Episode 220 – The Lion King (1994)
This week in Your Parents Basement, in honor of the warming over of classic IP, we’re covering the video game based on the real deal! From 1994, we’re playing The Lion King, developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, for the SNES and Genesis! We’re joined by Friend of the Show Amanda, as Todd continues his glamping and grilling across the Korean plains.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the GET HYPED trailer for the game originally distributed by Virgin and Westwood.
- 30:00 – HUELL has reasons why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our regular, fun features, like grading manuals and the marathon rating scale.
- 47:30 – Emails!
- 52:00 – We help some people untangle their family tree again in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 1:03:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game that celebrates and honors the tradition of baseball.
We talk at length about The Lion King vs. Kimba the White Lion on the show. Other sites like The AV Club have either done more on that, or link to articles and videos that do. Suffice to say, it is a bit ridiculous to think that a co-creator involved in Japanese animation, when Kimba was popular, had zero knowledge of it.