Cadillacs And Dinosaurs
Cadillacs And Dinosaurs for the Sega CD or as it is better known, Cadillacs And Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm is a rather interesting title for the Sega CD. This was actually put out by Sega themselves which makes it interesting and is probably also making some of your sad right now. Based on the TV series (and lesser extent, comic book) this is not a home port of the awesome Capcom arcade beat em up.
Like A Movie…. A Grainy Movie
I am not here to get on the Sega CD for its FMV quality. In all fairness, I feel that Cadillacs And Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm for the Sega CD is a pretty good-looking game. The story follows the show pretty well, has voice acting and there is quite a lot of cut scenes that move the story forward. As far as using FMV on the Sega CD goes, I feel that this game actually does it better than many give it credit for. Is it great? Well no it is not, but as someone who enjoyed the show as a kid, I can appreciate what they did here.
Where Are The Dinosaurs???
For a game that has dinosaurs in the title, Cadillacs, And Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm has a real lack of them in the main game. I already mentioned the Capcom arcade title, this was a fantastic Final Fight style beat em up game. For this game though, we have an on-rails shooter where you spend six levels driving the famous red car from the movie and the final three in a minecart!
The real enemies in the game are trees and rocks that get in your way. There is a real lack of dinosaurs which is disappointing. The coolest “dinosaur” in the game is when you have to steer under the legs of a massive one walking past.
Who Wants To Drive?
The biggest problem that Cadillacs And Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm has going for it is that it is just not a lot of fun to play. The jungle levels all feel exactly the same. You move the car left and right and move a crosshair on the screen to shoot at stuff that gets in the way. The game is generous with the lives it gives you, but you can lose this incredibly fast. The game is very, very short which I feel is a good thing as even with the short length the game can overstay its welcome.
The Sega CD is not exactly known for having the strongest library of games and I feel that games such as Cadillacs And Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm are a reason why people look down their nose at the console. I am someone who grew up loving the show and while I think the FMV and story are good, the actual “game” part of it is not. I just wish they could have got Capcom to bring the beat em up to the Sega CD instead!
- The FMV is kind of cool
- The game looks better than many people give it credit for
- I liked how there was a great deal of voice acting
- Driving under the dinosaur’s legs is cool
- As is avoiding dinosaur bones
- The game is over before you know it
- It is more of a chore to play than fun
Download Cadillacs And Dinosaurs
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Welcome to the Xenozoic Age, a world 600 years in the future, where dinosaurs of the past co-exist with men and women of the future in a desperate struggle for survival. Power your 53 Cadillac through 10 post-apocalyptic levels of danger as Jack "Cadillac" Tenrec and Hannah Dundee race through treacherous jungles full of poachers predators and unnatural hazards, to stop the Second Cataclysm and restore the planet's natural balance. Based on the enormously popular graphic novels of Mark Schultz. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs takes players into a unique "2 1/2-D" environment with the look and feel of a graphic novel brought to life coming from Rocket Science.