The Lion King is a side-scrolling platform game in which players control the protagonist, Simba, through the events of the film, going through both child and adult forms as the game progresses. In the first half of the game, players control Simba as a cub, who primarily defeats enemies by jumping on them. Simba' roar consumes a replenishable meter and can be used to stun enemies or solve puzzles. In the second half of the game, Simba becomes an adult and gains access to various combat moves such as scratching, mauling, and throws. In either form, Simba loses a life if he runs out of health or encounters an instant-death obstacle, such as a bottomless pit or a rolling boulder.
The player can collect various types of bugs. Some bugs restore Simba's health and roar meters, other rare bugs can increase these meters for the remainder of the game, and black spiders reduce Simba's health. By finding certain bugs hidden in certain levels, the player enters bonus levels as Timon and Pumbaa to earn extra lives and continues. In Pumbaa's stages, he collects falling bugs and items until either one hits the bottom of the screen or when he eats a bad bug, and in Timon's stages, he hunts for bugs within a time limit while avoiding spiders.
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PLAYERS: 1 Player
GENRE: Action, Platform
RELEASE YEAR: 1994