The Lion King was the first game in the series. When it became apparent that the movie would be a success, Disney decided to commission this game to be released in time for Christmas that same year. It only took 6 months to create the game and while it does have its shortcomings, it is quite an impressive feat.
The graphics are less impressive than later installments, with a lower resolution. There is also a lot less to do. The story is truncated, with a heavy focus on the young Simba segments. As soon as he grows up, the mini-games stop and it rushes to the end.
It's obvious that the game is aimed for the very young as the games included here are the simplest of all the entries. The first sees you sneak up on Zazu standing still as he looks around. There are a few rocks scattered around to give the illusion of extra difficulty but it means nothing. The second is a connect the dots picture game. Click on the stars in the sky to make picture of random animals. Lastly there's a bug catching game where you click on the slow-moving insects to add them to Timon's food leaf.
Perhaps by virtue of being the first, this is also the worst in the series. It nevertheless entertains the very young target age perfectly, with some great animation and storytelling to keep the adults from numbing their brains.
To download the game, follow the link below. This custom installer exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses DOSBox running Microsoft Windows 3.1 to get the game working on modern systems. Tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
02.08.2015 - Ver.2 - Improved installer
04.05.2016 - Ver.3 - Windows 3.1 will now autoclose when exiting the game
07.07.2016 - Ver.4 - Re-pack
File Size: 123 Mb. Install Size: 249 Mb. Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ
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Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me