Monday, October 6, 2014

Nerdicus NES review #139: Color a Dinosaur

Title : Color a Dinosaur

Publisher : Virgin Interactive

Developer : Far Sight Studios

Genre : Coloring

Players : 1 Player

Release Date : 1993

Estimated Value (as of today's date) : $50-$60 is Color a Dinosaur. I guess it's a game where you color dinosaurs? It's not really a game though, is it? It's sort of like Microsoft Paint with built in line art. I really don't want to rip this game a new one, but for me, I honestly don't know why games like this came out.

Obviously it's meant for the younger audience. I can't imagine an adult wanting to play this game and sit around and color. Although the back of the box states that adults can join in and won't want to miss out on all the fun. The question is, where's the fun!?

Enough talk, let's just make this quick because I don't even know why I am bothering with this one.

When you start up the game, the only option you have is to pick a black and white picture, and start coloring it in. You do get quite the option list of available dinosaurs, that are all drawn a bit like the ones from A Land Before Time - oh man, remember that movie? Made me cry...

When you pick the dino, the screen turns into an MS paint look-a-like, but only with color and pattern palettes. Not much going on here...not to mention it's extremely laggy. It takes sometimes a minute or so just to fill in an area. 

Oh, and did I mention the color schemes are horrendous? 

On the bright side, if you come across this game at a yard sale, it's worth the pick up. It goes for roughly $50-$60. Not bad for a digital coloring book.

Other than that..HEY....its a coloring NES game...have fun...

Final Score (out of 5) :

Until next time. Keep on gaming!



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