Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
a game by Various, Ocean, and Sega
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis SNESSNES NESNES Sega Master SystemSega Master System GameGear GameBoy
Genres: Action, Adventure/RPG, Platformer
Rating: 8/10
See also: Movie-based Games, Jurassic Park Games

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Description

Dinosaurs have fascinated the world ever since man dug up that first huge bone and wondered, "Who does this belong to, and are they still around somewhere?" This game puts the behemoths right in your face with great graphics and lots of prehistoric fun. Jurassic Park for the Game Gear is the best time you can have with dinosaurs without really being there.

Creature Feature

Jurassic Park is filled with riproaring action. Basically, you must journey to four sections of the Park where the electric fences have been destroyed. These sections house Tricer-atops, Velociraptors, Bra-chiosaurs, Pteranadons, and the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex. Your job is to contain these monsters before they do any more damage.

In order to survive, you must first play a shooting game to keep dinosaurs away from your jeep. Then you play a side-scrolling action game, which'll put you in the jungle, in the Visitor Center, in the Raptor Pen, or in a Brachiosaurus Swamp. You'll fight a boss at the end of each area, and these dinosaurs are big, mean...and hungry!

Tall, Dark, and Toothsome

JFs graphics are surprisingly clear and beautiful, with scrolling backgrounds and smooth animations throughout. The bosses are unbelievably detailed, and the shooting levels move quickly and smoothly.

The sound effects are stale, but effective. The game tries to emulate the roar of the beasts and the sounds of the jungle, but the dinosaurs end up sounding sickly. The music would make a T. rex weep, but who has time for tunes when you're running for your life?

Controlling your character is easy. You can run, jump, and hang from ledges like an athlete. Unfortunately, changing weapons or refilling your life bar requires switching to a menu system. Thankfully, the action halts when you do.

Park It Here

This game will win you over with its graphics and game play. Its only drawbacks are that it ends too quickly and its bosses are fairly easy to beat. The dinosaurs will keep you entertained, though, and you'll be amazed at how much Sega packed into this small cart. Jurassic Park may not have the dazzling special effects that its 16-bit cousins do, but it has just as much fun and excitement.

ProTips:

  • To get rid of the Raptor Boss, stay in the middle of the screen and shoot it whenever it comes at you. Once you've hit it, it cannot harm you until it goes back in the door.
  • In the Triceratops stage, small dinosaurs jump out of the bushes. Shoot them twice.
  • Use the Air Cannon to shoot flying enemies.
  • Walt for the Trlceratops to charge, then shoot him from behind when he returns to his side of the screen. Stay on the branches Just above the ground when he charges.
  • During the shooting sequences, be sure to pick up the extra life bars (they look like small cans wlthj X's on them).

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User Reviews

Jurassic Park has landed on almost every game system so far except BDO. This version of the movie is definitely the most educational and entertaining, but younger players may be bored by its detailed game play. Everyone else should enjoy this investigative first-person action/adventure game, which is both fast and intriguing.

Dinosaur Detective

Your helicopter has crashed on Isla Nublar, a remote tropical paradise and the home of Jurassic Park, a breeding ground for some of the most dangerous animals that ever walked the earth -- dinosaurs! The huge dinosaur theme park has been hit by a massive tropical storm, and most communications with the park have been lost. Now the "terrible lizards" roam freely, and it's up to you to delicately sneak past them, collect their eggs, and get them safely off the island... all before time runs out. But remember, dinosaurs are fiercely protective of their young...

ProTips:

  • First things first. Open that helicopter door and get that Stun Gun.
  • Check every vehicle for clues. This one seems to have a tool in It.
  • Move the log to scare off the Gallimimus in front of you. Check the area for tools, and follow them down the road.
  • Use the Bolt Cutters to open the storm grates. You can now travel from one area to another without being bothered.
  • To find ammo for your weapons, use the Bolt Cutters on the box in the Visitor's Center.
  • Take the road that goes to the Gallimimuses. Pick up the rock In front of you and turn until you see the floating log. Use the rock to steady the log, and walk across.
  • Check the toolbox in the Visitor's Center, and get the Pliers. Go upstairs.

You begin with nothing but a headache from the crash as you trek to the Visitor's Center for clues. You have to search every area carefully to locate the items that can help you. Most importantly, you must establish communications with the mainland to receive directions, clues, and information.

