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Radical Rex review
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In this excellent platformer you control ultra-hip T-Rex, who happened to be so cool that he slept through the conquering of the world! That's right! This is how the game starts - you see some giant rat-looking dude on the cloud commanding the group of dinosours to get out of their land (because it's now time for the mammals to rule the Earth!) and then they're falling under his spell and follow him, revealing the background, where you can see our hero for the first time, peacefully sleeping under the palm tree!) Then comes a mighty ROAR/YAWN and you get to control him for the first time...
The ground around you is brim-full of lizards and flies, the background is as black as the night, with very dim shimmering of volcano, WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!?
You take one more step and Oh My God, I'm Rolling Off The Hill!! your trusty prehistoric skateboard is right there where you left it and now you're flying over the pits of lava, making somersaults like there is no tomorrow!! that is, indeed, if you're not as clumsy as me. in that case you will lose your skateboard pretty soon... and even if you won't fall from it or throw it away by accident, you'll have to leave it sooner or later, and that is not a bad thing, 'cause controlling your T-Rex is a lot of fun!
He can jump and duck, kick with his tiny little T-Legs, but more importantly - he can breathe fire! but your inner flamethrower is not really powerful at the start so you better go on and find yourself some power-ups. if you press up and kick (That would be an "A" key) you'll perform your mighty roar, which would make your weaker enemies faint and stronger ones would be frozen! however, you can't roar forever, so that's your next motivation to explore the jungles - to find your roar-refillers! and boy is there a lot to find!
The level design is intricate and ever-changing, with new elements thrown at you with each step! another serious motivation for exploring them is the eggs, scatterd all around, which let you enter the bonus stages between the stages. be sure to get as much as you can find, because those stages are in fact cleverly crafted mini-games, where you have to solve maze-like puzzles, collecting even more eggs and avoiding other T-Rex(?)s or pushing/throwing the blocks at them to turn them into dust!
after a short cutscene that follows, you'll enter the swamps and this is where you'll notice just how wonderful the music here is! it compliments the overall feeling of the scenery perfectly...
each stage has it's own elements of gameplay mechanics (like here it's water, slopes, swinging ropes, transporter-bird (archeopteryx?) and SPIKES!! a lot of them.) and also introduces it's own unique enemies, so the difficulty rises subtly and naturally.

I would describe the bosses and other stages, but it will only ruin your experience, and besides, as you could have noticed already, this is not your regular review, where you get to know everything about the game you were curious about and then you know it and you're no longer interested in it. so I won't spoil any more fun for you. You have to give this game a try, I can't recommend it more!

Added by BRTD2005
4 years ago on 16 June 2013 09:11

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