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Jurassic Park (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Laura Rosenberger (7)
Written on  :  Jul 25, 2006
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Summary

ROAR! Fear me puny humans!

The Good

The fact that I could play as the Raptor! I mean, come on, armed with teeth, claws and wicked speed. You have all your weaponry right there and don't have to worry about dropping any of it! Also your weapons never run out of "ammo", ever!

Unlike the human, Grant.

It doesn't get much better than that.

You can kill other dinosaurs with your bare teeth and claws! A single kick to the head or neck and that enemy is going down for the count!

The graphics were pretty good but I just wish that the Raptor hadn't been just one color, brown. Bleh. Should have at least given it some markings, something.

The Bad

As mentioned before, the color of the Raptor. Even gray with black markings would have looked good! Music was...half and half here, it had good parts that went well with the level and there were some levels that the music just didn't seem to "fit".

Course, I only made it to about the third level with the Raptor so I didn't get to hear much of the music...without the Game Genie cheat code for level skipping.

That when you killed an enemy, instead of eating it to regain health, it "flashed" away. And the "happen to be there" placed chickens on plates...or whatever they were supposed to be. The first time I saw those I immediately thought them as a lure for a trap and avoided them.

The Bottom Line

Choose either the puny human or the mighty Raptor to be.

As Grant you are fighting to survive in a world dominated by the dinosaurs and your goal is to escape the island! Be careful of the Raptor that hunts you though, he will not allow you to get away easily. Whatever weapons and ammunition you find, collect them and use them wisely. For your greatest challenge is yet to come!

As the Raptor you are tracking the human Grant down and your goal is to stop him from escaping the island. He is your greatest prey to kill, a feast fitted to your skill! The humans use weapons that keep them safe from your wraith, outsmart them and dominate as supreme! Crush those that oppose you and attempt to claim your prize as theirs! Be wary of your prey's trickery though, for he will stop at nothing to escape you.