Passcards, tools, and non-lethal stun weapons are strewn throughout the island, and these will greatly aid you in your mission. You also find information kiosks, each with a wealth of data about the predators hunting you. Dr. Robert Bakker, a real-life dinosaur expert, will enlighten you about the peculiarities, habits, and rituals of certain dinosaur species. Be careful, though. Not all dinosaur kiosks are danger-free, and some require you to find CDs to operate them.

Dashin'Dinos

Although this is a CD game, which implies that it will showcase powerful graphics capabilities, you won't see any particularly fascinating images jumping off the screen at you. The Bakker information, as well as your communication with the mainland, looks good, but both appear in half-screen video. Moreover, the dinosaurs are dangerous, but their looks won't strike fear into the hearts of many gamers.

The sound is another matter entirely; as advanced over the graphics as man over dinosaur. There isn't a single audio effect on this CD that won't fascinate or frighten you, and you hear every tree-shaking roar as clearly as you hear every drop of water.

Controlling the game is a simple point-and-click affair, but you'd better be armed with information before you click on the wrong thing. You must also use tools and items, and some require other items to make them work. If you've got a Jurassic jaw-breaker breathing down your neck, using your items feels abysmally slow.

  • Check the nest near the Brachiosaurus. You'll find the White Card Key. Proceed to the Visitor's Center.
  • Leave eggs where you find them until you find the Incubator.
  • Go back to the entrance of the Visitor's Center and pull the card out of the pass box (use the Pliers). Now go back upstairs and check the second door to find the Incubator and another weapon. Go back to the entrance of the Visitor's Center.
  • Power up the Stun Gun by holding down the Fire button for a few seconds. You need the extra firepower to take out the Spitters and charging Gallimimuses.
  • Shooting a stunner at some animals causes them to flee (and opens up new roads for you).

Leapin'Lizards

This CD has appeal for those who like detective games. You must carefully search every wrecked vehicle, every dinosaur nest, and every possible nook and cranny before you get anywhere. Although this doesn't detract from the fun, it certainly slows down the action.

And dinosaurs are not forgiving creatures. One wrong move in any direction gets you trampled, thereby resetting the game. Unless you remember to save, you could very well wipe out a whole day's work. But be persistent, and you'll get the eggs, the helicopter, and the glory. If you don't end up as Dinosaur Kibbles and Bits, that is...

Now you'll be up to your armpits in Spitters. Take them out and turn toward the vehicle. Open the door and grab the Gas Can. Check the nest, then leave.

reggie posted a review

Just when you think you've seen enough of Jurassic Park, here comes the SNES entry. Although not the fast-paced run-n-jump game that the Genesis version was, this game still has a thrill a minute and you'll find yourself jumping out of your seat more than once. Added to that are two points of view -- the first-person perspective of Dr. Grant, and an overhead view. Informational tidbits about dinosaurs and the Jurassic Era round out this cool, multidimensional game.

I Was Spittin' in the Park One Day

You play as Dr. Grant (although also playing as the Raptor would have been a thrill), and you have a set of tasks to complete in order to shut down the Park and bring all concerned to safety. You have to find and turn on the power generator, secure the Visitor's Center, retrieve Security Cards, and collect Dinosaur Eggs to stem the 'saur breeding. Along the way, you'll find a variety of destructive dino weapons, like Gas Grenades, Missile Launchers, Shotguns, and Bolas Snare Rifles. When you get to an Information Booth or Computer Terminal, you can also get helpful hints from the other people trapped in the park.

So what's the rush in getting out of the park? A Jurassic jaw-snapping crew of dinosaurs are after your paleontological tail. These fanged fossils, including Raptors, Gallimusses, Spitters, and the T. rex, want to put you underground for a few million years so that their ancestors can dig you up and make a movie out of you.

A Sight for 'Saur Eyes

Jurassic Park for the SNES has all the earmarks of a winner. The compact (but detailed) overhead graphics are a true Ocean trademark, but it's what you don't see that makes this game so exciting. Dinosaurs have a tendency to spring out of nowhere, shocking the shirt right off your back. Although the ground you cover does get extensive, it's broken up by a variety of terrains (jungles, deserts, caverns, streams, and so on). The first-person view is the real graphic winner. Nothing can describe the feeling of going into a room and not finding out until it's too late that there's a dinosaur sharing your space.

