Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)

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Jurassic Park
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega

Ballistic (US re-release)

Developer:
Distributor: Majesco Sales (US re-release)
Licensor: Universal City Studios, Amblin Entertainment
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥6,8006,800 G-4109
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $54.9954.99[4] 1056
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1056
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 130130[7] 1056
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJ1056
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £49.9949.99[8] 1056
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $129.95129.95[9] FJUR00SMC
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    046040
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM93029JG
    Sega Mega Drive
    AS
    1056-40

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    Jurassic Park (ジュラシック・パーク) 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 worldwide in August 1993, and was later followed by an evolved sequel, Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition, one year later.

    Gameplay

    In Jurassic Park, the player can play as either Dr. Grant or a Velociraptor, each with varying gameplay objectives. As Dr. Grant, A is for switching weapons and B is for firing the selected weapon. As the Velociraptor, A is for bite attacks and B is for claw attacks. Combining these with directional keys results in a variety of attacks. Both characters jump with the C button.

    The final stage of Dr. Grant features a puzzle boss fight that is difficult to understand without having seen the movie.

    The game has a lot of slowdown, even in scenes with little to no enemies present, which was not present in the following games released by BlueSky Software.

    Levels

    JungleGrant JPMD.png

    Jungle

    PowerStationGrant JPMD.png

    Power Station

    RiverGrant JPMD.png.png

    River
    Grant only.

    PumpingStationGrant JPMD.png.png

    Pumping Station

    CanyonGrant JPMD.png.png

    Canyon

    VolcanoGrant JPMD.png

    Volcano
    Grant only.

    VisitorsCenterGrant JPMD.png

    Visitor's Center

    History

    Development

    For a while, BlueSky Software were producing two games concurrently - Jurassic Park, which saw the lion's share of the team's attention, and a version of Disney's Aladdin, with both projects sharing some staff. BlueSky's version of Aladdin was inevitably canceled and replaced by a re-worked version by Virgin Games, however a homage to this period can be seen in the North Western part of Jurassic Park's map, where an upside-down genie lamp is disguised as a mountain range.

    Release

    Within two weeks of release, Sega had sold 2.2 million copies of the game in the US, raising $13.5 million[10].

    Legacy

    The split gameplay of Jurassic Park was continued in Sega-produced Jurassic Park games to follow, namely Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition released the following year and The Lost World: Jurassic Park for the Sega Saturn.

    Production credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    68 [11]
    45 [12]
    Sega Mega Drive
    57
    Based on
    2 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    60
    [13]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    60
    [14]
    Consoles + (FR)
    83
    [15]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    70
    [16]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    65
    [17]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [18]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    60
    [19]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    55
    [20]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    93
    [4]
    Gamers (DE)
    73
    [21]
    Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
    50
    [22]
    Hyper (AU) PAL
    62
    [23]
    Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
    85
    [24]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    43
    [7]
    Mega (UK) NTSC-U
    64
    [25]
    Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
    83
    [26]
    Mega Action (UK) PAL
    83
    [27]
    Mega Force (FR)
    80
    [28]
    Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
    73
    [29]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    73
    [30]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    77
    [31]
    Megazin (SI)
    78
    [32]
    Player One (FR)
    82
    [33]
    Score (CZ)
    59
    [34]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    76
    [35]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    70
    [36]
    Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
    85
    [37]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    64
    [38]
    Sega Force Mega (UK) NTSC-U
    79
    [39]
    Sega Force (SE)
    85
    [40]
    Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
    88
    [41]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [42]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    75
    [43]
    Todo Sega (ES) PAL
    90
    [44]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    77
    [45]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    66
    [46]
    VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [47]
    Sega Mega Drive
    72
    Based on
    37 reviews

    Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)

    Mega Drive, JP
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    Cover
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    JurassicPark MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, US
    JurassicPark MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Jurassic Park MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
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    Poster
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    PCB
    Mega Drive, US (Cardboard)
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, EU
    JurassicPark MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    JurassicPark MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    JurassicPark MD EU pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, FR

    Jurassic Park MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, PT
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Mega Drive, AU (alt)
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, BR
    JurassicPark MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    JurassicPark MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Jurassicpark md br manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, Asia (PAL)
    JurassicPark MD Asia Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
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    Chinese Manual
    Mega Drive, Asia (NTSC)
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
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    Chinese Manual
    Mega Drive, KR
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, ZA

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    Cart
    Mega Drive, SG/MY/BN
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    Cover
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    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 7b31deef
    MD5 fee5032759c495abc72e405c63c90e1f
    SHA-1 e7a1f49d362b5c7e13d9c7942d4a83fe003cfbd2
    2MB 1993-05-26[48] Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 448341f6
    MD5 d60d4f1a43f4beb1e5a108a8611e560e
    SHA-1 2dca183ddb79805b6300d8fcca1163fce88dd9db
    2MB 1993-06-14[49] Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 ec8e5783
    MD5 161b4f3d69d02e9ca4a1937595d2d1ba
    SHA-1 d5d0e2ed4c00435ec4a343583bb399b07927de21
    2MB 1993-06-14[50] Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 cf890eed
    MD5 5baa7d4047ad269043a85090ff44c611
    SHA-1 ac2097b5f2a30787d7ca1ed8ab4eac7f4be77f0f
    2MB 1993-04-29 "Final Beta" Page

    References

    1. File:JurassicPark MD JP Box.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
    3. File:ElectronicsBoutique US Catalogue 1993-08.pdf, page 1
    4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 28
    5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-01), page 22
    6. 6.0 6.1 MegaTech, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-19), page 18
    7. 7.0 7.1 MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 40
    8. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 63
    9. Megazone, "October 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 36
    10. Computer & Video Games, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 11
    11. GamesMaster, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-10), page 50
    12. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 70
    13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 107
    14. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1993" (JP; 1993-08-07), page 22
    15. Consoles +, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 92
    16. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 110
    17. Computer & Video Games, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 70
    18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 30
    19. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 324
    20. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 10: September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 15
    21. Gamers, "Oktober/November 1993" (DE; 1993-09-24), page 48
    22. Hippon Super, "September 1993" (JP; 1993-08-03), page 49
    23. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 42
    24. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 98
    25. Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 30
    26. Mega Action, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 26
    27. Mega Action, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 80
    28. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 112
    29. Mega Fun, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-22), page 23
    30. Mega Fun, "11/93" (DE; 1993-10-20), page 90
    31. MegaTech, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-20), page 42
    32. Megazin, "Letnik 1, Številka 3, November 1993" (SI; 1993-xx-xx), page 29
    33. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 55
    34. Score, "Leden 1994" (CZ; 1994-01-03), page 38
    35. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 22
    36. Sega Power, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 46
    37. Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 38
    38. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 28
    39. Sega Force Mega, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 14
    40. Sega Force, "6/93" (SE; 1993-09-30), page 6
    41. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 74
    42. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
    43. Sonic the Comic, "September 4th 1993" (UK; 1993-09-04), page 12
    44. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
    45. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 97
    46. Video Games, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-29), page 95
    47. VideoGames, "September 1993" (US; 1993-0x-xx), page 46
    48. File:JurassicPark MD US DebugMenu.png
    49. File:JurassicPark MD EU DebugMenu.png
    50. File:JurassicPark MD JP DebugMenu.png


    Jurassic Park (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)