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You are a dinosaur from the future who has traveled back in time to collect the eggs of 5 dinosaur species before the giant asteroid hits the earth. The “primitive” dinosaurs will attack you as you try to get their eggs, but just remember that it’s for their own good that you blast them into oblivion!

Being a dinosaur from the future, you are equipped with several pieces of technology to help you in your mission.

  • Fusion Blaster: A multi-purpose weapon for killing things.
  • Jet Pack: For flying over things that might kill you.
  • Temporal Compass: For finding time portals.
  • GPS Locator: For figuring out where you are and where you should go.

You can jump, swim, run around, jet around, shoot stuff, etc. The general rule to playing the game is “if it moves, kill it or it'll kill you.” You only have 20 minutes to collect all 5 egg species so being efficient about your actions is critical.

About this port

Nanosaur was released in 1998 by Pangea Software as a Mac exclusive. It was a pack-in game on Macs that came out around that time. It was a breathtaking showcase of the capabilities of the newfangled QuickDraw 3D technology.

This is a port of the original OS 8 version, made under permission from Pangea Software, Inc. If you're interested in the technical stuff behind the game, visit Nanosaur's GitHub page!

Nanosaur © 1998 Pangea Software, Inc. Parts of this version are © 2021 Iliyas Jorio.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Nov 13, 2020
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorIliyas Jorio
Tags90s, Dinosaurs, Open Source, pangea-software, Remake, Retro, Sci-fi, source-port, Third-Person Shooter
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSource code, Pangea's Nanosaur page


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Nanosaur for Mac 15 MB
Version 1.4.4
Nanosaur for Windows 14 MB
Version 1.4.4
Nanosaur for Linux (x86_64) 16 MB
Version 1.4.4
Nanosaur for Linux (ARM64) 15 MB
Version 1.4.4
Nanosaur 1.4.4 source code

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