The music and sound effects are all done in Dolby Surround, meaning if your SNES is hooked up to your stereo, you can hear sounds relative to their position in the game. If a Raptor is snorting hot air to your left, you'll hear it on the left. It's an awesome sound experience that greatly enhances the game.

Thankfully, controlling your character is not as hard as staying alive. The controls are simple and self-explanatory, although switching weapons can be a little confusing. The game is also SNES- mouse compatible, giving it even more depth. The only feature lacking here is a battery backup, which means you have to finish the game in one sitting, and unfortunately this is one big park.

Fossil Fun

You'll love Jurassic Park, regardless of whether you loved the movie. The game's features and unique perspectives give this game an edge over most SNES action titles. Because of its size and lack of backup, the challenge here is to stay interested for hours on end, which you will. Get in on the dinosaur hunt with this great Ocean game, and maybe you'll come home with a T. rex trophy.

ProTips:

  • Use the Electric Prod only against the small dinosaurs. It's useless against big guys.
  • You can jump across same waterways.
  • Dr. Hummond's ID Card is on the roof of the Visitor Center.
  • Try jumping into bushes to find hidden passages that reveal Dinosaur Eggs.
  • If you pass by food or medical kits, they'll still be there later when you need to restock your life bar.
reggie posted a review

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 120 million years, give or take a few mil. That lesson in longevity wasn't lost on Ocean when they put together Jurassic Park for the NES. Not only have they revived the dinosaurs, they've revived a tried-and- true game style for this solid adventure game.

Don't Get Angry, Get 'Saur

Jurassic Park is an action- packed, overhead-view shoot- em-up based loosely on the hit movie of the same name. One or two players can star as dinosaur hunters. There isn't much mystery here. Your task is to return the Park's prehistoric inhabitants to extinction as you save your friends Tim, Lex, and Ellie. To progress through the Park's six levels, you have to gather Dinosaur Eggs, which reveal computer Key Cards that open gates in the Park.

ProTips:

  • You can't enter the Park's buildings until you collect all the Dinosaur Eggs outside of them.
  • If dinosaurs are about to trap you, get to a computer terminal. You'll be safe there.

To keep the action maxxed out, the game's overrun with Jurassic critters. The movie's saurian stars are all on hand -- Raptors, Spitters, and baby Tyrannosaurus rexes. The dinos either chomp you or spit poison on you. Herds of stampeding Triceratopses and nasty adult T. Rexes are a few of the boss challenges. With no passwords and no continues, plan on being dead-meat often.

Be cautious around trees.

A-Hunting You Will Go

In this game, you have to be quick, or you're dead. The game, however, does give you a fighting chance. You're armed with a powerful dinosaur gun, but you have limited ammo.

  • Conserve ammo. It only takes a few shots to waste most dinosaurs.
  • You shoot from your right shoulder. Some dinosaurs have the same quirk -- they only spit from their right side.

If you don't want to take a shot, the crisp controls enable you to make some nifty open- field moves, too.

Dinosaurs represent a design by Mother Nature that worked for years. Jurassic Park's graphics represent a similarly venerable NES design. The dinosaurs look pretty good and the animation is quick.

JP doesn't pump out much for your ears, though. The sound effects are adequate, but the music's fossilized.

Old, but not Forgotten

Jurassic Park is a wild shoot- em-up that ought to make many gamers recall the good ol' NES days. Maybe you've got a bone to pick with the vicious dinosaurs of the movie? Just park Jurassic into your system.

If you can, run to save your ammo.

reggie posted a review

Jurassic Park isn't the first hit movie to be translated into a great game (Terminator 2: The Arcade Came and Super Star Wars come to mind), but this Genesis game certainly ranks among the best movie-to-video portovers. If you haven't seen the movie, rush out and do it now. Then, you'll be able to fully appreciate this awesome game!

ProTip: At the end of the forest caverns, leap down from these rocks and you'll see a Brachiosaurus who'll offer a little support.

Man or Beast?

Jurassic Park is a single-player action/adventure game that offers you the choice of being the hunted or the hunter. You can play as Dr. Alan Grant, a paleontologist who's been invited to tour Jurassic Park -- a prehistoric theme park environment constructed on a Costa Rican island, or you can play as a vicious Raptor, one of the Park's cloned predatory dinosaurs that's famed for its speed and bloodthirsty intellect. Either way, you'd better strap yourself in for a wild ride.

