Year of release: 1994
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
System: Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis
Wow. This was back in the day when movie related titles could actually be pretty damn good. The Lion King was an excellent platformer that followed the movie closely, from baby Simba, to adult Simba. And it didn't feel forced.
Every level, whether you were being chased by wildebeest in a gorge or fighting Scar on a mountain, felt organic to the story. It all just worked. Hell, you could even play as Timon and Pumba in the bonus stages. An all-around, great game, no question.