Dinosaur Hunter Deluxe

Dinosaur Hunter Deluxe PC CD explore millions of years ago, creatures bones! 2CD 



DK Multimedia 



DK Learning software presents DINOSAUR HUNTER DELUXE! This 2 CD set includes a 3-D museum, time travel, 3-D close-ups, video clips featuring famous paleontologists, and lots of dino-facts! It is listed for ages 7 and up, but I'm sure your 5 year old budding computer genius can handle it.

Imagine a museum with the bells and whistles of a futuristic society, built back in the Cretaceous period. That's what DK Interactive's Dinosaur Hunter feels like. Granite slabs roll back to reveal maps, a mighty Megalosaur hides in a crevasse, and foreboding ambient sound echoes through the vaulted halls. If you manage to excavate a dinosaur and bring it back to life, roars and heavy footfalls add to the tension. This virtual-reality CD-ROM could be retitled "Jurassic Park meets the Smithsonian."

Dinosaur fans will delight in the 50 different species in this virtual museum. Yes, you can find Velociraptor and T-rex here, but you can also find obscurities like the thick-skulled Pachycephalosaurus and the horse-sized vegetarian Psittacosaurus. Each dinosaur display comes with an extremely handy audio pronunciation key, well-rendered illustrations, and handfuls of facts. Explorers move through the museum by clicking the cursor after it transforms into a directional arrow; folks who like to see the big picture can install a "you are here" map so they won't get lost. Dedicated dinophiles should visit the Excavation Site and rebuild dinosaurs with missing bones.

Be forewarned: paleontology isn't for the impatient. This virtual dig is nearly as slow moving and challenging as the real thing. But do stick with it, there's a payoff for the persistent. When you reassemble a dinosaur in this virtual world, it grows flesh, comes to life, and wanders the museum. In our house, we have yet to find out what happens when we add Tyrannosaurus to the Triceratops we already have roaming the halls.

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