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Jurassic Park (SNES)

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Description

The SNES game based on the film Jurassic Park is an action title that combines top-down and first-person perspectives.

Playing as Dr. Alan Grant, the player's ultimate goal is to escape the Jurassic Park island. To reach that goal, several other tasks must be completed, including restoring power to the park and destroying a Velociraptor nest.

The large game world is seen from a top-down view and can be freely explored. Some areas are not accessible from the beginning, however. To enter them, keycards must be found or some special goal be completed, like rebooting the computer system and using it to open certain gates. Dr. Grant can defend himself against the many free-roaming dinosaurs with a variety of weapons, including an electroshock gun, a shotgun, rocket launcher, gas grenade launcher and bola gun. All weapons except the electro gun require ammo to work. A radar at the bottom of the screen helps in detecting approaching dinosaurs, but will only work once the park's motion detectors have been activated.

Upon entering one of the park's buildings, the game view switches to a scrolling first person perspective, reminiscent of early first person shooters like Wolfenstein 3D. Just like outside, dinosaurs lurk in the corridors, and the same guns as in the overworld map can be used to destroy them. Many buildings consist of several floors, with elevators connecting them. Some rooms are pitch black and can only be entered when in possession of night vision goggles.

The game supports the SNES mouse for the first-person sections and the computer system interface.

Screenshots

Jurassic Park SNES There are elevators in many FPS stages. They give access to many areas and many secrets.
Jurassic Park SNES Jumping dino - EXTREMELY dangerous
Jurassic Park SNES The green illumination is caused by the use of the night vision goggles, necessary in dark areas.
Jurassic Park SNES Electric trap was deadly - life lost

Alternate Titles

  • "ジュラシック・パーク" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Ambitious and Intense D P (124) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Very Creepy and lots of Fun! Oblio (109) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A good game for the rainy days... Classix (95) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Entertainment Weekly May 20, 1994 A- 91
Super Play Magazine UK Nov, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) Feb 24, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1994 7.25 out of 10 72
Just Games Retro Aug 22, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 27, 2009 11 out of 20 55
The Video Game Critic Aug 02, 2012 F 0

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Terok Nor (18355) added Jurassic Park (SNES) on Dec 26, 2008