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Dinosaurs for Hire

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Dinosaurs for Hire
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99[1] 1050
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044580



Dinosaurs for Hire is a Mega Drive game based on the comic book series of the same name. It was only released in North America.

Gameplay

It is a side-scrolling action/platforming game similar to Contra but involving a group of dinosaurs who fight crime. The player can play as a tyrannosaurus rex named Archie, a triceratops named Lorenzo or a stegosaurus named Reese. Each has a gun which can be upgraded Contra-style (shoot with B), a close-up attack (A: Archie beats enemies with his gun, Lorenzo with his horns, and Reese with his tail), and a traditional jump (C, and no matter how you press it you cannot control the intensity of the jump).

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Promotional material

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Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №51, p70[1]
35 №17, p46
64 №24, p74/75/76
69 №15, p78-80[4]
63 №50, p72/73
83 №27, p50
58 №15, p48/49
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
7 reviews

Mega Drive, US
DFA MD US Box.jpg
Cover
DFH MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
DinosaursForHire MD US manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
DFH MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
DFH MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 39351146
MD5 e4c6cbf1a2ea36404fb69667cd080b4f
SHA-1 d006efbf1d811e018271745925fe00ca6d93f24f
1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 16000453
MD5 2c64241c31024f877d30307f0d28f21d
SHA-1 944af2e25e9ab5ecf82fe5da1c55113edeee8709
1MB 1993-04-27 CD-R disc[5]
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 54c77d3e
MD5 7b38a12a0673b86c542d9d601f3bf6f9
SHA-1 101b97769ddd54e04f6c0c1d46d194fc78cb6f22
1MB 1993-04-26 CD-R disc[6]
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 8954dee9
MD5 c6d15f7e64341c1a12fd093108231b1a
SHA-1 2a04b30cf4930631bdb6c031ecd12c23387c278b
1MB 1993-05-02 CD-R disc[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 051.pdf, page 74
  2. File:GamePro US 045.pdf, page 110
  3. File:SegaVisions US 17.pdf, page 97
  4. File:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf, page 78
  5. http://hiddenpalace.org/Dinosaurs_for_Hire_(Apr_27,_1993_prototype)
  6. http://hiddenpalace.org/Dinosaurs_for_Hire_(Apr_26,_1993_prototype)
  7. http://hiddenpalace.org/Dinosaurs_for_Hire_(May_2,_1993_prototype)