Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues

a game by Ocean

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Action

Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues
  • Manufacturer: Ocean
  • Machine: Super NES

This game looks and plays great! Unfortunately, there's not much of anything new going on here. You can be either Dr. Grant or a Velociraptor. Wow, big surprise! If you want real dino-blasting action, stick with the original Jurassic Park!

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SNES Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues download
  • Manufacturer: Ocean
  • Machine: SNES

This game looks and plays great! Unfortunately, there's not much of anything new going on here. You can be either Dr. Grant or a Velociraptor. Wow, big surprise! If you want real dino-blasting action, stick with the original Jurassic Park!

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Ocean
  • Genre: action
  • Players: 1 or 2
  • Levels: 6 mission
  • Difficulty: hard

Why can't men and dinosaurs just get along? That's right - the fifth Jurassic Park game to come out in the last year for the 16-bit platform is here, and you don't get to shoot that miserable Barney in any of em.

Jurassic Park II - The Chaos Continues (which is now gonna be known as JPII for obvious reasons) is the sequel to the best dinosaur shooting game yet, Jurassic Park for the SNES. JPII looks and plays great, but is a definite let-down from the varied action of the original. You go back to the island and have to complete six long, tough missions in order to restore order.

One or two players can join in on the mass carnage of dinosaurs and evil humans. A wide variety of weapons and enemies makes each mission different and keeps you playing.

The rich graphics put you right in the jungle and the screeching dinosaurs send chills up your spine. However, none of the original levels of the first are here and it's basically a side-scrolling shooter. JPII looks and plays like a Prince of Persia on steroids, which would be great if we weren't expecting more.

Jurassic Park II: The Chaos Continues doesn't have much in the way of innovation, but it looks and plays just as good as any game of its kind. So, if I you've gone dino-nutty or just love solid dinosaur blasting action, JPII is a fine blast from the past.

  • Graphics: 8
  • Music & Sound: 9
  • Innovation: 6
  • Gameplay: 8
  • Replay Value: 7
  • Overall: 77%
reggie posted a review
  • Machine: SNES, Game Boy.
  • Manufacturer: by Ocean Software.

Jurassic Park Under New Management

What'dya think, they'd just die off?

Wrong. This time the dinosaurs own the park. And there are tons of them - literally. Including those too nasty for the big screen.

And guess who gets to go in and play Mr. Ice Age... We'll give you the weapons, you do the rest.

Oh, and one more thing: It's been a year since "the attractions" have had a really good meal.

Enjoy your visit!

reggie posted a review

Just when you thought it was safe to delve into genetic engineering again, Jurassic Park 2 comes along. Filled with standard platform action (but awesome sound and music), JP 2 isn't quite ready for extinction.

Dino Sore

John Hammond is having some trouble in the Park. It seems that Bio Syn, the company that hired Nedry to steal embryos, has invaded the island. Now Hammond wants Dr. Grant to return to Isla Nublar to help control the dinosaur population.

The action takes place in a side-scrolling platform style much like Jurassic Park for the Genesis. This departure from the earlier SNESJP (which used a first-person perspective) also incorporates another player. You take on various missions (like Raptor Attack, High Ptera, and T. Rex Carnage) and fight Raptors, Pteranadons, and the most fearsome animal of all, humans.

ProTips: Remember to switch to a weapon that's low on ammo before picking up clips.

JP 2 is standard jump-n- shoot action: You try to make the dinosaurs extinct, and the dinosaurs try to do lunch with you...literally. The controls also follow a simplistic pattern -- shoot, change weapons, and shoot some more.

Dark and Deadly

The graphics are typical of Ocean -- the characters are squashed, the backgrounds are lifeless, and scenes where the light changes (underground, in a cave, and so on) become too dark. Even the dinosaurs look like they went through the graphical trash compactor. Fortunately, the variety and detail of the animals in the park compensates for the lack of imagination in the backgrounds.

  • Look for strange openings in the background and foreground. Doorways are sometimes hard to see.
  • Keep the Cattle Prod charged when moving into unfamiliar territory. The Prod takes out Breen Raptors in one hit.

The sounds are superb. Eerie, haunting music enhances the sharp, realistic dinosaur cries. Each dinosaur is easily identified by its roar. A feast for the ears, especially if your SNES is hooked to a stereo.

  • Hanging from a ladder with no help in sight? Check other walls for protruding ledges or other ladders. Also check ceilings for help.
  • Spitters always spit directly at you, whether you're hanging on a ladder or crouched on the floor. Stand up when the Spitter appears, then crouch and, shoot before it gets off another shot.

Dullasaurus Wrecks

Although JP 2 is fun, you've seen this type of game play in a hundred other games; unfortunately, nothing new is added here to improve upon mediocrity. Whether or not you'll have fun depends on how good your excavating skills are.

Brown harder to kill than other park inhabitants. Shoot them, jump over them, and shoot them again from behind.

reggie posted a review
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