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Adventures of Dino Riki

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Title Screen

Adventures of Dino Riki

Also known as: Shin Jinrui: The New Type (JP)
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publishers: Rix Soft (JP), Hudson Soft (US)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: February 10, 1987
Released in US: September 1989


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Adventures of Dino Riki is an extremely difficult shoot-em-up with platforming elements. It has a prehistoric theme, but also professional wrestling. I'll explain later.

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US
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It's a different title screen.

Transformation

Japan US
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Collecting a certain rare power-up icon will transform the player character into a "macho" form. In the Japanese version, this is a transformation into professional wrestler Riki Choshu, who appeared in promotions for the game. (The attack is supposed to represent his signature move, the "Riki Lariat", but the character just appears to fire clones of himself across the screen.) His appearance was changed to resemble Takahashi Meijin (or perhaps "Master Higgins") for the US release.