This is a page that covers the basics of Dinosaur Simulator. The Mechanics section is dedicated to how the game works and features other than the animals themselves. This section is to help as a guide for newer players learning how to play the game.
When the player first enters the game, they'll only have the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ornithomimus, and Triceratops. The player can only choose those 3 creatures when they start the game. The player can get more creatures by surviving with the first three creatures, and by unlocking other creatures for DNA. For instance, they can use Tyrannosaurus to get Styracosaurus, Euoplocephalus, and Brachiosaurus through the Survial Badges. The same is for Triceratops and Ornithomimus, in which you get Allosaurus, Baryonyx, Spinosaurus for the Triceratops, and Avimimus, Troodon, and Gigantoraptor for the Ornithomimus.
Starter Dinosaurs Chart
This is the currency used in the game. Every in-game day, the player earns DNA, and after saving up, they can use it to buy more dinosaurs and skins. Skins can also be obtained by using promo codes to get free skins. Some older skins are different from their original skins/dinosaurs by their stats as well as their looks. For example, a Baryonyx has Health 1,200 and Damage 150 as an elder whereas a Kaiju Baryonyx has Health 1,320 and up to Damage 150 at elder.