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Dino Run

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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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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Whats up Dinos...
Here's the latest from Pixeljam. We hope the NG crowd enjoys it.

MULTIPLAYER mode is at 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:

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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


The simple graphics somehow help, especially since the characters are diverse and the gameplay is really great. The premise is original, the playing evenly gets harder and harder as it progresses and really leaves you wanting to try again and again.

That's really what a good game is all about, if you ask me.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this game is so incredibly intense...
i actually jumped out of my chair when i saw the
wall of doom for the first time...
i didn't tried the multiplayer jet but im sure gonna.
this is now my number 1 favorite!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Very Good Game and, kind of thrilling

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I like maken dinosaurs go flyin. Heres cheat too Dinoracer-top speed.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Super Jaffa

You're obviously BLIND because you can't see the GIANT PIXELJAM Logo in the intro.
Not only that but the fact that the XGEN lable appears RIGHT after that. PIXELJAM Needed XGENS help for multiplayer.
Now about Dino Run.
I gotta say that I fucking love it. I play it everyday for hours on end. I still have yet to find all the super eggs though and I have yet to play insane difficulty...I'm fairly sure I don't want to though.
Although you tried to make it retro it only looks retro. REAL retro games couldn't have physics, effects, or multiple sounds playing at the same time without some cracking up. I don't really hold that against you though because it still has that retro feel to it, and in the end that's all that really matters.

I hope to see updates and upgrades to this game, because I really enjoy it. Plus the fact that it's like, the only cool thing left to do on the internet nowadays.
In other words, moar Dino Run plz.
Just to clarify, I did think about my rating.
10/10 (duh)
5/5 (Also duh)

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