678214_2jpgThe new game that has taken the TouchArcade forums by storm this weekend is DinoSmash Online [$0.99].

A few choice quotes from some of our regulars:

"Dang it! my battery just died after playing this for 2.5 straight hours..." - Fletch

"This game is one of the most intense games I've ever played on my iPhone. The speed is incredible and you're on the edge for the whole game." - theone1007

DinoSmash Online is an online-only side-scrolling shooting/fighting game. You are a cute little dino which must use one of 5 different weapons to smash, shoot, and kill your opponents.

The game offers two forms of online play: Deathmatch or Capture the Flag. Each level can support up to 16 players which makes for some crazy action. The game is controlled through the use of an onscreen virtual pad as well as three different buttons: attack, jump and grappling hook. A basic tutorial video demos the controls which work well in practice. What that video does not show is just how crazy and frantic the action can get.

To get an impression of that, check out our Deathmatch video:


[ Full HD version | Low Bandwidth version ]

The game is playable on both Wi-Fi and 3G, though in my brief testing, the 3G connection was spotty. On Wi-Fi, however, the game played remarkably well, without any lag or stutter. The game offers no off-line mode at all, however, so you'll have to make sure you have a connection before playing.

At only $0.99, the game is hard to criticize too much, as it does what it does quite well. That said, the game only offers a single small map for each gameplay mode, and the gameplay may get too frantic and random for some people's tastes. Still, we hope it's just the start of more to come. We'd love to see more maps and options as the game gets more popular.

Still, if you're look for a fast-paced button mashing fighting game, for just $0.99 you shouldn't pass this one up.

App Store Link: DinoSmash Online, $0.99

  • Dudehuge

    Hilarious!

  • Dudehuge

    Hilarious!

  • http://nicolinux.org Nicolinux

    Greate game. I wish the kill messages were way smaller - they take to much screen space. Other than that it's a really crazy fun game :)

  • http://nicolinux.org Nicolinux

    Greate game. I wish the kill messages were way smaller - they take to much screen space. Other than that it's a really crazy fun game :)

  • ryoi

    i need to leave my office right now!

  • ryoi

    i need to leave my office right now!

  • http://www.slidetoplay.com Phil

    Great game!

  • http://www.slidetoplay.com Phil

    Great game!

  • Wulfsige

    Looks pretty good but I can't help laugh at how overpowered the hammer is compared to the gun. I'm not that interested in this game though, In a game type like this it's all about the different type of characters and fighting styles.

    • chrisikoholic

      i absoulutely love this game!

      Imo the Hammer isnt really overpowered,
      at first i thought so too but now that i mastered the controls
      (which are pretty much perfect tbh) i really own with the rocket launcher
      IGN: Maestro <-- add me : O)

  • Wulfsige

    Looks pretty good but I can't help laugh at how overpowered the hammer is compared to the gun. I'm not that interested in this game though, In a game type like this it's all about the different type of characters and fighting styles.

    • chrisikoholic

      i absoulutely love this game!

      Imo the Hammer isnt really overpowered,
      at first i thought so too but now that i mastered the controls
      (which are pretty much perfect tbh) i really own with the rocket launcher
      IGN: Maestro <-- add me : O)

  • Clymos

    Thanks for publishing this arn :) I have been loving this game so glad it is getting some attention.

  • Clymos

    Thanks for publishing this arn :) I have been loving this game so glad it is getting some attention.

  • mvdm929

    Is this anything like that old dos game Liero?

  • mvdm929

    Is this anything like that old dos game Liero?

  • Kiwii

    I'm in the video!

  • Kiwii

    I'm in the video!

  • antonioj

    imagine this with VOIP on 3.0 ;)

  • antonioj

    imagine this with VOIP on 3.0 ;)

  • Colonel Molerat

    Just got this (only played it for about 3 minutes so far though).
    It seems a little laggy though (I'm playing on 1st gen iPod touch) - anybody else experiencing this? I'm wondering whether it's my hardware, or just lag typical of online games.
    On a plus point, after being less use than a mop in a desert, my only point was the winning one in a game of capture the flag - huzzah!

  • Colonel Molerat

    Just got this (only played it for about 3 minutes so far though).
    It seems a little laggy though (I'm playing on 1st gen iPod touch) - anybody else experiencing this? I'm wondering whether it's my hardware, or just lag typical of online games.
    On a plus point, after being less use than a mop in a desert, my only point was the winning one in a game of capture the flag - huzzah!

  • Thaurin

    I'm getting no sound when I join a game. Sound is fine in the main menu, but after I'm in a game, everything is silent. Anyone else having this problem?

  • Thaurin

    I'm getting no sound when I join a game. Sound is fine in the main menu, but after I'm in a game, everything is silent. Anyone else having this problem?

