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Rex the dinosaur is fed up of the environmental damage being done by a nearby nuclear plant. As a result, he takes to the heavily-guarded tunnels that lead to it, with the intention of ridding the world of nuclear power forever.

The game is viewed from the side in a flick-screen format. Rex jumps and shoots, staking out various walking and flying enemies. Walking on to a Beam Pad means that upon losing a life, you will resume from the screen on which you died. As enemies are dying, keep shooting at them to keep increasing your score.

There are power-ups to collect, through energy bubbles. Each weapon has 5 possible energy levels, and can only be used if you have enough. Collect a bubble when you weapon is at the top level and you will collect an improved weapon.


Rex Amstrad CPC I lost my last life and the game is over.
Rex Amstrad CPC These sort of pipes can be used for climbing. That apparatus at the centre right is a saving point. Each time a life is lost, the game will start in one of those.
Rex Amstrad CPC This would be the upwards choice related to the previous screenshot.
Rex Amstrad CPC These tunnels are meant for the passage of an escorted convoy transporting precious ore.

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Rex Concept Art "Airbrush artwork painted using inks and acrylic paints. The image is a photograph of the artwork, taken in 2009."
Rex Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Zenith" -- Working title

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The Light, a fictional company

The Light was a fictional name for the real company Creative Reality. The respective members used the following pseudonyms: Jason Austin (as John Anderson), Neil Dodwell (as Neil Harris) and David Dew (as Richard Allen).

The Title: Rex

For the majority of the game's development, it was called Zenith - the tower Rex is tasked to destroy. But it was decided this might cause problems because of a well known UK double glazing company. So the name was changed to Rex.

Rex's Taxonomy

Despite his name and appearance Rex is not a descendent of a Tyrannosaurus rex, neither a member of the Superfamilly Rhinocerotoidea. Actually Rex is a Rhinoceroid sapiens, an ancient bipedal race of mercenary aliens which look like Rhinoceros.

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Martin Smith (66805) added Rex (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 10, 2006
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