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    FAQ/Walkthrough by Videogamer

    Version: Final | Updated: 05/13/07 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Videogamerís The Lion King FAQ
    Iím back with another faq.  This time itís for The Lion King.  Of course 
    all the characters and settings in the game are copyright Disney and 
    Virgin Games.
    This FAQ is copyright 2000, 2005 by Videogamer and it may only be posted 
    on Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com) and vgstrategies.about.com.
    Updates: I've added a reader contribution, and with that I think this guide
    is probably as complete as it's going to be.  So, unless something absolutely
    groundbreaking is revealed about the game, this is the final update.
    Contents (version Final)
    1) Intro. and legal stuff (above)
    2) A Few Basics
    3) The Walkthrough
    4) Reader Contributions (new for version 1.4)
    5) Miscellaneous (Cheats, Game Genie, ect.)
    A Few Basics
    Controls on the Genesis: A is roar, B is slash (adult), and C is jump. 
    (default, can be changed)
    To do a standing slash/throw/maul you need to roll your thumb from B to C 
    (difficult), or use the X, Y, or Z button if you have a 6-button 
    controller.  Rolling is accomplished by pusing diagonally down-left 
    or down-right on the D-pad.
    The Walkthrough
    This should be a fairly detailed walkthrough of the game.  If you havenít 
    seen the movie already, be warned that there are spoilers in this 
    walkthrough.  Now, letís get on with it.
    The Pridelands
     This is a fairly simple introductory level to learn the basics.  That 
     doesnít mean there arenít secrets here though.  Below the first continue 
     point, you might notice an African red bug (life meter extender).  Walk 
     off the left edge of the rock with the porcupine near the continue
     point, and then you can jump to the bug.  Near the top on the right, 
     there is an area you can jump into with a porcupine and a 1-up (only a 
     porcupine if you have 9 lives already) and roll through the opening 
     there for an area with a few goodies.  The bonus bug in this level is 
     at the top left of the level in a tree.  To beat the hyena boss, avoid 
     his attacks until he gets tired, then pounce him.
    Just Canít Wait To Be King
     In the first part you have to jump on the heads of giraffes.  Then you 
     get to an area with monkeys in trees.  Roar at the two pink ones then 
     jump on the rhino to go to the first ostrich ride.  The 
     first one is pretty straightforward, just follow the arrows:  up is 
     jump, down is duck, and 2 ups is double jump.  On the second ride, 
     jump, duck, jump, jump, duck, double jump, duck, duck, and double jump.  
     Now, roar at the monkey by the third continue marker, and jump on the 
     left rhino.  When youíre stopped by another pink monkey, roar at it, 
     then jump across the logs to the side you were on and jump on the rhino 
     again.  Then roar at the two pink monkeys on the island youíre on and 
     grab the bonus bug while youíre there.  Now, jump on the rhino and exit 
     the level.
    The Elephant Graveyard
     Here, wait for the two hyenas to pounce together to move, then defeat 
     them both at once.  Now, just follow the straight path to the end.
     A few things to watch out for would be the bonus bug just up and left 
     of the third hyena.  Also the elephant hides will break after three 
     jumps on them.  Donít let the green stuff after the continue point 
     touch you.  Finally, you have to defeat three hyenas to destroy the
     bones blocking the exit to the level.
    The Stampede
     Stand at the middle right when you start.  After a wildebeest passes you 
     on the right, stand on the right side of the screen until a wildebeest 
     jumps in the middle of the screen.  Then go to the middle and jump to 
     avoid the rocks.  I find it easiest to stay near the middle
     for the rest of the level while avoiding rocks, than being on the sides 
     avoiding wildebeests.  A ? indicates that a rock will be to the left 
     or right of the center.
    Simbaís Exile
     Not much to say here, just try to avoid the falling rocks and definitely 
     avoid the rolling boulders.  Donít go down any of the holes with ledges 
     for climbing out since none of them that I know of contain anything good.
     *correction, see reader contributions*  There are a lot of tricky jumps 
     in this level and the penalty for missing one is often landing on thorns, 
     so be careful.
    Hakuna Matata
     This is definitely a relief after going through Simbaís Exile.  Go down 
     the right side of all waterfall slides and hold right on the d-pad for 
     an easier experience in this level.  After the first continue point, 
     jump over the waterfall to find another one that will also make your 
     experience through this level easier.  Now use the falling logs to 
     jump to the top of the waterfall, then go left and snag the bonus bug.  
     Then just go right, then down to meet the level boss.  To defeat this 
     gorilla, use the roll to send the coconuts rolling back at him, or wait 
     until he does his ground pound, and hit him. Youíll have to do this 6 
    Simbaís Destiny
     Now, Simba is finally an adult.  Your slash is your main attack, so 
     donít be afraid to use it on every enemy.  Between the first and second 
     packs of leopards is a bonus bug hidden behind some vines near a monkey.  
     There is also a roar meter extender to the right of the last pack
     of leopards and last rolling boulder.
    Be Prepared
     Compared to this level, the others before it are a cinch.  At the 
     start, go right avoiding the lava drops.  Then defeat the two leopards 
     by repeatedly slashing them.  Now you jump over 3 volcanoes, be sure to 
     defeat the bats above them as you jump.  Now you need to defeat
     a hyena and leopard.  Now you need to carefully time your jumps over 3 
     more volcanoes with two of them having bats above them, and a hyena 
     between the second and third ones.  Now, go right some more and avoid 
     the dripping lava and defeat a hyena.  Then you have to jump over two more 
     volcanoes and defeat a leopard.  After jumping over that second volcano, 
     walk left and into the wall for a roar extending bug, and a life 
     restoring beetle.  Now, go right avoiding more lava drops and defeating 
     even more bats, hyenas, and leopards.
