Dinosaur King (古代王者恐竜キング, Kodai Ōja Kyōryū Kingu, literally "Ancient Ruler Dinosaur King") is a Japanese card-based arcade game from Sega that uses similar gameplay mechanics to Mushiking. The game was revealed in JAMMA 2005. A Nintendo DS version was also later released.
In the fall of 2008, Upper Deck Company released a Dinosaur King Trading Card Game. This card game is likely to be confused with the cards used for the arcade machines.
The series has been adapted into an anime television series, Ancient Ruler Dinosaur King DKidz Adventure (古代王者恐竜キング Dキッズ・アドベンチャー, Kodai Ōja Kyōryū Kingu Dī Kizzu Adobenchā). A second series was announced called Ancient Ruler Dinosaur King DKidz Adventure: Pterosaur Legend (古代王者恐竜キング Dキッズ・アドベンチャー翼龍伝説, Kodai Ōja Kyōryū Kingu Dī Kizzu Adobenchā: Yokuryū Densetsu), which debuted February 3, 2008 in Japan. The show ended its run in Japan in late 2008.
Dr. Spike Taylor was on a paleontology mission in Africa with his son Max and his friend Rex. Max discovers stone slabs and finds dinosaurs are calling them for help. An evil organization called the "Alpha Gang", led by the nefarious Dr. Z, traveled back in time to hunt down the dinosaurs and use them to take over the world. It is up to Max and Rex to travel around the world, defeating Dr. Z and the Alpha Gang while hunting down the dinosaurs (later, the story varies as the arcade game machine keeps on upgrading).
Sound Effects Used
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, MACAW - LARGE MACAW: SINGLE CALL, ANIMAL 01 (Used for the Anhanguera.)
- Sound Ideas, BUFFALO - BUFFALO: SINGLE GROWL, ANIMAL 02
- Sound Ideas, DOLPHIN - ATLANTIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN: CALLING, ANIMAL 05 (1st and 2nd calls; used for the Ophthalmosaurus.)
- Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT TRUMPETING, THREE TIMES, ANIMAL (2nd trumpet used for the Lambeosaurus in a high pitch, for the Tsintaosaurus in a low pitch, and for the Shantungosaurus in an even lower pitch.)
- Sound Ideas, ELK - ELK: BELLOWING, ANIMAL
- Sound Ideas, JAGUAR - JAGUAR: ANGRY SNAPPING ROAR, ANIMAL, CAT
- Sound Ideas, MOOSE - MOOSE: MATING CALL, ANIMAL 03
- Valentino Angry Elephant Trumpet (Used for the Allosaurus Fragilis.)