In Big Nose the Caveman, you hunt a pterodactyl for dinner. Never mind the thousands of other plump, rich dinosaurs Big Nose could eat. For some reason, he really wants cold, stringy pterodactyl.
As Big Nose, the lovable lush caveman, you jump over lots of chasms and bop your former dinosaur friends on the head, all to satisfy your food lust. Along the way, you collect bones and eat grapes. The more grapes you devour, the more rocks will shoot out of your club. If you get hit, your rock-chucking ability will disappear and you’ll only be left with your club. Your club is ok for regular dinosaur beating, but if you’re facing a triceratops boss, watch out; they like to charge, so it’s best to deal damage from far away.
Perhaps instead of stalking a poor pterodactyl, Big Nose’s nose should have grown larger and larger throughout the game. The last few levels could feature insane booger creatures from the planet Schnoz who have secretly been enlarging Big Nose’s nose for alien research. C’mon, this crap writes itself.
In a market besieged by bizarre, mediocre platformers, Big Nose the Caveman doesn’t stand out in the slightest.
PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Platformer
RELEASE DATE: 1991 – (US)
ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Amiga, Atari ST