      Now you will be at a dead end with three volcanoes.  Slash the rock 
     just to the upper right of the middle volcano until it falls and allows 
     you passage to the other half of the level.  Now you ride the log on the 
     lava.  When you have to jump onto the platform the log goes under,  I 
     recommend defeating the hyena, but not the leopard if you want to catch 
     the log on time.  At the end of the ride, youíll have to outrun a 
     rolling boulder, then immediately face a leopard.  After that, jump up 
     and down the ledges to the next log.  When it stops, you
     can just jump and slash to defeat the two leopards.  Now, just walk to 
     the part described below.
     Now, I will explain how to get past the end part with the 4 volcanoes.  
     I have numbered the volcanoes for convenience, #1 is on the far left 
     #2 is to the right of it, #3 is to the right of #2, and #4 is 
     on the far right.  #1 will erupt first, so stand to the left of it.  
     Then stand on #1 while #2 erupts.  After that, here is  the order of 
     which to jump:  #2, #1, #2, #3, #1, #2, #3, #4, #3, #2, #1, #2, #3, #4, 
     #3, #2, #3, #4, and youíre finished with the volcanoes. (note, this is 
     one of 2 or 3 possible scenarios, if yours is different, all I can tell 
     you is to avoid the lava and rocks until the fourth volcano becomes 
     plugged up.)
    Simbaís Return
     First, go into the middle cave of your three choices, then defeat the 
     three hyenas and go into the cave directly to the right of the one you 
     came into for a life meter extending bug.  Now, return to 
     the area you started in.  Go into the farthest right cave and follow 
     the set path.
      After going through a few caves, you will have more than one option, 
     go into the first cave directly  to the left of the one you entered 
     from at this point.  When youíre faced with multiple choices again, 
     take the farthest left cave, then defeat the hyenas in there to finish 
     the level.  
    Pride Rock
     To fight scar the first two times, land two slashes on scar, then maul 
     him when he sticks his tongue out (B+C, or one of the x,y,or z buttons). 
     Just do this two or three times, and heíll leave.  When you have to climb 
     the rocks to get to the top of pride rock, try not to jump on the middle 
     of the nine rocks, or you might get yourself surrounded by the fire. 
     Now, at the final battle just do the same thing, and throw Scar off the 
     cliff. To throw Scar off the cliff, you need to keep throwing him around 
     until he stops putting up a fight.  Then you'll be able to throw him 
     farther than usual and that's when you throw him off the cliff.    
     Now, listen to Simba roar.
    Reader Contributions
    In the elephant grave yard, there is another bug to get that you didnít 
    mention. To get it, you need to jump to the top of the first jump from 
    rock to rock thing. When you get to the top, kill the bird, but 
    DONíT FALL DOWN. Take a running leap from the top to the ledge on the 
    right side of the screen. Roll through the apparently solid rock face 
    to reach the ledge with a blue bottle bug thingy. (And a bird too
    unfortunately). When you jump back down, keep to the left of the screen 
    or fall down the hole and die if you really want to.
    Also, when you see the continue just above the bone spikes further on, 
    get it. It doesnít matter if you do die because a continue is better 
    than a life. Iíll also mention that you can roll or jump through
    the bone blockades.
    When it gets really tricky towards the end of the Stampede level, you
    can actually go to the left of the screen and just run. The two rocks 
    that pop up donít even hurt Simba, he runs straight through them.
    In the Hakuna Matata level, once you make it to the top of the waterfall 
    where you have to jump on the logs. Go right but instead of falling down 
    the mini waterfall, jump over it and land on the ledge with the frog. Kill 
    the frog and jump to the ledge above it. Kill the frog there to if you 
    need to then roll through the wall for a health bug. Then go down like 
    usual and kill the gorilla.
    Here is a contribution from Lunapi
    Actually, those holes in Simba's Exile do contain some goodies. The third 
    one, if you roll though the wall on the left, you get a checkered health 
    beetle, though you need to roll back out. In the fourth one, you roll to 
    the left again and it leads you to a bonus bug. You have to swing back out 
    and land on the second rock-running path, missing the first one 
    altogether. Also, right before the end where you swing across little rocks 
    the second time, you roll to the left again immediately before that, 
    and there's a 1up (if you need it) being a peice of rock scenery. Note 
    that the only ones I'd consider worth getting are the bonus bug (since 
    you also miss a rock) and the 1up, as the health beetle seems 
    only good if you are about to die, since you can still get hit by rocks 
    trying to get out of the hole.
    Here is a contribution from Monica
    I don't know if you're still editing it, but I noticed that in Be Prepared, 
    once you fall off the ledge when you reach the 3 geysers/volcanoes at the 
    dead end, go back wards and you will go into the rock. If you keep going, 
    you'll find one of those blue roar bugs.
    Iíve found a whole bunch of Game Genie Codes for this game.  Go to:
    Also be sure to check out the link to Gamesages.
    Level Select and Invincibility 
    At the Options screen, press Right, A, A, B, Start. Two new options will 
    appear for invincibility and level select (unfortunately, it's a really
    poor level select since unless you choose the last level, you play the
    level selected then level 2 until the end)
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