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Jurassic Park for Sega Genesis Was a Worthy Movie Tie-In

The Jurassic Park blockbuster movie was an unstoppable hype machine in the mid-1990s. This means there were Jurassic Park video games on just about any game system you could imagine back then, including arcades, NES, SNES, Game Boy, DOS, 3DO, Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, and even the oft-forgotten Sega CD. While the Sega CD version might be my personal favorite, BlueSky Software’s Genesis version is a close second. In it, you take on the role of Dr. Alan Grant and platform your way across a chaotic, dinosaur-filled park. It’s not very long, but it’s brutally unforgiving — filled with faith jumps and lacking anything resembling a mid-level checkpoint — and it culminates in one of the most obscure platform puzzles I’ve ever encountered.…
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Jurassic Park for Sega CD Was the Best Jurassic Park Game You Never Heard Of

Back in the 1990s, Sega thought it was unstoppable — unstoppable enough that it launched an absurdly overpriced add-on to the Genesis called the Sega CD. The charm of the Sega CD was that it had Sonic CD. The downside, however, is that there was very little else on the console that was even remotely worthy of your time. One of the most tragically overlooked exceptions to that rule was Jurassic Park, a Myst-like adventure game that helped you learn factoids about dinosaurs that Michael Crichton totally made up. The hook was that you had twelve real-life hours to solve puzzles and get off Isla Nublar before it got nuked to Oblivion. This was no walk in the park (pun intended?…
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One of My Proudest Video Game Moments Happened in the Jurassic Park Game for Sega Genesis

The original Jurassic Park game for the Sega Genesis wasn’t necessarily the worst of the Jurassic Park-themed video games (it’s definitely better than Rampage Edition, also for Genesis, or the sub-par PSOne game), but it wasn’t the best either (I would argue that the Myst-like Sega CD version was the superior JP game). Still, I always loved the Genesis version. Between the dark and almost Flashback-esque visual aesthetic and some very memorable (though not particularly good) 16-bit music, it was a pretty great time for us young, Genesis-owning Jurassic Park fans. In it, you play as Alan Grant, a famed archaeologist (who suspiciously happens to be the male character with the least amount of onscreen chemistry with Ellie Sattler in the entire film, even though the two are supposedly an item).…
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