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Lion King 3
Lion King 3 Title screen.png
Title screen.
Publisher X Boy
Developer Gamtec(?)
Console Sega Mega Drive
Date 1997 or 1998

Lion King 3 is a platform game released for the Sega Mega Drive based, not the Disney film of the same name, but the original film itself, as a follow-up to The Lion King II. It was developed by an unknown company likely connected to Gamtec and published by X Boy.

A second release does not credit X Boy but it is unknown if it was published by another company or by X Boy without their logo.


Gameplay of "Mufasa" in the first level.

In this game, players get the choice of playing as either Simba or Mufasa, although they play identically to one another, through several levels, each with a boss at the end, all while having to contend with various platforming hazards such as floating platforms, swings and all sorts of enemies that obstruct their path.

Both lions possess the ability to attack with their claws using the B button and can fire a special attack, a energy wave that shoots straight forward, with the A button. Extra special attacks can be found throughout every level.

Health can be restored in game by picking up hearts and lives can be gained by picking up a 1-up. Atop of this, a life is earnt by picking up 100 Sun Emblems with the counter resetting afterwards. Throughout each level, progress can be saved by leaping at an unlit torch, which will light and act as a Checkpoint.

There is no story in-game and the ending screen is simply a shot of the player's lion gazing out across a lake as the word "FIN" appears overhead.

List of enemies

In gameplay

Image Name Description Source
Lion King 3 - Enemy - 00.jpeg Booty Bird Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Lion King 3 - Enemy 01.jpeg Scorpion Aladdin (SNES)
Lion King 3 - Enemy 02.jpeg Sneek Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Lion King 3 - Enemy 03.jpeg Chameleon The Lion King
Lion King 3 - Enemy 04.jpeg Beetle The Lion King 
Lion King 3 - Enemy 05.jpeg Necky Donkey Kong Country
Lion King 3 - Enemy 06.jpeg Bear Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast
Lion King 3 - Enemy 07.jpeg Click-Clack Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Lion King 3 - Enemy 08.jpeg Porcupine The Lion King
Lion King 3 - Enemy 09.jpeg Bird Unknown
Lion King 3 - Enemy 10.jpeg Zinger Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Lion King 3 - Enemy 11.jpeg Bear Magic Sword
Lion King 3 - Enemy 12.png Bird Super Adventure Island II
Lion King 3 - Enemy 13.png Iago (Recolored) Aladdin (Genesis)
Lion King 3 - Enemy 14.jpeg Wolf Beauty and The Beast: Roar of the Beast
Lion King 3 - Enemy 15.jpeg Tiger (Recolored to a White Tiger) Knights of the Round

Not in gameplay

Image Name Description Source
Lion King 3 - That enemy never appeared in gameplay 1.png Eagle Appears in the title screen. Unknown


  • Strangely enough, Simba's in-game sprite is colored a pale pink. Atop of this, while his idle graphics are taken from The Lion King, every other sprite seems to be an original.
  • On the same note, Mufasa' sprite is simply Adult Simba's from the same game.
  • Even more so then with Mulan, this game takes almost every resource from other games, such as enemies from Donkey Kong Country and the background on the Stage Screen is from the Transylvania stage in QuackShot.
  • Most bizarrely of all, this game contains many sound samples taken from games like The Lion King and Disney's Aladdin often distorted immensely and employed in inappropriate places. For example, a bug will sound like a monkey and the sound effect played when you pause the game is a portion of Mufasa's sound bite from The Lion King, slowed down incredibly and cut off. It merely says: "Everything the light touches...".
  • The renditions in this game seem similar to Super Lion King's own renditions. This can be noticed by the songs using extra notes and faster/different pacing than the ones from the licensed Mega Drive games. Both versions also seem to lack the intro from the Mega Drive's versions of Can't Wait to be King.