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By Conny Coon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Virtual world fun for younger kids, better for paid members.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

A fun, innocent game I used to play as a child

Though it doesn't work anymore, when I was like 6 or 7 years old, this game used to be the absolute bomb. And it was really kid-friendly and okay for kids, too. It was just an innocent game about mini-games and learning about dinosaurs. It had a limited chat system, too...which prohibited any child exploitation. The only bad thing was that if you weren't a member, there wasn't a lot you could do in the game...but even then, the Membership wasn't absolutely crazy expensive.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

Created in New Zealand, DINOSAWUS.COM leverages kids’ fascination with dinosaurs to provide a virtual world full of cute, colorful dinosaurs and a variety of places to explore, including a Dino Market, a forest, and a submarine. A safe chat feature allows personalized dinosaur avatars to interact using a short list of pre-scripted statements. The graphics are cute and engaging, there are interesting places to explore, and the games can be fun. Younger visitors will find a lot to love and much to do, but those who aren’t paid members may become frustrated with the number of things they aren’t allowed to do unless they pay.

Online interaction: As with all websites (even the safe ones) that feature social networking, users run the risk of being snubbed by other avatars. Visitors can chat using only combinations from a list of pre-selected words.

Website Details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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