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The basic premise is that you are a little dinosaur escaping extinction! Run, run (and jump), as fast as you can to the end of each level before the “Wall of Doom” engulfs you. Along the way you’ll get to snack on birds, lizards, and fish, grab rides with pterodactyls, and discover lots of alternate passageways and secret nooks.

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dinosaurs versus flash 2d cute low-res dino escape chiptunes colorful pixelated platformer  
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May 2008
Pixeljam
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Single and multiplayer
Flash
English
Freeware
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Jeffsquare 4 A cute yet tense little gem with lots of detail
I had never played a Pixeljam game before, but I’m a big fan of low-res retro-style games. These guys do such an awesome job at what they do and this game is a great example.

It’s a very simple game: you’re running from a black cloud of doom that represents the end of dinosaurs. As you run, you pick up eggs for points you can spend to increase your stats while dodging meteorites, avoiding tar pits, and climbing over other scared dinosaurs.

The experience is only mildly challenging, but it’s really quite enjoyabe. As the game progresses, it turns up the feeling of tension and you start to wonder how the game ends… I mean, the dinosaurs died right? Well I thought they handled the ending well.

So check it out, you can play it in your browser AND there’s a multiplayer mode where you can race with others. It was a very well executed game!


Tedicon 4 Doug the Dino, is that you?
“Dino Run” is an 8-bit game where you have to play as a dinosaur who tries to avoid extinction, on Earth, while gathering as many eggs, as possible and necessary. Also, you can eat certain other, smaller animals that get in the way (since you play as a predator dinosaur) and you can jump on and over others. Cool? You bet! This game has a good, Atari-like feel to it. So, if you like retro-style game involving dinosaurs, you’d definitely like this one. If you don’t know who “Doug the Dino” is, you’ll have to watch the “Homestar Runner” cartoon. Here’s the link to the episode, below; it’s one of those “Strong Bad E-Mails” episodes. (P.S., I just realized that Doug the Dino was orange, unlike the main character from “Dino Run”.)

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail114.html

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