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Color a Dinosaur

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Color a Dinosaur
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a.k.a. How to waste your time.
Genre(s): Application
Platform(s): Nintendo Entertainment System
Release: July 1993
Developer(s): Virgin Games
Publisher(s): Virgin Games

Color a Dinosaur is an application released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. Tommy Tallarico was responsible for the music in the game.

Why It Should Not Be Colored

  1. It shouldn't even count as a game; it's just an electronic coloring book.
  2. There are no mini-games, and there is no animation.
  3. Very little content is in the game. There are only 16 images to color and the only tool available for coloring is the paint bucket to fill in a section with a certain color. You can't even create a custom color palette to color with, you can only choose from a very limited selection of color palettes.
  4. It can take up to a whole minute for the game to fully color the area of the image you selected, and you cannot do a thing with the game while it does this, so you must wait until it is done painting in the image.
  5. It has no options to save any images you already colored.
  6. The SNES and Mario Paint were already out, so releasing it for the NES was a baffling choice.
  7. The painting controls are extremely awkward and clunky, which can make painting the dinosaur a massive chore to do.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. At least it has a Paint Bucket tool, so making paint will be faster and easier (according to AVGN on LJN Video Art episode).
  2. The soundtrack is actually good, all thanks to Tommy Tallarico.

Reception

AVGN Enraged.jpg "What were they thinking?"
The Shit Scale
Games that are debatably bad High level of shit contamination The very high category The severe zone Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Major code red
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This game/console belongs to the "Severe Zone" category of the AVGN's Shit Scale.

When James Rolfe and Mike Matei played this in James and Mike Mondays, Mike flat-out said that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was more of a game than this.

This game was also mentioned by James while reviewing the LJN Video Art. He thought it was the worst coloring game ever, but he then said LJN Video Art made Color a Dinosaur look amazing.

It has also received a cult following on SiIvagunner.

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