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Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman

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Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Optimus Software
Planned release date: 1993-11[1], 1994-03[2][3], 1994-07[4]
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1
State before cancellation: Late in development
Status of prototype(s): Master System version dumped

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Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman is a platform game developed by Optimus Software once set to be published by Codemasters for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear in 1993. Following poor reviews it was never released.

Dinobasher is unlike most other unreleased games, as not only was the game finished, but near-final cover and cartridge designs of the Master System version were produced and passed on to the gaming press. Prototypes (complete with packaging) have since been leaked onto the internet, in turn making faithful fan-made reproductions quite common (to the point where it is frequently mistaken to have received a legitimate public release).

Earlier versions for the Amiga, Atari ST and NES were released simply as Big Nose the Caveman in 1991. The NES version also recieved a sequel in the form of Big Nose Freaks Out in 1992.

Artwork


Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
42 №52, p58/59
57 [5]
76 №22, p10/11
Sega Master System
58
Based on
3 reviews


Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
64 [2]
42 №52, p58/59
50 [6]
76 №22, p10/11
Sega Game Gear
58
Based on
4 reviews

Magazine articles

Main article: Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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