Dinosaur King
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Like many other games throughout the world, the Dinosaur King Arcade evolved as time passes. Currently, this database only supports information regarding foreign versions due to the absence of the knowledge of the more updated Japanese versions that began to appear in 2008.

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Current Sources

Although Dinosaur King had died down around 2011, it has numerous amounts of videos coming from the Japanese and even English arcade games. Tournaments, Dinosaur and Move Card demonstration videos, and emulation videos, have come out ever since 2008. Sources can be found by players of the arcade (card owners), videos described above, and card lists found on the web.

Japan

Tarbosaurus' introduction in the early 2006 version

Tarbosaurus' introduction in a later version for comparison

As the beginner of Dinosaur King, Japan launched the game around 2005, around the same time when it was launched into other nations. Official websites were formed for the U.S., U.K., Taiwan, and mainly Japan.

Japan's developments of the versions were at least one year ahead of all other foreign versions. Therefore, their roster of Dinosaurs and Move Cards have more variety and combinations. For example, a card list given to Taiwan may have been given around late 2008, while Japan received that very same card list in 2007.

Other Nations

Note: U.S.A.'s information on the Arcade is unclear, this requires clarification made by others.

The remaining nations, which are more than the four nations described previously, have the same version as each other, with the main difference being the language. However, the cards' barcodes are the same no matter which language it is. As said above, they update slower than Japan, and so they only have cards that have appeared before the introduction of Armored Dinosaurs, Super Dinosaurs, and the Spectral Space Pirates, having stopped adapting the game before their introduction.

Taiwan, however, became an exception when compared to other nations since they developed their final card wave without translating cards from a Japanese wave. All new artwork was fully original, though some cards recycled old art, too. However, the format slightly resembles a certain version from Japan. It is almost certain that this wave was limited to Taiwan only, since there are no reports of such material's appearance in other nations.

Cards found in all nations

The following is a roster of Dinosaurs that have appeared in all nations' versions of the arcade (Note: This excludes some known dinosaurs with the same Technique and Strength):

Name Technique Strength Name Technique Strength

Tyrannosaurus

Spinosaurus

Styracosaurus

Saichania

Parasaurolophus

Carnotaurus

Acrocanthosaurus (Alpha)

300 2000

Saurophaganax

Ampelosaurus

Pentaceratops

Euoplocephalus

Saurolophus

Megaraptor

400 2000

Carcharodontosaurus

Amargasaurus

Pachyrhinosaurus

Stegosaurus

Lambeosaurus

Utahraptor

400 1800

Daspletosaurus

Jobaria

Anchiceratops

Tarchia

Altirhinus

Charonosaurus

Majungasaurus

Allosaurus (Alpha)

Chasmosaurus (Alpha)

Kentrosaurus (Alpha)

500 1800

Torvosaurus

Baryonyx

Torosaurus

Edmontonia

Shantungosaurus

Ceratosaurus

600 1600

Yangchuanosaurus

Shunosaurus

Arrhinoceratops

Anatotitan

Deltadromeus

700 1600

Acrocanthosaurus

Saltasaurus

Triceratops

Ankylosaurus

Maiasaura

Allosaurus

Giganotosaurus

Suchomimus

Chasmosaurus

Kentrosaurus

Iguanodon

Neovenator

700 1400

Rajasaurus

Dicraeosaurus

Nodosaurus

Gastonia

Corythosaurus

Sinraptor

800 1400

Tarbosaurus

Camarasaurus

Centrosaurus

Eucentrosaurus

Sauropelta

Tsintaosaurus

Fukuisaurus

Monolophosaurus

Fukuiraptor

900 1200

Albertosaurus

Siamotyrannus

Patagosaurus

Achelousaurus

Monoclonius

Dacentrurus

Eustreptospondylus

1000 1200

Gorgosaurus (Alpha)

Irritator (Alpha)

Einiosaurus (Alpha)

Wuerhosaurus (Alpha)

Ouranosaurus (Alpha)

Dilophosaurus (Alpha)

