Prehistoric Dude Review (PlayStation 4)

Go with Dude on an adventure to Help him to take back his lunch, which was stolen by a giant dinosaur! Now hungry and without any ham he will need to face many dangerous enemies while traveling through caves and forests, getting some tools and power-ups to assist him during this journey. This is our Prehistoric Dude review.

Pros:

  • 8-Bit graphics.
  • 65.16mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Game settings-visual effects, weather effects, and speed run clock on/off.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Map uncovers as you play.
  • Pick up new items to allow you to progress like the ability to grab ledges.
  • Stat’s on the screen-deaths/chests opened/enemies killed/progression percentage.
  • Play how you want.
  • Boss fights.
  • Metroidvania elements.
  • Attack-you throw axes Joe and Mac style at enemies.
  • Bushes are everywhere and walking through them, fruit, or axes will fall out of them.
  • Fruit-used to open alternative paths and you lose a percentage of them upon death.
  • Infinite lives.
  • Autosaves every section.
  • Save and quit option.
  • New biomes with new enemies.

Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • Doesn’t explain how it all works.
  • How many fruits you lose when dying is quite harsh.
  • Hard to see enemies as the Bush obscures them.
  • A lot of back and forth.
  • Sam music over and over.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Prehistoric Dude is a platformer with Metroidvania elements running through its veins. The platforming part is fun, nothing too fancy, and does the job. Combat is a case of finding axes and throwing them, puzzles will present themselves and you may need to find new abilities in order to do said puzzle. The game world is what separates this game from another platformer, it’s a big open continuous world, only boss fights gate off new parts but the world allows you to freely roam and play how you want. Items are found in bushes by walking past them and enemies change depending on the environment. Prehistoric Dude is an alright platformer that has a few niggles but nails what it going for and pushes the genre forward.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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