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Dinosaur

Dinosaur by UBI Soft Dinosaur
by UBI Soft

Platform: PlayStation
ESRB Rating: Everyone
ASIN: B00004SV85

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Amazon.com: Dinosaur typifies why most serious gamers stay away from movie-to-video-game properties. More often than not, they don't play well or look anything like the films they are meant to re-create. While there are exceptions, Dinosaur is the rule.

As you have probably guessed from the Disney logo on the front of the packaging, Dinosaur is an action-adventure that is based on the Disney animated feature film of the same name. The plot and dialogue of Dinosaur is irritating, but not as much as the awkward control and the substandard graphics. The game puts you in control of three characters: Aladar, a large iguanodon who relies on his swift charge and tail slap; Zini, a lemur who can jump and run very fast; and Flia, a pteranodon who can fly and glide through levels and is also the master of a swoop attack. All of the prehistoric beasts' skills are designed to complement each other. As you make your way through the game, you must use their skills in tandem to traverse the game's various stages. The PlayStation controller's shoulder buttons allow you to switch between characters.

Sandbox Studios, the game-design firm that developed Dinosaur for Disney Interactive, has not done this license justice. The environments are large, but extremely bland and unattractive, further evidence of the game's poor graphics and overall rushed feel. --Todd Mowatt

Pros:
May be attractive for younger, less-experienced gamers

Cons:
Outdated graphics
Dull gameplay

Customer Reviews:
very nice dinasors, November 27, 2002
Reviewer: A 7-year old gamer
this is the bestest video game in the world. i love beeng aledar and zini and his frend the big taridactl. i forget her name. you get to kill all these reely cute cool dinasors. i love the meat eatings the bestest. aledar gets to push and shove all of them. zini helps aledar by getting fruits and stuff down from the trees. the tractactl does something. i forget what her point is in the game. peeple who says this game is bad shoud take a chil pil. they need a big break. wich reminds me. by a disney dinasor game break games to. thank you for taking my revew seeriosly.

Don't Bother with this one, December 20, 2001
Reviewer: A 10-year old gamer from Oak Lawn, IL USA
I agree. I would definetly rate this 0 stars if it existed. Disney should be so ashamed of this one. Terrible graphics and sound. I lost interest in the first 20 minutes. It's very boring (zzzzzz). No adult or kid would want to play this. In the very first level, you can't even move anywhere! You can't stay one character for long. If you pick Aladar, he can't reach high above the trees, if you pick Zini, he can't defeat the big meat- eating dinos, and if you pick some weird taradactlyle that wasn't even in the movie, she can't fly to the ground! The movie was great, the game get's zip. I'm glad I rented it from Blockbuster before I bought it. Don't waste your money on this.

Do not buy this game!, December 3, 2001
Reviewer: elizabeth burns from Alice, Texas USA
I would give this 0 stars if the option existed. It is too hard for kids and no grown up would be interested. Don't bother.

Disney should be ashamed, September 4, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from CENTER VALLEY, PA USA
Lousy graphics, difficult game play. My children lost interest in the first 10 minutes. I am only sorry that I didn't rent it at Blockbuster first before I spent the money on this poor excuse for a Disney game. Do not waste your money on this product.

Its a fun game for the kids, January 30, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from Ohio
If you like the movie you will like the game to. The characters from the movie are in the game Zini and Aladar, and the there one more character, Flia and lots of enemies. There are 11 stages to pass, good luck.

badbadbadbadbadbadbad, October 5, 2000
Reviewer: Josh Angenend from Katy,TX
thought the commercial seem cute..this game is not that good. here's why. 1. Game play is weak 2. control is difficult 3. short levels 4.who likes movie games anyway??? 5.if you've seen the movie..it is boring 6. if you haven't seen the movie..it gives it away


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