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Designasaurus II

DOS - 1990

Alt name
Designasaurus 2
Year
Platform
DOS
Genre
Action, Educational, Simulation
Theme
Dinosaurs, Ecology / Nature, Geography, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher
Britannica Software
Developer
Visual Concepts, Ltd.
Perspectives
3rd-Person, Top-Down
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.73
4.45 / 5 - 22 votes

Description of Designasaurus II

One of the best and most original edutainment titles ever made, Designasaurus II is the superior sequel to Britannica's Designasaurus, the unique "dinosaur sim" for the Commodore 64.

Forget modern dinosaur games -- Designasaurus II lets you BE one instead of just learning about these animals. Your job is to first create a dinosaur, then guide it through the five ecozones to avoid extinction. The game actually starts out with a plot: the Foundation needs your help to send a dinosaur, created by you, back in time to find the missing geneprints before Jurassic Park becomes a reality on Earth. If you don't know what a geneprint is, you will after finishing your first mission.

The controls are intuitive, and the game is both challenging and unique enough that kids of all ages will enjoy creating and controlling dinosaurs for hours on end. You will learn a lot of interesting information about these intriguing animals in the process, while having fun -- the hallmark of good edutainment. Too bad there is no other game like it even today... I for one would love to see a remake of this underdog :)

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Comments and reviews

rini 2014-08-23 0 point DOS version

My older sis and I played this for hours and hours as kids. Yay! I have been trying to remember the name FOREVER!!!

D 2014-02-23 0 point DOS version

I still have the floppies for this!

s 2013-10-16 0 point DOS version

i remember this game!!! I spent years looking for it and couldn't remember the name and now i've just randomly stumbled across it -HOORAY!! Thanks guys!

huh 2013-06-15 0 point DOS version

This looks.... AMAZING!!!

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