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Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs review

AT A GLANCE
  • Fighting dinosaurs are cool
  • Easy enough for kids
  • Mmmm... golden eggs
  • Choices don't matter
  • Slow, repetitive levels
  • Unchallenging fights

Dinosaurs battling other dinosaurs for survival is a concept long-unused by game developers. Huge thanks to Ubisoft for reminding us why that is. You pick a dinosaur – carnivore, herbivore or speedy (it doesn’t seem to matter which type) – and begin trudging slowly across a map, seeking out the marked objectives, which seem to consist only of locating fossils (time paradox alert!) and beating other dinosaurs to death for golden eggs. With the level complete, you go to the next area, which is exactly the same.

Battles are a massive disappointment. You are ‘challenged’ to trace over a shape on the touch screen. Do a good job, you attack first. Do a bad job and you’ll still win, because it’s very hard to lose at this game.

Dec 4, 2008

More Info

Release date: Oct 14 2008 - DS (US)
Oct 18 2008 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Children's
Published by: Ubisoft
Developed by: Ubisoft
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Mild Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:
3+

3 comments

  • fartinapot - July 4, 2010 1:51 a.m.

    i got this game from the dsiware shop and it is pretty fun. it is also funny when you have to fight something ridiculos like a toliet or a bus. I had no idea that this was an real ds game. I thought was only part of the dsi ware
  • jar-head - December 5, 2008 8:28 p.m.

    im pretty sure Tetris wins Again...
  • adrenaguy - December 6, 2008 6:45 p.m.

    YAY! TETRIS FTW! dinoaurs not in movies ftl...

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