Jurassic Park Rampage Edition
by BlueSky Software
When a game publisher lands a big-name movie license, many times the product is released with "RUSH" written all over it. Certainly that was the case last year with Sega's Jurassic Park for the Genesis.
In Jurassic Park Rampage Edition, the plot picks up where the movie left off. Again you can play as Grant or the Raptor, but this is a brand new game...not a sorry rehash of the original JP. There is actual enjoyment involved here. The controls respond well, the sounds are cool and the scenery is much more interesting to journey through. I had a great time as Grant, riding a Gallimimus dinosaur while trying to outrun vicious Raptors in hot pursuit! As the Raptor, doing triple-flips brought back joyful, teary-eyed memories of Revenge of Shinobi! Gameplay is faster, and the graphics are hot; the amazing waterfall scene is truly breakthrough stuff for the Genesis.
Much improved over the original Jurassic Park cartridge. The dinosaurs look more detailed, and I still can't get over that waterfall effect.
Yes, the music is reminiscent of bad gas, but the various chirps, screeches and roars of the jungle are cool enough to make you forget about it.
The game is actually fun this time around. It's much faster - Sega insiders called it "Jurassic Park Turbo" - and the control feels good.
Hey, Sega: this is the kind of JP you should have given us last year! Jurassic Park Rampage Edition is enjoyable, especially if you're into action/platform games. Not the ultimate JP experience, but still a good time.
Jurassic Park Rampage Edition is the first sequel of the original Jurassic Park game released few years earlier. In this new version the players had the option to choose which missions to take on, unlike the previous installment, and could control Raptor or Grant, like in the original release. Compared to the first game, there are more weapons in the the Rampage Edition, and the story does not follow a linear progression, with levels. The plot allows the player to choose where he can begin, then - when all the missions are over - more will become available.
If you like Jurassic Park Rampage Edition, try other games: Jurassic Park 2 - The Lost World.
2006-05-12 Jurassic Park Rampage Edition - destroying the dinosaurs is so fun!