Classic Dino Cadillacs Lite Android Game Review
  • Gameplay
  • Graphics
  • Performance

Nostalgia from Capcom Creation

In 1993, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs were released in Japan as Cadillacs Kyouryuu Shinseiki. This arcade game from Capcom is also known as Mustapha game in Asia. This is a true example of a classic easy to play arcade game. It was prevalent till the 90’s when console games began to expand their markets.

Four players can play Cadillacs and Dinosaurs at the same time. The game has four heroes, Jack (balanced type), Hannah (skill type), Mustapha (speed type), and Mess (power type). There are eight levels. One needs to clear each level by killing various kinds of enemies and bosses. After each level, the game becomes more challenging than the previous one.

Initial release date: April 1993 
Developer: Capcom 
Publisher: Capcom 
Composer: Isao Abe 
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game 
Platforms: Arcade video game, Android game, PC


  • Free to play
  • Sound and graphics are nicely ported from the classic original


  • Annoying ads
  • Controls are a bit buggy
  • Graphical control is too much big


The Plot of the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs :

In the late 26th century, a group of black marketers started to hunt the dinosaurs. Their purpose was unknown. Due to their continuous hunting, dinosaurs were attacking villagers and common people too. Our four heroes: mechanic and shaman Jack Tenrec, diplomat and explorer by profession Hannah Dundee, friend and engineer Mustapha Cairo, and mysterious Mess O’Bradovich decided to put an end to this.

It is a Nostalgic Game:

Back in the ’90s, we do not have our own PC, and games with high graphics like today didn’t exit. We were very much fond of the arcade games. There were a few popular among our friend circle, like the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Mustapha), Street Fighters, Double Dragon, etc.

I can still remember those holiday nights we used to hang out in the arcade for a long time just to watch and play this game. The opening sound of a dinosaur roar, like a machine, still rings several memories of our childhood.

We didn’t think much about the graphics, CPU, and RAM back then. We were happy just to finish the game. This is one game every arcade lover can still remember.

I played the game later on PC when windows 98 was popular too. But, recently, this game is ported for the android version also. I was delighted to see the game on Play Store and decided to give it a shot. It brings me back to memory lane.

The game ported quite well, and I didn’t face any difficulty installing and playing it. There are few issues, though. When I tried to record the game, it didn’t go full screen and seemed to lag the sound and graphics. But, if you play without recording, it just works fine.

There are annoying ads each time I tried to revive the hero, which is very annoying. You could easily make it a paid game without ads, then why ruin a good game?

Graphics and sounds are just like the old arcade game. It gives you a feel you are playing a classic. There was not much to do for a 2D game unless you redo the whole levels and everything from scratch.

Yes, it reminds me of my childhood, but the controls are lagged in some cases; sounds were breaking in the whole game. Still, I would be happy if there were no ads.

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