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Dino Run

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Jun 11, 2008 | 5:13 PM EDT
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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

Good game

I'm not 100% sure but I think you have to get gold on the the other speed runs to unlock the last one


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

i couldnt even start

i dont even think it is a game it didnt let me play
but ill give it a 5 since ohers liked it


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

pretty ok game

could have been better but over all it is a pretty fun game to play


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Could there be a free mode where

The big cloud of death isn"t there?

pixeljamgames responds:

use the cheat "EXPLORE" to turn off the doom wall...


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A fun experience

I played this game a lot already back in, 30+ runs, the game is fun and captivating even after you finish as you start going after all the extra achievements. It's a shame that a big part of the game is exploration but you can't do it peacefully because of the constant run from the wall of doom, if there was some mode you could look around (and if you insist then without being able to get achievements) it would've been great.

It's also fun discovering what achievements there are on your own, but still it would've been nice if there was some game guide to let you know what you should be aiming to, I'm missing a couple of trophies and I have no idea what I need to do to get them. Out of curiosity it would be interesting to know where all the super eggs are, I'm missing 4.

One thing that bothered me about the game itself is jumping. Sometimes the game seems to ignore me pressing up and not making a logical jump (like while I'm running and pressing for a long jump I get a pretty lame jump and miss whatever I'm trying to get (usually eggs on trees).

Overall a great and unique game, I'd like to see more of that (gameplay and graphics-wise), the only downsides are the sometimes-sloppy controls and music that's too quiet. Also maybe it's just me being stupid but it took me a while to notice the existence of a speed-run mode (by the way it would be nice to know how you unlock the final one).

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pixeljamgames responds:

Final speedrun is unlocked once you beat insane challenge :)