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Dinosaur Predators  1994

A turn-based game where you pick a dinosaur to play and move about a grid, trying to catch prey and avoid predators. Plants and animals are assigned positions in the food chain, and different dinosaurs eat different kinds of food. There are options to click on each creature to get a description of them, or see where they stand in the food chain, as far as what creatures are their predators and their prey. You gain points for eating other creatures and lose points for being caught by predators. When you get a score of 49, you gain the ability to move diagonally, which makes it much easier to hunt and avoid predators. The ability is lost if your score drops below 49. Gameplay is identical to Animal Quest, except for a few things. Because we've never observed dinosaurs, they are strictly defined as either carnivore or herbivore, reducing competition in the food chain. A herbivore doesn't need to worry about predators eating the plants it wants to eat whereas, in Animal Quest, even the strongest predators will often eat leaves and berries, too. Dinosaur Predators adds an option to answer trivia questions to gain points. There are 4 episodes in this game, with only Jurassic Dinosaurs being playable in the shareware version.

Jurassic Dinosaurs
Terror In the Swamp
Oviraptor Egg-thief
Ice Age Mammals

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Graphics modes

EGA Mode 10h
640×350×16c

Dinosaur Predators

Downloads

Dinosaur Predators v4.0 Shareware (583,705 bytes) 1 April 1996 DOS
Dinosaur Predators v1.0 Shareware (316,898 bytes) 1 May 1994 DOS

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Alivesoft no longer sells this game.