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Terror of Hemasaurus (2022) is a retro fighting game where you smash up a destructible city as a giant monster. Play is like the classic Rampage arcade game, here though you can use the game's physics to inflict greater damage, chain reactions and combos. It's like stepping into a pixelated B-Movie and stands out for its frantic bombastic four-player fun.

You wreak havoc on humanity as one of four huge monsters. Punch buildings, slap helicopters, eat humans, kick cars or do all at the same time. It ups the satisfaction by combining arcade action, mindless destruction and real physics that even lets you topple buildings if you hit them with enough force in the right spot.

As you progress you uncover a story about humanity's destruction of the planet. Earth is on the brink of a climate catastrophe. The answer here is not protesting or recycling. The Church of the Holy Lizard hatches a plan to "save" us from our own recklessness by unleashing a monster to kill, destroy, and inflict terror.

The result is a game about rampaging devastation in its many locations. There's a real delight in the imaginative destruction as you stomp terrified citizens and pulverise buildings in its apocalyptic, retro arcade blast of farcical fun. But running through this is also a tongue-in-cheek critique of how the media and consumerism want things to continue as normal rather than respond to environmental (and monstrous) threats to life.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Terror of Hemasaurus 18 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Simulation game with Action, Adventure and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Extreme Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence, Strong Themes, Strong Drug Use.
The developer states that the game "contains violence, gore, blood." When you die your monster can explode into many parts with splashes of blood and bone visible. Although pixilated, when the tiny people die with a splash of blood and dismemberment and remain in the level. There are often piles of pixilated bodies from the destruction. The monsters can eat the people if they catch them.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. This is an unusual game as it's very enjoyable for younger players who just need the skill to move around and cause chain reactions of destruction. But (to restate) there is a lot of pixilated violence they need to be mature enough to cope with.

CostsCosts

Terror of Hemasaurus usually costs £10.29.
 

Terror of Hemasaurus

Steam Store PC £10.29
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/10/2022, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Fighting, Simulation (Action, Adventure and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Loren Lemcke (@LorenLemcke)


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