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Unearth extreme adventure

The latest game in the Fossil Fighters series delivers a first: Players can now hop into their vehicles and drive around exotic locations to excavate fossils, which transform into real-life dinosaurs known as Vivosaurs. Players battle their Vivosaur with wild Vivosaurs they encounter on digging adventures.


  • While driving, set off radar blasts to help discover dinosaur fossils. Different buggies possess different features. A racing buggy, for example, goes fast and allows players to reach faraway places, while a carrier buggy is great for transporting more items.
  • Unearth ancient dinosaur fossils that come to life and transform into Vivosaurs. Clean fossils using tools like hammers and drills on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen, but don't be hasty: Carefully cleaning fossils makes the transformed Vivosaur more effective when it comes time to battle.
  • Using local online play, players can explore and excavate the dig sites as a three-player team.
  • Bring the Vivosaur you are training to join six-player local and online Vivosaur battles*, fighting three-on-three in a stadium.

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Posted by Dave Letcavage

Adventure's right around the bend

On paper, Fossil Fighters might appear to be little more than a Pokémon clone. It's a series about reviving dinosaurs — called vivosaurs — from fossilized remains and pitting them in turn-based battles against other dinosaurs. But even though the...

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User Comments (4)



ryan3ds said:

Never played this series before. Does it provide deep and meaningful gameplay?



Souldin said:

I've yet to play this series, but it does interest me, and as one of only two 3DS games to interest me in 2015 so far, I look forward to trying this game out.

Hoping for it to be a fun experience, and hoping to see it get more news coverage and highlighting closer to it's release, generally I've seen few people mentioning/remembering this game is coming out when discussing upcoming 3DS games (thanks for remembering it in your article, NintendoLife).



Chinch said:

The game doesn't look polished well enough, imo, will rather spend my money on Yo-Kai Watch.



RegalSin said:

I was transported to a faraway land Into a world where monsters rule Monster rule Now we're in this place To save the monsters from the evil Moo Monsters rule, Monsters rule Monster Rancher, Monster Rancher

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