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

If you play as Dr. Grant, you've got a prehistoric problem. The dinosaurs are on the loose in the park and some of them are very hungry! To restore order, you must run and gun through eight stages of menacing prehistoric action through a forest, into a dinosaur-infested Power Station, down a river on a Raft, inside a Volcano, and other places.

  • Take on the Power Station's fences, but time your climb. Watch carefully for little bolts of electricity that jump from link to link.
  • You'll discover a small alcove just to the right of these rocks. Jump up and blast the spitting dinosaur, then grab the Gas Can and row the Raft to the far right. Turn the Raft left as soon as it drops down one waterfall.

To help you battle the carnivorous dinosaurs, you'll find weapons that inflict a range of damage from stun to outright slaughter. You get Sleeping Gas Bombs, mild and heavy Tranquilizer Darts, an Electrical Shock Gun, and more. Part of the game's strategy requires that you discover what degree of damage each weapon inflicts, and that you stay properly armed.

Push the wheel at the bottom of the Pump Station, but hang back. The wheel will roll down the ledge and then return. If it touches you, it will squash you flatter than a fossil.

If you play as the Raptor, then survival is the name of the game. You must avoid hunters who are trying to track you down, while you fend off other dinosaurs. You can jump incredibly high, and your formidable claws make the most effective defensive weapons since Press-On Nails. To maintain your stamina, you'll find meat to eat, or you can snack on something (or someone) below you on the food chain.

Evolutionary War

Whether you play as Grant or the Raptor, you encounter a gang of prehistoric foes. Small (but lethal) dinosaurs attack you in packs, Spitters splatter you with poison, and the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex puts a major bite on you. If you're Grant, though, you meet helpful beasts as well, including a Triceratops that provides a needed foothold and a Brachiosaurus that offers you a leg (or a neck) up.

Jurassic Park isn't just your regular thumb-pumping action game. With either character, you've got to make some smart moves if you want to keep your butt from becoming extinct. You must figure out how to open hatches, climb electrical fences, move boxes, and solve puzzles.

Use red Tranquilizer Darts to down the dinosaurs in the Stage 5's canyon. Using any other weapon is too time consuming.

Park Highlights

Jurassic Park's packed with great features. The controls are generally crisp and clean. As Grant, you can quickly cycle through your arsenal, and you can pull an impressive number of moves, including climbing hand- over-hand across vines. However, you'll drown in your own tears as you try to guide your raft down the waterfalls.

Sega also pulled out all the stops when it came to the artwork in this game. This game's graphics are just as spectacular as the special effects in the movie. With its lush forest backgrounds and colorful, quick enemies, it closely resembles Flashback's great scenery. Dr. Grant's moves are fluid, even similar to the movements of Conrad Hart. Every dinosaur features completely animated movements, as well. You'll feel like you're seeing digitized images of the real things! The T. Rex is so big that only its head fits on the screen.

You can hang from the stalactites in the Volcano. Make your way carefully down the left-hand side of the screen, then cross to the right when you see the molten lava. You'll blow past this stage in no time.

Surprisingly, Sega was able to find enough memory to create great sounds, too. The music, some of which comes directly from the movie, is eery and evocative, although its repetitiveness does get tiresome after a few hours of game play. As for the sound effects, the dinosaurs have unique screeches, and the Tyrannosaurus's roar curdles your blood. Add the slick sounds of rushing water, blaring alarms, and falling rocks, and you've got a feast for the ears as well as the eyes.

  • Red Stun Bombs keep T. Rex out of your face for a while. The stun effect wears off, though, and you don't want to be around when it does.
  • Crouch and hit the B button and your Raptor will do a mini-leap to the place you want to be.

However, don't think that the graphic beauty, groovin' sounds, and great game play come cheaply. This game is hard, and younger gamers may need a hand with the problem solving.

Go Play in the Park

Jurassic Park won't disappoint you, even if you haven't seen the movie. Standing alone as a side-scroller, it's action-packed and fun for hours on end. This game even features the rafting sequence from the book, which was originally cut from the movie. So, you're getting a treat that moviegoers missed! Can a video game be as popular as the blockbuster it's based on? This game will dino-score!

reggie posted a review

You've seen the movie. You've probably read the book. Now you can take the dinosaur experience with you wherever you go, thanks to Ocean's new Game Boy version of Jurassic Park. Unfortunately, sluggish game play and bland graphics prove that thrilling movies don't always make thrilling hand-held games. A disappointment? You bet your Jurassic.

