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Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter is a port of Carnivores 2 developed by Tatem Games for iOS and Android devices[1][2] and by Beatshapers for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3.

It follows the same storyline as the original games, where the hunter picks a weapon, location, and dinosaur to hunt. It has fared very well with reviewers, receiving very high scores. Originally almost the same as Carnivores 2, Dinosaur Hunter now features a lot of new content not found in the original PC game.

On January 24, 2017, the game was put on Steam Greenlight, and the community successfully greenlit it on February 15, 2017. It has yet to be released and has had no updates on the greenlight page since then.

Gameplay Edit

Essentially the same as Carnivores 2, Dinosaur Hunter allows the hunter to pick their location, weapon(s) and dinosaur(s) to hunt. Several things have been touched up, such as the dinosaur skins and maps. There are new dinosaurs and maps as well. There are also some new features to allow for more interesting gameplay.

Animals Edit

Image Name Description Sight Smell Hearing Cost Points
Moshops Moschops A small, slightly obese, green, four-legged reptile.
Galimim Gallimimus A small, very slender, red, omnivorous two-legged dinosaur.
Dimorphodon Dimorphodon A small, slender, brown, flying reptile.
Pteranodon A small, slender, purple-and-gray, flying reptile.
Dimetrodon A small, slender, brown, four-legged reptile with a sail on its back.
Iguanodoncdh Iguanodon A medium-sized, slender, herbivorous dinosaur with a thumb-spike on each hand. 40
Brachcropped
Brachiosaurus A large, slender, long-necked herbivorous dinosaur.
Carnivores 2 DINO1.TGA Parasaurolophus A medium-sized, slender, brown-and-tan two-legged herbivorous dinosaur with a long, thin crest protruding from the back of its head. Average Average Excellent 10 10
Carnivores 2 DINO2.TGA Ankylosaurus A small, slender, yellow, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur covered with armor-like bony plates and knobs. Average Low Average 15 12
Carnivores 2 DINO3.TGA Stegosaurus A large, obese, green, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur with twin rows of red diamond-shaped plates running down its back and two pairs of spikes on its tail. Average Low Average 20 14
Amarga2 Amargasaurus A large, slender, orange, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur with two rows of spines on its back. Average Average Average 30 16
Carnivores Pachycephalosaurus Pachycephalosaurus A medium-sized, slender, orange, bipedal herbivorous dinosaur. Average Low Average 25 16
Oviraptor 1 Oviraptor A small, slender, orange, two-legged omnivorous dinosaur with a blue crest. Average Excellent Average 50 20
10003228 780379372013146 301804669 n Coelophysis A small, very slender, green and silver, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur. Excellent Average Average 40 16
Carnivores 2 DINO4.TGA Allosaurus A small, slender, dark-gray, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur. Average Excellent Excellent 30 10
Carnivores 2 DINO5.TGA Chasmosaurus A large, slightly obese, orange, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur with a frilly crest on the back of its head and three horns on its face. It replaced Triceratops. Average Low Average 50 18
Carnivores 2 DINO6.TGA Velociraptor A small, very slender, red-and-orange striped, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with a sickle claw which can be drawn back on each foot. Average Excellent Excellent 100 25
Troodon Troodon A small, very slender, green, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur. Average Excellent Average 100 25
IMG 0319 Spinosaurus A massive, slender, gray, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with a large sail on its back. Average Excellent Average 250 30
Utahraptor2 Utahraptor A medium-sized, slender, gray, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with a small crest of feathers on the back of its head. Excellent Excellent Excellent 250 30
Carno-0 Carnotaurus A large, slender, orange two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with horns. Average Poor Excellent 350 35
Gigant Gigantoraptor A large, very slender, green two-legged omnivorous dinosaur with red feathers and a blue neck. Average Excellent Average 450 45
Carnivores 2 DINO8.TGA Ceratosaurus A large, slender, olive green, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with two short horns on its head. Average Excellent Average 300 35
Carnivores 2 DINO9.TGA T-Rex A large, slender, emerald green, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur. Execellent Excellent Excellent 500 50

Additions Edit

There have been many new additions to the game over the years, and more are coming soon.

At launch, the Survive Mode was introduced, where the player must fend off waves of charging dinosaurs. For an unknown reason this mode was not added to Carnivores: Ice Age (Mobile). The PSP and PS3 versions also the exclusive Laser Rifle as a weapon. The Double Ammo equipment from Carnivores 2 was removed in the mobile port. The reason being is that amount of ammo the weapons have in the port are the same as the double ammo gave.

