Baby T-Rex

Baby T-Rex is an action platforming video game developed by Beam Software for Game Boy. It was released in 1993 in Europe by Laser Beam Entertainment, Beam's publishing arm. It was also released (with altered graphics) as Agro Soar in Australia, Bamse in Sweden, and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story in North America, where it was published by Hi Tech Expressions.[1]

Baby T-Rex
Developer(s)Beam Software
Publisher(s)Laser Beam Entertainment -
Producer(s)Alfred Milgrom
Programmer(s)David Theodore
Composer(s)Marshall Parker
Platform(s)
Release
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player

The following year Beam released a remake, Radical Rex, for Super NES, Sega Genesis and Sega CD.

GameplayEdit

Players control an anthropomorphic skateboarding dinosaur, who must traverse various levels in order to save his girlfriend from the evil wizard Sethron.

DevelopmentEdit

Beam actively sought to adapt the game for a number of different licensed properties in different countries around the world.[1] Subsequently, the game was also released as We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, based on the 1993 film of the same name in North America, Bamse, based on the Swedish cartoon character in Sweden, and Agro Soar, based on the Australian puppet children's show host Agro in Beam's home country of Australia. These versions changed the story and the graphics (most notably the main character sprite, cutscenes and the title screen) to fit the license but kept the gameplay, level design and music intact.[1][2]

Beam had also unsuccessfully pitched versions featuring the characters Sooty, Hugo and The Smurfs at various European trade fairs.[2] A version of the game featuring Edd the Duck was completed and reviewed by Game Zone magazine in Britain but was pulled from distribution just before release when the BBC revoked the license.[1] Decades later a ROM of the game was leaked onto the internet as part of the 2020 Nintendo data leak.[3]

The game uses an in-house developed engine that was previously used in a Tom and Jerry game.[1]

ReceptionEdit

All versions of the game reportedly received average reviews.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Mansfield, Dylan (February 24, 2019). "Baby T-Rex: The Game Revised 10 Times". Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Odoerfer, Mandi (November 29, 2015). "Baby T-Rex Was the Little Game Boy Game That Could". Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Klepeck, Patrick (September 11, 2020). "Nintendo's Secrets Are Continuing to Leak, Revealing Its Unknown History". Retrieved December 23, 2020.

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