Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

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Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Universal City Studios, Amblin Entertainment
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
1557
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1557-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1557
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[3] 1557-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046570
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM94019JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1557

Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega. Based on the 1993 film Jurassic Park, the game was first released in the United States in October 1994, and was later brought to Europe, Korea, Australia, and Brazil in the following months.

An evolved sequel to the earlier 1993 title Jurassic Park, Rampage Edition features improved programming, artwork, and gameplay design, and greatly expands on the original release.

Story

After the events of the first game, Dr. Alan Grant escapes Isla Nublar on a helicopter. While the Costa Rican Army is blowing up parts of the island to destroy the park's dinosaurs, Grant spots a helicopter of armed InGen field agents arriving on the island. Fearing that the agents have plans to collect any remaining dinosaur eggs and DNA samples for a new dinosaur park, Grant attempts to contact the Costa Rican Army. Grant's helicopter crashes on the island after the pilot attempts to stop him. Grant survives the crash and must find a way to stop InGen.

Gameplay

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Raptor Rage

Like its predecessor, Rampage Edition is an action platforming game that allows the player to choose between Dr. Grant or a Velociraptor. The game features a faster pace, larger levels, more enemies, and more weapons for Grant to use. Both characters move with Left and Right. They duck with Down and move while ducked with Down-left and Down-right. They jump with C and jump off of some platforms with Down+C.

Dr. Grant travels through the island while fighting InGen agents and dinosaurs until he can escape by boat. Grant starts out with a dart gun with effectively unlimited ammunition. A wide selection of weapons is available to obtain throughout the game, including an assault rifle, shotgun, flamethrower, grenades, rocket launcher, and shock rifle. Grant cycles between weapons (for which he has ammunition) with A and uses the selected weapon with B. Fired weapons can be shot at upward angles by holding the D-Pad while shooting. He climbs ladders with Up and Down. He automatically grabs ziplines. He cannot use weapons while on ladders or lines.

The Raptor tries to escape the island on a departing cargo boat to find a safe place to nest its eggs. The Raptor fights with physical attacks such as biting and whipping opponents with its tail. The Raptor runs with Up-left and Up-right. It bites with A and kicks with B. It whips its tail by holding the D-Pad in the opposite direction that it is facing with B. It jumps higher with Up+C and spin jumps by pressing C again in midair. It can jump kick with B in midair. It pounces with Down+C. Collecting Lysine crates with Down+A increases a meter; when the meter is full, the Raptor enters a "Raptor Rage" mode where the screen turns red and it becomes invincible and can kill enemies by touching them for a limited amount of time.

As either character, the player starts the game with four lives. When the health bar is emptied (or the character falls down a bottomless pit), the player restarts at the beginning of the level or the last checkpoint. Fall damage has been removed. Grant retains his weapons and ammunition after losing a life. The game ends if the player runs out of lives.

The game has three selectable difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, and Hard), which affects how much damage is taken from enemies.

Weapons

Weapons are only used by Dr. Grant. He starts with a Tranquilizer Dart Gun and acquires additional weapons along the way. Weapons have limited ammunition, and the ammunition quantities are retained between levels.

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Tranquilizer Dart Gun
Weak tranquilizer darts. Most enemies require several shots to subdue. Grant starts with this weapon. It has practically unlimited ammunition, though it can theoretically be exhausted with great effort.
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Shotgun
Fires a short-range spray of pellets.
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Machine Tranquilizer Gun
Rapidly fires tranquilizer darts.
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Shock Rifle
Transmits an electric shock that covers half the width of the screen.
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Flamethrower
Shoots balls of fire that covers half the width of the screen.
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Rocket Launcher
Fires long-range explosives.
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Gas Grenades
Explode into a gas that knocks out enemies. This is the only weapon that is thrown rather than shot from a firearm.

Items

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Crate
Sometimes contains an item or explodes.
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Lysine
Collect as the Raptor to increase the Raptor Rage meter.
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Candy Bar
Replenishes part of the health bar.
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Med Kit
Replenishes the entire health bar.
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Shotgun
Provides Grant with more ammunition for the Shotgun weapon.
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Shock Rifle
Provides Grant with more ammunition for the Shock Rifle weapon.
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Machine Tranquilizer Gun
Provides Grant with more ammunition for the Machine Tranquilizer weapon.
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Flamethrower
Provides Grant with more ammunition for the Flamethrower weapon.
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Rocket Launcher
Provides Grant with more ammunition for the Rocket Launcher weapon.
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Gas Grenades
Provides Grant with more ammunition for the Gas Grenades weapon.
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Egg
Collect dinosaur specimens for bonus points.
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DNA Sample
Collect dinosaur specimens for bonus points.
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Embryo Container
Collect dinosaur specimens for bonus points.
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1-Up
Awards an extra life.
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Checkpoint
Checkpoint where the character is revived after losing a life. After passing it, it flips around to an arrow that points the way to the end of the level.

Levels

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Stage select

Grant

The player can choose between the Aviary, Cargo Ship, and Savanna levels at the beginning of the game. After completing these, Grant plays the Hidden Ruins, River Run, and Burning River levels.

