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A Wildlife Simulation
Hungry for lunch, you scan your radar view and detect a nearby herd of giraffes. Your endurance and strength ratings are low, so you'll have only one shot. You gather your pride downwind and strategically plan the attack. Kabaka drives the giraffes toward you, Umar comes in from the left and you both go in for the kill. Life is good when you're the King of Beasts...or is it? Food and water become scarce, poachers hunt you down and predators attack your pride. Do you have what it takes to survive in this incredibly realistic wildlife simulation?
Play 20 different lions, each with distinct capabilities, talents and kill-success ratings.
Complete 20 mission-based scenarios containing exciting and deadly challenges.
Play as single nomad or control multiple lions in a pride.
Become the hunter or the hunted, Radar-style maps locate eleven varieties of prey and two types of predators.
Create your own free-form simulation choosing from 5 difficulty levels.
Take a Safari into the wilds of Africa designed to enhance your game. The more you develop a lion's instincts, the higher your score.
Fast, fluid 3-D graphics and dynamic sounds create the ultimate simulation.
Requirements: IBM PC and 100% compatibles, 486DX/33 (486DX/66 recommended), MS-DOS 5.0, 4MB RAM (if launched in DOS) 8MB RAM (if launched in Windows 3.1 or later), hard drive with 20MB free space, 2x CD-ROM drive, VESA compatible Super VGA video card, Sound Blaster or compatible sound card, mouse, external speakers recommended.
PC Entertainment, February 1996
"Lately, I find myself ravenous at the sight of raw meat in the grocery store. I yearn to visit the zoo instead of going to work. Suddenly, the city, which used to seem so vast, feels claustrophobic. Then again, what should I expect, now that Lion has sunk its claws into me?"
"However, the free-form simulation is where Lion really roars. Here, you choose your cat and one of five difficulty levels - and then do your best to survive as long as you can. You'll need to track the Serengeti's seasons to know where prey will be; mate successfully so the game doesn't end with your death; and keep yourself and the lions of your pride fed, watered, rested, and free from harm. Be prepared for some idle time spent watching your lions lounge in the shade. Real lions spend up to 21 hours a day resting, and this sim is pretty heavy on realism. But hey, you'd take a lot of siestas too if you ate an average of 15 pounds of raw meat at every meal."
Computer Shopper, May 1996
"If you think life in the city is a jungle, take a walk on the wild side with Sanctuary Woods' Lion. As a sequel to the hugely entertaining Wolf, Lion is a thoughtful, intriguing, and entertaining simulation that lets you tread in the paws of the great cat."
"Visually, Lion is an attractive product with excellent graphics and animation. African-style background music conjures up an appropriate atmosphere, and superb sound effects give you a sense of animal sounds on the terrain. The program's well-done interface takes some time to learn, particularly to control a lion's movements."
"In all, Lion plays like an interactive nature documentary - an intriguing and intelligent game with lots of appeal - and is an excellent title for the family. Lion lets you convincingly play the life of a ruthless predator - the king of the jungle. For great nature game-play, Lion roars."
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