Velocirapture keeps in sync with the art style of all the other Adult Swim games. The game has an apocalyptic theme, since you are playing at the end of time for dinosaurs.
“The end is nigh! Find out what REALLY happened to the dinosaurs as you help guide the most righteous giant lizards to the Kingdom of Heaven. Sort the faithful from the faithless with a flick of your finger. Green dinosaurs proceed to the Great Beyond, while red dinosaurs earn nothing but a great smiting. ”
Some of the characters are actually quite detailed and are pretty funny. For example, theres the jock dino who walks around in a leather jacket. The enemy version of this type of dinosaur can pick up and throw the green dinos to their dooms. There’s also the preacher dino who walks around with cardboard on him. This type of dino can convert dinos from one color to another. As you’ve come to expect from Adult Swim games, quality is top notch.
The controls for the game, much like the goal, are quite simple. Simply flick the green dinosaurs towards the dino-god hand in the background, and flick the red dinos away from the hand. Of course, you can do more than that. You can tap on the hand and drag down to form a line of lighting that will smite the red dinos, but be careful not to smite the green ones. After a while once you smite them you get to collect their souls, which add up for a super-smite.
Velocirapture has four different locations, from Mt. Fossilmore to Seattlodactyl. The idea behind Velocirapture is pretty simple. You have to get the green dinos to the god hand, and kill the red dinos, as well as preventing them from reaching the hand. You have your Glory meter, which act as your health bar. S
ending green dinos to the hand, performing combos, smiting red dinos, all add glory. Let a red dino get into the hand, or smite one of the green dinos, and your glory goes down. Run out of glory and it’s game over. You get the idea. Story mode has 10 challenges per world, and as you complete them you unlock more worlds for both the story mode and endless mode. To be honest story mode won’t take you very long to complete.
Sure, you can go back and try to get three eggs (think of it like stars) on each level, but it’s not the main focus of the game. Where it’s at is the game’s endless mode, which might come as a shocker to you, but is endless. I found myself playing this when I needed a quick game to pick up for a couple minutes, and it was much better than playing a level on the story mode since those end.
As fun, polished, and simple as Velocirapture is, it does have one downside. The gameplay doesn’t really change. Sure, as you go along the game introduces different species of dinos (some of which made me laugh) which spicen up the gameplay a bit, but at the end the gameplay can be a bit repetitive. It’s fun, but I got bored of it after a while. 6/10.