1000 1000

Alioramus

Opisthocoelicaudia

Brachyceratops

Talarurus

Muttaburrasaurus

Liliensternus

Gojirasaurus

1100 1000

Pachycephalosaurus

Deinonychus

Therizinosaurus

1000 2000 Black Tyrannosaurus

Isisaurus

0 2000
Move Sign Move Sign Super Move Sign Super Move Sign
Tail Smash Rock Stomping Hammer Rock Fire Cannon Rock Spike Arrows Rock
Diving Press Rock Critical Block Rock Fire Bomb Scissors Mole Attack Scissors
Final Fury Rock Kamikaze Tackle Scissors Blazing Spin Attack Paper Earthquake Paper
Death Grind Scissors Wall Smash Scissors Magma Blaster Rock Quake Saber Rock
Tie Breaker Scissors Quick Strike Scissors Death Fire Scissors Crystal Crusher Scissors
Neck Crusher Paper Atomic Bomb Paper Volcano Burst Paper Earth Barrier Paper
Dino Swing Paper Haste Paper Water Sword Rock Egg Attack Rock
Recovery Paper Attack Boost Paper Tragedy of the Sphere Scissors Big Foot Assault Scissors
Defense Boost Rock Elemental Power Scissors Aqua Whip Paper Metal Wing Paper
Power Drain Rock Venom Fang Scissors Shockwave Rock Nature's Blessing Rock
Stun Dash Paper Light Recovery Scissors Futaba Super Cannon Scissors Emerald Garden Scissors
Tag Team Rock Move Breaker Paper Aqua Vortex Paper Super Impact Paper
Triple Headbutt Scissors Skydive Rock Lightning Strike Rock Biting Wind Rock
Leaellyn Cure Paper Move Block Rock Thunder Bazooka Scissors Ninja Attack Scissors
Tie Bomb Paper Life-Force Swap Scissors Lightning Spear Paper Tornado Toss Paper
Tie Attack Rock Alpha Dice Paper Counter Blitz Rock Dino Illusion Rock
Dino Stuffer Rock Technique Boost Scissors Electric Charge Scissors Cyclone Scissors
Gatling Spark Paper Mayfly Paper

Note: The reason that these cards are included is that they are found within the machine's database of barcodes. Therefore, it is a possibility that some may have never encountered some of the cards on this roster.

Versions

Dinosaur King

Story

Max and Rex found stone tablets, the tablets suddenly bursts out voices of the past: Dinosaurs! They request that Max and Rex go back to the past to help them from the Alpha Gang. Max and Rex used Dinosaurs and Move Cards and pushed back the Alpha Gang.

Features

  • Story Mode
  • 2-Player Battles (Knockout Tournament only, players only have one dinosaur)
  • Alpha Exam

Dinosaur King: Operation: Dinosaur Rescue

Story

A continuation of the previous story. Max and Rex decided to continue rescuing dinosaurs. They soon discover the Alpha Gang delivering some dinosaurs away for experiments. They succeeded in creating an Alpha Acrocanthosaurus, in which serves as the final boss. In the story, they were also close to transforming an Irritator.

Features

Dinosaur King: D-Team V.S. The Alpha Fortress

Story

The D-Team, this time including Zoe and Reese, saw the stone tablets glowing once more (after presumably returning to the present). They knew once more that the Alpha Gang is up to something. Once more, Max and Rex went to the past, alongside with a communication device called a "D-Watch". After defeating Zander (who uses dinosaurs with Strength level 1200), Rex was captured by Dr. Z. Max then continued on, with Zoe joining the battles at the end of the first part of the story. In the second part of the story, they saw that the Alpha Gang has been creating fortresses as a protection for their creation of Alpha Dinosaurs. This time, they created Super Alpha Dinosaurs Allosaurus, Chasmosaurus, and/or Kentrosaurus. Once more, they were defeated and Zoe used a Centrosaurus, a Triceratops and a Styracosaurus mastering the three Lightning Strike to destroy the fortress while the Alpha Gang fled again.

Features

  • Story Mode (Updated), two-part story formula remains, hard mode difficulty is removed.
  • 2-Player Battles (Knockout Tournament and Tag Team)
  • Alpha Exam and Dinoman
  • Additional Dinosaurs and Move Cards
  • New Types developed
  • New stages were created, few stages from previous versions were scrapped.

Later Japanese Versions

Space Pirate stage 1

(Full names require translation)

Note: These are two versions (later combined during the release of Kakushin editions) developed by and for Japan only. Some of the information provided are assumptions and/or based on information seen on current video sources. This Wiki requires certification by those that have experience with the Japanese Arcade.

Please see Arcade Card Versions for more information about cards in the updated versions in Japan.

Fierce Fight! Space Pirates!!

