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Trog (NES)

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Description

Long ago, back in the days of cavemen and dinosaurs, there was a land called Og. In this land, hungry one-eyed cavemen, called Trogs, loved the taste of eggs. However, four Dino-Mites, Spike, Bloop, Rex and Gwen, were determined to rescue the eggs from certain doom!

Up to four (or just Spike and Bloop in the home conversions) can play in a race to gather up the Trog eggs as quickly as possible. The first player to get all eggs of their colour wins the round. Of course, Trogs also love the taste of Dino meat, and will use cavemen inventions such as fire and the wheel to catch them and gobble them up! Luckily, the Dinos can fight back - eating a pineapple will turn them into a monstrous T-Rex that can chow down on Trogs, while a hot tamale lets them breathe fire.

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Trog NES That's you. You have to pick up all those eggs. That's the game in a nutshell.
Trog NES The cavemen are so dumb they'll fall off the screen sometimes.
Trog NES The more you eat, the bigger the bonus. You can get up to 80,000 points per meal!
Trog NES But if you're not careful, they'll make a meal outta you!

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The Press Says

N-Force Jun, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Retro4Ever May 15, 2014 7.75 out of 10 78
Video Games Apr, 1991 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67

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Trivia

Prototype

During the game development a prototype was created where the players didn't have a direct control over the dinosaurs. Instead they controlled a hand that could place bones on the game screen altering the path of the dinosaurs. The playtesters didn't like this control scheme and so it was scraped in favor of a more traditional one.
Ben K (23096) added Trog (NES) on Dec 21, 2005
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