26 Mar 2020

Gigantosaurus - The New Family Platform Game {AD}

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Gaming has always been a huge interest of mine, and I spent most of my teen years playing multiplayer games online. I knew that one day I wanted to pass my love of gaming onto my children, and now Elise is four, she is the perfect age to introduce platform gaming to. We've already built up a love for educational games like Zoombinis, and the Lego games. I've also introduced her to some classics like Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. When we were contacted about a new family platform game called "Gigantosaurus the Game" we were both really excited to test it out. The game is due for release on the 27th March 2020, and available on a number of platforms, including PC, Ninentendo Switch, Xbox and Playstation. 





GIGANTOSAURUS THE GAME


Gigantosaurus is a television series which you may already be aware of, but there is now a brand new game to go alongside the series. You play as a group of dinosaurs (Rocky, Tiny, Mazu and Bill) and explore a number of places to collect dinosaur eggs. You can play solo, or join up with family and friends on an adventure. You can be a roarsome explorer, or even see who is the fastest racer. With easy controls, it is great for the whole family, and my four year old quickly grasped the controls to play by herself. There is an educational aspect to the game, as you have to solve puzzles and follow certain routes to collect the dinosaur eggs. We really enjoyed trying to find the eggs together, and as it is an open world, there were plenty of places to explore. 



Each dinosaur has their own powers, so you have to switch between the characters at different points in the game. I found that this was a great addition as it meant that Elise really had to think about which skill was needed. For example, you need the strength of certain dinosaurs to knock over logs so you can cross rivers. 



GIGANTOSAURUS ON THE PC


We use a PC for gaming in our house, and we downloaded the game via Steam. I love using Steam as it is easy to keep all our games together, and purchasing the game is really simple using the platform. The game retails for £34.99 and I think it is totally worth the price. If you love games like Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, this is a great modern alternative to those types of games. You can play the game single player, using a split screen or even remote play with someone else on their PC. It also supports using a controller. We use an Xbox controller with the  PC, whilst another person uses the keyboard and we found that it was easy with either method. 



The graphics are great and responsive, and we didn't get any glitches whilst we were playing. My daughter also found it easy to navigate the menus, and bring up the map when she needed to. Visually, the game is pretty stunning, and there are plenty of things to keep you interested and to look at. The scenes between parts of the game are also great, and have the option to skip, which is always welcome too!

FINAL THOUGHTS AND WHERE TO PURCHASE


I think Gigantosaurus is a great family friendly game, suitable for children over the age of 3. I'm 32 and still really enjoyed the game and will probably play it without Elise! I would say the game is perfect for 4-10 year olds, but can be enjoyed by any age. I love the although it is a platform game, it can be multiplayer, as this is something I wish you could do with other platform games. The game retails for £34.99. 





Here are some links to where you can purchase the game:




Xbox - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/gigantosaurus-the-game/9n3pc5p2s47w?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Playstation - https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/home/games?emcid=pa-st-233073


Other Retailers:

Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/BANDAI-NAMCO-Entertainment-114136-Gigantosaurus/dp/B083YN3Z9S?th=1

Smyths Toys - https://tinyurl.com/t9xoj3q


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