A Dinosaur's Tale

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A Dinosaur's Tale
A Dinosaur's Tale
Cover art
Developer(s) Funcom
Publisher(s) Hi Tech Expressions
Designer(s) Bjorn Roestoen
Gaute Godager
Ian Neil[1]
Programmer(s) Carl-Henrik Skårstedt[2]
Platform(s) Sega Genesis
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 8-megabit cartridge[4]

A Dinosaur's Tale is a 1993 Sega Genesis action video game that is based on the Steven Spielberg animated feature, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. It was only released in North America.

Hi Tech Expressions also released different games based on the film for other platforms. Visual Concepts developed an SNES/DOS title and Beam Software developed a Game Boy title (known in Australia as Agro Soar and in Europe as Bamse and Baby T-Rex.).

Gameplay[edit]

Players have to negotiate their way through several levels for a chance to defeat Dr. Screweyes. Either Cecilia or Louie must help the dinosaurs through modern-day obstacles such as a circus that wants them as a sideshow exhibit and other freaks that are lying in wait around New York City.[1]

Both human characters have the same abilities. Items can be purchased through a pause menu that can help the player; balloon-type objects called wish bubbles that emerge from defeated enemies serves as the in-game currency. These items either restore health, provide additional attacking power or simply grant an extra life.[4]

Levels with isometric graphics allow the player to control a skateboarding dinosaur; either Rex or Elsa who must collect balloons on their adventures.[1] A combination of traditional video game sprites and isometric polygons play a role in successfully flying a Pterodactyl through Central Park and helping a Tyrannosaurus Rex use a pickup truck as an improvised skateboard through downtown Manhattan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Overview of A Dinosaur's Tale". MobyGames. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Programmer information". Commodore 64 Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Release information of A Dinosaur's Tale". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  4. ^ a b c "Advanced gameplay information". Whip Ass Gaming. Retrieved 2013-01-26.