The Lion King (Game Gear)
|The Lion King|
This game has a prototype article
When the Sega logo appears, hold Up. When the screen turns black, release Up, then press Down, Left, Right, Up, Down. You'll hear a sound if the code was entered correctly. The level select screen will appear when you begin a new game. A build date will also be displayed.
A leftover from a prototype version of the game can be found in the final game's data. If the value at RAM address C634 is changed to 01 it will be enabled.
In this mode, Simba is completely invincible, even to off-screen falls. Simba will also walk straight through enemies or harmful objects, and cannot interact with them. Due to this, any levels featuring a Boss at the end cannot be completed unless Fly Mode is deactivated by changing the value back to 00.
Holding 2 will freeze Simba's sprite, and enable free movement using the D-Pad. This exists in both the Game Gear and the Master System versions of the game.
Remains of Pride Rock
On the final level, Return to Pride Rock, the camera is fixed so that it only moves a certain amount left and right with Simba, and only the very top of the platform is shown. If the camera is hacked, the rest of the platform can be seen, as well as a few extra pixels of sky to the left and a large amount of empty space to the left and below Pride Rock. This particular structure is not seen anywhere else in the game.
An unused gem found just above the user health icons.
These two pieces of text can be found amongst the sprites for the Vultures, in between certain frames. Apparently, getting the right frame order for these sprites was difficult.
Some text that was used (and some not used) in the prototype goes completely unused in the final at 0x6EEC:
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|The Lion King series|
|Game Boy (Color)||The Lion King • Simba's Mighty Adventure|
|SNES||The Lion King (Prototypes) • Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games|
|Genesis||The Lion King|
|Sega Master System||The Lion King|
|Game Gear||The Lion King (Prototypes)|
|Sega Pico||Adventures at Pride Rock (Prototypes)|
|NES||The Lion King|
|Windows||Activity Center • Simba's Pride GameBreak! • Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa • Operation Pridelands • Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games|
|Mac OS Classic||Activity Center • Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa|
|PlayStation||Simba's Mighty Adventure|
|Game Boy Advance||The Lion King 1½|
|Adobe Flash||Crocodile Adventure|
|DOS||The Lion King|
|HTML5||The Lion Guard: Protectors of the Pride Lands • The Lion Guard to the Rescue • Soaring Over Summer Arcade|