After a very unique wild life simulation called Wolf, the Manley and Associates, Inc. made a follow up (this really can’t be a sequel) entitled Lion.
As the title itself suggests, you are a lion. Just like with Wolf you will again play a predator in the wilderness trying to survive. The scenarios are different, for if nothing else, you’re a much bigger animal now in a completely different habitat and with different characteristics.
Again you are controlling your animal, need to hunt pray and eat it, find water and drink it, find a mating partner and **** it etc.
There are several specimens to choose from (all of the royal animal family – LION). Each will have different strengths and weaknesses. The game also includes quite a elaborate documentation which will guide you through the habitat of these majestic cats, but for the sake of size many things have been omitted. So unfortunately you will not be able to watch some of the material about lions, but you will however still be able to get all the basic information needed to play.
The graphics in the game are solid 256 color VGA graphics, but they haven’t improved any over the previous game of the series. Neither has the sound, but then again, this is also something you will have to forgive us for not adding, the archive would be much larger that way.
The game is fully mouse controllable, and the menus (once you start the simulation or a scenario) are all below the main screen with all the action going on. There are also the indicators of hunger and thirst and similar. The further you move the mouse arrow in a direction, the faster your lion will move, but remember that lions sleep up to 20 hours a day, so they will not endure fast sprints for a longer period of time.
In short, if you liked Wolf, you will surely want to try Lion and if you never heard of either yet, this is a great opportunity to try one or both. I’d still recommend Wolf a bit more, if nothing else it’s the first game of the series and it does seem more original.
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