Developers: Smiling Buddha Games,, Reptoid Games
Over 30 hand-crafted levels
Play as one of 4 unique fossil hunters
Secret items and treasure
MODULAR FOSSIL SYSTEM
Find Fossil Blocks by digging through underground levels and connect them together to create a complete skeleton.
Different fossils can be found depending on the kind of dirt and the environment you are digging in. Using rare pieces or making huge skeletons can result in more valuable creations, but you choose how many pieces to assemble and in what order.
THE STORY SO FAR...
You’ve been selected to join an elite team of Fossil Hunters as they set out on a mysterious expedition, but when you arrive at the Digsite it looks abandoned!
You find an old notebook and some torn pages of research notes, could they lead to some answers about what happened here?
EXPLORE SPECTACULAR UNDERGROUND ENVIRONMENTS
Complete specific Fossil Schematics to further the path of science and progress deeper into the caves, where you'll encounter new creatures, dangers, and the secrets of the researchers who came before you...
DIG WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Science is always easier when you’re part of a team… isn’t it? Up to 4 players can explore the mysterious depths together, but cooperation is not guaranteed! Will you help your fellow fossil hunters to create spectacular skeletons? Or will you compete with them and claim glory for yourself?
Fossil Hunters - Gameplay Trailer
Fossil Hunters - Preview Trailer
Fossil Hunters fun and crazy good when played either on your own or in (local only) multiplayer – the more, the merrier! Each level lasts for as long as you want since you can stick around long after you complete a dinosaur diagram and any extra objectives, as you search for any collectibles so that you can fill up your journal. I have had a blast playing this one, and other than some mild slowdown here and there – which is not a deal-breaker – I recommend you play it today!
I also wish the game had used a bigger selection of puzzle pieces to craft more true-to-life prehistoric oddities. One of the blueprints I found was of a sea serpent, but I couldn't help but wish it was a mosasaur or a plesiosaur. It's a little bit sad that a DS game from 2008 is still the best paleontology-based video game on the market—Fossil Hunters does not scratch that itch.
Fossil Hunters is, in almost everything that it does, good, clean family fun. My young tribe and I have had a real blast playing it together despite the technical hiccups and the fiddly nature of some of the controls. It’s a game best played in a team, when you can all have a responsibility, but it does require at least some gaming experience in the group to overcome its toughest challenges that’ll frustrate the younger gaming archaeologists out there. If you’re looking for a game to play with a bunch of Dinosaur obsessed children or with a couple of older friends who’re up for a laugh, it’s worth digging into Fossil Hunters during the upcoming Autumn/Winter nights.