Prehistorik is a platform game developed by Titus Interactive for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and DOS. Titus Interactive also published it, and released the game in 1991. The playable character is a neanderthal armed with a club. In a search for food, the neanderthal must hit dinosaurs and other animals that come in his way. Some hostile beings can't be beat, so the player must dodge them. A boss awaits in every even numbered level. There are seven levels.
Prehistorik received a rating of 85% from Amiga Action in August 1991, with the review stating 'after playing Prehistorik for a few minutes I was not disappointed. Graphics, sound and gameplay are all outstanding. My only complaint is that the puzzle element could have been taking (sic) a little further. A must for any platform or arcade fan.'
A sequel called Prehistorik 2 was released for DOS and Amstrad CPC. The sequel was also ported to numerous Nintendo systems and became a downloadable title for the Nintendo DSi in North America on February 15, 2010.
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All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of Prehistorik in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:
Go left or right
Jump, climb up
Climb down, enter the cave.
Strike with weapon.
Quit game (return to DOS)
This version of Prehistorik was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Prehistorik. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Prehistorik are summarized in the following table:
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