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Super Lion King

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Title Screen

Super Lion King

Also known as: The Lion King (title screen)
Developer: Super Game
Publisher: Sugar Softec
Platform: Unlicensed NES


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

Super Lion King is one of those rare instances where a bootleg port of a game is more accurate than the official port of it.

Unused Graphics

Hmmm...
To do:
Compare the early Aladdin graphics with their final counterparts.
Early Final
Super Lion King-earlysupergamelogo.png Super Lion King-finalsupergamelogo.png

An early version of Super Game's logo can be found after the level graphics, with the corresponding tilemap at 0x2A010. It's unknown if the corresponding palette exists within the game's data, or what "K64" means.

Interestingly, the same "Super Game" logo was used in another Super Game's game, BomberBoy, suggesting BomberBoy was developed before this game.

Super Lion King-earlyaladdingraphics.png

Graphics from an early version of Super Game's Aladdin bootleg. Their presence suggests that Aladdin was already in development at this point.

Revisional Differences

Two versions of the game were released: the original Mapper 114 release, and the more common Mapper 4 version. They are nearly identical, except that the Mapper 4 version disables the Bug Toss bonus minigame and stays on the Super Game logo screen for less time.

What's left of Bug Toss in the Mapper 4 version can be accessed by enabling FCEUX cheat 01FB:08 on the title screen and pressing Start. It's mostly intact, though some of the sprites are missing and it will crash after the "Bugs Collected" screen.