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Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)

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Jurassic Park
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4109
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.99[1] 1056
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99[2] 1056
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1056
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 130[3] 1056
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1056
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJ1056
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 046040
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? 1056-40



Jurassic Park (ジュラシック・パーク) for the Sega Mega Drive is a platform game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega in 1993. It is a based on the film of the same name.

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.

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[4].

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

  • Developed By: Blue Sky Software
  • Produced By: Jesse Taylor, SEGA OF AMERICA
  • Lead Programmer: Keith Freiheit
  • Programmers: Brian Belfield, Heinrich Michaels, David Cartt, Karl Robillard, Rich Karpp, Jason Weesner
  • Art Director: Dana Christianson
  • Lead Artist: Douglas Tennapel
  • Artists: Mark Lorenzen, Elizabeth Anderson, Matt McDonald, Rob Cuenca, Kevin McMahon, Ellis Goodson, Tom Moon, Jeff Jonas, Joe Shoopack
  • Sound and Music: Sam Powell
  • Special Thanks: Jennifer Haney, Mark Dobratz
  • Lead Tester: Vince Nason, SEGA OF AMERICA
  • Tested By: (SEGA OF AMERICA), Jason Kuo, Richie Hideshima, Jeff Todd, Dave Forster, Tony Lynch, Dermot Lyons


Blue Sky SoftwareJesse Taylor, SEGA OF AMERICAKeith FreiheitBrian Belfield, Heinrich Michaels, David Cartt, Karl Robillard, Rich Karpp, Jason WeesnerDana ChristiansonDouglas TennapelMark Lorenzen, Elizabeth Anderson, Matt McDonald, Rob Cuenca, Kevin McMahon, Ellis Goodson, Tom Moon, Jeff Jonas, Joe ShoopackSam PowellJennifer Haney, Mark DobratzVince Nason, SEGA OF AMERICA(SEGA OF AMERICA), Jason Kuo, Richie Hideshima, Jeff Todd, Dave Forster, Tony Lynch, Dermot Lyons

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Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

Print advertisements

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EGM US 049.pdfEGM US 049.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Sega Visions (US) #14: "August/September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[5]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[6]
  • Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[7]
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CVG UK 143.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #143: "October 1993" (1993-09-15)
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Joypad FR 023.pdfJoypad FR 023.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Joypad (FR) #23: "Septembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Consoles + (FR) #23: "Septembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[8]
  • Player One (FR) #34: "Septembre 1993" (1993-08-xx)[9]
  • Mega Force (FR) #21: "Octobre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[10]
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PlayTime DE 1993-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Play Time (DE) #10/93 (1993-09-08)
also published in:
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TodoSega ES 09.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Todo Sega (ES) #9: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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MegaForce ES 20.pdfMegaForce ES 20.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (ES) #20: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Television advertisements

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №24, p92/93
65 №143, p70/71[12]
93 №50, p26/27[1]
68 №10, p50
85 №23, p98/99
43 №1, p40[3]
45 №15, p70
64 №13, p30/31
83 №5, p26/27
77 №21, p42/43/44/45
82 №35, p55/56/57
70 №48, p46/47
85 №24, p38/39/40
79 №4, p44-46[13]
75 №8, p12
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
JurassicPark MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Jurassicpark md us cart.jpg
Cart
Jurassic Park MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Jurassic Park MD US Poster Back.jpgJurassic Park MD US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
Mega Drive, EU
JurassicPark MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
JurassicPark MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
JurassicPark MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
JurassicPark MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
JurassicPark MD JP CartTop.jpg
JurassicPark MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU

JurassicPark MD AU Cart.jpg
Cart
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
JurassicPark MD Asia Cart back.jpgJurassicPark MD Asia Cart.jpg
Cart
JurassicPark MD AS Manual English.jpg
Manual
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Chinese Manual
Mega Drive, Asia NTSC
JurassicPark MD AS NTSC Box.jpg
Cover
JurassicPark MD Asia Cart.jpg
Cart
JurassicPark MD AS Manual English.jpg
Manual
JurassicPark MD AS Manual Chinese.jpg
Chinese Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Jurassic Park MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

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 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 448341f6
MD5 d60d4f1a43f4beb1e5a108a8611e560e
SHA-1 2dca183ddb79805b6300d8fcca1163fce88dd9db
2MB 1993-06 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ec8e5783
MD5 161b4f3d69d02e9ca4a1937595d2d1ba
SHA-1 d5d0e2ed4c00435ec4a343583bb399b07927de21
2MB 1993-05 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 cf890eed
MD5 5baa7d4047ad269043a85090ff44c611
SHA-1 ac2097b5f2a30787d7ca1ed8ab4eac7f4be77f0f
2MB 1993-05 "Final Beta"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 050.pdf, page 28
  2. File:CVG UK 150.pdf, page 63
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:MAN!AC DE 1993-11.pdf, page 40
  4. File:CVG UK 143.pdf, page 11
  5. File:SegaVisions US 14.pdf, page 10
  6. File:EGM US 050.pdf, page 12
  7. File:SegaVisions US 15.pdf, page 100
  8. File:ConsolesPlus FR 023.pdf, page 2
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 034.pdf, page 10
  10. File:MegaForce FR 21.pdf, page 8
  11. File:SegaMagazin DE 01.pdf, page 15
  12. File:CVG UK 143.pdf, page 70
  13. File:SegaForceMega UK 04.pdf, page 44


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)