DescriptionThis 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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Part of the Following Groups
|A strange game||ETJB (450)|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Apr, 1994||9 out of 10||90|
|Play Time||Dec, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|All Game Guide||1998||80|
|Mean Machines||May, 1994||73 out of 100||73|
|Sega-16.com||May 14, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Mar, 1994||27 out of 40||68|
|Video Games||Feb, 1994||66 out of 100||66|
|Entertainment Weekly||May 20, 1994||C||50|
|GameCola.net||Nov 22, 2011||3 out of 10||30|
|The Video Game Critic||Oct 14, 2005||D||25|
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DevelopmentThe 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.
Related Web Sites
- 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.)