Prehistorik Man (Game Boy Advance)

Prehistorik Man Game Boy Advance Title screen


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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.7
Overall User Score (3 votes) 4.2

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Game Vortex
If you have ever played a platform game, you know how the game works. Everything is very responsive and well laid out - no real problems here. Overall, there's really not a lot to complain about with Prehistorik Man, it's a very good platformer that will unfortunately probably be overlooked by most gamers. In my opinion, any gamer who claims to love platformers or any 'old school' games should go out and at least try Prehistorik Man.
Consoles Plus
PM est plus qu'un jeu de plates-formes, puisqu'il inclut une dimension aventure assez forte. Il faudra dialoguer avec les autochtones et accomplir bien des missions. Bref, c'est un vrai plaisir que les amateurs ne se refuseront pas.
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
La réalisation n’est pas en reste : graphismes précis et riches en nuances, musique tribale rythmée… Votre troglodyte dispose de nombreuses armes pour se défaire des dinosaures. Comme il n’y a pas de pile de sauvegarde, il faudra se contenter de quelques mots de passe pour reprendre la partie précédente. Ce qui implique aussi de devoir re-sélectionner ses options à chaque démarrage de jeu. Barbant ! Enfin, la difficulté est très progressive (trois niveaux sont proposés dans les options). Prehistorik Man n’apporte pas de grande nouveauté au genre, mais il excelle sur tous les plans.
Armchair Empire, The
Does Prehistorik Man provide the Jurassic-sized fun of Bonk's Adventure or fall an Ice Age short? With nice graphics and a storyline you don't mind following with a likeable hero, Prehistorik Man is a GBA title that has a lot going for it even though it follows the tried-and-true path of the 16-bit platform game to a "T". Still, once you plentifully restock the cave clan's food supply, you won't feel too compelled to take another prehistoric trip. He's no Bonk, but Sam the Prehistorik Man is an interesting little character in an interesting little game that doesn't quite produce the same level of fun encountered during Mario and Sonic's GBA adventures. It nonetheless rises above the second-tier level of the plethora of GBA platform action titles out there to give you a t-rexcellent gaming quest for your money.
Gaming Age
Prehistorik Man isn't the toughest game on the planet, but it does offer enough to keep you busy for some time. If Prehistorik Man accomplishes anything, it reminds us of how timeless the 8 and 16 bit age was. Prehistorik Man is easy to control and is fun to play, which is something games now days have gotten away from.
Nintendo Difference
Prehistorik Man est vraiment un très bon jeu de plates-formes mais ceux qui connaissent déjà la version Snes pourront s'en passer.
There isn't much else to say about Prehistorik Man. The music is a well-done mix of primitive jazz and techno beats. An in-game password save--that costs 20 bones to acquire--lets you record Sam's progress. Gathering the letters to spell B-O-N-U-S gets you into a secret area, which boosts the game's longevity somewhat. However, once you defeat the final serpent boss, there isn't much practical incentive to revisit the main quest. At best, Prehistorik Man is a weekend diversion from the GBA's more substantial fare.
It's little things like that that don't make Prehistorik Man a complete platformer. Details, details, details. These are what send platform games over the top. The Marios and Warios on any of the Nintendo systems are always good examples of this dictum. Even past prehistoric platform titles like Bonk for TurboGrafx 16 take this to heart. Titus seemed to be going the in the right direction, as witnessed in Sam's animations, some of his missions, etc. But they just didn't follow through with the complete game. In the end, Titus' lack of effort in adding the finishing touches will only help move Prehistorik Man to the discount shelf sooner.