Jurassic Park

Moby ID: 12129
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This is the Sega CD game based on the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie based on the book by Michael Crichton. This game differs greatly from other Jurassic Park games. It is a point-and-click adventure game, with a strong emphasis on action sequences which require split-second timing.

The story takes place after the events of the movie/book. You are sent back to Jurassic Park to retrieve dinosaur eggs from around the park and put them in an incubator. You only have 12 hours to retrieve one egg from every species of dino in the park. Unfortunately, shortly before arriving at the park, your helicopter crashes!

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  • ジュラシックパーク - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 70% (based on 17 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 1 reviews)

A strange game

The Good
Jurassic Park takes place after the events of the first film and thus offers an original story. The graphics, music and sound effects really create a sense of being on an isolated tropical island with dinosaurs. The controls are simple to use and its nice to be able to learn some actual facts about dinosaurs through a series of full motion video clips that are scattered throughout the island.

The Bad
The action sequences and the full motion video reflect the severe hardware limitations of the Sega CD. The mixture of very different types of game play may turn off some gamers. Much of the game offers an adventure gaming format whereby you must explore the abandoned island and collect enough dinosaur eggs for storage before the time runs out. Yet, the game also mixes in some shoot 'em up, arcade sequences whereby you must kill or avoid certain dinosaurs or armed guards.

The Bottom Line
To the game designers credit, the CD edition is not simply a carbon copy of the Jurassic Park cartridge game. The Sega CD version shows off both the potential and severe limitations of the system. Many people may find the game play to be too weird to really enjoy. Fans of the franchise, who enjoy and excel in both puzzle solving adventures and fast paced shoot 'ems will enjoy the game the most. Patient gamers who are up for a tough challenge, which involves elements of graphic adventuring and arcade shoot 'em ups, should give this one a try.

SEGA CD · by ETJB (428) · 2010

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Development

The original design first had three different modes of play: a top-down, a side-scrolling, and a 1st-person perspective. The game became too big and because the prototype for the 1st-person mode was finished, the new design was based around it.

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  • Jurassic Park
    Background information with screenshots by developer Doug Lanford, with a full map of all locations and secrets.
  • Video review of the system (WARNING: Language)
    The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews the Sega CD and gives brief reviews of some games, including Jurassic Park.

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Game added by quizzley7.

Additional contributors: Sciere, LepricahnsGold, Patrick Bregger, Kayburt.

Game added February 15, 2004. Last modified January 28, 2024.