Children join the ranks of the Dino Defenders, an emergency team that helps keep Jurassic Park in order. A powerful typhoon has just ravaged Jurassic Park, leaving several of the electric fences non-operational. Kids jump into the Park to restore the electric fences manually while avoiding the jaws of the dinosaurs.
In each of the six levels of difficulty, children must size up their surroundings, avoid renegade dinosaurs, find supply boxes, and then use the limited supplies in them to trap, tranquilize, or distract the ferocious dinosaurs. Only then can they access the electrical switches.
If a player misjudges or proceeds through a scene in the wrong manner, he becomes dinosaur fodder. Luckily, every time you screw up and are eaten (the dinosaur head with all those BIG teeth descends upon you and then the screen goes black), you are reincarnated.
Dino Defender works well because it requires an agile mind in addition to good hand-eye coordination. Each scenario is a complicated maze-type puzzle that requires children to plan carefully how to use their limited supplies and how to traverse a given scene. It was not unusual for kid-testers to retry a scenario more than 10 times before they finally got it right.
Dino Defender will be intense fun for the days it takes to become a hero. Testers thought they would play it again—just not for a few months.
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