Disney Pixar’s latest film The Good Dinosaur has just premiered in theaters, and its official mobile game, The Good Dinosaur: Dino Crossing is now available for iOS and Android devices. You’ll get to join Arlo and Spot as you journey through various “treacherous” terrains ruled by raptors and filled with obstacles such as geysers. You can gather power-ups to make your journey easier, play in three different game modes – Journey Mode, Endless Mode, and Berry Bonanza Mode – and unlock other characters that appear in the film, including Butch, Nash, Ramsey, and the rest of the movie’s “daring” dinosaurs.
If you’ve downloaded this game for your iPhone/iPad or Android device, then chances are you’re a beginner like most others out there. And we’re here to help make your initial journey smoother, with our exclusive list of The Good Dinosaur: Dino Crossing tips and hints.
1. You Have Two Hits Max, Then You’re Finished
The difference between this game and other titles with similar mechanics is that you’re given two maximum hits before the round is over. Once you get hit the first time, Arlo will be eliminated, leaving Spot the cave boy as the sole remaining character. Once Spot gets hit, you will have the option to let the round finish, or restart it by watching an ad video.
2. How To Get More Berries
Berries serve as the primary form of currency in The Good Dinosaur: Dino Crossing. If you’re looking for more berries for free, there are a couple ways to do this. First, click on the video icon found on the upper right hand side of your screen. That’s going to give you double berries for a 30-minute time span. Second, you’ve got the Berry Bonanza mode we told you about earlier – this is an endless runner level where, instead of gathering berries, you’ll be chasing berry bunches.
As a disclaimer, you won’t be able to spend the berries on anything just yet. But as the other characters debut, you’ll have something to spend them on. Save up those berries so you’ll be ready for the next update.
3. Collect Power-Ups
You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for power-ups, which appear at random on the levels. Each of these power-ups benefits you in their own unique way. For example, the shield gives you invincibility for ten seconds. The ice block, on the other hand, allows you to slow down for a similar amount of time. These two are especially helpful if you need some help completing some of the more difficult levels.
4. Practice In Endless Mode
The “actual” Endless mode in this game is a great place for you to practice your technique. This can come in handy any time you’re having difficulty completing the levels on the main journey. Endless mode puts you in randomly generated levels, and come with a mix of obstacles found in different levels. That said, it won’t always be easy, but the fact that it mixes obstacles from various levels and all the levels are randomly generated makes this perfect for practice play.