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Dino Run

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rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Platformer - Other
Tags:
dinosaurs
extinction
outrun
autorunner

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Uploaded
Jun 11, 2008 | 5:13 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged June 13, 2008
  • Daily 2nd Place June 12, 2008
  • Weekly 2nd Place June 18, 2008

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UPDATE: HELP US RULE KONGREGATE!!
If you like this game, please take a second to visit
http://www.kongregate.com/games/pixeljamgames/dino-run and rate it. The dinos need your support! :)

Whats up Dinos...
Here's the latest from Pixeljam. We hope the NG crowd enjoys it.

MULTIPLAYER mode is at xgenstudios.com/play/dino run. Race your friends!
If you donate any amount to pixeljam, you get 50+ hats/helmets for your dino + many new colors, which show up in Multiplayer as well: pixeljam.com/donations.

If the game looks weird or wont show a link, try the pop-up version.
INTEL MAC USERS: use Safari. Firefox will not play this game well.

All the basics can be found in HOW TO PLAY, but here are some pointers anyway:

Escape the pyroclastic wall of doom and find your dino sanctuary!
AWSD or Arrow keys move the dino. Or use a combo of both.
SHIFT key gives you a speed boost, which recharges every 20 seconds or so.
Press down while jumping for an air attack. Useful for many things.
You must duck to eat things on the ground.

The game can be played in CHALLENGE or SPEEDRUN mode. It defaults to challenge, which is a collection of 7 levels. Speedruns can be unlocked and chosen in the OPTIONS screen. You need Bones to unlock speedruns (and buy goodies). You get bones by eating critters and reaching milestones.

Earn DNA by collecting eggs and eating critters. Use your DNA to upgrade your dino.
The game auto-saves. You have 3 slots open for different dinos.

The game is DEEP so EXPLORE and have fun!

Reviews


Cormamin520Cormamin520

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really good. :)

I really wasn't crazy about it at first, because the graphics seemed a bit pixel-y, but it's actually pretty addicting. Very cute, and glad I gave it a try. Favorited. :)



mako1mako1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Freakin Sweet!! And CHEATS:

The graphics seemed to fit suitibly, it was damm original ( I know you cant find another game like this on NG). Also, instead of forcing you to look deep into old reviews, here are teh passwords to unlock cheats:
CHEATS/MODS: (you cant submit high scores with some of these enabled)

Top Speed DINORACER
Mega Jump LEAPINLIZ
Super Strength CALCIUM
Goodbye Doom EXPLORE
Low Gravity ASTROSAUR
Boulders = Balloons GOOFBALLS
Lights Out GOODBYESUN
Meteor Storm SMOKEY


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anony-mouseanony-mouse

Rated 5 / 5 stars

So awesome I can't put it into words...

oh wait I just did!

P.S.: I know it's going to get out somewhere eventually, so could you just tell us the hat cheat?


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SgtJawaSgtJawa

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's great!

I can see all of the work you put in to the physics. I love being hit by an asteroid and being flung 130 feet forward. And graphics don't matter as long as gameplay is good.

But it's almost sad trying to scramble away from a horrible pyroclastic flow and falling meteors for survival when you know that in the end, only doom awaits for the little yellow dino that you have almost grown attached to.



Chocobo-FanChocobo-Fan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good!

Very nice game. I liked it. However, I didn't like how it takes so long to get any significant amount of DNA. (aside from getting milestones, but...) Still, I enjoyed it. I usually hate timed things in games, but you actually did it quite well, especially the ability to "doomsurf". :) There are just so many super eggs and milestones...could you give me a couple hints? :( I've gotten the Gigasaurus egg, the Iguana egg, and another one, and I also know where the black-and-orange spotted egg is, but I can't reach it... I think I need to improve my Jump, but that takes quite a bit of DNA...but yeah. Great replay value, I've played it multiple times to try and get stuff. Still in the middle of unlocking and finding everything, though. :) Some suggestions:

-Give a hint on how to find milestones/eggs
-Either allow the dino to collect DNA faster or reduce the amount of DNA needed to upgrade
-Some special abilities for your dino, like slowing down the doomwall for a few seconds, or flight for limited periods of time? Perhaps purchasable via DNA...
-More dinos/changes with DNA upgrades. (Maybe you could customize seperate limbs for different effects? Or add special awesome mutations? Possibly?)

Other than that, I think it's pretty good! :D Great job, it's an awesome game. Some help on the swag would be nice though... :(


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pixeljamgames responds:

Thanks! maybe try jumping into the mouth of the volcano to get some of those hard to reach super eggs, and use, say, a tricerartops to jump off of to get another hard to get one.

I'll list the cheats here again:

Top Speed DINORACER
Mega Jump LEAPINLIZ
Super Strength CALCIUM
Goodbye Doom EXPLORE
Low Gravity ASTROSAUR
Boulders = Balloons GOOFBALLS
Lights Out GOODBYESUN
Meteor Storm SMOKEY