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A pair of [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame arcade]] ShootEmUp games by {{Creator/SNK}}. Basically a side scroller shooter with Dinosaurs!

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A pair of [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame arcade]] ShootEmUp games by {{Creator/SNK}}. Basically a It's basically your usual side scroller shooter but with Dinosaurs!
[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs!]]



The 1999 sequel, ''Prehistoric Isle 2'' is set in modern times when dinosaurs invade a city, this time the player controls a helicopter and includes the mechanic of rescuing civilians.

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The 1999 sequel, ''Prehistoric Isle 2'' is set in modern times when dinosaurs even more dinos and prehistoric beasties invade a city, this time the player controls a helicopter and it also includes the mechanic of rescuing civilians.


A series of arcade Shot'em-Up games by {{Creator/SNK}}. Basically a side scroller shooter with Dinosaurs!

The first game, ''Prehistoric Isle in 1930'' is set on an island in TheBermudaTriangle, the player controls a biplane, blasting hordes of prehistoric creatures, while aquiring power-ups in the form of a device that rotates around his craft blocking enemy shots and providing different modes of fire.

The sequel, ''Prehistoric Isle 2'' is set in modern times when dinosaurs invade a city, this time the player controls a helicopter and includes the mechanic of rescuing civilians.

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A series pair of arcade Shot'em-Up [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame arcade]] ShootEmUp games by {{Creator/SNK}}. Basically a side scroller shooter with Dinosaurs!

The first game, ''Prehistoric Isle in 1930'' was released in 1989 and is set on an island in TheBermudaTriangle, the TheBermudaTriangle. The player controls a biplane, blasting hordes of prehistoric creatures, while aquiring power-ups in the form of a device that rotates around his craft blocking enemy shots and providing different modes of fire.

The 1999 sequel, ''Prehistoric Isle 2'' is set in modern times when dinosaurs invade a city, this time the player controls a helicopter and includes the mechanic of rescuing civilians.

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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Unrelated to]] ''VideoGame/{{Prehistorik}}'', another game of the period.

!!Tropes present in this game:


* UndergroundLevel / LethalLavaLand: The final stages of both games.


* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis Parapuzosia seppenradensis]]'' (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter, and especially the final boss [[spoiler: a TyrannosaurusRex]] that would not be out of place at all in a ''Franchise/Godzilla'' movie. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis Parapuzosia seppenradensis]]'' (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter, and especially the final boss boss, [[spoiler: a TyrannosaurusRex]] that would not be out of place at all in a ''Franchise/Godzilla'' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movie. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.


* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis Parapuzosia seppenradensis]]'' (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis Parapuzosia seppenradensis]]'' (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter.diameter, and especially the final boss [[spoiler: a TyrannosaurusRex]] that would not be out of place at all in a ''Franchise/Godzilla'' movie. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.


* UniqueEnemy: A gigantic theropod, probably a ''Carcharodontosaurus'', only shows up for the first part of the final stage from the sequel, and is never encountered again. Fittingly enough, it is a wee-bit challenging to defeat.

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* UniqueEnemy: UniqueEnemy:
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A gigantic theropod, probably a ''Carcharodontosaurus'', only shows up for the first part of the final stage from the sequel, and is never encountered again. Fittingly enough, it is a wee-bit challenging to defeat.


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Where to begin? The second boss of the second game sure looks more like [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Rhydon]] than any known dinosaur. [[ScienceMarchesOn Granted, most of the dinosaurs looked fine by the standards of the time the games were released.]]

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Where to begin? The second boss of the second game sure looks more like [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Rhydon]] than any known dinosaur. [[ScienceMarchesOn Granted, most of the dinosaurs looked fine by the standards of the time the games were released.]]released]] (although that doesn't excuse the ''Brachiosaurus'' and ''Stegosaurus'' having sharp teeth and a nose horn).


* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis ''Parapuzosia seppenradensis'']] (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, [[https://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis ''Parapuzosia seppenradensis'']] Parapuzosia seppenradensis]]'' (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.


** ''Ankylosaurus'', ''T. rex'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Coelophysis and ''Rhamphorhynchus'', return as enemies for the sequel. We are also introduced to ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Brontosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Protoceratops'', ''Pterodactylus'', ''Dimorphodon'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus''.

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** ''Ankylosaurus'', ''T. rex'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Coelophysis ''Coelophysis'' and ''Rhamphorhynchus'', ''Rhamphorhynchus'' return as enemies for the sequel. We are also introduced to ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Brontosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Protoceratops'', ''Pterodactylus'', ''Dimorphodon'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus''.


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Where to begin? The second boss of the second game sure looks more like [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Rhydon]] than any known dinosaur.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Where to begin? The second boss of the second game sure looks more like [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Rhydon]] than any known dinosaur. [[ScienceMarchesOn Granted, most of the dinosaurs looked fine by the standards of the time the games were released.]]



* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs as enemies, the first game has even one acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera", while the sequel has a monstrous Queen Bee as a boss.