True or Fossil

As in the movie, an amusement island called Jurassic Park has been overrun by escaping dinosaur clones, and it's up to Dr. Grant to save the day (and the other people in the park). Unlike the movie, in this Vt-overhead-view shooter Grant is armed and dangerous, a drno-slayer with an itchy trigger finger. He roams the grounds gathering Eggs and blasting the Raptors and other attackosauruses with weapons he picks up along the way. For info, Grant can access various computer terminals for a quick briefing from the film's Mr. DNA character.

Regrettably, the movie's intense action has been lost in the translation. Grant walks along, he hops past small dinosaurs, he walks some more, he shoots a bit, and oh yeah, he walks around. At the end of the levels, he stares down a big beastie or two. There's an easy raft ride (cut from the movie) in Level 2, but it's not the exciting drama we expect from a Spielberg-inspired dinosaur game.

Dino Sore

Considering what a memorable visual experience the movie is, it's surprising how uninspired the graphics and sounds are on the Game Boy. Most of the dinos are tiny, slow-moving, and silent. The overhead perspective can make objects hard to see, but much of the time Grant is marching through an almost empty screen. Let's face it, we go to Jurassic Park to see the big lizards and hear their mighty roars. What we get are tedious searches for Eggs that'll send you searching for eye drops instead. If only you got to spend the game dueling the T. Rex that makes a brief appearance in Level 2!

T. Wrecks

The Jurassic Park title is enough to draw attention, but unfortunately there's got to be more to make this game exciting. Passwords would've helped to skip over the tedious Eggsearching levels. Jurassic Park on the Game Boy is a mildly entertaining place to visit, but you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time there. You'll feel like this game is 65-million years in the playing.

ProTips:

  • A t the end of Level 2, dodge the huge Tyrannosaurus rex. You'll find a huge open field to the left where you can run.
  • The hardest Egg to find in Level 2 is the one that's buried inside a dense thicket. Enter the thicket from the top,
  • Once you have all of Level 2's Eggs, go to the second doorway inside the building for a river full of surprises.
  • Don't let Grant wander under the trees. He'll be out of sight and will likely encounter a hidden dino or two.
  • Once you've searched the grounds of Level 1 for Eggs, go to the two buildings to find more Eggs and the Security Cards that'll open the gates.
  • You can easily dodge the herd of Triceratops at the end of Level 1. mat's hard is keeping young Tim out of the way. Take baby steps to help him keep up.
reggie posted a review

Jurassic Park is roaring onto the Genesis with the help of the paleontologists at Sega! Dinosaurs are on the loose and everyone at JP is in danger. You may play as Dr. Grant or as a cunning Raptor. The doctor uses several weapons like darts, shock guns, and bombs to fend off the dinosaurs. While, as the Raptor, you will try to escape the island biting and pushing your way through the jungle!

People say:

8.0

Like the blockbuster movie, this game is BIG! This 16-Meg monster takes a lot to play - patience and mastering of quite a few techniques, but it is well worth it. The best aspect is being able to play as the Raptor! Turning the tables on your would-be captors (usually by pouncing on them and chomping them down) is a blast!

8.0

What do you get when you mix dinosaurs and Flashback? A very impressive game from Sega, that's what. The graphics are wild and the dinosaur animation will thrill your senses. The option of playing as the Raptor or Dr. Grant open new gaming possibilities that should be used more. Another movie-based game that's a hit.

8.0

This is another dinosaur game that's very good. Saving the Island from dinosaurs on the loose with Dr. Grant is cool, but being the Raptor is an excellent twist. The levels are huge with many tough dinos to kill. The digitized dino sounds are very impressive as are the graphics. This game will appeal to fans of the JP book.

8.0

This cart has a lot to offer. You can play as Dr. Grant or the Raptor depending on who you sympathize with The levels take a bit of getting used to and the game play can be quite challenging, but the detailed graphics and multitude of levels will be worth it. The sounds are average but the dual roles make for excellent action.

reggie posted a review
  • Machine: Sega CD
  • Manufacturer: Sega of America
  • Genre: graphic adventure

Back to the park? Aaaaaagh - the Raptors, they haunt me! Why can't they leave me alone! In Jurassic Park CD, you dive back into the jungles of Isla Nublar after the initial carnage has ended. Your mission: to retrieve priceless dinosaur eggs for future study. The catch: the grown-up dinosaurs ain't too happy to see you running off with their eggs!

