Sunday, March 23, 2014

Separating the Game Boys from the Men: Jurassic Park

Special thanks to Cameron at The Null Zone for giving me a copy of this game. The Sega Genesis version of Jurassic Park is one of the best games in the Genesis library. It had shades of survival horror before that was even a thing. The poorly named sequel, Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is also pretty fun, although not quite as good. But could a Game Boy version of Jurassic Park really be any good?

Well it's actually not bad. It's certainly not as good as its Sega cousins, but it's a decent Game Boy game. You play as Grant, or at least I assume it's Grant as he has the same hat, and you have to collect or destroy all the eggs in a location before you can move on to the next. There are various types of dinos who come after you, the little compies being the most common. You can shoot them but bullets can be pretty scarce and the enemies re spawn infinitely, so it's best to just try and avoid them as they don't move fast anyways and only use your bullets when you're cornered.

There really isn't all that much more to say about this. If you have a Game Boy it's definitely worth getting, it's pretty amusing and is usually dirt cheap.

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