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The Flintstones and the Rubbles were enjoying a fine day when suddenly, someone from the future called Dr. Butler arrived and stole their pets, Dino and Hoppy! Butler plans to feature the pets in his intergalactic zoo, and what's worse, he's destroyed the Great Gazoo's time machine so that no-one could stop him! It's up to everyone's favourite caveman, Fred Flintstone, to find the pieces to the time machine and repair it, so that they can travel to the future and confront Dr. Butler once and for all!

The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy is a side-scrolling platformer for the NES. In it, you control Fred Flintstone through various locations such as Bedrock, Reef Rock, the Jungle and more as he searches for the missing pieces of Gazoo's time machine. Fred has his trusty club which he can use to attack with, or charge up it's power by holding B for a more deadly attack. Fred can collect coins after defeating enemies, which are used to pay for secondary weapons like slingshots and tomahawks, as well as special abilities such as flying and diving.

After completing the first level, the player is presented with an overworld map that allows you to choose which level you'd like to go to. There are also basketball courts on the map - if you beat your opponent in a game of basketball, you can earn one of the special abilities which are required for use later.


The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy NES Jumping on air bubbles across the bottomless pit, naturally
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy NES Watch out for these nasty bike cavemen!
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy NES In the future, Fred meats George Jetson, who says he can't help him
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy NES Auto-scrolling section

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Alternate Titles

  • "フリントストーン The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy" -- Japanese spelling

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Nintendo Power Magazine Nov, 1991 4.2 out of 5 84
Retroage Oct 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Oct, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75 Jan, 2012 B 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1992 9 out of 12 75
1UP! Feb 25, 2019 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
GamesCollection Jan 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
8-bit Central Retro Gaming 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Ben K (23888) added The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (NES) on Jun 25, 2006
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