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Beautiful graphics, but the gameplay is far from how good it could have been. pocketgamer2000 (22) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus (Sep, 2001)
On retrouvera tous les vilains dinos dans cette cartouche, qui n'a d'impressionnant que le titre.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 18, 2012)
The DNA Factor had the right idea, but a few bonehead design choices prevent it from being exceptional.
60 (Aug 14, 2001)
Je m'attendais à mieux en découvrant cette version de Jurassic Park 3. La maniabilité trop approximative et la difficulté de certains passages (l'enclos des raptors par exemple) ne réservent ce titre qu'aux joueurs les plus patients. Espérons que les deux autres titres en préparation soient plus réussis...
games xtreme (Nov 30, 1999)
With the release of the 3rd Jurassic Park movie a few game spin off were of course inevitable. This game for the Gameboy Advance puts you in charge of Mark Hanson or Lori Torres in a mission to find missing DNA fragments on the island of Sorna. As the plot goes, an InGen corporation plane disappears over the island of Sorna, a rescue team are subsequently sent in and find the plane but discover that its precious cargo of Dinosaur DNA has been scattered over the island, which of course means you go in to get it all back.
Jurassic Park III – The DNA Factor only gets 2 1/2 GiN Gems from me because despite being a pretty good incarnation of the movie on GBA, it still stands as a prime example of how to sap all the fun out of a game through unimaginative gameplay.
Game Over Online (Aug 28, 2001)
Simply put, Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor is poorly designed. The frustration brought on by the lack of lives, weak visual detail, spotty collision detection and general difficulty is just too much to overcome. Hopefully the remaining two Jurassic Park titles for the Game Boy Advance will be a little more exciting.
Côté technique, Jurassic Park 3 : The DNA Factor est tout aussi faiblard. Seul l’aspect sonore surnage grâce à des bruitages digitalisés d’assez bonne qualité. En revanche, le graphisme manque de précision et s’apparente grosso modo à de la bouillie de pixels. Avec les phases de puzzle, l’intérêt est un chouia ravivé. Vous déplacez un injecteur en bas de l’écran, la séquence d’ADN est en rotation en haut. Vous devez combler les trous dans la chaîne avec les brins de la bonne couleur. Problème, les morceaux sont si petits que l’on distingue difficilement les différentes couleurs. Bref, ça ressemble un peu à du Bust A Move, le fun en moins ! Si vous êtes malgré tout tentés par l’aventure, trois emplacements de sauvegarde sont disponibles.
GameSpot (Aug 09, 2001)
Still, a smidgen of intellect surrounded by garbage does not make for a good game. Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor is not a good game. This is only the first of three Jurassic Park III titles that Konami intends to bring to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance system. Hopefully, it won't be the best of the bunch.
Even a 4-year old will know this entire thing is a farce. If you want to hear it, maybe you can talk one of your friends into wasting their money on it. Try saying this: "I read this really awesomely written review on Digital Press by this really cool Matt guy, and he said that this is the best sounding GBA game ever! You should buy it!" Of course, make sure you really don't like this person THAT much. They may never speak to you again.