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Description

Prehistorik is a side-view platform game with a superficial similarity to Chuck Rock. You control a neanderthal who must march through hostile pre-historic environments seeking food and keeping himself safe. Some food can be found in caves, but it mainly exists in living animal forms.

These include fire-breathing Pyro-Tax dragons, the Turtosaurus, and the Bad Bat. Each of these must be clubbed to death, some taking up to 5 hits, and then walked over. Some other enemies are indestructible, with the monkeys who throw coconuts at you particularly fiendish.

You will have to complete the level within the time limit, and avoid contact with these foes. However, bombs and improved weapons can be collected, as can extra lives, time bonuses and an improved jump.

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Prehistorik DOS Title screen (Tandy)
Prehistorik DOS Title
Prehistorik DOS One of the power-ups is a bomb which kills all baddies in a particular screen...
Prehistorik Amiga While enemy is preoccupied with the stars buzzing above his head, hit him once more before the meal is served.

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User Reviews

Colourful post-mario platformer with several fun reducing features DOS Roedie (5204)
Totally brilliant. Amiga Tomer Gabel (4351)
Highly entertaining DOS Gothicgene (83)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Aug, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 73 out of 100 73
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Interface Amiga 1991 69 out of 100 69
Play Time DOS Jul, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1993 44 out of 100 44
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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Contributed to by Kabushi (168362), Martin Smith (62869), Terok Nor (23173), Tomer Gabel (4351) and MAT (143781)