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1. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:47 GMT
Virgin Interactive knew how to make good licensed titles, ranging from MegaDrive Aladdin to Game Boy Pinocchio. This is one of them. Based on the 1994 Disney movie of the same name, you take control of Simba through these ten stages (First six: cub; last four: lion) through these beautifull designed and detailed expositions. The stampede stage even looks like that infamous moment from the movie! The soundtrack is seemingly 100% faithful to that of the movie, which is cool thing as they sound great. The control is absorbing as well and easy to follow. What makes this game stand out from those two aforementioned titles on the top is that it's very difficult. And that's a good thing, because I love challenge in a game; though it may take some awhile to get past the second stage. Continues are limited and there are items aplenty. If you collect a huge bug while in a stage, you'll find yourself in a Bonus Stage featuring either Timon or Pumbaa, which is fun. This game's plotline and stages are almost very closely accurate to the movie. A very fun, though hard, game.Peace!
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2. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:49 GMT
I'm 90% certain that Virgin Interactive only published them - I know Mega Drive Aladdin was developed by Shiny Entertainment, but not sure about Lion King. Great game though, just wish I could get past I Just Can't Wait to be King - so many broken controllers on that level.
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3. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:50 GMT
My god I actually have this game. I'll need to give it a spin soon.
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4. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:51 GMT
I haven't beaten stage two until the summer I was Seventeen! Seventeen!!! It should not have taken me that long for me to have beaten that stage, but it DID!!! Finally showed it last year. Glad to have finally gotten further.
5. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:51 GMT
Lion King for SNES was Virgin. Just checked the cart.
6. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:54 GMT
Was stage two Can't Wait To Be King? The ostrich ride was so friggin' annoying!
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7. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:55 GMT
@StarFox - Yes it was! And I'll not get into the details as to how many years it took me to finally vanquish it!!!The first one had the arrows, but the second one didn't; so for the latter you'd have to be lucky to get past it.Also, those THROWING MONKEYS!!!! I'm surprised they haven't made me throw my cookies.
Edited on Thu 5th November, 2009 @ 21:58 by WanderFan91
8. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 22:11 GMT
Just watching the video of that level again makes me want to throw my computer screen! But for some reason, I kept on renting it again and again, so it was still fun, though hard!
9. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 22:13 GMT
The Third-Rate Gamer does a hilarious review of this on youtube. I'll have to post a link later; love me some T-R G.
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10. Posted: Thu 5th Nov 2009 22:21 GMT
Perhaps I've should said in my thoughtbox: "Can't Wait to Be King (Stage Two) - Public Enemy No. 1 of Video Games" That would've been humorous. :3
Unfortunately, I only got to the seventh stage, on my last continue, before I had even left (visiting hours, y'see). [sigh] Shame, 'cause I would've liked to have tried the final three stages.
Edited on Fri 6th November, 2009 @ 01:45 by WanderFan91
11. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 01:50 GMT
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12. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 01:57 GMT
I still have that game, and YES, the 'Can't Wait to be King' level was SO ANNOYING OMG. freaking ostrich riding BS right there DDDDD:
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13. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:13 GMT
I'm still surprised that I even managed to beat the "I Can't Wait to Be King" stage (two). I'm sure there are others here who managed to beat it as well. ...right? I don't blame you if you didn't, I mean, those monkeys have to be roared into the correct position to be thrown to your destination without falling down. Also, how does shallow water immediately kill you??? What is that about?!
Edited on Fri 6th November, 2009 @ 02:16 by WanderFan91
14. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:15 GMT
@StarBoy: i did. i loved that game! i played the crap out of it.
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15. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:16 GMT
This game freaking rocked.
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16. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:18 GMT
@StarBoy: I've beaten the entire game before. that level in particular was always a thorn in my side no matter when i played it, though. :3
17. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:19 GMT
I think my dad beat it once.
18. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:19 GMT
@tbd - Tell me about it.EDIT: Also, death from shallow water is cheap!
Edited on Fri 6th November, 2009 @ 02:56 by WanderFan91
19. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 03:03 GMT
Ugh.. yeah I hated that part... loved the stage though, even if I rarely get past it. I don't know how I had the patience for it when I was 7 :S. Ahh brings back memories, used to rent it out quite often.
20. Posted: Fri 6th Nov 2009 03:48 GMT
I haven't played the SNES version, but I do have and have played the Genesis version, which according to the comments, is the same game (unlike Aladdin). I could beat level 2 as a preteen easily once someone finally told me that jumping on the waves in the water doesn't kill you like the normal water does. The farthest I've gotten without cheating is level 6, Hakuna Matata. I just couldn't make it up that dumb waterfall with the falling logs, although I may be able to do it if I tried now. I hate how the level select code takes you back to level 2 after you beat the level on which you started.
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