In Cadillacs and Dinosaurs the player has access to several special attacks. They are done in the same way for all the characters, but have varying degrees of effectivity per character. By pressing attack and jump together, the player will perform a 360 attack with momentary invulnerability that will knock down nearby enemies. By pressing forward, forward then attack, the player will perform a dashing attack that can easily take down crowds of enemies. Mustapha's dashing attack is particularly effective as it has long reach and priority. By pressing down, up then attack, the player will perform a rising attack that hits multiple times, but can leave you vulnerable. Unlike most other Capcom beat'em ups you cannot fluently chain a rising attack during a combo, but you can perform one while holding an enemy.