16 May 2006 | The_Light_Triton
For a Video game based on a hit movie, it's not so bad.
Possibly one of the greatest movies of the 1990's was Jurassic Park. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it's the story of a scientist who recreates dinosaurs through preserved blood found in fossilized Mosquitoes. As a day at the park of dinosaurs goes on, things go wrong, and soon, the tourists in the park become a entrée dish for the pre-historic monsters. it was a huge success not only at the box office, but in VHS and laserdisc sales, evident in the amount of JP VHS tapes that you can find at your local thrift shop.
And of course, big movie release means Video game Tie-in.
Now my original review of this game was back in 2006 when I owned a physical copy of the game and had only seen part of the movie (and took a dislike to it because of how it disturbed me at a young age.) and have since wanted to re-write a more professional review.
The game is somewhat reminiscent of the movie. You can either play as Dr. Grant or the Velociraptor.
If you play as Dr. Grant, you must get through 5 levels of Jurassic park, avoiding dinosaurs and fighting them off with various weapons including a taser gun. If you play as the Velociraptor, you have to chase Dr. grant through the levels, while eating the armed guards planted throughout.
This game doesn't hold much staying power for what it's worth. It's just your basic platformer with a few bells and whistles thrown in. on top of that, it's also one of the shortest games for the Genesis - I've seen a speedrun (Not Tool-assisted) where the player finished the game in 3 minutes.
But this is a game you may want to try out, perhaps if you're a die-hard JP fan.