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
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

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Jungle

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Power Station

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River
Grant only.

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Pumping Station

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Canyon

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Volcano
Grant only.

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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

Source:
In-game credits[11]

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 [12]
45 [13]
Sega Mega Drive
57
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[14]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
75
[15]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[16]
Consoles + (FR)
83
[17]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[18]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
65
[19]
Digitiser (UK)
47
[20]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
80
[21]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[22]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
55
[23]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
93
[4]
Gamers (DE)
73
[24]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[25]
Hyper (AU) PAL
62
[26]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
85
[27]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
43
[7]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
64
[28]
Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
83
[29]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
83
[30]
Mega Force (FR)
80
[31]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
73
[32]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
73
[33]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
77
[34]
Megazin (SI)
78
[35]
Megazone (AU)
69
[36]
Player One (FR)
82
[37]
Score (CZ)
59
[38]
Sega Magazin (DE)
76
[39]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
70
[40]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
85
[41]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
64
[42]
Sega Force Mega (UK) NTSC-U
79
[43]
Sega Force (SE)
85
[44]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
88
[45]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[46]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
75
[47]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
90
[48]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
77
[49]
Video Games (DE) PAL
66
[50]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[51]
Sega Mega Drive
72
Based on
40 reviews

Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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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
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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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, CZ (DDC Agency)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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
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Cover
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Cart
Jurassicpark md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AS (PAL)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Chinese Manual
Mega Drive, AS (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[52] Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 448341f6
MD5 d60d4f1a43f4beb1e5a108a8611e560e
SHA-1 2dca183ddb79805b6300d8fcca1163fce88dd9db
2MB 1993-06-14[53] Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ec8e5783
MD5 161b4f3d69d02e9ca4a1937595d2d1ba
SHA-1 d5d0e2ed4c00435ec4a343583bb399b07927de21
2MB 1993-06-14[54] 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. File:JurassicPark_MD_JP_SSCredits.pdf
  12. GamesMaster, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-10), page 50
  13. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 70
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 107
  15. Aktueller Software Markt, "Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-08), page 65
  16. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1993" (JP; 1993-08-07), page 22
  17. Consoles +, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 92
  18. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 110
  19. Computer & Video Games, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 70
  20. Digitiser (UK) (1993-08-17)
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 30
  22. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 324
  23. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 10: September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 15
  24. Gamers, "Oktober/November 1993" (DE; 1993-09-24), page 48
  25. Hippon Super, "September 1993" (JP; 1993-08-03), page 49
  26. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 42
  27. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 98
  28. Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 30
  29. Mega Action, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 26
  30. Mega Action, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 80
  31. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 112
  32. Mega Fun, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-22), page 23
  33. Mega Fun, "11/93" (DE; 1993-10-20), page 90
  34. MegaTech, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-20), page 42
  35. Megazin, "Letnik 1, Številka 3, November 1993" (SI; 1993-xx-xx), page 29
  36. Megazone, "October 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 34
  37. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 55
  38. Score, "Leden 1994" (CZ; 1994-01-03), page 38
  39. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 22
  40. Sega Power, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 46
  41. Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 38
  42. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 28
  43. Sega Force Mega, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 14
  44. Sega Force, "6/93" (SE; 1993-09-30), page 6
  45. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 74
  46. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  47. Sonic the Comic, "September 4th 1993" (UK; 1993-09-04), page 12
  48. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  49. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 97
  50. Video Games, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-29), page 95
  51. VideoGames, "September 1993" (US; 1993-0x-xx), page 46
  52. File:JurassicPark MD US DebugMenu.png
  53. File:JurassicPark MD EU DebugMenu.png
  54. File:JurassicPark MD JP DebugMenu.png


Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1993-04-29
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)