Dino Hunter Review (Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4): Deer Hunter With Dinos, Not Much More… (Video)
Dino Hunter has set a personal record for me for the shortest sessions of play for any game ever. It’s even faster than dying once in Temple Run… You can even play it for a few seconds and call that gameplay for an entire level. Anyway, it’s a free game, totally inspired by Deer Hunter, but replacing deers with dinosaurs.
I played it on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and had a blast in spite of the limited nature of the game. It’s a static shooter, that comes from Glu Games and it uses the freemium model, meaning you get an energy bar that offers you only the chance to play a few missions before depleting itself. You take on Raptors, T-rexes, Pterodactyls and more in a series of hunting sessions that involve scope riffles, rocket launchers, machine guns and more.
Weapons can be upgraded with a huge variety of extras, plus there’s a ton of them to unlock, at enormous prices. You can shoot the beasts in the heart, lung, head, body or head, aiming better with infrared, if you want to hit an organ. The graphics are quite OK for a static shooter, but nothing more than that. The game becomes quickly addictive and threatening if a dino comes to you and it all takes place in the jungle, wasteland or beach.
There’s also a sort of boss battle, called Trophy Hunt, where you take on the meanest beasts and that’s the real challenge. Other than that the game is plain and easy. We give it an 8 out of 10 and you can download it here.