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Dino Rex Dino Rex - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A game where a different types of dinosaurs fight each other using their teeth and claws until one defeats the other. All dinosaurs have little human masters. The master of the losing dino will be eaten at the end of the fight.

Dino Rex was produced by Taito in 1992.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Dino Rex was produced include: Power Wheels, D3bos - Infinity, D3bos, Star Trax, Quiz Quest - Hime To Yuusha No Monogatari, Arabian Magic, Dead Connection, Euro Champ '92, Galactic Storm, and Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer

Dino Rex
Dino Rex


Name Dino Rex
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7587
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Dino Rex Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Bite/PunchKick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Kill your enemy in a fancy way and his master will be eaten by a giant pterodactyl.

Game Play

You fight enemyies in different landscapes, such as temples and ruins. If you smash your opponent against the walls, they will crumble.

Dino Rex KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 1.83 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 1.40

Overall Like 1.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 1.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 2.25

Gameplay 1.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Special moves are executed by moving the joystick in a certain direction and hitting both buttons. The special moves meter is located at the top of the screen and it allows a maximum of three moves.



This game could be considerd an early Primal Rage.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dino Rex Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Dino Rex collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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