But it gets worse. Remember the guys who paid computer whiz Nedry to steal dinosaur embryos? Well, they switched to Plan B after Nedry became Dilophosaur munchies, and a bunch of well-armed egg hunters are headed for the park - and omelets aren't what they have in mind.

Now you've got to outsmart the dinosaurs and outmaneuver the evil DNA-stalkers or you'll never survive long enough to get back to the mainland. Are you up to it? Ha - you'd better be!

reggie posted a review
  • Machine: Genesis;
  • Manufacturer: Sega of America;

It's Dino Might

Is Jurassic Park exciting? Is it action-packed? Is it full of dinosaurs?

You bet Jurassic!

Jurassic Park for Genesis offers all this and more. As in the movie and novel, you're trapped on a unique island amusement park which is full of dinosaurs. A hurricane has damaged the parks' facilities, and the dinosaurs are running free... and they're hungry.

As paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant, you race through seven levels crammed full of various deadly species of dinosaurs. As the game begins, you're armed with a tranquilizer-dart gun and a stun gun, but you'd better pick up stronger weapons as you go if you expect to last for long. Your goal is to make your way to the visitor's center and save the rest of the trapped party.

Jurassic Park is unique because it also lets you play as the bad guy - the baddest guy, the Raptor. As this fierce, man-sized dinosaur, your goal is to make it to the visitor's center in one piece, then board a boat and escape from the island (do I see a plot for a movie sequel?).

But no matter which character you choose, a lot stands between you and a means of escape from Jurassic Park. Forget everything you know about dinosaurs - even the "vegisaurus" Triceratops is an enemy. But it's entertaining enough to keep you occupied until the Jurassic Park video comes out, and then some.

reggie posted a review
  • 3DO
  • Action

Travel back to the thrills of Jurassic Park. Try to keep Jurassic Park under control, while all sorts of things go wrong. Deal with the dinosaurs who have escaped their exhibits. Vicious Velociraptors, terrible T-Rexes, and Brontosaur behemoths can be found around the park. Some are carnivores, and they hunger for human 5 meat. Others will not even notice you.

Do you have what it takes to get the park back under control? 3DO does JP like no other system! The hungry Raptors are waiting for you.

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: 1994
  • Theme: Action

You are headed for Jurassic Park. Your mission is to find the eggs of seven different species of dinosaurs. After you have collected them, you have to drop them off at the Visitor Center and put them in the incubator. Unfortunately, the helicopter you are taking to the island goes down - you survive the crash, but your life is still in danger. Salvage what you can from the remains of the helicopter and try to get to the Visitor Center. You must hurry to complete your mission because you only have 12 hours. So get ready to face the biggest bad guys from the world's ancient past - the dinosaurs!

reggie posted a review

This is first-person in-your-face, eyeball-to-eyeball, full-motion 3-D action like you've never experienced before.

reggie posted a review

People say:

7

License name aside, Jurassic Park is a great Game Gear game. The graphics are top-notch, and rival those found in the Genesis. Its control is refined, so it plays perfectly. The jeep scenes are a little weak, and they interrupt the flow of the game. The Bosses of these scenes had too many "cheap hits." The cinemas in the beginning are nice to watch, too. Action fans should like this game. One of the best portable games I've seen.

7

Jurassic Park is pretty cool. That's it. The graphics are nicely done with the right amount of color. The scenes while driving the Jeep are sort of cheesy and it can be hard to see the dinosaurs because the blurring is pretty bad. The action scenes, however, are better and give you plenty to do in the various stages. The weapons are nice and the dinosaurs offer a true challenge. JP is a good effort and a nice addition to a common theme.

8

Since I knew this was coming out for the Game Gear, I thought this wouldn't be as good as the Genesis version. With some cool graphics and some okay sound effects, I was surprised. It actually plays better than the Genesis version, which makes up for the 8-Bit downgrade. I miss the ability to play as the Raptor. That was one of the better features of the 16-Bit version which would've been neat to see on the portable screen.

8

After the Genesis version you'd expect to see something good for the Game Gear. This one won't let you down. The sounds aren't spectacular, but the game plays well and has a good variety of levels from car scenes to side scrolling. Graphics are good for the format and there are actually a lot of weapons to choose from. If you're on the go and need a game for those long trips to Grandma's house, try this one.

