I Can Be a Dinosaur Finder

Moby ID: 21075
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I can be a Dinosaur Finder is an educational game that shows children how a paleontologist works. You join Addie the Kangaroo, Katie the Chameleon and Rufus the dog and meet a famous paleontologist named Dr. Rockhound, only to find him disappointed that he can't find his needed fossil.

Who can Dr. Rockhound count on to help him find the missing fossil? You and your animal friends. Dr. Rockhound will give you a map to travel to where in the world that creature is believed to have existed. One of the areas may have a tent to show where you are already or a flag to show that you already looked in that area.

When you try to dig the fossil up there will be three tools (a jackhammer, a pickaxe and a brush) and you must use each tool in the correct order. Sometimes after you uncover the rock you might get a little surprise that will either be a funny prehistoric short or a fact about prehistoric life. If you get to any fossils, Addie, Katie or Rufus might tell you when to use another tool. After you uncover the whole fossil you have to assemble it. If you get the wrong fossil Dr. Rockhound will always give you another chance to find the needed fossil. After you find the needed fossil and finish assembling it there will be a short movie with that prehistoric animal and there will be an explanation about its life and personality. You can also look around the screen by highlighting images that may hold some prehistoric life information.

Besides looking for the missing fossil the game has nine prehistoric animal games that include Creature Maker, Hidden Picture, Dino Diner, Pangea Puzzle, Mix Match, Compass Caper, Dino Paint, Jurassic Jam and Creature Time match you can play the games at the activity center, or while you are digging up the lost fossil you can go to whatever two or one games are listed at the lower corner. It also has bios about famous Paleontologists and has a timeline that gives all time periods from the Cambrian to the Quaternary period, when you click on one their will be an illustration of the time period and an explanation about it.

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platforms eXo (346) Aug 12, 2014


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Game added by Andrew Shepard.

Windows 3.x added by eXo.

Game added February 5, 2006. Last modified January 17, 2024.