Jurassic Park (8-bit)

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For other games with the same name, see Jurassic Park.

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  • Master System
  • Game Gear

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Jurassic Park
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Universal City Studios, Amblin Entertainment
Genre: Action[1][2][3][4]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Master System
  • English
  • Sega Game Gear
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Master System
    EU
    9030
    Sega Master System
    PT
    Sega Master System
    PT
    (Purple)
    4,990$4,990 MSJ9030
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £29.9929.99[5] 9030
    Sega Master System
    GR
    Sega Master System
    AU
    $79.9579.95[6] FJUR00SEC
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028330
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3329
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    $39.9939.99[8] 2511
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2511
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[9] 2511
    Sega Game Gear
    BR
    077050
    Sega Game Gear
    KR
    GH93003JG

    The 8-bit version of Jurassic Park (ジュラシック・パーク) is an action game comprised of driving/shooting and platforming segments. It was released for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

    Story

    On a small island off the coast of Costa Rica, dinosaurs have been brought back to life for the theme park Jurassic Park. However, the fences that keep the creatures in place have lost power. Dr. Alan Grant has been asked to enter the park and tranquilize the dinosaurs so they can be returned to their areas.

    Gameplay

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    Map screen

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    Pause menu

    The first segment of each stage is a shooting segment with Dr. Grant in his Jeep. The Jeep drives automatically, and dinosaurs try to attack the vehicle. The player moves a crosshair around with the D-pad and fires with 1 or 2. The road has rocks that cause the Jeep to bounce upward, which also causes the crosshair to jump. Some dinosaurs drop items that increase the length of Grant's life meter or restore lost points on his life meter. Shooting the Jeep when it hits a rock gives the player an item that restores one life point. The segment ends with a fight against a larger dinosaur.

    The rest of the stage is played as a platform game. Dr. Grant is moved around with Left and Right and jumps with 1 in the Master System version or 2 in the Game Gear version. He crouches with Down and crawls with Down-left and Down-right. He can cling to ceilings and the bottom of platforms by jumping and pressing Up and then move along them with Left and Right. He can pull himself up a platform when clinging to it this way by pressing Up with the jump button. He can also drop down from platforms by pressing Down with the jump button. He enters doorways with Up.

    Grant is equipped with multiple weapons, which are selected by pausing the game with  PAUSE  on the Master System or  START  on the Game Gear. He fires the weapon with 2 on the Master System or 1 on the Game Gear version. He can fire weapons from a crouching position or in midair while jumping. His weapons are a tranquilizer rifle that shoots a tall projectile horizontally, a concussion grenade that shoots at an upward angle and then explodes in the air and hits dinosaurs on the horizontal axis where it explodes, and a fireball grenade that is thrown in an arc and explodes when it hits a dinosaur or the ground.

    In both the shooting and platforming sections, Grant's health is indicated by a life meter in the bottom-left of the screen. He loses bars on the meter when he takes damage from dinosaurs or hazards and loses a life when he loses the entire meter. He can restore his life by finding items or by using a First Aid Kit (which can be done through the pause menu, as with changing weapons). If he loses all of his lives, he must use a continue to continue the game. Continues are limited but can be gained by collecting ten Continue Credit items, which are sometimes dropped by dinosaurs when they are defeated.

    Items

    Shooting

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    Extra Life Meter
    Extends Grant's life meter by one bar for the remainder of the stage (including the platforming portion), up to 5 total bars. Must shoot to collect.
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    Power Regain
    Regenerates one bar of Grant's life meter. Collected automatically after it is released.

    Platforming

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    Jurassic Park Orb
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    First Aid Kit
    Gives Grant another First Aid Kit, which can be used to fully restore his life meter at any point.
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    Power Regain
    Restores 1 bar to Grant's life meter.
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    Full Power Regain
    Restores 2 bars to Grant's life meter.
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    Continue Credit
    Collect 10 to gain an extra continue.
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    Negative Continue Credit
    Subtracts a continue from the player.
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    Extra Life
    Gives the player an extra life.

    Stages

    The first four stages can be played in any order. The player can move the vehicle on the map screen to select any of the four. The player must complete these stages without using a continue in order to unlock the final stage and get the good ending.

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    Pteranodon Area

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    Brachiosaur Area

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    Triceratops Area

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    Velociraptor Area

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    Tyrannosaurus Area

    Versions

    The Game Gear version has a completely different sprite from the Master System version for the player character, though the instruction manuals for the game identify the protagonist as Dr. Grant for both versions.

    Production credits

    Source:
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Jurassic Park (8-bit)/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Game Gear KR print advert (with Power Strike II)
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    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-08: "August 1993" (1993-07-08)
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    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-09: "September 1993" (1993-08-07)

    Physical scans

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    70
    [10]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    71
    [11]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    54
    [5]
    Sega Master System
    65
    Based on
    3 reviews

    Jurassic Park (8-bit)

    Master System, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
    Master System, PT
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    Cover
    Master System, PT (Purple)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, GR
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
    Master System, AU
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    55
    [12]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    75
    [9]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [13]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    83
    [8]
    Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
    30
    [14]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    64
    [15]
    Mega Force (FR)
    90
    [16]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    70
    [10]
    Megazin (SI)
    78
    [17]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    35
    [18]
    Player One (FR)
    72
    [19]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    71
    [11]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    25
    [20]
    Sega Force (SE)
    74
    [21]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    68
    [22]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    70
    [23]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    58
    [24]
    Sega Game Gear
    64
    Based on
    17 reviews

    Jurassic Park (8-bit)

    Game Gear, JP
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Game Gear, US
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
    Game Gear, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
    Game Gear, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Game Gear, KR

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    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 0667ed9f
    MD5 b05014defe8d0c3d0ad6f67851ca15d7
    SHA-1 67a6e6c132362f3d9263dda68d77c279b08f1fde
    512kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 2f536ae3
    MD5 5797a3efc5bd691a29cd52e8315da9b9
    SHA-1 89486678a6a065c56102296eebc7b25c5ef32d21
    512kB Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 bd6f2321
    MD5 a3158baab261c5ddbcd4328d01e33a94
    SHA-1 0425dc09465a4b7be78ab7aa46107987ba61e82a
    512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

    References


    Jurassic Park (8-bit)

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