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: UNIVERSAL INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: MODERATE
  • Available: MAY 1994
  • Theme: ACTION/PUZZLE

Jurassic Park is just as frightening to play as it was to watch. This game boasts incredible graphics, sound, and game play. Jurassic Park's head computer whiz Dennis Nedry, in his infinite wisdom, decides that John Hammond wasn't playing him enough money. So Nedry was hired by another company to smuggle viable embryos off the island. In his attempt, an unpredictable storm messed up his plans and left the island completely off-line. You must get through Nedry's security system and reboot the computer. Plus, save the five people that are trapped throughout the island by taking each one individually to the helipad.

Prepare yourself for an incredible visual treat - the dinosaur models that were used in the movie are also used in the making of this game. Can you save everybody in time? If not, thay're all dead - even you!

reggie posted a review
  • Theme: Action
  • Release: 1994

People says:

8

Jurassic Park is one of the best movie licensed games I've seen in a long time. It fits the movie very well, and its unbelievable music well keep you riveted to the screen. The 3-D scenes are totally hot, except for Level 4 of the ship (it goes on forever!) Unfortunately, as good as this game is, it's also easy. I beat it the third time I played it. It also needs a password feature or something. Still worth playing.

8

I'm happy to see one company make a great use of this movie license. I really like the way the game has overhead views and the 3-D perspective, it's sort of like playing Wolfenstein 3-D with dinosaurs. The sound was very impressive and made the game much more enjoyable to play. It's an exciting game overall with cool graphics of the dinosaurs, a must for JP fans. The only drawback to the game is that it's too easy.

7

I would have to say that this is probably the best version of all the JP games. The best part of the games is the fact that it follow the books more than the movie, so you'll be able to play scenes that were taken out of the film. I think the game plays pretty well. That was until I got to play the 3-D views. I found the movement of your character to be too choppy and it really annoyed the heck out of me. A decent title, though.

6

It was a great movie but I thought this game was a little too slow for my taste. The little pop-up info boxes get annoying after a while. The graphics are OK, but they could be better. The action is good, but like I've already said, I got a little bored with this. Although we've seen different versions of this game on other platforms, this is probably the best version yet. Fans of the movie will like it.

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: Sega CD

Awesome Cinema

Find the items provided and go to the Visitor's Center. Put the rock on the main computer to see a destructive cinema. To see a very cool cinema in this game, make sure you have a big rock and the white keycard. Now, go to the control room of the Visitor's Center and get in the door with the keycard. When you see the main computer, take the rock, and place it in the middle of the monitor. You will see an awesome cinema!

reggie posted a review
  • Theme: Action
  • Release: 1994

People say:

8

Jurassic Park makes good use of the CD's capabilities, but the effects of running down the road and through the cave look awfully cheesy. The backgrounds of the actual game are really good looking, with little touches in the background to add to the effect. The sound effects are really top notch, and enhance the effect of being there. The puzzles are good, but I wish there was more to interact with. It's a good game.

6

I just can't seem to get into this one. The idea is nice but the execution comes off more poorly than anticipated. The point and click interface is OK and the little educational scenes aren't bad either. The problem comes in that the game is simply way too easy. The soundtrack, however, is very good and really helps to set the mood through the game. JP offers some good thrills, but the fun wears off after a while.

6

This is one of those point and click games that I don't get into very much. I think those games should stay for the computer. Although there are some Action sequences, I just found the pace of the game too slow. I do like the excellent mood-setting CD soundtrack. I also like the many areas in the park where players can get a small education on the various dinosaurs. A very nice touch to a decent game.

7

The point and click mode make it more of an adventure game, but the puzzles aren't very complex and the movement is a bit choppy. Its strong point is the video footage of the Jurassic Park complex and especially the dinosaurs. Fans of the movie will enjoy it a lot, but the average player may find it boring. The graphics are a bit grainy for video footage, but the sounds and sights are good for a CD game.

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Universal Int. Studios
  • Machine: 3DO
  • Theme: Action

Jurassic Park has become a reality on your 3DO. This action intensive game has you taking control of the many systems in this theme park of the future. Unfortunately for you, the computer systems are messed up and a bunch of the visitors are trapped around Isla Nubar - the island you are on. So what you have to do is try to rescue the many people. Some of the zones will require you to drive the jeep with the Tyrannosaurus on your tail. With rain pouring down and a lot of hairpin curves, this one is very nasty. Another has you working your way to one of the people, while Dilophosaurs spit at you. Taser them, or you'll end up being dino chow!

