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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 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. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl there is a sticker of the Lion handheld, and in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, there is a Lion handheld trophy in both games.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Name Image Game Effect Usable by
Lion Game & Watch [Specials: Direct] - Attack +13 Mr. Game & Watch

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

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Lion Stage G&W Lion (04/1981) 56: Game & Watch 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!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
696 Lion Game & Watch Series Primary (1) Advanced Shield Challenge (Games & More: Get 20 continuous hits in Training.); Spirit Board Mr. Game & Watch, Incineroar
  • Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
Flat Zone X (Lion) Flat Zone 2