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Jetpacks and Dinosaurs

Orion: Dino Beatdown is another run-and-gun dinosaur shooter, with a little extra hardware to help gamers jump around the battlefield

Remember Timegate? Of course you don’t. The dinosaur-filled film was never finished. But if it had been, the combination of time travel, Tyrannosaurus, and laser-toting jetpack soldiers would have certainly made the movie a late-night, B-movie staple.

Fortunately for those who feel like they might have missed out on something cheesy, crunchy and overall bad for you, Orion: Dino Beatdown picks up the theme of pitting rocket-boosted players against dinosaurs. This forthcoming game is yet another run-and-gun dinosaur shooter, just with a little extra hardware to help gamers jump around the battlefield. You can get a glimpse at the gameplay in the trailer posted above. Sadly, though, the game seems to offer only Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus as villains. I love these celebrity carnivores as much as anyone, but would it really kill game developers to throw in a Suchomimus, Torvosaurus or Austroraptor now and then?

About Brian Switek
Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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