T-Rexx Hunter pits you in a man-versus-beast scenario, where your only defense against thousands of roaming dinosaurs is a bow or rifle with unlimited ammunition. Unfortunately, despite the interesting premise, there's nothing about this game that makes it worth playing.
The scenario in T-Rexx Hunter is that dinosaurs have torn through the fabric of space-time and are running amok on present-day Earth. Your job is to keep the people safe by ridding the open areas of several different types of dinosaurs, which include, but are not exclusive to, the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.
In ambush mode, the dinosaurs are lurking around every turn (figuratively, because there aren't any turns), and you move either left or right, scrolling the screen to uncover more of them. You can control the character from the third-person perspective, which also allows for up and down movement, but moving up and down stays within the confines of the screen and it's only useful when trying to avoid direct contact with the enemies. Otherwise, lateral movement will suffice. The problem is that the movement never equates to progression. Gameplay lasts as long as you want it to, but it never deviates from the same simple formula. Because the game never changes or ends on its own, the round is over when you become tired of shooting dinosaurs, collecting health packs, and wasting your endless bullets. Quitting reveals your rank, your accuracy, and a total point score, which serves as the game's only reward. If that's good enough for you, you can check your scores, which are pitted against your own best times on the high-score menu.
In hunt mode, the roles are reversed. It is your turn to bring the dinosaurs to you, and you can do this by using one of two items that will lure them: bait (in the form of a goat) or a mechanical attraction device. Hunt mode is playable on all four levels, and on each level you face a different enemy, whether it's a T-rex, a saber-toothed tiger, or the styracosaurus (similar to the triceratops, but with more horns). The objective is merely to kill as many enemies as possible, and then the amount of what you kill will be displayed by a number underneath the heads in your trophy room in the main menu. Again, the game only ends when you want it to. The problem is that there is nothing within the game that is naturally rewarding. Merely wandering back and forth, dodging enemies, and shooting does not make for compelling gameplay.
There are four different environments, but they're not appreciably different. Although the texture changes are noticeable on the LG VX7000, the overall appearance is underwhelming. The dinosaurs and characters fare slightly better, but even so, the graphics are barely adequate. Sound effects and vibration effects should be present (there are menu options for each), but they appear to be missing from this version entirely.
This game is lacking too much in both atmosphere and gameplay to make it worth recommending to anyone. In the end, T-Rexx Hunter accomplishes only one extraordinary feat: the seemingly impossible task of making dinosaurs boring.