Serious Game Classification

I can be a Dinosaur Finder Cloud Nine Entertainment (U.S.A.), Macmillan Digital Publishing USA (U.S.A.), 1997  

Informations Analyses Discussion





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 8-11 / 3-7
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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I can be a Dinosaur Finder is an Educational game that shows children how a paleontologist works. You join Eddie the Kangaroo, Katie the Chameleon and Roofus the dog and meet a famous paleontologist named Dr. Rockhound, only to find him disappointed that he can't find his needed fossil.

Who can Dr. Rockhound count on to help him find the missing fossil? You can, with the help of your animal friends. Dr. Rockhound will give you a map to travel to where in the world that creature exsisted, one of the areas may have a tent to show where you are already or a flag to show that you already looked in that area.

When you try to dig the fossil up there will be three tools a jackhammer, a pickaxe and a brush, you must use each tool in an order. Sometimes after you uncover the rock you might get a little surprise that will either be a funny prehistoric short or a fact about prehistoric life. If you get to any fossils Eddie, Katie or Roofus might tell you when to use another tool. After you uncover the whole fossil you have assemble it. If you get the wrong fossil Dr. Rockhound will always give you another chance to find the needed fossil. After you find the needed fossil and finish assembling it they will have a short movie with that prehistoric animal and their will be an explanation about its life and personality. You can also look around the screen for highlighting images that may hold some Prehistoric life information.

Besides looking for the missing fossil the game has nine prehistoric animal games that include Creature Maker, Hidden Picture, Dino Diner, Pangea Puzzle, Mix Match, Compass Caper, Dino Paint, Jurassic Jam and Creature Time match you can play the games at the activity center, or while you are digging up the lost fossil you can go to whatever two or one games are listed at the lower corner. It also has bios about famous Paleontologists and has a timeline that gives all time periods from the Cambrian to the Quaternary period, when you click on one their will be an illustration of the time period and an explanation about it. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Macintosh - PC (Windows)