Jurassic Park (gamegear)
Jurassic Park has recently set records as one of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time. The Sega Jurassic Park Genesis title has mirrored that success as the hottest dinosaur action/adventure title yet. Now the Jurassic Park saga continues on your Game Gear with Jurassic Park by Sega, an alkiew one-player title specifically designed for Gear-style play.
Sega's big plan has been to make versions of Jurassic Park for the Genesis, Game Gear and Sega CD, going the extra yard by keeping each version a totally different game. Jurassic fans should be eager to see this title. Following on the heels of the highly successful Genesis game Jurassic Park Game Gear puts you onto the dinosaur-infested island a few days before the park opens. The dinosaurs have gone on a rampage, over-running the island. You play as Dr. Grant, on a mission to repair fences and get the dinosaurs back into line. It's a tough job, requiring serious driving, shooting, climbing and jumping skills.
Even without the hot Jurassic Park license, this portable action game would stand on its own with solid graphics and game play. There are five areas, each with three rounds...for a grand total of 15 levels. You can take the first four areas in any order. The last area, the Visitor Center, can only be completed after you have beaten the first four using no continues. The areas are the Velociraptor Area, the Brachiosaur Area, the Pteranodon Area and the Tricer-atopsArea.
There are many different types of dinosaurs in the game — most of whom do not like humans. They will try to bite, stomp or just run you over. Each attack takes a segment from your life meter. Large dinosaurs can put you down for the count in no time flat. That's why you are loaded up with three powerful, non-lethal weapons. A horizontal-firing Stun Gun will either knock down or scare away most dinosaurs. An aerial stun weapon will knock the mean out of Pterodactyls and other large or flying saurians. Gas grenades you throw really put the whammy on most dinos. Other items you find include med kits, which restore your life meter, botdes which add another segment to your life meter and red botdes which fill a segment of your meter.
This area starts you off with a driving sequence against the airborne Pteranodons, followed by an encounter with poison-spitting "spitters" in a maze-like, rocky cliff. Survive a trip across a rocky chasm and you'll do some aerial cleaning in the Pteranodon's lair. The trickiest section here is the rocky cliffs area—not because of spitters or other hazards—but because of the maze of doors and corridors you have to negotiate to reach the sub-area. If you reach the rail cars, you are very close.
This area takes you into the heart of the power station to bring under control the smartest dinosaur in the game, the Velociraptor—Raptor for short. Along the way you must drop Pteran-odons out of the air and deal with some very crafty Raptors. Survive the three lava pits and electrically charged power station wiring, and you'll face down the boss Raptor.
Take on this area and you'll end a successful driving session with a batde against T-Rex! Fighting this razor-toothed behemoth has good and bad points. Beat him and you rack up the points. Mess up and he'll decimate your life meter, leaving you in bad shape for the rest of the levels. This area takes you from underground caverns through a Raptor-infested power station, up into a wet valley filled with Pteranodons and gigantic Brachiosaurs.
The flyers can be taken care of with a single blast of the aerial stunner. The bigger, slower Brachiosaurs are clumsy and apt to crush you in the midst of feeding, and take a couple of aerial blasts to move out of the way The Boss Brachiosaur is another matter. You will find yourself on his pond. And he wants you off! Watch his air bubbles to avoid a rapid crushing.
More than any other, this area pits you against the forces of nature and against the residents of Jurassic Park. Tornadoes, lightning and fire rain from the heavens to fill your mission with danger. The dinosaurs are smarter and faster as well. You'll see what we mean. Climbing and jumping are the greatest skills needed in this area. And the Boss Triceratops has a weak spot that can only be reached from ground level. You'll need to move as fast as he does!
The Visitor Center
The fifth round is the Visitor Center, where all of Jurassic Park's control stations are to be found. Last we heard, it was overrun by Raptors. Now, who knows? All we can tell you is that if you make it here, you'll have a whole new respect for dinosaurs.
2017-06-30 Jurassic Park (gamegear) game added.