Radical Rex

a game by Beam Software, and Laser Beam Entertainment

Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesisSNESSNES

Genres: Action, Platformer

See also:Skateboarding Games, Radical Rex Games

Radical Rex is a cool dinosaur who has a little problem--an evil wizard named Sethron has cast a spell on all the dinosaurs that causes them to fight each other. Our hero Rex slept right through the hex and is now on a mission to destroy the evil wizard, but all of his fellow dinosaurs are out to get him! Don't worry though, Rex is a powerful dino and perfectly capable of taking care of himself. In fact, a lot of the little dinosaurs don't even bother him, they just run around confused. Rex has two different forms of attack: his kick and his fire breath that you can make more powerful by collecting fire icons.

THE GOOD

Radical Rex has great animation and graphics, plus it also has good game play.

THE BAD

The game is too easy for serious gamers.

THE UGLY

The way you feel after playing awhile--this game is really long!

MANUFACTURER - ACTIVISION DIFFICULTY - MODERATE THEME - ACTION NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2 NUMBER OF LEVELS - 10+

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Gon, a completely self-centered T-Rex, breaks out of his popular weekly manga series onto Super Fami.

With his huge head, easily the size of the rest of his body, Gon's primary concern is chowing down. On his menu there are many wild animals like goats and even a mammoth. Before Gon can dine, however, these foes have to be subdued making for terrific beastly rampages on both sidescrolling and 3-D Mode 7 chases. Besides extremely reluctant feasts, Gon also has to fight enemies who want to make a meal out of him, including a vicious huge python.

Handling a hungry T-Rex should be an interesting experience. Gon is a personable Tyrannosaurus, and hopefully his antics will reach our shores. Gon uses a number of themes to make it enjoyable to play. How would you like to eat a snake?

reggie posted a review

Skateboarding over to his third system is Radical Rex, and like his 16-bit predecessors, this Sega CD dinosaur offers easygoing, easy-playing fun for younger players.

Dino Delights

Rex is a dinosaur, but he's nothing like the savage monsters of Jurassic Park, Ever smiling, this T. rex rides a speedy skateboard through five prehistoric worlds and numerous bonus areas. When he's not riding down ramps, Rex is a run-n-jump dino who breathes fire on the many flying, crawling, and swimming creatures he encounters.

ProTip: Learn to identity the different vines. Some can be climbed, and some can be swung on to reach new platforms.

Good controls enable him to perform skateboard tricks, swing on vines, swim, climb, and high-jump with ease past danger. Joining in the fun is his girlfriend, who teams up with him for simultaneous two-player romping.

Rappin' Rex

Although some of the levels and enemies are new, the CD graphics and sounds are virtually identical to those on the SNES and Genesis. The sprites are big, the worlds are colorful and cartoony, and Rex again displays a range of charming animations. The sounds are also the same (lots of jungle rhythms, beastly roars, and boingy sound effects), plus the disc gives you a new introductory rap number missing from the SNES version.

Easy and cartoony, Rex is a nice playmate for gamers who make friends with Saturday-morning and after-school TV pals. Older gamers, however, will quickly move on to Rex's more aggressive dinosaur brethren.

  • When underground, you can stand temporarily on the brown blobs, but the clear bubbles will quickly give way and dump you into the deadly lava.
  • Keep your momentum on your skateboard to negotiate sudden loops and ramps.
reggie posted a review

Other animals play in the Jurassic Park besides intense, killer dinosaurs. Check out this easy game for a light-hearted prehistoric romp.

Dino-Mite!

If you liked the recent SNES game, you'll like this one, because the characters and game play are identical. Similar to the Flintstones family, Rex is a modern Stone Age kind of critter. He's a dancin' Tyrannosaurus with a ready smile, smooth skateboard, and jungle full of big cartoony enemies ahead of him. Thanks to the effective controls, Rex hops, bops, skateboards, climbs, and swims quickly through five worlds of side-view platform action. None of it is particularly hard or intense, but it's all good-natured fun.

ProTip: Learn to identify the different vines. You can climb some and swing on others to reach new platforms.

Rockin'Rex

Did we say it's like the SNES game? Graphically, it's virtually identical, though this version has slightly less colorful graphics. Rex retains the charming animations that gave him personality on the SNES.

Sonically, Genesis Rex has the same growls and voices, but they're more muffled than they were on the SNES. While tropical dance music drives the action, this Rex is also missing the introductory rap number that spiced up the SNES.

Younger gamers will make Rex their pal -- he's as friendly and fun as a good Saturday- morning cartoon. Older gamers, however, will want dinos with a bit more bite.

  • When on your skateboard, use Button C to jump up to airborne gems, but don't jump as you approach ramps and loops or you may crash.
  • Duck under this boss's fiery spit and roast him with your flame when it's safe.
reggie posted a review

If you've had enough of head-chewing, fire-breathing, acid- spitting dinosaurs, then fire up this gentle game. It's as uncomplicated and easygoing as a nice walk in the Jurassic Park.

Dynamite Dino

Rex is a modern dino living in prehistoric times. He rides a skateboard, dances to rap music, and has a good- natured run-n-jump adventure through five worlds of side-scrolling game play. Younger gamers will have a blast, since Rex clearly suffers from cute- itis. The smiling animals in this game are more like the kindly dinos of We're Back than the serious man-eating machines of Jurassic Park.

Good controls make Rex come alive. He not only skateboards, but he also swings on vines, swims, blows bubbles, and breathes fire. The only problem is his speedy 'board -- it goes so fast you often miss power-ups and jumps.

Rex Rocks!

The above-average graphics have a Saturday-morning cartoon look. Colorful jungle backgrounds contain all manner of crawling, running, swimming, and flying beasties to create a very cartoony world. Rex himself displays funny expressions throughout, especially when something bad happens.

ProTip: Learn to gauge the correct distance from enemies. If you're too far, your shots have no effect.

The sounds are also middle-of-the-tar pit. Rex occasionally exclaims "Radical!" but the dinos lack good roars, and the tropical rhythms get repetitive. The opening rap number will keep your toe tapping.

Radical Rex is about as good and as endearing as the successful Joe and Mac games. For simple thrills without the chills, get radical with Rex.

reggie posted a review
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