(Gekitou! Zanjark!! 激闘!ザンジャーク!!) Called the Gekizan waves in the arcade site URL and on this Wiki. This version was released in April 2008. While the distribution of McDonald's Happy Set "Happy Set Card" started on May 16, 2008.

Features

  • Story Mode (Updated)
    • Allows Player to fight against the Alpha Gang or the Spectral Space Pirates
    • "Defeat the Alpha Gang!" (アクト団をやっつけろ!), facing dinosaurs with Strength of 1000 - 2000 in all 3 rounds. In the 1st and 2nd round, facing Ursula, Zander, or Ed with a dinosaur with Strength of 1000 - 1400. The last round facing Dr. Z with a dinosaur with strength of 1800 to 2000.
    • Easy Mode Space Pirate stage 1 "A New Enemy Appears!" (新たな敵、登場!) facing the Pirates using four assorted dinosaurs (Strength of 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600 - 2000, first to fourth round) with and an unarmored Space Pirate main dinosaur (Gigas, Maximus & Armatus).
    • Difficult Mode hidden Space Pirate stage 2 "Fierce Fight! Space Pirate!!" (激闘!ザンジャーク!!) facing the Pirates using their Spectral Armor dinosaurs (This mode could be played by pressing 3 buttons at the same time during the after the selection; you could only use one dinosaur, but another character with dinosaur would come to help when you about to lose)
  • Dinoman (コダイマンモード) (You could play with this mode by pressing all 3 on the 1P side at the same time buttons after the selection of one-player mode; you could play without scanning the Dinosaur King / Super Dinosaur King Character card)
  • 2-Player Battles (with 1v1 or 2v2 options available)
  • Additional Dinosaurs and Move Cards
  • New Types developed
  • Added in Dinotector Dinosaurs and Spectral Armor Dinosaurs

Awake! New Power!!

(Mezameyo! Aratanaru Chikara!! 目覚めよ!新たなる力!!) Called the Kakushin waves in the arcade site URL and on this Wiki.

Features

  • Story Mode (Updated)
    • "Defeat the Alpha Gang!" (アクト団をやっつけろ!), same as the previous version but with different enemy dinosaurs
    • "Alpha Gang's Quiz Operation"(アクト団クイズ大作戦!), quiz mode to versus the Alpha Gang, facing dinosaurs with the strength of 1600 - 2000 in 3 rounds. There are more than 300 types of quizzes in total, and it consists of three sections: "Dinosaur Katakana Quiz", "Dinosaur Knowing Quiz", and "Dinosaur Silhouette Quiz". If you answer the quiz correctly, you can attack the enemy dinosaur, but if it is incorrect, you will lose.
    • Space Pirate stage 1 "A New Enemy Appears!" (新たな敵、登場!), same as the previous version but with different enemy dinosaurs
    • Space Pirate stage 2 "Fierce Fight! Space Pirate!!" (激闘!ザンジャーク!!), facing the Pirates using their Spectral Armor dinosaurs, you could only use one dinosaur, but another character with dinosaur would come to help when you about to lose
    • Space Pirate stage 3 "Decisive Fight! Boss Spectre!!" (決戦!首領(ドン)ジャーク!!) facing Spectre using Brontikens and Eoraptor, with 2v2 tag team battle mode.
    • Space Pirate hidden stage "Horror! Omega Phoenix!" (戦慄!オメガフェニックス!!) facing Goma using Eocarcharia, Super Eocarcharia, and Omega Armor Eocarcharia (could play with this mode by pressing 3 buttons on the 1P or/and the 2P for few seconds during the 3 stages Space Pirate gameplay selection), you could only use one dinosaur, but two another characters with a dinosaur each would come to help when you about to lose
  • Hidden Dinoman (could play with this mode by pressing 3 buttons on the 1P for few seconds during the selection of one-player or two-players)
  • 2-Player Battles (with 1v1 or 2v2 options available)
  • Additional Dinosaurs and Move Cards
  • New Types developed
  • Added in Super Dinosaurs

Confusions

Card lists can be confusing at times. Sometimes, Move Card artworks depict dinosaurs that have not appeared in the current card list. For example, Rajasaurus and Shunosaurus were shown in Skydive and Tragedy of the Sphere cards, respectively, in the 2007 2nd Edition, even though they don't appear in card lists until three (Shunosaurus) and five (Rajasaurus) release waves later, Rajasaurus even coming too late to get an English release. However, this suggests that the arcade system that distributes this wave of cards might have the dinosaurs shown on the cards within its system.

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