children and almost go hand-in-hand and Mindscape have created an
educational game for kids that contains a variety of mini-games and
also some historical accurate information on these ancient
The story revolves around Professor D, a Paeo-Genius who
has collected one of the world's most extensive fossil collections
for his Paleo Park. Unfortunately for Professor D, things are not
what they seem and when a Bone Monkey invasion threatens the future
of Paleo Park, it is up to the gamer to ensure that these bones
don't fall into the hands of these mischievous primates.
Enjoy more than
30 monkey-bonking dino-saving levels.
Use skill and
knowledge to save the dinos from extinction.
Powered by the
DinoMorph™ engine used in National Geographic and Science
Channel documentaries and exhibits at major museums.
entertaining voices keep you learning and laughing as you test
your Dino knowledge.
Use beach balls,
banana cannons, oversized ice cubes, bowling balls, and more as
you try to save the Dinos from the bone stealing, ill-mannered
So how does the
player ensure that these bones don't fall into the hands of the
nefarious Bone Monkeys? Fortunately for Professor D, his giant
beach-ball firing cannon allows the player to shoot these monkeys in
order to prevent them from stealing the fossil collection of the
good professor. The realism of the dinosaur fossils is unparalleled
due to DinoMorph engine that is used by the National Geographic and
Science Channel documentaries to animate these giant creatures.
Check out the next screenshot!
The gameplay of the title is definitely suited for the younger gamer
due to the simplicity of the games contained in the title. And with
that said, the
control system is rather easy to use which is perfect for the
younger gamer as they shoot beach balls at these primates to scare
them away from the bones. In actual fact, it is quite entertaining
and the title does contain three different difficulty levels with a
variety of varied levels to keep the gamer entertained.
What makes the game
so entertaining is the edutainment aspect which is the Dino Quiz
that when the Dino Quiz target appears, you can shoot this symbol to
go into the mini-quiz game that asks you a question about the
If you answer correctly, the gamer is then awarded with
new weaponry to assist in defending the fossil collection of
Professor D. Once again the questions are aimed at the younger gamer
with its multiple choice aspect that generally puts in a few bogus
answers to make the choices easier.
Graphically, the title is extremely "cartoonist" on the PC, except
for the DinoMorph technology but these two graphical formats work
quite well. The Bone Monkeys are quite well animated and the
background environments although a little sparse are quite colourful
and does suite the genre. The voice acting of the title is perfect
and is quite hilarious at times as is the catchy music that will
have the younger gamer dancing to the tunes.
In conclusion, Save
the Dinos is a great game for the younger gamer that will also teach
them some facts about dinosaurs in a fun and entertaining format.
Good graphics, brilliant sound effects and addictive and "cute"
gameplay will make Save the Dinos a game that can be played time and
Definitely a winner!