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Aviary
This level is an adaptation of the Aviary that housed the flying reptiles known as Pterosaurs in the Jurassic Park novel. Grant starts the level being carried to the top of the level by a Pteranodon for dinner in the nest. He must make his way down to the bottom of the level to complete it and must avoid getting picked up by Pteranodons that swoop down to grab him and take him all the way back up to the nest.

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Cargo Ship
The first part of the stage takes place on a boat in a thunder storm. The second part of the stage is indoors and has different music. The inside of the ship is partially flooded. Grant kicks open doors with B.

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Savanna
This is the longest level in the game. Grant can choose to jump on the back of the Gallimimus at the start of the level. The player can also attempt to complete the level on foot, but it is difficult because of the slow walking speed and the infinite amounts of Raptors that appear and attack from behind.

Attack choppers that frequently appear through set parts of the level and fire missiles and drop napalm. The napalm bombs not only severely damage Grant but also kill any dinosaurs or people in the radius. Shooting the chopper destroys it.

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Hidden Ruins
This level becomes available after completing the initial three levels. The level has a host of alternate paths. Some of these alternate paths have bottomless pits that mean instant death for Grant if he misses the narrow ledges that surround these pits. Grant rides a Triceratops out of the level at the end.

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River Run
Grant rides a boat down a bunch of rapids while taking on guards riding boats as well as sitting on the pipes that surround the water and dinosaurs. The color palette changes from day to night to sunrise as Grant goes down further to the bottom of the stage.

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Burning River
This is Grant's final level. The Tyrannosaurus rex is invincible, but Grant can use his ammunition to repel the Rex while trying to reach the other end of the river. If the Rex catches the player, it is instant death.

Raptor

The player can choose between the Aviary, Hidden Ruins, and Savanna levels at the beginning of the game. After completing these, the Raptor plays the River Run and Cargo Ship levels.

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Aviary
The Raptor starts at the bottom of the level and must make its way to the Pteranodon nest and grab the egg in the nest. After doing this, the Raptor must make its way back down to the bottom of the level.

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Hidden Ruins
This level is mostly identical to Grant's version, except it has different enemy and object placements and triggers.

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Savanna
The Raptor blazes through the level in the same fashion as Grant would on the Gallimimus, though there are no Raptors that chase after the player.

As with Grant's version of the level, attack choppers appear throughout to fire missiles and drop napalm. The Raptor and jump at the chopper to destroy it.

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River Run
The Raptor uses the pipes as platforms to travel through the level rather than riding the rapids as Grant does. Triceratops are found swimming in the rapids and can pose problems if not taken care of properly or avoided. The color palette changes from day to night to sunrise as the Raptor goes down further to the bottom of the stage.

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Cargo Ship
This is the Raptor's final level. The first part of the stage takes place on a boat in a thunder storm. The second part of the stage is indoors and quite different from Grant's version. Some of the rooms have ice in them. The Raptor kicks open doors with B.

The Raptor must fight another Raptor to beat the level and complete the game.

History

Improvements and differences from Jurassic Park

Unlike the first game, which used stop-motion prerendered sprites and actors in costumes, Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition uses what appears to be a cross between cartoonish and pre-rendered sprites. The sprites look sort of pre-rendered but are very cartoonish as well. Animation frames move faster and smoother. The odd slowdowns that occurred in the original game are nonexistent (not frame rate drops but some other kind of slow down) and cheap deaths are not as frequent, dinosaurs actually die, and the game is more fast paced. The stiffness of the controls that plagued the original game is no longer apparent.

Due to similarities between game engines, it is very possible that parts if not all of the source code from Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition were used for Vectorman as BlueSky Software was responsible for both games. Many mechanics for the platforming elements of Vectorman are similar.

Prototypes

drx's February 23, 2008 release yielded 11 prototypes, some of which had many differences from the final. Unfortunately, for some reason only 9 of the said prototypes will run on Kega Fusion. The two oldest, the 0620 and 0622 betas, will not run on any emulator. When loaded on an emulator, the player is greeted with a black screen that lasts forever. Oddly enough, the ROM header information says "JAPAN GAME NAME" rather than "JURASSIC PARK: RAMPAGE EDITION". The 0630 prototype, which is the third oldest beta released, has this header as well but runs properly.

Release

While the original Jurassic Park game for the Mega Drive was released shortly after the theatrical release of the film in the summer of 1993, the release of Rampage Edition was timed to coincide with the release of the movie on VHS cassette in October 1994.[4]

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Jurassic Park Rampage Edition MD credits.pdf
[5]

Magazine articles

Main article: Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (YU) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

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50
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Technical information

Main article: Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition/Technical information.

External links

References


Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

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Sega Mega Drive
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Jurassic Park games for Sega systems
Arcade
Jurassic Park (1994) | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) | The Lost World: Jurassic Park Special (1997)
Sega Mega Drive
Jurassic Park (1993) | Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (1994) | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Sega Master System
Jurassic Park (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Jurassic Park (1993) | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Sega Mega-CD
Jurassic Park (1993)
Sega Saturn
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Pinball
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)