By Bob Strauss
November 06, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

With a tail-wagging reptile straight out of Super Mario World, cavemen reminiscent of the Flintstones, and peril-laden scenery popularized by countless action games, most kids will find DinoCity instantly familiar. Whether or not they enjoy it will depend on their tolerance for cutesy-poo characters (in this case, a small boy and his dinosaur pal) and a pace more thoughtful than frenetic. DinoCity is the perfect introductory cartridge for post-kindergarteners, a brief way station of innocence before they discover the joys of video games’ heavy armament. B+