Jurassic Park (arcade game)

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Jurassic Park
Developer(s) Sega-AM3
Publisher(s) Sega
Distributor(s) Sega
Universal Studios
Director(s) Juro Watari
Kenji Kanno
Programmer(s) Takeshi Goden
Toshikazu Goi
Kenji Yamamoto
Mari Tsuruzoe
Hideshi Kawatake
Akira Ōe
Composer(s) Saeko Sasaki
Maki Morrow
Series Jurassic Park
Platform(s) Arcade
Release 1994
Genre(s) Rail shooter
Mode(s) Single-player or multiplayer
Cabinet Sit-down
Arcade system Sega System 32
CPU NEC V60
Zilog Z80
Sound 2x Yamaha YM3438
Ricoh RF5c68
Display Raster, 416 x 224 pixels (Horizontal)

Jurassic Park is a rail shooter arcade game developed and released by Sega in 1994. It is based on the 1993 film of the same name. The game cabinet resembles the rear of the Ford Explorer tour vehicles used in the film. The player, equipped with a joystick, must shoot dinosaurs that appear on-screen throughout the game.

The game is notable for having a moving seat, also used in Sega's previous 1991 light gun shooter Rail Chase. The seat is powered by hydraulic pistons to move the seat according to action on the screen. The game's graphics blend two-dimensional sprites and three-dimensional polygons to give the sense of movement. Jurassic Park was the first game of this genre to include 3D environments.

The game was followed by two arcade sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997, and Jurassic Park III in 2001. Another arcade game, titled Jurassic Park Arcade, was released in 2015 and is based on the first three films in the Jurassic Park series.

Gameplay[edit]

The game takes place on Isla Nublar a few months after the events of the film.[1] Similar to Operation Wolf, the player fends off a vehicle from dinosaur attacks with automatic weaponry. A joystick is used to play, rather than a light gun. Dinosaurs include Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus, Gallimimus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, Ichthyosaurus, and Pteranodon.

Fences and large rocks that block the player's path must be shot at to avoid running into them. The game ends with the dinosaurs being caged once again.[1]

Reception[edit]

Edge called the game a "shameful Line of Fire/Rail Chase-style shoot 'em up," concluding that it was, "Very disappointing."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jurassic Park (arcade) gameplay". YouTube.com. April 19, 2008. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Daytona shines at AOU show". Edge. May 1994. p. 8. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 

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