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One of many games based on the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, the version for Sega's 8-bit systems combines side-scrolling shooting action and platforming levels.

In each of the five stages of the game, one escaped dinosaur species must be recaptured. Each level begins with a side-scrolling driving section. Dinosaurs attack the car and must be fended off by firing at them with a crosshair. If the player survives long enough, a boss battle against an especially powerful dinosaur follows.

After the completion of the driving section the level continues with a platform section. The player must jump, duck and climb to survive moving lifts, floors that will crumble under his feet, environmental hazards like acid drops, steam leaks or giant boulders and more. Dinosaurs will of course also stand in the way, but can be defeated by using several weapons: a rifle, a grenade launcher and hand grenades. Navigating the often maze-like levels will lead to the dinosaur that must be captured and a corresponding boss fight.

The first four levels (featuring a Velociraptor, Pteranodon, Triceratops and Brachiosaurus) can be tackled in any order, but the final level, featuring the Tyrannosaurus Rex, is only unlocked when the others have been completed.

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Jurassic Park Game Gear Cave level
Jurassic Park Game Gear Game over
Jurassic Park Game Gear Intro: conversation
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The Video Game Critic Jun 21, 2008 A 100
GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Sega Force Nov 04, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Oct, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Sep, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 01, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Mean Machines Dec, 1993 35 out of 100 35

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Terok Nor (24116) added Jurassic Park (Game Gear) on Nov 22, 2008
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