Dinosmash Brings a Fun Beating Online

Dinosmash Online ($0.99, sale price) is a fun addictive game to let you let off steam. In the game, you’re required to shoot the other dinosaurs to get more points.

The game is self-explanatory. The introductory video is all you need to get on your way. The green button on the left is the D-pad that lets you move. The red button allows you to shoot your opponents. The blue button brings hooks so that you can jump on higher platforms. The green button on the right lets you jump.

If anything, the controls do take a bit of getting used to, especially for climbing up walls and the like. The hook can only attach itself to horizontal platforms, not vertical planks that hold them up. But once you understand this, you’ll be a strong player whether you play by yourself or with a team.

That’s right, three game options are available: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. All are a lot of fun, whether you play by yourself or with an opponent. And even at late night hours, you’ll often find yourself playing with at least 2-3 people in the team, so there’s hours of fun to be had. Unfortunately, though, as a newbie, you won’t get that much time to practice, since an opponent is likely to trample on you right away. If anything, I feel like I haven’t perfected my moves and want to enjoy the game at my own pace, but I’m not really able to do so.

Otherwise, the game has a lot of good elements: graphics are superior, and the game is fun once you get the hang of it.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.