LAI Games brings Dino Duel to the US

Shaggy August 29, 2009 8


It looks like the arena of card-based coin-op games is beginning to heat up – first with Sega and now LAI Games is going to bring one a title over from Indonesia (the game made its debut at the Timezone there a little over a year ago) to the US that uses a similar concept. Called Dino Duel, the game dispenses cards that players can then use in the game or in a separate card game where ever they so happen to be. When you insert a coin the game will dispense a card for the player to grab. Then they scan the card in the reader and depending on what the card is it will affect the gameplay, which uses a rock/paper/scissors interface that is easy for kids to pick up on.

One distributor already has the game in-stock and for a surprisingly low price for an arcade title as well. I imagine that we’ll be seeing this at AMOA as well so now the question is, how many other manufacturers are going to jump onto the card game bandwagon now? As for a dinosaur themed game, my three year old son would absolutely go bonkers over that (as he would other such themed titles) although he’s still a little too young to get the part with the cards.

Here is one video I found of the game on Youtube. There is another, less choppy video of the game that can be found here.

[Dino Duel website] [Discuss on the forums]


  1. arcads4ever August 30, 2009 at 9:32 am - Reply

    total dinosaur king rip off from sega and yet LAI games has the cheek to try stop people copying their stacker game. I remember tito doing the same thing and think they got in trouble with sega over copyright infigment.

  2. editor August 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Your right, Taito got in trouble over their game. This one is developed by Korean company D-Gate that LAI licensed – first seen in 2005. From the Stinger Report feature:

    SEGA filed on the 28th of October 2005, an injunction at Tokyo District Court against the Taito game ‘DinoKing’ (Proprietary Hardware). The suit claiming that the ‘Muski-King’ (Naomi GD-ROM) patent -371212nd2 awarded to SEGA was being infringed. This comes as SEGA has attempted at various exhibitions internationally to force exhibitors not to present the Taito product

    • godot1234 April 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Do you have any other information? Dino Duel is an exact copy of Sega’s Dinosaur King. I’ve never heard of D-Gate… are they licensing to both Sega and LAI?

      Is Dino Duel still popular? How about Dinosaur King? I never see them in the United States. Thanks.

  3. ashley August 31, 2009 at 3:29 am - Reply

    dino duel has been out for a while,and it is quite cheap.

  4. r4 ds August 31, 2009 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Hi all…
    I am playing games on pc and i like to more about gaming…
    I like this article because it’s about gaming…

  5. r4 kaart July 13, 2010 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Dino Duel Masters looks great the idea reminds me a little bit of pokemon battle. Very nice.

  6. knockoutgirlz July 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Vey nice graphics i must say. The action is really nice. never heard of this concept and i would not know where to purchase it.

  7. girlfight August 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Its a really old game i guess and not available in stores, try a google

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