Blood trails were added on July 23, 2010. The player's jump height was also made higher.

On November 4, 2010, the Pachycephalosaurus from Carnivores was added to the dinosaur roster, and Ravaren's Bridge from Carnivores Ice Age was added as a map, although the steps that allow the hunter to get on the bridge have been removed. This was presumably done because in Carnivores Ice Age, none of the animals could reach the hunter while on the bridge, which some fans would see as cheating. Some other new features include the Supply Ship from Carnivores Ice Age, the ability to relocate to a new location in the same hunt, and the Wind Indicator has been placed inside the compass, allowing for more room.

A new update for the game was released on June 20, 2012. In this update, the Photo Camera, support for more languages (including Spanish and German), and four new dinosaurs, Amargasaurus, Oviraptor, Utahraptor, and Troodon, were added.

Carnotaurus and Gigantoraptor were added on April 4, 2013 for iOS. In the same update, a new map was added; the Nibelungen Paradise.

On Febuary 26, 2014, two other new dinosaurs, Iguanodon and Coelophysis, were announced. The Coelophysis was added on April 18, 2014 and Iguanodon was added as a secret dinosaur in said update. It was added to the hunt screen as a selectable dinosaur on August 11, 2014.[3][4][5][6]

On December 6, 2014, a new small update was released, which added a Revive feature. If the player dies at any point they can watch an ad to continue the hunt and keep the points they earned during that hunt. It can be hard to find an ad to watch, however.

On October 21st, 2016, a new update was released for iOS devices. The UI, reload animations, and the graphics were improved, the player's movement speed was increased, a new weapon was released, the Revolver, a new nighttime mode and trophy room was added, and various bugs were fixed. This update had already been released back in September for Android players. The same update was added to the Ice Age port on January 11th, 2017.

Android version Edit

On June 11, 2012, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter made its debut for Android platforms, free to play. Purchasing two additional hunting bundles was necessary to gain access to all of the creatures, weapons, and locations. On the hunt menu, the dinosaur icons use the colors of the iOS version dinosaurs, but in-game the dinosaurs used their original PC colors until recent updates.

The Android version allows the player to buy more packs from the Supply Ship. Android players are able to resupply as many times as they want during a hunt until they run out of packs. The Tyrannosaurus can be killed on the Android version without shooting its eye by doing this, as the Tyrannosaurus does have a limited amount of health. However, its health was too high as by the time players' ammo ran out it as it would still have some health remaining in the iOS version, Carnivores, and Carnivores 2.

Android players can also spend real money to buy points to use in-game.

Android players have also received some updates and features before the iOS version. The Nibelungen Paradise area was added to the Android version about 2 months before iOS users could access it. The Carnotaurus and the Gigantoraptor was also added a month before iOS users. Also, the 1.7.0 update was released around a month earlier than iOS users.

In the February 21st, 2013 update, purchasable Hunting Bundles were removed.

History Edit

iOS Edit

Version Release date Features
1.02 July 23, 2010
  • Changes:
    • Player's jump height changed
  • Additions:
    • Blood trails
1.2 November 4, 2010
1.4 June 20, 2012
1.4.4 April 4, 2013
1.5.0 April 18, 2014
  • Additions:
1.5.1 August 11, 2014
  • Additions:
1.5.3 December 6, 2014
  • Additions:
    • Revive feature (watch an ad to be revived and continue a hunt)
1.7.0 October 21, 2016
  • Additions:
    • New Weapon:
    • New Night Mode (without Nightvision)
    • New Trophy Room
    • Improved graphics
    • Player's Movement speed increased
    • Improved UI and fixed bugs

PlayStation Edit

Updates for the PSP and PS3 versions are unknown at this point.

Android Edit

Version

Release date

Features

February 21, 2013

March 9, 2013

1.5.0 June 18, 2014
  • Additions:
    • Two new dinosaurs:
1.7.0 September 15, 2016

References Edit

  1. https://twitter.com/tatemgames/status/159686361467719680
  2. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=311570552218731&id=103483789694076
  3. Utahraptor photo
  4. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305741236143631&set=a.305741222810299.94501.302014379849650&type=1&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_reply&theater
  5. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=393413154007686
  6. http://www.facebook.com/carnivores/posts/435862299779962

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