This is the title that all 3DO owners should look forward to. It's an experience that will put you right into the movies. Look for news in upcoming issues of EGM!

reggie posted a review
  • Action;

It was bound to happen ... When a zoo for genetically created dinosaurs gets out of hand, a handful of people are forced to survive the terror of a seemingly prehistoric world. Jurassic Park wis supposed to be the ultimate thrill, instead it's the deadliest place on Earth.

In Jurassic Park for NES, you control Grant, a paleontologist who has to try to set things right. Armed with a variety of weapons, he must save everyone from an onslaught of dinosaurs, including the fierce Tyrannosaurus, spitting Dilophosaurus, and the deadliest ones of all: the Velociraptors. Based on the best selling book, and the upcoming movie. Can you survive the terrors of Jurassic Park?

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The long-awaited Jurassic Park CD is finally about to hatch, and it looks well worth the wait. The story begins after the book and movie end. You're the first visitor to return to Jurassic Park, and you've got to find the dinosaur eggs and return them to the Visitors Center to be preserved. Of course, the island is still populated with dangerous dinosaurs, so you've also got to stay alive long enough to escape after you've completed your mission.

The game play is similar to other graphic adventure games, except that the graphics are highly involved and detailed -- so real you'll feel like you're actually walking through the steamy jungles. You have a 360-degree panoramic view of the action as you journey to more than 50 locations on the island. Lurking everywhere are beautifully detailed and animated dinosaurs, which were created with the help of the same powerful Silicon Graphics computers used to create the movie.

Q-Sound adds to the atmosphere, with actual reptile and jungle noises. In fact, you've got to listen if you want to survive, because dinosaurs and other dangers will come at you from behind, and your only warning is the sound of their footsteps.

In addition to having fun with the Jurassic CD, you'll be able to learn a lot about dinosaurs. Sega recruited Dr. Robert Bakker, a renowned paleontologist and dinosaur expert, to appear in the game. Jurassic Park looks like an exciting addition to the Sega CD library.

reggie posted a review

Sure, you're itching to get your claws on that Sega CD of Jurassic Park. While you're waiting, though, don't forget to make a trip to Jurassic Park, Genesis-style. Developed by Blue Sky, this game's an equally impressive adaptation of the Jurassic Park saga.

Sporting dinosaur animations that look as real as the ones you're gonna see in the $65 million Jurassic Park movie, this game stacks up with seven levels of one-player, multi-scrolling action/adventure game play. It also includes an evolutionary twist that none of the other versions has.

The setting: Jurassic Park. Science fiction meets science fact in this amusement park, which features exhibits found nowhere else on Earth. The inhabitants of Jurassic Park are genetically engineered dinosaurs. As visitors stroll and drive through the park, they view dinosaurs in their natural habitats. The only problem is that something's gone terribly wrong. The park's enclosures and security systems aren't quite as safe as they should be. Dinosaurs are on the loose and they're a threat to the park's visitors -- and that means you!

What makes the Genesis version of Jurassic Park stand heads and tails above the other games are its two modes of play. In the first mode, you play Dr. Alan Grant. You roam through the park in search of escaped dinosaurs in an attempt to rescue park visitors. Special weapons and tools at your disposal enable you to capture, but not destroy, the dinosaurs. To add to the challenge, Blue Sky built dynamic play into the game's artificial intelligence. This means the dinosaurs get smarter as you stalk them, so you have to get smarter, too.

In the second mode of play, you get to climb into the mind of a Raptor, a small but extremely dangerous carnivorous dinosaur. As one of the most dangerous predators in history, your main task is to avoid becoming a fossil in a museum. It's a crash course in survival of the fittest as you try to evade your Jurassic Park captors and locate the boat that's gonna take you back to the mainland.

These two modes of play double the challenge, as you experience the thrill of being both the predator and the prey. Suitably primal sounds and authentic graphics put the finishing touches on the prehistoric ambiance. Here's a preliminary stroll through the park. The rest is up to you.

reggie posted a review

In what's probably one of the most anticipated movie and video game releases of the year, Jurassic Park is finally roaming to the NES! Check out these sneak peek shots from the game. Jurassic Park transports you to a mysterious, fog-shrouded island off the coast of Costa Rica. It's a biological preserve, and the most incredible theme park of all time, filled with breathtaking behemoths-dinosaurs!

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