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Marcella Russo
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
John Hammond (voice)


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26 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Welcome to Jurassic Park
7 February 2005 | by (Spijkenisse, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Welcome to Jurassic Park", would have been a good tag line for this game, but the creators choose "Dream it. Build it. Survive it." instead. That does not completely cover the game: you can dream and build, but as long as you keep a tight control, not much can go wrong. Unless the tyrannosaurus breaks out of its paddock...

The goal of this game is to create a "real" Jurassic Park, with living, healthy dinosaurs that will amaze and entertain tourists. To get dinosaur DNA you will have to dig at dig sites located around the world (assisted by Doctor Grant.) The fossils you find are brought to the genetics lab of Dr. Wu, who gets the DNA from it and will keep you informed on your progress in DNA extraction. if you have enough DNA to create a dinosaur (50%) you can breed one and put it into your park. There, the animals are monitored by Ellie Sattler, who will jump in as soon as animals get sick or hurt. The more DNA you get, the more dinosaurs you can create.

As soon as your park has dinosaurs you can open it to the public. Tourists will be flown in by a helicopter and will visit your park. Be sure to create some restrooms, food stands and souvenir shops! The attractions are pretty cool: a balloon tour, glass domes from which you can study the dinosaurs inside their enclosures, high hides for magnificent overviews and, best of all, the real Jurassic Park tour vehicles to drive around in! Of course, the best part of this game is the fact that it is a game like Roller Coaster Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon but this time with dinosaurs, like featured in the Jurassic Park movies. Tyrannosaurus, velociraptor, brachiosaurus, stegosaurus, triceratops and parasaurolophus are to be found, but what to think of some lesser known species? Corythosaurus, pachycephalosaurus, carcaradontosaurus, albertosaurus and spinosaurs are on the loose as well! And that's just a small selection out of at least twenty different species! So, what's good about this game? Of course, the dinosaurs, and, for the fans, the fact that you can create a "real" and perfect Jurassic Park. Keep track of your dinosaurs, keep 'em happy and healthy, entertain your visitors and make sure all fences are in good condition. Playing it for the first few times can be a real challenge and a lot of fun.

The bad point's the fact that, after a few times of playing, you've seen it all. The game contains some nice missions, but when you have done these you will have became pretty handy in playing a quick game. So, it gets boring after a while.

But, to be honest, this is a game that's not based on explosions, action and violence: it's more a game for kids between 11 and 15 (although I, as a 21 year old, still enjoy it a lot, once in a while!) And, you have to face it, it's one of the better games which are labeled Jurassic Park. The dinosaurs look real, the environments are cool, the buildings are neat...

...and when it gets really boring... just release some of the predators... and watch if your visitors will survive...

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