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The Lion King


The Lion King

The Lion King
Publisher: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Virgin Interactive, Sega Master System Sega Game Gear Sega

Developer: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Westwood Studios, Disney Software, Krisalis Sega Master System Sega Game Gear Syrox

System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System

ROM Size: Sega Master System Sega Game Gear 512kB, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis 3MB

Genre: Action















Number of Players: 1

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis JP 1994-12-09 ¥7,800 T-70083
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis US 1994 $? T-70316
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis EU 1994 T-70316-50
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis DE 1994  ?DM T-70316-18
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis ES 1994  ?Pts T-70316-06
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis FR 1994  ?FF T-70316-09
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis IT 1994  ?₤ T-70316-13
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis UK 1994 £? T-70316-05
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis AU 199x $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis AU (Platinum) 199x $? FLIO00SMC
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis KR 199x ₩? GM95006JT
Sega Master System EU 1994 £? MK-27081-50
Sega Master System DE 1994  ?DM MK-27081-18
Sega Master System ES 1994  ?Pts MK-27081-06
Sega Master System FR 1994  ?FF MK-27081-09
Sega Master System IT 1994  ?₤ MK-27081-13
Sega Master System PT 1996 $5,990
Sega Master System UK 1994 £? MK-27081-05
Sega Master System AU 199x $? FLIO00SEC
Sega Master System BR 1994 $? 028450
Sega Game Gear JP 1995-01-13 ¥3,800 G-3363
Sega Game Gear US 1994 $?  ?
Sega Game Gear US (Majesco) 199x $? 1205
Sega Game Gear EU 1994 £?  ?
Sega Game Gear DE 1994  ?DM  ?
Sega Game Gear FR 1994  ?FF  ?
Sega Game Gear BR 199x $?  ?


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The Lion King (ライオンキング) is a platform game developed by Westwood Studios, Inc., Virgin Interactive, and Dark Technologies, and published by Virgin Interactive, Walt Disney Computer Software, and Sega for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System, and several other consoles. It was developed for the Lion King franchise and follows a story and plot similar to the film.

Although intended for children, the game was often criticized for its difficulty even with easier settings. Despite the difficulty, it was rated positively by reviewers and gamers alike.

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Localised Names

Language Localised Name English Translation
English The Lion King The Lion King
Japanese ライオンキング Lion King
French Le Roi Lion The Lion King
German Der König der Löwen The Lion King
Spanish El rey león The Lion King
Italian Il Re Leone The Lion King

Production Credits

Mega Drive Version

Westwood Studios:

Creative Director/Producer: Louis Castle
Programming: Rob Povey, Barry Green
Assistant Programming: Ronald Pieket-Weeserik
Programming Support: Milo X Ballan, David "Hmmmmm" Dettmer
Lead Designer: Seth Mendelsohn
Assistant Designer: Erik Yeo
Background Art: Joseph B Hewitt IV, Kevin Oxland VIE UK, Hans Piwenitzky, Rick Parks
Animation: Cindy Chinn, David Dame, Penina Finger, Elie Arabian, Matt Hansel, Aaron Powell
Animation Clean-Up: Doug Verhaal, Barbarajo Shillings, John Pedraja, Mike Muehlendorf, Ken Seward
Audio Direction: Paul Mudra
Music & Sound: Matt Furniss-Krisalis Software, Ltd.
Sound Driver: Krisalis Software, Ltd.
Manual Design: Edith Laramore
Quality Assurance Coordination: Glenn Sperry
Quality Assurance:Kenneth Dunne, Michael Lightner, Jesse Clemit, Chris Rubyor, Brad Roberts, Troy Leonard, William Baca, John & Patrick Sweeney
Executive Producer: Brett W Sperry
Vice President Product Development: Christopher D Yates
Special Thanks To: Colin Gordon-VIE UK, Dave Chapman-VIE UK, Felix Kupis, Ted Morris, Lawrence Hiler-Chip Level Designs, David O'Riva-Bitmasters, Donna, Tony, Samantha & James Castle, Linda, Jennifer & Kimberly Green

Disney Software:

Senior Producer: Patrick Gilmore
Assistant Producer: Michael Giacchino
Artwork: John Fiorito, Alex Schaeffer, Christina Vann, Ann-Bettina Colace
Additional Art: Katy Adams, Thomas Ang, Tom Breeden, Kurt Dumas, Hugh Jamieson, Roddy Novarro, Rob Titus
Art Support: Arden Ishimaru
Storyboards/Concept Art: Erik Wiese
Additional Music: Jeff Rona-Media Ventures, Inc.
Software Production Admin.: C. Steve Booth
Production Assistant: Joseph Santos
Product Analyst: Eric Ventura, Joseph Reyes, Toby Espiritu, Julius Baldueza, Daryl David

