February 3, 2015

The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo: The Last Dinosaur Egg

Sanctuary Woods, Inc., 1993

"The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo" adventure game series consist of four nice and enjoyable adventure games presented in fully interactive comic book style. In each game, you play and control Victor Vector and his robotic Saint-Bernard dog called, Yondo. Our hero, Victor Vector works as field agent at the Museum of Fantastic Phenomena and his sidekick, Yondo the dog assists him in all his time travelling adventures. Basically, all these games have a similar goal of collecting rare and unique items while travelling in different dimension of time. In every game, their only rival is Ram Axis, a villainous virus engendered in the great disaster of 2093. Ram Axis always creates problems to prevent them from achieving their goal of collecting treasures, artifacts and other items.

In this episode, your mission is to retrieve the last dinosaur egg in order to save the dinosaurs from extinction. You will go to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras, where you'll see gigantic prehistoric creatures fighting each other while volcanoes erupt around them. In the journey you will also learn interesting information on prehistoric times and animal life. During your search you will meet another time traveler, Delta Mode, who will be helpful in your search for the egg.

The player explores a virtual comic book style environment by using onscreen gadgetry, which consists of clickable directional knobs. To interact with other game characters, simply click them. While exploring you also take care of your energy level, which can be decreased or increased by collecting certain items. Puzzle solving is totally inventory based and information on all the collectible items can be retrieved from Yondo's databank collar. Overall, these are quite enjoyable educational titles for kids and also for avid adventure game fans.