I have always had a soft spot for the Sega CD and the fact that Cadillacs and Dinosaurs only got one console game and it was on Sega CD is kind of cool and sad at the same time. I loved this show as a kid and what I loved, even more, was the Capcom arcade machine that was based on it. Unfortunately, this Sega CD game is not based on that game. This is a game that was made by Sega and it is nothing like the arcade game. The best thing about this game is the story that it tells.
I say that because the story is made up of FMV from the show. We all know that when it comes to FMV, the Sega CD is not the best. However, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs I feel has some of the best FMV on the system. Especially when it comes to games that use an animated art style. I really should not compare this to the Capcom game of the same name as it is kind of unfair.
However, at least that game had some actual dinosaurs in it. I feel like Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, “you do actually have dinosaurs, in your dinosaur video game, don’t you?” is what he would say. I say this because there is a severe lack of dinosaurs in this game, the biggest enemies are things like trees and rocks.
How to Play
There is the odd dinosaur here and there, but you really do not see much. The visuals in the actual game are decent enough, they have a cell-shaded style to them and even with the rather modest color pallet of the Sega CD/Genesis the game is fairly easy on the eyes. Ok, so once again Cadillacs and Dinosaurs is not based on the arcade game, but I was pretty shocked at the angle Sega took with this.
What we have here can be best described as an on-rails shooter! You have a very small number of levels and each one has you either driving the car or a minecart! That is right for numerous levels you do not even drive the Cadillac! You need to move the vehicle left and right to avoid obstacles and also move a crosshair to shoot stuff. It is very basic stuff, thankfully the levels take no time at all, but that means you can blow through this game in no time at all. Well, in theory, you can. I say that because this game is hard as hell thanks to the dodgy collision detection and the fact everything wants to hit you.
Why on Earth did Sega not go to Capcom and ask if they could have just ported the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs arcade game? That would have been awesome and in all honesty one of the best games on the system. I am more than confident the Sega CD could have handled it. Instead what we got is average at best. It is worth playing if you enjoyed the TV show as a kid, apart from that I do not see anything that is going to win you over here.
The FMV quality is not that bad. The actual game looks fairly decent. The voice acting is good. The game is very easy to beat. The box art is cool. There are not enough dinosaurs . The whole game is very meh in every regard. Overall rating: 5.5. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Arcade).
You might also Like. In a world where Dinosaurs and Men live together, poachers are hunting the slaughtering innocent dinosaurs, stop this madness in Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. You might have to beat up some dinosaurs on the way too as collation damage. It is based on the animated serie of the same name back in the 1990s. There is also a book series based on it.
The story and characters are extremely hilarious. Help save many dinosaurs that are being captured, mangled, and used in strange genetic engineering projects. There are many weapons and characters you can play from. Jack Tenrec – “A hot-blooded man who loves (the) nature. He is a leader of the team and loves Cadillac. His sliding attack is very powerful“. Hannah Dundee – “A genius scientist and a cool head. Her fighting style is that of a man and she has an iron will. She is proficient in using items and is a high jumper. She also mastered a triangular jump“. Mustapha Cairo – “A skilled engineer. He has a sense of humor and is very agile as a panther.
The enemies hardly keep up with his incredible speed.“. Mess O’Bradovich – “A gentle giant. Once he gets angry, he cannot be stopped!! He has the greatest strength of all. His flying lariat is a sure threat to poachers“. Vice Terhune – First boss the player fights. He attempts to ambush the heroes at a building but fails. Vice then tries to skin a Rock Hopper before being subdued. Planning: Da., Hattari, JraObject: Kurisan, Jun, Matano, SS, Shisui, Kinmon, The WhoScroll: Nissui, Konomi, Ohnicchan, BentobuchoProgram: Yuki Sɐiko, Cky Gi-U, T Uragoro, Some-PCompose: Piro2 Oyaji, Syun, KiyoSound Des.: Toshi Bull, NobuAssist: Kitasan, Yokozo, Daniel, Inukichi, Ban, Jirou, Kurata-N, HanisawaAd-Design: Sho, Tom, SenseiUSA Support: DJamesMany Thanks: Poo, Nin, Hore Hore, Alex, Super Joe, and Capcom All StaffProduced by: Capcom.
As always, good luck and Have Fun! Only keyboard is required to play this game. Pretend your keyboard is the a game controller.Press [Space-Bar] after the loading and introduction screen to insert coin, then [ENTER] to PLAY.Player 1Inside The GameYour KeyboardInsert Coin =[Space-Bar] (Only work after intro.
Locked during intro)PLAY =[ENTER]Arrrow =[WASD]Button 1, 2, 3 =[J], [K], [L]Button 4, 5, 6 =[I], [O], [U]Player 2Inside The GameYour KeyboardInsert Coin =[8 Numpad]PLAY =[9 Numpad]Move =[Arrows]Button 1, 2, 3 =, ,  NumpadButton 4, 5, 6 =, ,  Numpad. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Arcade is a Fighting Game you can play online for free in full screen at KBH Games.
Play Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Arcade using a online Arcade emulator. No download or installation needed to play this game.
Hope this game bring a little joy into your daily life.
Getting Behind The Wheel
(Note: following descriptions, except for Vice, are from the arcade flyer.)
- Jack Tenrec - "A hot-blooded man who loves (the) nature. He is a leader of the team and loves Cadillac. His sliding attack is very powerful". The attack power is second only to Mess.
- Hannah Dundee - "A genius scientist and a cool head. Her fighting style is that of a man and she has an iron will. She is proficient in using items and is a high jumper. She also mastered a triangular jump".
- Mustapha Cairo - "A skilled engineer. He has a sense of humor and is very agile as a panther. The enemies hardly keep up with his incredible speed."
- Mess O'Bradovich - "A gentle giant. Once he gets angry, he cannot be stopped!! He has the greatest strength of all. His flying lariat is a sure threat to poachers".
- Vice Terhune - First boss the player fights. He attempts to ambush the heroes at a building but fails. Vice then tries to skin a Rock Hopper before being subdued.
Are The Dinosaurs Extinct?
Planning: Da., Hattari, Jra
Object: Kurisan, Jun, Matano, SS, Shisui, Kinmon, The Who
Scroll: Nissui, Konomi, Ohnicchan, Bentobucho
Program: Yuki Sɐiko, Cky Gi-U, T Uragoro, Some-P
Compose:Piro2 Oyaji, Syun, Kiyo
Sound Des.:Toshi Bull, Nobu
Assist: Kitasan, Yokozo, Daniel, Inukichi, Ban, Jirou, Kurata-N, Hanisawa
Ad-Design: Sho, Tom, Sensei
Many Thanks:Poo, Nin, Hore Hore, Alex, Super Joe, and Capcom All Staff
So Real It Is Like The Real Thing