Dino Wars

Dino Wars Intro Screen Dino Wars game screen
Dino Wars intro and game screens

Dino Wars is an original arcade style game that was very popular with younger kids, but could be enjoyed by older ones (or adults) as well. Requiring two players, the game involves 2 tyrannosaurs battling it out, trying to inflict damage on each other by biting. The graphics were a little crude, but the wraparound play field was essentially a 3-D landscape in that you could walk forward and back, as well as left to right. You can also injure yourself by running into cactuses.

Probably the best part of the game was the sound effects; the whimpering when a dinosaur fell go hurt, the roar when you attack, and the yelping when you finally vanquish your foe, and (s)he goes yelping off into the distance caused kids to smile and adults to chuckle.

It should be noted: although the intro screen is copyright 1980, I am pretty sure the game did not actually get released until 1981.

Title: Dino Wars

Author: R.G. Kilgus

Publisher: Radio Shack/Tandy

Released: 1980 (probably released 1981)

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 4K RAM cartridge, 2 joysticks.

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