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Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 120 million years, give or take a few mil. That lesson in longevity wasn't lost on Ocean when they put together Jurassic Park for the NES. Not only have they revived the dinosaurs, they've revived a tried-and- true game style for this solid adventure game.
Don't Get Angry, Get 'Saur
Jurassic Park is an action- packed, overhead-view shoot- em-up based loosely on the hit movie of the same name. One or two players can star as dinosaur hunters. There isn't much mystery here. Your task is to return the Park's prehistoric inhabitants to extinction as you save your friends Tim, Lex, and Ellie. To progress through the Park's six levels, you have to gather Dinosaur Eggs, which reveal computer Key Cards that open gates in the Park.
- You can't enter the Park's buildings until you collect all the Dinosaur Eggs outside of them.
- If dinosaurs are about to trap you, get to a computer terminal. You'll be safe there.
To keep the action maxxed out, the game's overrun with Jurassic critters. The movie's saurian stars are all on hand -- Raptors, Spitters, and baby Tyrannosaurus rexes. The dinos either chomp you or spit poison on you. Herds of stampeding Triceratopses and nasty adult T. Rexes are a few of the boss challenges. With no passwords and no continues, plan on being dead-meat often.
Be cautious around trees.
А-Hunting You Will Go
In this game, you have to be quick, or you're dead. The game, however, does give you a fighting chance. You're armed with a powerful dinosaur gun, but you have limited ammo.
- Conserve ammo. It only takes a few shots to waste most dinosaurs.
- You shoot from your right shoulder. Some dinosaurs have the same quirk -- they only spit from their right side.
If you don't want to take a shot, the crisp controls enable you to make some nifty open- field moves, too.
Dinosaurs represent a design by Mother Nature that worked for years. Jurassic Park's graphics represent a similarly venerable NES design. The dinosaurs look pretty good and the animation is quick.
JP doesn't pump out much for your ears, though. The sound effects are adequate, but the music's fossilized.
Old, but not Forgotten
Jurassic Park is a wild shoot- em-up that ought to make many gamers recall the good ol' NES days. Maybe you've got a bone to pick with the vicious dinosaurs of the movie? Just park Jurassic into your system.
If you can, run to save your ammo.
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