In memoriam, Donald Sutherland

Dino Eggs

Moby ID: 14709
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While on an expedition through time to the prehistoric past, Time Master Tim accidentally brings a case of European Measles to that era. He has to return the Dino eggs to the present time in order to save them from this epidemic. Tim has to face the dino egg predators, such as spiders and snakes which will contaminate the eggs. The mother of the eggs also lurks by, and if a fire is not built, she may just step in. Will you be able to save the dinosaur race from extinction?

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Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings with 1 reviews)

This was a pleasant jumping game that was thoughtful and addictive.

The Good
Basically, you are a time traveller on a mission to collect dinosaur eggs. But aside from the various insects and snakes that you want to avoid touching for fear of contamination, you must also keep a fire lit in order to keep the mommy dinosaur from returning to protect her nest. If the fire goes out, then mommy dino will put her foot, in the form of a giant dinosaur leg that comes down to squish anyone that is unable to evade the area.

Each level is completed when all eggs are either collected of destroyed, though you get more points for successfully returning eggs to your time machine. As levels are completed, they became steadily more challenging, but gameplay is balanced to keep it fun.

The Bad
This was a balanced game that even my mother enjoyed. I cannot say anything bad about this one.



The Bottom Line
Sounds and graphics and synth music were excellent for the time, and this would be a worthwhile game to include as part of a classic games compilation.

Commodore 64 · by Gloria Foster (4) · 2005

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DINO EGGS: REBIRTH -- Coming this summer 2015! David Schroeder (2) Jun 2, 2015
Author of original 1983 "Dino Eggs" reviving game David Schroeder (2) Jul 9, 2013

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Contest

In 1984, Micro Fun and Electronic Games magazine ran a contest alongside the ad for Dino Eggs:

Win a date with a dino!

*Micro Fun/Electronic Games "Live Your Game" Sweepstakes
Grand Prize: an exciting trip for 3 to Chicago's world-famous Field Museum of Natural History!

Go behind the scenes with the museum's dinosaur experts, and join them for lunch. Learn all about the prehistoric world of these reptilian monsters. Get a genuine fossil from the dinosaur age to take home!

It's all FREE for you and your two guests: * round-trip air fare between your hometown and Chicago * airport limousine pick-up and drop-off in Chicago * 4 days/3 nights in a first-class hotel room * $300 in pocket money ($100 each) * guided sightseeing tour of Chicago -- including Sears Tower, the world's tallest building * private visit to the headquarters of Micro Fun, maker of Dino Eggs and other entertaining computer games, with a personal escort*

(source: Electronic Games magazine, Feb 1984)

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Game added by Scott G.

Apple II added by Xoleras. PC Booter added by vileyn0id_8088.

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Game added September 7, 2004. Last modified August 30, 2023.