The first Android-only app to roll out of the hallowed halls of GREE in Japan, if you’ve ever fancied finding, breeding and raising dinosaurs in a mobile social media Stone Age Sims style, you’ve come to the right place…
Escape the high-octane, reaction-reliant world of your standard fighting, running, firing fare with a return to simpler times in human history, times when living in caves wasn’t just for timid terrorists and raising dinosaurs didn’t always lead to Jurassic Park-sized disaster. That’s pretty much the premise for Dino Life, a mobile social gamer where, in your role as caveman/woman you collect eggs, hatch, raise and even breed a wide selection of Disney-eyed dinosaurs to create as diverse a collection as possible.
But the work of a lumbering troglodyte is never done, so in between your acts of animal husbandry, you’re also tasked to grow food, expand and improve your caveman community by adding buildings, and knuckle down with your Neanderthal friends on tribal quests to earn Dino Bucks.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Plodding along like a leisurely Diplodocus, Dino Life is not a race to the finish, but a long-player to be savoured and shared. Okay, so breeding cutesie dinobabies and shelling out for eggs won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but with sharp, colourful graphics, reasonably smooth flowing gameplay, amusing sound effects and the opportunity to interact with friends in a land that time forgot, GREE have done what they do best once again and created the near-perfect mobile social gaming experience.