A game based on the hit movie Jurassic Park.
The game starts just after the T-Rex pushes the visitor's van into it's pit. You play the role of Dr. Alan Grant, so you have to find Tim and Lex, take them to the Visitor's center and get everybody out of the island. But this time it won't be half as easy as it was on the movie.
The game is split in two missions, played in two different ways. The first mission is to take Tim and Lex back to their grandfather and is (almost exclusively) played from a top-down perspective. The second mission involves getting the power back on line and returning alive, so everybody can leave the island and is played like a FPS (First Person Shooter).
First off I would just like to let you know that I have recently read the original books by Micheal Crichton, so the story is fresh in my head. I have been looking for a good Jurassic Park game to play, and this seems to be it. Anybody who hasn't seen the movie or read the book will be a little confused when they first play it. The game starts out with your character standing next to a burnt out jeep, you have a gun in your hand and a splitting headache. You have one thing to do - save the kids that were in the jeep when you was attacked by that terrifying T-Rex.
The game's graphics are very nice for the 1993 era of games. Crisp characters, nice scenery and well drawn dinosaurs make the game very pleasing to the eye. Also the overall menu presentation is nice with nicely drawn themed boxes. One thing I disliked about the presentation game was the fact that dinosaurs dissappear after they have been shot. Although this is common among most older games it still annoys me.
The sound in Jurrassic Park isn't that great. It gets annoying after a while. However it is rather good when you first start playing. It's very atmospheric and suits what's happening... after all you are being hunted down by escaped dinosaurs. It's a spooky track that was probably very impressive when you first played the game on an old pc or arcade machine.
Gameplay is the most important thing when it comes to games (well duh!). This game was very confusing at first as I wasn't sure where my health bar was or what to do. After a few minutes of playing and experimentation i figured everything out. And off I went exploring my surrondings armed with my lighting bolt shooting thingy. Which after a while evolved into a gun with a limited supply of bullets and a neat little sound. These weapons are useful as there are a wide range of enemies ranging from deadly pink flowers to fericous dinosaurs. I don't want to tell you too much about the various enemies as it ruins the fun of seeing the latest dinosaur of which you must avoid. I have to admit it all became a bit repetitive after a while - run, shoot, evade, shoot, run... but it is fun at first. The parts of the game I played mainly consisted of walking around and shooting but that i have heard that there is a second section of the game with different gameplay. I didn't reach this far in the game as I got bored after a while and decided to stop playing.
Overall I enjoyed the game but did think it was a bit weak in places, mainly the sound. This game will more than likely get old fast for anybody except die hard fans of Jurassic Park and those who are suffering from severe cases of boredom, as it gets very repetitive. I do however recommend you download the game if you have a few hours to kill or are a fan of the JP movies and books.
In this adventurish game you have to get out of Jurassic Park. This game is based on the famous movie which is based on the book written by M. Crichton. You run around with you stungun, with which you can take care of some dinosaurs. Of course you have to save other people and do lots of different actions.
I was in my early teens when Jurassic Park was released in cinemas and can easily remember the mania that surrounded dinosaurs at the time. A game based on the film just added to the hype. If a developer were to convert Jurassic Park into a game now, they would probably make it into a graphic adventure, using all the technology and digital wizardry at their disposal. In 1993, they made an action game with dubious graphics that involved you, Dr Alan Grant, killing things, and trying to rescue brats Tim and Lex.
The good thing is that OCEAN at least tried to be original. The first part of the game involves finding Tim and Lex and returning them to Granddad. Think of Al-Qadim and you'll have a reasonable idea of what the graphics look like. The second part of the game involves restoring power to the park so guests can get the hell out of there. The difficulty level of the game progresses in a non-linear probability curve - imagine a hill growing ever-steeper, rather than a step for each of the six levels. The game includes some puzzles, a nice change from dinosaur-bashing. Graphics in the game are acceptable for the year it was made, but nothing really ground-breaking, and the sound effects won't leave you quaking like they may have in the cinema.
To sum up Jurassic Park, the game, ask the following three questions: Do you believe Michael Crichton though the book worthy of him? Probably. Did Steven Spielberg think the movie worthy of him? Probably. Did OCEAN think the game worthy of them? Probably not. In conclusion, the game is nothing spectacular, but it's a nice diversion.
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