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Lion King 2: Simba's Mighty Adventure

Lion King 2: Simba's Mighty Adventure by Activision Lion King 2: Simba's Mighty Adventure
by Activision

Platform: PlayStation
ESRB Rating: Everyone
ASIN: B00004TEXY

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Features:
• Based on characters from the Lion King animated feature film
• 3-D-platform adventure game
• Avoid jungle obstacles, and battle beasts who challenge your power
• 10 levels include elephant graveyard, wildebeest stampede, and wildfire
• Minigames include catching bugs with Timon and Pumbaa, and martial-arts practice with Rafiki

Amazon.com Product Description: Simba's rite of passage from princely cub to king of the jungle is documented on the PlayStation with Disney's The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure. In this 3-D adventure, players will take Simba through 10 levels, avoiding treacherous jungle obstacles and besting other beasts. Every level that Simba completes gets him closer to the throne, as he collects paw points and other items that signal his progress. But the game's more than just a platform power struggle; many different minigames will keep the young prince trained and entertained on his way to the top.

Customer Reviews:
Step down Scar!, December 4, 2002
Reviewer: Sam from N.C.
When I got it I played it and finished in in two hours.
The levels are really fun, the mini games are exiting, the movie clips make it even better.
But what disopointed me was the levels are short, and most them are very easy,(once you get the hang of it). But then again, there are some very chalanging levels too.
If you love the Lion King as much as I do you will really enjoy this game!

You might want to work on that little roar of yours, January 25, 2002
Reviewer: Sara from Arlington, MA United States
This game could have been quite good, but unfortunately, it seems to miss all possible target audiences. It's too easy and annoying for adults and too hard and annoying for kids. The games big drawback is its clunky controls, which don't allow for the careful movements you'll need to land Simba on the next highest ledge or get rid of those pesky hyenas. Speaking of which, your anti-hyena arsenal is fairly [bad]. As young Simba, you have a roar with [little] range, a pounce which looks more like a bellyflop, and a rolling attack which can easily send you rolling off one of those narrow platforms. As adult Simba you have....the exact same attacks. You would think that maybe Simba's roar would become more effective, his pounce more impressive, or at least that he'd trade that roll in for a maul. But no, he's just bigger.

Storywise, this game doesn't have much to offer. Nine levels or so take you through both the original Lion King and the direct to video sequel. Clips from the movie, looking a bit high on pixels in their translation, attempt to bridge the segments, but unless you've already seen both movies, it won't make much sense. The shortened plot of the two films omits everything from Mufasa's death to the first half of the sequel which, it seems, is actually about Simba repeatedly rescuing his adult daughter and having a final showdown with Zira.

The graphics department doesn't offer much either. In polygon form, the characters look chunky and uninteresting. None of them are animated too well, making the game seem even more dated. The music and sound effects are all right with a few pretty good choral pieces. But someone forgot to compose a final battle score, so Simba fights Zira to an uninspired "doo dee dee doo". Only Timon and Pumbaa seem to retain their original voices; everyone else has been redubbed with varying degrees of sucess.

Playing through the game allows you to discover mini-games and eventually a puzzle game (the type where a picture is broken up into squares that you slide around to complete the image). The mini-games consist of a matching game with young Kiara (who looks a lot llike young Simba who looks a lot like young Nala), a bug catching game, Rafiki fighting off hyenas, and a whack-a-mole game with Timon and Pumbaa. Some of these are kind of fun, but the controls are still so unresponsive that the enjoyment is diminished. The puzzle game is about what you'd expect.

I played through the easy mode of this game in a few hours. After that, I felt no need to pick it up again. Kids and adults who really love TLK might like this game. But adults are better off saving up for an eventually DVD release of the film and kids will probably have more fun just watching the movies.

They should've called it..., January 6, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer from not telling
Simba's Mighty Flop. I have the GameBoy version, and believe me it is not much. Only 10 levels, 4 bonus games that I don't even like, and annoying music. All you do is run around, get stars, jump on enemies, and that's it. The only attacks you get are scratch, roar, and jump. The way you get through level 1 is to jump on Zawzhu, the little bird. Definately disappointing.

Hurry little Simba, November 28, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from Riverside, ca usa
I have this game personly I do think this is one of the better disney games that is out there for ritht now for the playstaion one. The game is kinda of tuff and it is a whole lot of fun for all. If you lloved the movie then you would like this one too. Since it dose have clips from both films that makes this game even better

This really ..., January 21, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from wont tell
This game is horrid. The controls are bad the moves are bad the sound is bad. If you walk over to a clif say, to jump to the other side, you get to the edge and simba jumps off. Poor simba! Anyway with all the bad stuff this game also lacks any chalange whatsoever. this is junk. Even a 4 yearold got bored with it. and I am 12

A disappointment., January 11, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from Atlanta, GA USA
I was expecting this game to be more than it was. The graphics were excellent, as were the movie clips which helped to build story line. Now I'll get to what this game lacked. Levels were short, and left no room for "exploration". Simba's attacks do not increase as he gets older. It seems slash, maul, etc. were removed. My guess is for violence reasons. Pounce, roll, and roar are his only attacks, which proves to be awkward later in the game. This game is aimed highly at a younger age group. I finished the game in a little over an hour; it was hardly a challenge for me. I am a die hard Lion King fan, and regardless of the disappointment, I'm glad they finally decided to release a 3D formatted game based on TLK. As I said before, this one's for the younger gamers, they should enjoy it.

Worth playing, collection for The Lion King Fans., December 27, 2000
Reviewer: simbaatbornwild from Shanghai, China
After several months' waiting I got the game from the shelf in the store. And directly went home to play it, compared with the first version this one is obviously better. And also gave me a little surprise of containing both TLK1 and Simba's Pride. Then let's focus on the game itself, talking about the handling, 3-D game would give a confusion at first, yet this game didn't take me long to get used of the controlling. The adding of the characters, voices and the movie clips will let those who haven't watched the original movie getting some ideas about the story line. Well, I have to say the game also has some flaws. First our King's attacting means seem to be alittle too simple, even being an adult he couldn't use slash or maul, it's not a very good idea to remove his classic stance--wrestling. The second thing is the viewpoint, I can't change it freely. And looks like even in the movie clips, the voice providers are somewhat changed--giving a weird feeling toward those who have watched the origingal movie. But anyway, nothing's perfect. This game is worth playing and collecting after all, like I said, especially for those The Lion King Fans!

Loved it!, December 26, 2000
Reviewer: A gamer from Arizona
If you love Lion King, you'll love this game! It has tons of action and great graphics. It's sure to be a hit with the kids, and grown-ups will enjoy it too!


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