Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor

aka: Jurassic Park III: Ushinawareta Idenshi

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A unique combination of side-scrolling platform and puzzle solving genres, where you must solve the puzzles behind the DNA of many of the dinosaurs featured in the movie Jurassic Park 3, and many others featured in the rest of the Jurassic Park movie series.

You start by choosing one of two characters, a professional photographer or pilot, and find your way through more than 12 levels of side-scrolling action, dodging dino's and other dangerous hazards. Along the paths are pieces of DNA. The task for each level is to collect enough DNA to open the exit at the end, opening the second part of the game, Dinosaur Creation.

With the DNA you have collected, you must match them together correctly to create 10 different species of dinosaur. As you reach further into the game, the harder it becomes to correctly match the DNA samples.

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Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

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Lead Programmer
Player Program
Background Program
Dinosaur AI Program
Demo/DNA Game Program
Lead Artist
Player Design
Background Design/Layout
Dinosaur Design
Dinosaur/Item Layout
Cutscene Design
Sound Director
Sound Design Lead
Sound Design
Music Editor
Music Composer
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Average score: 47% (based on 12 ratings)


Average score: 2.8 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings with 1 reviews)

Beautiful graphics, but the gameplay is far from how good it could have been.

The Good
Mainly, the still shots that appear when you enter a new area of the island are extremely well done, and don't have that "pixelated" touch that some GBA games have for images. The in-game graphics are also wonderful. The gameplay is pretty addictive, and it's almost like a side-scrolling "Space Invaders", but with a JP3 twist. Being a fan of the Jurassic Park movies and books, that helped me enjoy this game more.

The Bad
There were many instances when the gameplay was just too hard, and left you in the middle of a forest with absolutely no clue what to do. Also, it's practically impossible to fight dinosaurs without a weapon, because all you have is a high-jump kick, and that doesn't even hit 90% of the enemies in the game. Also, the sound was sometimes choppy and annoying.

The Bottom Line
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor is a quite fun game but is strangely more suited to being a "pick-up 'n play" type of game, despite its adventure/RPG style. The levels are well-detailed graphically and it's quite fun to dodge dinosaurs while picking up blocks of DNA along the way, though it gets tedious after a time. Overall, JP3 DNA should be enjoyed by fans of the movie and arcade/adventure gamers alike, but it does have shortcomings that may inhibit your enjoyment of the game.

Game Boy Advance · by pocketgamer2000 (20) · 2003

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  • MobyGames ID: 6158


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Game added April 9th, 2002. Last modified June 27th, 2023.