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|Composer(s)||Thorsten Mitschele (Game Boy)|
The game is a simple platform game where the player walks and jumps his/her way through the levels and whacks enemies in the head with a club. Points can be collected by both whacking enemies and collecting items (including food, diamonds, video games, etc.). The levels contain hidden food items which can be discovered by hitting the right spots with the club.
The creators added a lot of detail to the game, which indeed increases the entertainment factor. If the player runs for a long distance and then stops, the caveman will be out of breath.
Controlling the game is very simple, with only the four arrow keys for movement and the space bar as attack button.
Instead of having to collect at least the right amount of food to be able to reach the next level as in Prehistorik, in Prehistorik 2 it is only required to get a lighter before the player can go to the next level. All in all, there are ten levels plus three bonus levels.
There are various hidden secrets in this game, one shows some extra credits, and there's even a collection of holiday photographs of the development team.
From 1996 on, a notice stating that the game still works in the year it is played in appears when starting the EXE file.
The game was later ported to the Game Boy as Prehistorik Man.
A separate game, also titled Prehistorik Man, was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The Super NES game was in turn ported to the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo DSi (as a DSiWare release), with the latter being released in North America on February 15, 2010.
On release, Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the Game Boy version a 6 out of 10, commenting that "The whole game becomes monotonous as it gets tired somewhat quickly." They rated the later Super NES version much better, giving it an 8.875 out of 10 and their "Game of the Month" award. They particularly lauded the game's storyline, humorous sound effects, strong play control, and numerous secrets. Famicom Tsūshin scored the Super Famicom version of Prehistorik Man a 27 out of 40.
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