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Jurassic Park (DOS)

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Description

A game based on the hit movie Jurassic Park.

The game starts just after the T-Rex pushes the visitor's van into it's pit. You play the role of Dr. Alan Grant, so you have to find Tim and Lex, take them to the Visitor's center and get everybody out of the island. But this time it won't be half as easy as it was on the movie.

The game is split in two missions, played in two different ways. The first mission is to take Tim and Lex back to their grandfather and is (almost exclusively) played from a top-down perspective. The second mission involves getting the power back on line and returning alive, so everybody can leave the island and is played like a FPS (First Person Shooter).

Screenshots

Jurassic Park DOS Title screen
Jurassic Park DOS Windowed FPS
Jurassic Park DOS Intro screen
Jurassic Park DOS Outside the complex

Alternate Titles

  • "פארק היורה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "JP" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

A unique hybrid classic that unfortunately vanished into oblivion. Roger Wilco (1113) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A great all round game that mixes the thought provoking fun of an RPG with the great gameplay and fun of Doom. Ciaran McNally (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Pelit Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Nov, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1993 61 out of 100 61
PC Gamer May, 1994 54 out of 100 54
High Score Nov, 1993 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Differences to the movie

Story elements were lengthened and beefed up by adding many elements from the original novel that did not appear in the film.

Passwords

The level passwords (for replaying a level) were usually different (probably random) each time a new game was started. The player could see these on the screen briefly after the completion of a level.

Information also contributed by Vance
Casualty (725) added Jurassic Park (DOS) on Jan 03, 2001
Other platforms contributed by *Katakis* (37801)