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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Playing the game is a joy - it's tough but never really frustrating, although long-term playability may be in doubt due to the rather simple nature of the game. Sound is well done, especially the various tunes which add quite a raucous atmosphere to the proceedings. It's fast and furious and, at the end of the day, a good laugh. What you may not know is that Prehistorik was produced using the STOS game designer! Unbelievable or what?! Prehistorik isn't what you'd consider an essential purchase, but you certainly wouldn't be embarrassed with this in your software collection.
Atari ST User
Simple and enjoyable, with amusing graphics of a high quality and would make a good introduction to the world of platform games for the younger player. But it's not for anyone looking for a real challenge.
There you have it. A no frills few thrills straightforward "romp." The graphics are bright, colourful and decently animated, the sound is average and the gameplay unsurprising. Worth the dosh? Nope - it's too repetitive and bland, but some may like it. The most surprising thing about this is you wouldn't suspect it was written in STOS. Good job we told you then, isn't it?
Atari ST User
The standard of playability is a bit rough and you'll sometimes find that you die due to no fault of your own. It's moderately addictive, but I can't see anyone coming back to this one after a few goes.
[Budget re-release] Hideous dedication and a top-flight joystick does pay off, but then you have to contend with the less-than-smooth graphics and decidedly repetitive gameplay. All those hidden rooms and extras do brighten things up, but it's mostly a case of plodding around, hitting things and moving on to the next screen. It's not much fun, and you can make your own smug comments about cave people and dinosaurs existing in the same time period in the space provided.
Es stand zu befürchten: "Prehistorik", ohnehin nicht gerade mit Spielbarkeit geschlagen, macht auf dem Atari ST eine ebenso steinzeitliche Figur wie auf anderen Computertypen. Der Sound klingt erwartungsgemäß etwas blecherner, die Grafik ist auch nicht schöner geworden.