Disney Animation Services:

Producer: Paul Curasi
Creative/Technical Consultant: Chuck Williams
Production Coordinator: Cammie Cavallin
Assistant to the Producer: Annette Laguer
Business Manager: Darrell Brown
Production Assistant: Cyndi Sager
Production Designer: Keith Newton
Supervising Animator: Chris Bradley
Animators: Anthony Michaels, Aaron Blaise, Darko cesar, Serguei Koushnerov, Rob Corley, Travis Blaise, Branko Mihanovic, Sasha Dorogov, Elliot Bour, Phil Boyd, Tim Hodge
Assistant Animators: Merritt Andrews, Caroline Clifford, Craig Crasso
Clean-Up Artists: arden Chan, Kevin Proctor, Anthony Stanley
Image Processing Specialist: Pamela Darley
Assistant Editor: Gary Blair
Support Associate Trainee: Brent Tiano
Special Thanks To: Roger Allers, Ruben Aquino, Clare Baren, Jeff Dixon, Don Hahn, Rob Minoff, Ruben Procopio, Bob Stanton

Virgin Interactive Entertainment:

Vice President: Neil Young
Production Coordinators: Robb Alvey, Jeff Ziel
Assistant Coordinators: David Fries, Jeff Buccellato
Design Support: David Bishop, Chris Baver, Jared Brinkley, Sarah Thompson-VIE UK, Julian Rignal
Q/A Manager: Dave Maxey
Q/A Group Head: Chris McFarland
Lead Analyst: Jon Williams
Analyst: Scott Manning, Chad Soares, Stacey Mendoza, Craig McCoy, Paul Shoener, Chris Rausch

Additional Testing: Paul Villaneuva III, Eric Reid, Josh Kales, Anthony Nicholas, Joshua Madson, Richard Chan, Jay Yi, Mark Holloway, Duane Peralta, Josh Coon, Colin Elliott, Mike Galindo, Candace Galindo

Master System and Game Gear Versions

Developed in the UK by Syrox Developments
Produced and Programmed by: Dominic Wood
Graphic Artists: Mark Knowles, Tony West, Mickey Adams, John Green, Jim Studt, Jason Green, Kevin Watts, Andrew Cambridge, Kevin McMahon
Music and Sound: Krisalis, Matt Furniss
Virgin Interactive Europe:

Product Producer: Ian Mathias</br>
Test Manager: Kevin Turner
Testers: Tony Hinds, John Martin, Paul Welton, Simon Humber, Tony Byus, Michael Wenn, Carl Perrin, Alon Malka

Disney Software:

Sr. Producer: Patrick Gilmore
Assistant Producer: Michael Giacchino

Sega of America:

Producer: Rhonda Van
Assistant Producer: Erik Whaiberg
Product Manager: Chrissie Huneke
Test Lead: Crisi Albertson
Assistant Leads: Kimberly Rogers, Ben Cureton
Testers: Sam Saliba, Rachael Bristol, Jeffery Kessler, Joel Breton, Carey Camacho, Bill Person, Blair Bullock, Gregg Vogt, Todd Morgan, Don Carmichael, Maria Tuzzo, Amine Khoury, Ben Szymkowiak, Randy Kriedt, Kif Davis, Daniel Wong, Bart Larrenaga, Mark Griffin

Physical Scans

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Sega Mega Drive/Genesis 84 Sega Retro Average
Based on 12 reviews
Publication Score Source
CD Consoles ­† 56 №1, p156/157/158/159
Consoles + 94
Computer & Video Games 79 №157, p87
EGM 80
GamesMaster 90 №23, p46
Game Players 94
Joypad 93 №36, p82/83/84/85
Mean Machines Sega 87 №26, p58/59/60/61
Player One 95 №47, p94/95/96/97
Sega Power 79 №61, p44/45/46
Sega Pro 90 №39, p38/39
VG&CE 70
Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, AU
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Silver Cart variant
Mega Drive, AU (Sega Platinum Collection)
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Mega Drive, UK
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Mega Drive, FR
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Mega Drive, DE
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Mega Drive, ES
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Sega Master System 83 Sega Retro Average
Based on 3 reviews
Publication Score Source
Mean Machines Sega 86 №27, p114
Player One 75 №48, p149
Sega Pro 87 №39, p73
Master System, EU
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Master System, UK
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Master System, FR
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Master System, DE
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Master System, ES
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Master System, IT
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Master System, BR
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Master System, AU
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Sega Game Gear 68 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
Player One 68 №48, p149
Game Gear, US
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Game Gear, US (Majesco)
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Game Gear, EU
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Game Gear, JP
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Game Gear, BR
Game Gear, FR
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Game Gear, DE
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Game Gear, ES
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Game Gear, IT
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