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs invertebrates as enemies, the first game has even one acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera", while the sequel has a monstrous Queen Bee as a boss.boss.
* BreathWeapon: Pretty much every single creature in both games can expel some type of energy or fire from its mouth. Even the ''Protoceratops'' from the second game will shoot tiny fireballs at you. How cute.



** ''Ankylosaurus'', ''T. rex'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Coelophysis and ''Rhamphorhynchus'', return as enemies for the sequel. We are also introduced to ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Brontosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Protoceratops'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus''.

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** ''Ankylosaurus'', ''T. rex'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Coelophysis and ''Rhamphorhynchus'', return as enemies for the sequel. We are also introduced to ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Brontosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Protoceratops'', ''Pterodactylus'', ''Dimorphodon'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus''.


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* UniqueEnemy: A gigantic theropod, probably a ''Carcharodontosaurus'', only shows up for the first part of the final stage from the sequel, and is never encountered again. Fittingly enough, it is a wee-bit challenging to defeat.
** Even more jarring is the ''Ankylosaurus''. While in the first game they were particularly common enemies in the first stage, a single Ankylo only shows up near the end of the last stage and it's so small and weak, you may not even notice you just killed it.


* ArtifactTitle: Unlike the first game, the sequel is definitely not set on an island.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: Most of the bosses in the first game are ridiculously oversized in contrast to their real-life counterparts. Special mention goes for the ''Rhamphorhynchus'', which makes the ''Pteranodon'' enemies look like flies, and the Ammonite, which can grab a tiny submarine with its tentacles, even though the largest known ammonite species, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parapuzosia_seppenradensis ''Parapuzosia seppenradensis'']] (which appears in the first game as well), would have measured roughly about 2.55 m (8.4 ft) or even 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter. The sequel is no better in this regard, featuring a monstrous-sized ''Pachycephalosaurus'' as its first boss and a gargantuan-sized ''Pteranodon'' as another.
* ArtifactTitle: Unlike the first game, the sequel is definitely not set on an island. The penultimate level does seem to be some kind of island however.



* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs as enemies, the first game has even one acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera".

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* TheBermudaTriangle: In the first game, the place is home to an island full of surviving dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, and they have been causing all the major dissappeareances the triangle is known for.
* BeeAfraid: Giant prehistoric bees and wasps appear as enemies in the sequel, which also features a monstrous Queen Bee as one of the bosses.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs as enemies, the first game has even one acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera".Coleoptera", while the sequel has a monstrous Queen Bee as a boss.



* DinosaursAreDragons: What's a T. rex doing at the bottom of a volcano? And why it breathes fire? Heck, pretty much all the dinosaur and pterosaur foes have fire breath.

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* DinosaursAreDragons: What's a T. rex ''T. rex'' doing at the bottom of a volcano? And why it breathes fire? Heck, pretty much all the dinosaur and pterosaur foes have fire breath.



* GiantFlyer: In the first game, a ''Rhamphorhynchus'' acts a the second stage boss. A gigantic Pterosaur is another boss in the sequel.

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* GiantFlyer: In the first game, a an oversized ''Rhamphorhynchus'' acts a the second stage boss. A gigantic Pterosaur ''Pteranodon'' is another boss in the sequel.



* LivingShip: The final boss of the sequel, which is a living squid-shaped-spaceship. No, not like [[Franchise/MassEffect that one]].



* OrganicTechnology: The final boss of the sequel, which is a living squid-shaped-spaceship. No, not like [[Franchise/MassEffect that one]].



** ''Brachiosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Rhamphorhynchus'', ''Archelon'', ''Ammonite'', ''Stegosaurus'' and ''TyrannosaurusRex'' serve as boss encounters in the first game, while ''Pteranodon'' and ''Ichthyosaurus'' are among the smaller enemies.
** ''T. rex'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', and ''Rhamphorhynchus'', return as enemies for the sequel. We are also introduced to ''Velociraptor'', ''Brontosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Ankylosaurus'', ''Protoceratops'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus''.

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** ''Brachiosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Rhamphorhynchus'', ''Archelon'', ''Ammonite'', ''Stegosaurus'' and ''TyrannosaurusRex'' serve as boss encounters in the first game, while ''Pteranodon'' ''Ankylosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Coelophysis'' and ''Ichthyosaurus'' are among the smaller enemies.
** ''Ankylosaurus'', ''T. rex'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Coelophysis and ''Rhamphorhynchus'', return as enemies for the sequel. We are also introduced to ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Brontosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Ankylosaurus'', ''Protoceratops'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus''.

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* TurtlePower: In the first game, an ''Archelon'' acts as the first boss of level 4.


* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs as enemies, the first game has even acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera".

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs as enemies, the first game has even one acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera".

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Both games feature giant bugs as enemies, the first game has even acting as a boss: "Ancient Coleoptera".


* UndergroundLevel / LethalLavaLand: Level 5 of the first game.

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* UndergroundLevel / LethalLavaLand: Level 5 The final stages of the first game.both games.

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