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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.


Prehistorik DOS Inside a large hollow tree
Prehistorik DOS Using the balloons to cross a lake
Prehistorik DOS Title
Prehistorik DOS Title

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Colourful post-mario platformer with several fun reducing features Roedie (5253) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Highly entertaining Gothicgene (83) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
Play Time Jul, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1991 680 out of 1000 68
The DOS Spirit Sep 05, 2006 3 out of 6 50
Power Play Aug, 1991 42 out of 100 42


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Tomer Gabel (4645) added Prehistorik (DOS) on Dec 05, 1999
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