Lion and the King

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Lion and the King
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The Code Monkeys
Midas Interactive
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Lion and the King
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Lion and the King is a video game released for the PlayStation in 2000, and published by Midas Interactive. While there is a variety of mini-games targeted for young children, the game has the peculiarity of having more of a cinematic feel, rather than playable portions.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Since many years the animals have been living together peacefully in the jungle. Of course, there had been fights, but the strong and intelligent Lion King always managed to settle them.

The Panther, however, had been envious of the power of the king for a long time. When the lioness got a baby and the lion did not worry so much about the animals, the Panther instigated the animals against their king. The Lion and his family were brought out of the jungle and the Panther ruled like a tyrant.

One day the little lion heard from the birds, how much the animals in the jungle had suffered from the Panther’s cruelty. He started thinking, how to help the animals

Reception[edit | edit source]

The animated feature included, like most of the Dingo Pictures ones, released by Midas Interactive and Phoenix Games, has been widely panned for its cheap-looking animation, awkward-sounding English dub, irritating characters, and misplaced music. It's also considered, along with the box art, mainly a rip-off of Disneys's The Lion King.