dino eggs rebirth

Remake of David Schroeder 1983 8-bit game.DINO EGGS: REBIRTH is a celebration and expansion of the best-selling 1983 home computer game DINO EGGS (Apple ][, Commodore 64, IBM) — in which Time Master Tim travels to prehistoric times to rescue the dinosaurs from extinction.

 

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Mostly Positive (10 reviews)
Release Date: 9 Jun, 2016

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“A Glorious Return From Extinction… Incredibly satisfying…”
Play Nice Play Now

“The gameplay is deeper than you might expect… It’s the puzzle levels that impress me the most…”

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    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 1.1 or greater compatible graphics card with 256 MB video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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Mostly Positive (10 reviews)

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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny

Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
POSTED: 10 JUNE

I am the first to review this game? Wow.

Stumbled into this game while I was looking for something else entirely. Ended up abandoning the search for that something else the instant this caught my eye as I definitely could not resist acquiring this.

Those who grew up in the early 80’s will probably remember playing the original game here. I’ve played this very, very often and these days I have to use a Commodore Emulator to do so. The original was a challenge and continues to be such even today.

Acquiring the achievements for the Emerald Dinosaurs has been pretty easy. One thing I definitely noticed with the Emerald Parasaur is that it has the added difficulty of being able to break out of its cage after 10 – 20 seconds. That was a nice surprise and it even comes with a sound effect that is opposite of the one used when the cage is created.

Want to let all your eggs hatch all in one go? No problem! You can do just that if you desired it…as long as you’re not doing the Classic Game Mode. You will want to make sure to be very patient and avoid Dino Mom during all of this, too. You can even hatch eggs on the same platform level as others. I have had somewhere around 10 dinos on one platform in cages. Just beware you don’t accidentally run into one that is not caged as sometimes it will be very difficult to see them amongst the pack even though the uncaptured ones stand out in that they are not darkened.

Other than the added difficulty as well as the extended storyline that is incorporated into even the multiple tutorial levels the game plays true to the original. Instead of a percentage guage counting down toward Devolution you get a meter appearing right beside you when you are hit. Only the final 10% of the countdown will show any numbers, which should make that one achievement regarding that quite easy to obtain.

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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful

Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
POSTED: 3 JULY

Dino Eggs Rebirth is a classic RPG (be it indie) game. In this game you literally take a travel through time in both the story line parameter as well as the presentation. For its a follow up game for a much older yet fun game. As good as it is , it has a very good storyline, but before you read on you must be warned, for this is a spoiler alert.

You start off your game as a person who accidentally ends up in a time travelling portal. He uses the portal to travel through time to millions of years ago, to the age of dinosaurs. Soon his mission becomes to save the dinosaurs of that era by bringing baby dinosaurs and eggs alike to the presemt. In the process he gains fame and money. A few years later his daughter too tries the same thing. Now thats for the story line (any thing more would be a giveaway) But this much I must mention that the storyline is amazing a bit rigid in orientation but amazing.

The games graphics are of early 80’s to begin with, taking us back to the era. It is an indie game but has no bugs. (Although my computer at first refused to run the program). The sound is soothing and overall the game is presented as a narrative. Which is kind of fun.

There are many pros and relatively no cons to this time travelling game. But to name a few:-

PROS

1. Good storyline (very interactive, stops it from being dull)
2. Good music (easy on the ears)
3. Has a narrative styule of story telling (which is kind of fun)
4. Great level architecture (Each level is unique)
5. The dinosaur eggs may hatch any time within the level (which is neat)
CONS

1. The game is a bit too easy to play (Which can be fun at times)

So overall the game gets 6/10 for being a mix of 1980’s and the 2016

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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful

Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
POSTED: 13 AUGUST
You can get the C64 version free online and it’s more fun that this.
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3 of 17 people (18%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny

Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
POSTED: 11 JUNE
Ah, memories!
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Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
POSTED: 17 JULY

Very enjoyable game. If you played the old C64 or Apple version back in the 80’s, it is based off of that with a few tweaks. The story and puzzle mode give it a nice breath of fresh air. It is definetly a game for a niche audience, mostly the older players who grew up on these type of siimple and casual platform games.

The game mechanics are quite easy to master, with some new elements on how to spelunk around. IE jumping onto the spider threads. Can easily be played with a keyboard or controller. You can even set it up to work off of a simple directional controller and one button if you like, as in the original ( I think you can )

I did have an issue with the game not wanting to initiate my Nvidia graphics card on my laptop, as the generic Intel Graphics chip doesn’t seem to be able to handle it. However, this is easily remedied by just going to the Nvidia control panel and assigning the game to run on high performan graphics. Many laptops tend to use both systems and sometimes the Nvidia setup doesn’t recognize that a game needs to use it, when it is set to auto detect which is best.

4.2 / 5 For the nostalgia alone, it is worth the price.

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Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
POSTED: 4 JULY
A great homage to the original 1983 game, which is among my favorite Commodore games. Rebirth is just as addictive as its predecessor, and I love how the graphics, mechanics and sound effects all have elements that play off the original. My ONLY criticism is the atrocious kerning on the large scrolling cutscene text (I’m a graphic designer) – but otherwise I love it!
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Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
POSTED: 15 JULY

Having played the original since I was 7, I was quite intrigued by this reboot. I was not disappointed. It deftly straddles the line between nostalgic value and modern playability.

I have not yet played multiplayer with anyone as yet…hint hint, friends! 😸

★★★★★

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Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
POSTED: 11 SEPTEMBER

The original early 80’s Dino Eggs was one of the best games every made, then and it holds up now (the original). I spent countless hours on the C-64 playing that beautiful game.

This remake (or rebirth) is quite poor when compared to the original. The graphics, sound effects and music are just goofy. The original has that feeling to it of an amazing game that was ahead of it’s time. This new version is just not even worth it in my opinion.

I was excited to see this, but it just doesn’t do justice to the original – Sorry for the poor review.

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