(Babes and dinos, how could they go wrong?)

Dino Rex
One of those games that I really liked at the arcade was Primal Rage.  Stop motion dinos fighting was too cool!  Being a big fan of the Ray Harryhausen, it really captured my attention.  Little did I know there was a clone out there.  Leave it to MAME to expose it to the masses.  If you are anything like me, you never heard of Dino Rex.  

(A T-Rex versus a Triceratops!  
All we need is Raquel Welch and we can remake 10 Million BC!)

The first thing you will notice with the game is it uses the same kind of stop motion look that made Primal Rage popular.  There are many other similarities, so many that I would not be surprised if there wasn't a lawsuit involved.  Both have humans in the game, both are one dino versus another.  The similarities are very close.  But this game does offer something that even Primal Rage doesn't, a chance to fight with Barney!  Allright, it really isn't Barney, but it is a fat, purple dinosaur and who else comes to mind?  

(Barney and the other dinosaur are breaking into song!)

The gameplay itself is decent.  For a fighting game, it really isn't great, but it is allright.  There are little things that make the game fun, like how a pterodactyl comes and eats your human when you lose two out of three matches.  You also get the cavemen in the crowd cheering and little dinos that pop up here and there.  But there aren't enough variety of creatures and soon you tire of it.  Plus, too many of the dinos are the same and the amount of moves is quite small.  I can see why I never heard of this, it wasn't very good.  Oh well, it is worth a download and a few games.  It will not make your top ten games of all-time, but it is a good time killer and against another opponent, it can be fun.

This is just a review of the arcade machine.  If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay.  Click below to see if you can find this game.


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