Title Brian the Lion (AGA) Game Type Platform Publisher Psygnosis Players 1 Compatibility AGA Only (turn off Caches and FastMem) HD Installable Yes Submission Robert Livesey Review This was the first ever game that I played on my Amiga. And that is not the only reaosn why I am so familiar and fond of it. I see Brian the Lion as the best all-round platform game ever, in my humble opinion. This is because it contains all the core ingredients to make a winning formula for a platform game. This includes a high addiction level, the right balance of hardness, and excellent graphics. Don't let the year of production of the game put you off (1994) - I load up this game now in the year 1999 and it seems as fresh as ever. You play the role of a jungle lion named Brian the Lion (there are lots of other unoriginal names for additional jungle creatures in the game) who has the task of rescuing his dear friend Chris the Crystal (told you so!) - who has been kidnapped by the evil Geeza the Dragon. Him and his other warped jungle animal followers stand between you being re-united with your dear friend, including Barry the Bear and Graeme the Gorilla. So the plot is unoriginal as you can see - but you can let that pass since the rest of the game makes up for this relatively unimportant shortcoming. Dual-playfields show off what the Amiga can do best (scrolling!) and this is also combined with excellent and vivid colours - making sure that every spare colour of the AGA chipset is used to maximum effect. I myself have completed the game and although it tends to loose originality at the later levels, the right balance of addiction/hardness keeps you coming back until you have completed the game. Overall, if you're after an addictive, attractive and downright playable platform game with well-drawn graphics to boot - look no further than Brian the Lion AGA.