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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Overall User Score (13 votes) 2.3


Critic Reviews

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Questicle.net (Jan, 2011)
Most people will give this game up on the first level because it starts off ridiculously hard (I know I almost did), but stick with it. Dino Riki may not be the most creative shooter on the NES, but it is fast, all guns blazing action, and it will give you a more-than-worthy challenge for any hardened shooter veteran.
80
Nerdicus Reviews (Nov, 2013)
Besides scenery and enemies, nothing is different from your typical shooter. Upgrade weapons, get bonus lives, and each stage gets progressively harder. And by hard. I mean insane. This game is probably one of the hardest shooters I've played on the NES. There's no easy mode here, and from stage one you are overwhelmed. At times, I wanted to cry. It is just so - damn - frustrating! But so good....
77
The Adventures of Dino Riki is a classic title I recommend to any NES fan or anyone who wants to see the early days of Hudson Soft because this is one I frequently mention. For some reason a lot of people that remember it seem to think it's this incredibly impossible title, but it really isn't, it just takes some true skill to complete, which makes for a great game in the end. You won't find the most spectacular action ever, but you'll definitely find enough, so if you're just starting out your NES collection or are in the mood for a good, old title, try this one out.
68
Geeks Under Grace (Feb 27, 2015)
Hailing from an age where many NES enthusiasts discuss Mega Man and Ninja Gaiden in terms of classic 8-bit difficulty, The Adventures of Dino Riki, while lesser-known, is no more forgiving. It’s a challenging game and definitely not for everyone. However, I strongly urge you find a copy of this diamond in the rough and play it. I beat this game as a child of 9. You can do it!
60
Video Game Den (Nov 23, 2010)
Shin Jinrui's insane and unfair difficulty really killed the experience for me. Here is another rather unique and refreshing game idea stuck inside an unbalanced and really unfair game.
60
Back in prehistoric times, when dinosaur creatures ruled the planet, a young caveman named Dino-Riki decides to conquer the land to establish mankind's future in this savage world.
50
Classic-games.net (Feb 17, 2020)
The Adventures of Dino Riki is not a good game. Even if it came to America in 1987 like its Japanese counterpart it would still be average. This is a first generation game released when games were pushing boundaries and it looks and feels old. There are better overhead shooters like Guerilla War which saw a release the same year. Play that instead.
50
Controls and gameplay are very smooth, and this has a fun theme, but all-in-all this game is as shaky as the ground when a T. Rex stomps.
20
Retro Game Reviews (Sep 18, 2021)
Adventures of Dino-Riki fails at being a competent shooter and makes an incredible misstep by including unnecessary platforming sections. It's certainly innovative, but one thing it isn't is fun, and compounding the issue is the rock-hard gameplay that seems hell-bent on encouraging you to put the controller back down.


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