Dino Run takes you back to prehistorical times and casts you as a little dinosaur trying to survive the impending apocalypse. You must run across mountains and caves, escaping the "wall of doom" and finding your way to the dino sanctuary.
The key element of Dino Run is exploration. The game has super eggs to find and special milestones to achieve, which award you in points and "DNA points". Milestones include a number of eggs you collected, a number of runners/lizards/birds you devoured, "Doom surfing" (running close to the wall of doom for a certain period of time) and more.
The DNA points can be used to improve four stats: speed, acceleration, jumping and strength (used to push boulders that are thrown all over the place).
There are two game modes: Challenge and SpeedRun, both available in four difficulty levels. Challenge is the standard game with a set amount of levels on the way to the dino sanctuary. SpeedRun is a mode that has individual levels which needs to be bought in any order using bones you collected during your game.
The multiplayer mode offers the ability to race up to 3 other players online on a certain course. Also there you can create a user and develop the stats of your own dinosaur.