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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 system and an unlockable minigame in Game & Watch Gallery 3. The original game was released on April 29, 1981[1]. Only the classic version is playable in the port.

Here, lions are on the loose, forcing the lion tamers to use chairs to keep the lions in their cage. Game A has two lions, while Game B has three.

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

It 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 stage Flat Zone 2, there is a model based on Lion, and players fill the roles of the lions.

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.


  1. ^ Lion info page on In The Attic, a website dedicated to classic videogames Retrieved 13 November 2010