Walking with Dinosaurs (video game)
Walking with Dinosaurs (or Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs) is an augmented reality video game developed by Supermassive Games in collaboration with the BBC, as part of the resurgence of the Walking with Dinosaurs brand spearheaded by the feature film. It was released in Europe on 13 November 2013, and in North America on 12 November 2013, alongside Diggs Nightcrawler and Book of Potions.
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|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment Europe|
|Series||Walking with Dinosaurs|
Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs features multiple activities across five chapters, each of which is split into two sections, with each section involving a full "read" of the Wonderbook. Each chapter takes place at a different dig site, and begins with the player using the PlayStation Move controller to simulate different tools, with the goal of excavating the skeletal remains of a dinosaur, then using them to reconstruct the beast. From there, activities include battles between dinosaurs and mating rituals, where the Move controller is used to simulate movement and actions; using the Move controller as an X-ray torch to scan dinosaurs and explore their skeletons and organs, and balancing the weight of dinosaurs using different vehicles, among other activities.
The game also features questions to test the player's knowledge, with each section culminating in a five-question quiz. Each chapter also tells a different story, introducing different characters and dinosaur species. The first chapter features characters from the Walking with Dinosaurs feature film. Depending on their performance in the activities, the player will receive gold, silver, or bronze medals. Each activity also features a number of fact cards to find and collect. Players can then view their collection from a separate section of the game.
In a joint review with Book of Potions, Telegraph writer Andy Robertson (who also reviewed Diggs Nightcrawler) gave the game a positive review, noting the multiple uses of the Move controller and the quality of the storylines detailing the lives and interactions of different dinosaur species.
- "Wonderbook gets more Harry Potter, dinosaurs, detectives on Nov. 12". Joystiq. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- Robertson, Andy (18 November 2013). "Wonderbook: Book of Potions and Walking with Dinosaurs review - Telegraph". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 November 2013.