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  • Summary: As Max or Rex, members of a dinosaur-hunting team called the D-Kids, excavate realistic dinosaur fossils from all over the world using the Touch Screen - you'll even blow off the dirt covering them using the DS microphone. Once you bring them to life in 3D with the amazing DinoShotAs Max or Rex, members of a dinosaur-hunting team called the D-Kids, excavate realistic dinosaur fossils from all over the world using the Touch Screen - you'll even blow off the dirt covering them using the DS microphone. Once you bring them to life in 3D with the amazing DinoShot invention, take your favorite beast into battle. Collect and trade over 100 unique species of dinosaurs as you journey to stop the evil Alpha Gang from using the mighty creatures to take over the world. With special moves and various battle strategies, you and a friend will have a blast competing head-to-head to find out who is the ultimate king of the dinosaurs! [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Dinosaur King is a good game. If you can get past the requisite level grinding and somewhat strategy-free nature of the battle system, you’ll find a decent Pokémon-type title with real dinosaurs and entertaining 3D battles.
  2. If you steer clear of the completionist grinding, this RPG is fast-paced and the simplistic combat is enjoyable and rewarding once the challenge kicks in.
  3. It's an interesting take on the Pokémon formula, but it can hardly contend for the top spot, and it's really only going to appeal to the fans of the show, leaving a lot to be desired when it comes to gameplay and story.
  4. If you loved the original Game Boy/GBA Pokémon titles then you will no doubt feel a warm familiarity towards Dinosaur King DS but it doesn't bring anything new to the party - your son / daughter / niece / nephew will probably love it though, and they might just learn a thing or two as well.
  5. Sega's latest DS effort is ebullient and eye-catching but sadly the entire experience is mired by a questionable combat mechanic and a thoroughly disappointing lack of new ideas.
  6. 50
    Unless you’re a fan of the anime, then you need not apply yourself to Dinosaur King. Battles occur too frequently, the combat system uses a questionable adaptation of Rock, Paper, Scissors, and the fossil-cleaning mini-game gets repetitive far too quickly. The game is simply a missed opportunity.
  7. 40
    With a more ambitious battle system and less ripped-off Pokemon stuff, Dinosaur King would've earned its throne. Unfortunately, it's more like a Dinosaur court jester. Off with its head.

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