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Way too fast and chaotic.
    There is no sense of a real game.
    Just a maniac smashing.
    Not for me.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Way too fast and chaotic.
    There is no sense of a real game.
    Just a maniac smashing.
    Not for me.

  • rich_952000

    Eurocenter worked out the kinks in Bomber Online and listened to user feedback until it became the best online multiplayer game available. Now that I've had Dinosmash Online for a couple days I would say a few issues could use some ironing out, which if you check the thread "Bomber" has stated that new maps will be forthcoming and room options will be available as well.

    Thanks for a good job Eurocenter, good job. And with the customary $.99 early adopter reward you can't miss this one. Nice write-up, Arn :)

  • rich_952000

    Eurocenter worked out the kinks in Bomber Online and listened to user feedback until it became the best online multiplayer game available. Now that I've had Dinosmash Online for a couple days I would say a few issues could use some ironing out, which if you check the thread "Bomber" has stated that new maps will be forthcoming and room options will be available as well.

    Thanks for a good job Eurocenter, good job. And with the customary $.99 early adopter reward you can't miss this one. Nice write-up, Arn :)

  • HammerTime

    Haha i love this game....
    soon ill be in top 50 ever list xD

  • HammerTime

    Haha i love this game....
    soon ill be in top 50 ever list xD

  • jamie™

    Great game, but a bit laggy sometimes. (im on 1st gen itouch by the way). So please could you try to add an option for bot matches for when itouch users cant connect, or for when its laggy

    -other than that, great game

  • jamie™

    Great game, but a bit laggy sometimes. (im on 1st gen itouch by the way). So please could you try to add an option for bot matches for when itouch users cant connect, or for when its laggy

    -other than that, great game

  • Travis l cline

    Can I help with the chat room it gets out of hand some times if so tell me if not tell me to lol I'm 20 and i can be on from 12:00am tell 6:00am think about it and hit me back thank you TLC

  • Travis l cline

    Can I help with the chat room it gets out of hand some times if so tell me if not tell me to lol I'm 20 and i can be on from 12:00am tell 6:00am think about it and hit me back thank you TLC

  • sean

    love the game really great idea i think this will be like cod4 for ipod its gonna expload! it actually reminds me of ratchet and clank online with all the clans now

  • sean

    love the game really great idea i think this will be like cod4 for ipod its gonna expload! it actually reminds me of ratchet and clank online with all the clans now

  • MLG Tap - Instinct

    Believe it or not, I am the 20th best player of the game clocking at 13,700 kills as of August 10th, 09. I made the clan Instinct with some of the top players at 20, 27, 25, and so forth... But Instinct is currently not the top clan in the game. The top clan in amount of kills is iRape (Made by Bbqchip, #1 player). Instinct clocks second.

  • MLG Tap - Instinct

    Believe it or not, I am the 20th best player of the game clocking at 13,700 kills as of August 10th, 09. I made the clan Instinct with some of the top players at 20, 27, 25, and so forth... But Instinct is currently not the top clan in the game. The top clan in amount of kills is iRape (Made by Bbqchip, #1 player). Instinct clocks second.

  • Kam

    I like this game used to play a lot but just got boring same old same old so wondering if new colors for dinoaybe like black silver or white colors like that maybe new weapons and pistol what's up with that it only shoots a few rounds then starts jaming not really a good feature if u ask me but also about ctf -capture the flag- people can cheat and get flags by there selves and end up being first in ctf not the good way like a few geting 200 flags in 4 hrs that's lame and there should be a highscore list for how fast u can captur flag but something new will get me back to playing the game more. Haha if u actually read this all is funny :) thanks for reading.

    Signed , my ideas ..haha

  • Kam

    I like this game used to play a lot but just got boring same old same old so wondering if new colors for dinoaybe like black silver or white colors like that maybe new weapons and pistol what's up with that it only shoots a few rounds then starts jaming not really a good feature if u ask me but also about ctf -capture the flag- people can cheat and get flags by there selves and end up being first in ctf not the good way like a few geting 200 flags in 4 hrs that's lame and there should be a highscore list for how fast u can captur flag but something new will get me back to playing the game more. Haha if u actually read this all is funny :) thanks for reading.

    Signed , my ideas ..haha

  • Harry

    This game is pretty cool. The game play is fun for a while but will get boring. Look for me in chat, my screen name is Dîrt¥ Hårr¥

  • Harry

    This game is pretty cool. The game play is fun for a while but will get boring. Look for me in chat, my screen name is Dîrt¥ Hårr¥

  • Zoe

    i love dinosmash! i get so mad when my ipod freezes in the middle of the game tho! annoying!

    • OpTic

      too bad you don't actually play the game..

  • Zoe

    i love dinosmash! i get so mad when my ipod freezes in the middle of the game tho! annoying!

    • OpTic

      too bad you don't actually play the game..

  • Sas

    this game is rip off teeworlds... and it sucks compared to it