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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch
Release date April 29, 1981
Genre Platformer
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Game & Watch:
Game & Watch:

Lion is a Game & Watch game released as a part of the Gold series on April 29, 1981.[1] It is also an unlockable minigame in Game & Watch Gallery 3. Only the Classic version is playable in the port.

The alarm bear

The alarm indicator of this game is a bear that is located beside the miss counter, and the bear swings a bell when the alarm goes off.


Lion as it appears in Game & Watch Gallery 3

Lions are on the loose, forcing the lion tamers to use chairs to keep the lions in their cage. Each time the player keeps a lion in a cage, they earn two points. As the game progresses, the lions will move faster. If a lion escapes, the player gets a miss. At 200 and 500 points, any misses the player has will be cleared. When the player gets three misses, they receive a Game Over. Game A has two lions, while Game B has three.


  • +Control Pad (up and down): Move left zookeeper
  • A Button and B Button: Move right zookeeper

Appearances in other games[edit]

Lion appears as a microgame in WarioWare: Touched! called Game & Watch Lion.

Lion is Mr. Game & Watch's side-tilt move in the Super Smash Bros. series. In these games, Mr. Game & Watch pulls out a chair to keep enemies away. In the stages Flat Zone 2 and Flat Zone X, there is a model based on Lion, and players fill the roles of the lions.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker information[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Lion Lion Sticker.png Game & Watch [Specials: Direct] - Attack +13
Usable by: Mr. Game & Watch

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy information[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears In NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Lion LionTrophy3DS.png LionTrophyWiiU.png G&W Lion (04/1981) Back in the day, there were a lot of kids into the Game & Watch series. Quite a few adults as well, honestly. This game was a popular pick, with players controlling two zookeepers as they tried to keep the lions from escaping. The built-in clock was great for keeping track of your time spent playing! In an era before the Game Boy, countless children were enthralled by Game & Watch systems. And plenty of grown-ups, too! This game, Lion, is one such title that often proved hard to put down. The aim is to use two zoo keepers to stop the lions escaping their cage. At least the built-in clock can help you keep track of the hours you've lost!

Blue indicates the trophy or description is exclusive to the Wii U version.


Lion's page on other NIWA wikis: