Need to recapture the feeling of being a kid pretending you're in a Saturday Morning Cartoon for a few minutes? Tired of games with ambiguous titles? Just played Today I Die and need to restore your emotional equilibrium?
Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar is a Flash game about cybernetic prehistoric reptiles which fire lasers whenever they growl. A scrolling shooter with a hilariously ridiculous premise, it was originally released in 2009 on Kongregate.
- Asteroids Monster: One of the planes splits into two when hit.
- Boring, but Practical: The power of your beams quickly diminishes with sustained use, but recharges quickly, so firing in tiny bursts as fast as you can press and release the mouse button is a useful strategy, but it means cutting your MIGHTY ROOOAAAAAR short.
- Charged Attack: Inverted, holding down the button weakens your attacks.
- Destructive Saviour: The dinosaurs eat people and blow up helicopters, but thanks to them the Earth is safe for another ten jillion years, so it's all cool!
- Energy Ball: What Wall Turrets fire.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: The boss likes to spin for some reason.
- Flash of Pain: Stronger enemies and the boss blink in a different color when hit.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Robot dinosaurs and the boss fire these.
- Funbag Airbag: The intro sequence.
- Funny Background Event: That poor boy...
- Homage: The gameplay, enemy design, and boss are strongly enough reminiscent of Stargunner that it's unlikely to be coincidence.
- Jetpack: Dinosaurs have these on their backs.
- Large Ham: Nick Sumbles obviously had an incredibly fun time doing those roars. (Wait till after the credits, it just gets hammier and hammier.)
- Let's Play: With Raocow.
- Marshmallow Hell: The teenager in the opening sequence does a truly impressive faceplant into his girlfriend's boobs when the meteor carrying the titular robot dinosaurs who etc. etc. lands.
- Mook Maker: Those dark vortexes.
- Rule of Cool: The game's dino-d'être
- Sentry Gun: Ball with a stick-variety on surfaces.
- So Once Again, the Day Is Saved: "...for another ten jillion years!"
- Terror at Make-Out Point: Parodied mercilessly. Something about the protagonists causing the Death by Sex usually included with the trope helps make sure that this Crosses the Line Twice.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: The game features a player character named Tyrannosaurus X.
- Wave Motion Gun: The power-up gives you a bigger one.