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Turok - Dinosaur Hunter (N64)

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      21.07.2001 08:27
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      Where it all began Turok Dinosaur hunter and what a game it is. But first the games faults as it does have some. For starters the controls it is very difficult and you tend to swing madly whilst playing but you soon get into it, the game is big and the few save points makes the game very difficult. There are also many pinpoint jumps you have to make which again can be frustrating especially when you fall. But this game does so much right I can’t put it down. It is gory and Nintendo’s first gory game at that, the shooting is a laugh and using those huge nuke style weapons is a great laugh. The graphics are lovely, not as good as today’s standards but still something to be admired. It is the traditional Turok game as he is the Dinosaur hunter, the game is exciting fighting the huge T-rex or walking in the infamous lost lands level is a dream. It is fun, fast and enjoyable. The people behind the game tried so hard and only got a few months of fame before their sales plummeted thanks to Goldeneye. Your first task though is to find the game; it disappeared years ago so if you happen to see it snap it up fast! It is a classic you won’t want to lose.

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      17.07.2001 03:02
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      Turok games are well known for having large levels, huge guns and lots of dino blood. Although this game was titled 'Dinosaur hunter' there are more human enemies than anything. the actual gameplay is ok but if you don't like the controls then its your problem. the graphics are shoddy and you will find some bad clipping in places- i have fallen through the floor before. The weapons in the game are quite cool but after a while they get boring and that goes for the whole game, after playing it for a while you will get very bored. The gore factor in the game is only high due to the blood that is poorly animated and there is enough blood that comes out of one dino to fill about ten others. If you think about buying a shooter game buy a decent one, but not this its preety dull.

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      10.01.2001 19:57

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      Turok gets it`s inspiration from a comic book series, but that is about where the similarity ends. The basic idea of the game is that you are an indian fighter trying to stop a big nasty from taking over the world by completeing a series of huge missions. The missions you play take place over huge sprawling levels, although the fog effect of the graphics is very annoying. You can`t quite see far enough, but you can make do with the map you can have overlayed on the display. You get to use a huge selection of weapons, ranging from a knife, bow and arrows to a machine gun and a kind of mini nuclear bomb gun. You get to use these weapons to kill a variety of nasty enemies ranging from Raptors to a cyborg T-Rex, including a Stegasaurus running at you determined to kill you. The graphics and sound aren`t too hot, but the gameplay is ncie and simple. You just run about shooting things - nothing difficult, nothing complicated, just nice simple fun!

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      25.11.2000 09:43

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      Turok is an old game, but still worth digging out for an odd play. The graphics loo very dated, but apart from that the gameplay is out and out action. There are plenty of different weapons available for you to try, from a knife and bow&arrow to a huge nuclear bomb style device - whatever feels right for the occasion. The game is a normal first-person perspective shooter, but the end of level monsters make it quite special. The best I saw was the robotic T-Rex which just scared the hell out of me the first time I saw it attacking me! If you like shooters then you should give this a try. You`ll be able to pick it up very cheaply because it is so old, so youre going to get your moneys worth!

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      07.09.2000 08:34
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      Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a far too dated game to recommend to anybody thinking of buying it for anything more than £5, I reckon. The weapons, while great, don't make up for what is a rather big and rather sparse first-person shooter. Level exploration is a big part of the game, but can get tedious - especially with such a small range of enemies on which to use the very satisfying weaponry. This is quite a challenge, and may appeal to those with a lot of time and dedication. But in terms of instant thrills, or long-term rewards, the alternatives out there make this a game that few would want to bother with.

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      06.08.2000 06:20

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      This is a fairly decent shooter, but it is dated now. The levels can get a bit sparse, and you can easily find yourself getting lost. When such games as Perfect Dark, Goldeneye 007 and Quake 2 are available now, there seems little point in getting this. While the graphics are generally okay, the fog is horrific! You just need to step back a couple of steps and the great big dinosaur that was in front of you has now dissolved into the mist! This makes finding your way around the levels even tougher! Also, the save points are too far away, meaning it can get frustrating. However, it is quite fun...it’s just that, now, there are better alternatives.

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      15.07.2000 15:04
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      The overall feel of Turok Dinosaur Hunter is pretty much the same as the sequel. Big explosions (sometimes), very big guns and lots of pointless jumping that often end up killing you. Not as good as it should be. Really, this game was developed to showcase the graphical powers of the N64 when it was first released, way back in March '97. SO onviously, the game can look a little dated now despite having such great graphics at the time, mainly because of the very heavy fogging to prevent character pop-up. But, if you absolutely loved Torok 2 and Rage Wars, die-hard fans may want to check out where it all began.

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      01.07.2000 18:13
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      I must first congratulate Acclaim for making such a brilliant title as Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, to the N64. Amazing graphics and sound make this game one of the most impressive games for the N64 and demonstrates just what the Nintendo is capable of. The weaponry would scare the hell out of the US marines, its animation of weapons such as the multiple rocket launcher leave you gobsmaked and wanting more, there is even a nuclear weapon!!! The game play is not just about shoot everything that moves you also have to solve puzzles and find keys to the gateways that are at the Central hub. This game can at some points get tedious and rather annoying, but once your past these points the game is heavenly bliss to play so go buy it now!!

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      27.06.2000 18:36

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      This was the first, first person shoot em up to hit the N64 and it is now starting to show its age with the arival of goldeneye and Quake 2. The objective simple blow the hell out of everyting in your way and reach the end. The graphics on the game are quite good altough a little foggy. You play a dinasour hunter and you have to ecompass 8 big levels each containing new baddies. The game contains a large aray of weapons all of which are ace, from the ausomely powerful minigun to the grenade launcher, in all there are 14 weapons. The boss on one of the levels is fantatic a huge T - Rex with lazer eyes.

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      24.06.2000 00:01
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      I own both of the Turoks (1 and 2), the second, newer addition to the game far supassses this one in graphics and detail but I was dissapointed with the game play. This original has smooth and interesting game play. The simple environment prevents slow game play and the weapone are increadable. They designers for the weapons on this game must have been on some sort of drug as the guns are the most increadable and 'amusing' from any game. Unforchunatly the game became a bit too difficult for me and I ended up using cheats to find all of the guns and do a bit of level jumping. The more strong willed of you may stick it out all the way.

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