A hard game to beat, but a great game to play.
- The storyline is based off the movie so; I do not think I need to explain that. So if you have seen the movie (which everybody has), then their is no point in me explaining the plot.
- The gameplay is pretty good. The game is a side-scrolling platform game, with the controlled character having to leap, climb, run and descend from platform to platform. There is an exception during the level The Stampede, where Simba is running towards the camera dodging wildebeest and leaping over rocks. In the game are two bars that appear on the HUD. To the left is the roar meter, which must be fully charged for Simba's roar to be effective. To the right is the health bar which decreases when Simba is hurt. At the bottom left of the screen is a counter showing how many lives Simba has remaining. Health can be restored by collecting bugs which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some rare health-damaging bugs also exist.
- The graphics are pretty nice. Everybody and everything almost looks exactly alike from the movie.
- The sound effects are great, but the voice-overs in the game could of been clearer. The music is pretty good. In the Super Nintendo version which I rented beforehand, the music was better in a lot of ways. In the Sega Genesis version, you hear only music throughout the game, but in the Super Nintendo version, you could hear vocals as well as the music.
Overall, I give this game an 8 out of 10. I just wish I had the Super Nintendo version instead, because everything is more "crisp" in that version.