Join Sid and his friends in Dinosaurland
- Three modes to test
- Good graphics
- Big download
- Some special controls are a bit fiddly
In the Ice Age 3 demo, enter the world of your favorite prehistoric characters as they come face to face with the dinosaurs.
The demo features three game modes. In Buck to the Rescue, you have to navigate your way through caves and up cliffs using your whip to help, and slide down vine and dinosaur routes avoiding falls and spikes. Egg Roll has you playing Sid, who has to protect an egg by rolling it carefully around the icy world. In Run Sid Run, control Sid as he runs towards the camera, with a T-Rex chasing him down.
Kids will no doubt love playing Ice Age 3. It's well presented, has lots of character voices, and it relatively easy to control. None of the levels in the demo are too challenging, but should provide some replay value to younger children. In this demo the levels end abruptly - you're only given a taste of each. But the Run Sid Run level is visually impressive, with the screen shaking as the T-Rex roars, and the vine-riding section or Buck to the rescue is also really fun.
As a demo it's nicely varied, and shows promise for the full game, which looks like being great fun for fans of Ice Age 3.