkeys have to be facing in order to get flung into the right direction is an exercise in patience. Also, (while technically not a monkey) the gorilla boss in "Hakuna Matata" is abusively difficult. And then there are those stone-throwing monkeys in the level ''Simba' s Destiny''...
13th Jun '17 12:41:06 PM Movienut376
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* NeverSayDie: Notably averted in the SNES port, a rare occurrence for the company; A brief cutscene has Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons) ordering Simba's death: "Kill him."
15th May '17 7:09:25 PM Tightwire
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** While there are hyena mooks as enemies in the game, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed do not actually show up - even in the level with a hyena boss. Banzai only gets his "If you ever come back we'll kill ya" line in a cutscene.
17th Jan '17 4:53:31 AM Snicka
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* KillerGorilla: The boss in the "Hakuna Matata" level. Subverted in that he's not actively attacking Simba, only throwing coconuts at him, because apparently he wants to be left alone. It doesn't stop him from being [[NintendoHard the toughest boss in the game]].

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* KillerGorilla: The boss in the "Hakuna Matata" level. Subverted in that level is a gorilla. He's a {{Downplayed}} example: he's not actively attacking Simba, only throwing coconuts at him, Simba because apparently he wants to be left alone. It doesn't stop him from being [[NintendoHard the toughest boss in the game]].
27th May '16 1:05:54 AM Snicka
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* KillerGorilla: Subverted in that he's not actively attacking Simba, only throwing coconuts at him, because apparently he wants to be left alone. It doesn't stop him from being [[NintendoHard the toughest boss in the game]].

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* KillerGorilla: The boss in the "Hakuna Matata" level. Subverted in that he's not actively attacking Simba, only throwing coconuts at him, because apparently he wants to be left alone. It doesn't stop him from being [[NintendoHard the toughest boss in the game]].
27th May '16 1:05:19 AM Snicka
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* AnimalStampede: "The Stampede", in which Simba has to dodge the buffalos and the rocks on the floor.

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* AnimalStampede: "The Stampede", in which Simba has to dodge the buffalos wildebeests and the rocks on the floor.
3rd May '16 4:33:49 PM DoctorCooper
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* AnimalStampede: "The Stampede", in which Simba has to dodge the buffalos and the rocks on the floor.
31st Mar '16 11:46:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* AbsenteeActor: Of the main cast, Nala is no where to be found in the game. Oddly her and Simba's romantic song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" is still used in the end credits.
** Also, even though Timon and Pumbaa appear, Zazu doesn't show up at all.

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* AbsenteeActor: AbsenteeActor:
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Of the main cast, Nala is no where to be found in the game. Oddly her and Simba's romantic song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" is still used in the end credits.
** Also, even Even though Timon and Pumbaa appear, Zazu doesn't show up at all.



* CopyProtection: The DOS port will ask for a random word on a random page of the manual each time it's run.

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* CopyProtection: CopyProtection:
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The DOS port will ask for a random word on a random page of the manual each time it's run.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[NintendoHard Horribly,]] ''[[GuideDangit horribly]]'' subverted by the second level, "Can't Wait To Be King". Figuring out just which way the pink monkeys have to be facing in order to get flung into the right direction is an exercise in patience.
** Also, the gorilla boss in "Hakuna Matata" is abusively difficult.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[NintendoHard Horribly,]] ''[[GuideDangit horribly]]'' subverted by the second level, "Can't Wait To Be King". Figuring out just which way the pink monkeys have to be facing in order to get flung into the right direction is an exercise in patience.
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patience. Also, (while technically not a monkey) the gorilla boss in "Hakuna Matata" is abusively difficult.



* IndyEscape: There are several instances where you have to escape a RollingBoulder.
** And they can be oh so frustrating if you haven't mastered roll by then.

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* IndyEscape: There are several instances where you have to escape a RollingBoulder.
** And
RollingBoulder, and they can be oh so frustrating if you haven't mastered roll by then.



* LethalLavaLand: Level 8, "Be Prepared". Especially {{egregious}} as the level [[AdaptationExpansion is not based on any scene in the movie.]] Yes, there is lava during the song of the same name in the film, but Simba doesn't appear in it, and it happens much earlier. Doesn't change the fact that it is a tough stage.
** Apparently they developed the game prior to the release of the movie, and based it on storyboards. There was allegedly supposed to be a scene where Simba dodges geysers as he passes through the elephant graveyard, but they cut it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILeyo1iv0A]].

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* LethalLavaLand: Level 8, "Be Prepared". Especially {{egregious}} as the level [[AdaptationExpansion is not based on any scene in the movie.]] Yes, there is lava during the song of the same name in the film, but Simba doesn't appear in it, and it happens much earlier. Doesn't change the fact that it is a tough stage.
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stage. Apparently they developed the game prior to the release of the movie, and based it on storyboards. There was allegedly supposed to be a scene where Simba dodges geysers as he passes through the elephant graveyard, but they cut it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILeyo1iv0A]].com/watch?v=kILeyo1iv0A cut it]].



* MoodWhiplash: Mirroring the film, going from the Somber "Simba's Exile" stage to the lush bright jungle and music of "Hakuna Matata".
** Or the bonus levels between the Adult!Simba levels.
* NintendoHard: Infamously so, to the point where the creators of the game were delighted when two people in the audience had actually beaten the second level. [[http://np.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2bef9h/walked_in_to_a_gaming_pawn_shop_last_night_walked/cj4ysdi Years later, one of the developers apologized on reddit.]]
** On the bright side, pressing B+A+R+R+Y and 'Start' on the SNES controller (or Right+A+A+B and 'Start' on the Genesis controller) opens up a hidden menu that allows to toggle invulnerability on (as well as selecting the level).

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* MoodWhiplash: Mirroring the film, going from the Somber "Simba's Exile" stage to the lush bright jungle and music of "Hakuna Matata". \n** Or the bonus levels between the Adult!Simba levels.
* NintendoHard: Infamously so, to the point where the creators of the game were delighted when two people in the audience had actually beaten the second level. [[http://np.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2bef9h/walked_in_to_a_gaming_pawn_shop_last_night_walked/cj4ysdi Years later, one of the developers apologized on reddit.]]
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]] On the bright side, pressing B+A+R+R+Y and 'Start' on the SNES controller (or Right+A+A+B and 'Start' on the Genesis controller) opens up a hidden menu that allows to toggle invulnerability on (as well as selecting the level).



* ShoutOut: The gorilla boss at the end of the "Hakuna Matata" level, climbing higher and higher while throwing coconuts Simba has to dodge, might be a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' homage.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILeyo1iv0A A developer also said]] it was based on storyboarded character that was cut from the movie.

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* ShoutOut: The gorilla boss at the end of the "Hakuna Matata" level, climbing higher and higher while throwing coconuts Simba has to dodge, might be a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' homage.
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homage. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILeyo1iv0A A developer also said]] it was based on storyboarded character that was cut from the movie.
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