The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Game Gear)

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.9534.95[3] 2574
ESRB: Kids to Adults

The Lost World: Jurassic Park for the Sega Game Gear is a video game adaption of the movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It is considered to be one of the rarest Game Gear titles in existence. It was the last officially licensed Game Gear title to be released in any region with the exception of Super Battletank (which saw a long-delayed release by Majesco Sales in 2001). Similarly, the Sega Mega Drive Lost World was one of the last Mega Drive games to be released officially.

Story

The game follows the premise of the film but does not follow its plot or involve its characters. Six years after the events of the original Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, the secret "Site B" on the neighboring Isla Sorna is discovered. Dinosaurs freely roam the island. Several organizations have sent hunting expeditions to capture the dinosaurs and sell them. The player is sent to investigate the state of the island and prevent the hunters from succeeding.

Gameplay

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Map screen

The game is an action platformer. The player character is moved around with Left and Right and jumps with 2. He enters doorways and activates panels (which act as switches) with Up. He can crouch with Down. He can climb up and down vines with Up and Down.

He is equipped with a rifle that shoots tranquilizer darts with 1. The rifle defeats smaller dinosaurs but only stuns larger dinosaurs temporarily. Bosses are not stunned but require multiple hits to defeat. The player character can fire the weapon at an upward diagonal angle in the direction he is facing with Up+1. He can fire his rifle from a crouching position or in midair while jumping.

The character's health is indicated by the color of his vest. He starts each stage with a green vest, which has five hit points. A blue vest has four, red has three, yellow has two, and white has one. Each time the player character is hit by an enemy or an environmental hazard, he loses a hit point and the color of his vest changes. If he takes damage with a white vest, he dies and the game ends. The player has unlimited continues, however, and can choose to continue the game from the current stage. There are item pick-ups that restore health.

A few stages diverge from this playstyle and have different controls.

Items

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Red Vest
Gives the player a red vest, equivalent to three hit points. Has no effect if the player already has a better vest.
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Green Vest
Gives the player a green vest, equivalent to five hit points (or full health).

Stages

The first three stages can be played in any order. The player can move the vehicle on the map screen to select any of the three. After these stages, the remaining stages are played in order.

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Brachiosaurus Area
The boss fight is against a Carnotaurus.

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Mamenchisaurus Area
The boss fight is against a Mamenchisaurus.

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Baryonyx Area
The boss fight is against a Pachycephalosaurus.

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Triceratops Area
This stage is a chase sequence. The player character is being pursued by a Triceratops. 1 is used to slide under a Stegosaurus when near one.

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Velociraptor Area
This stage is played as a Compsognathus (the manual erroneously states that it is played as a Velociraptor). The compy can move and jump similar to the human player character, but instead of firing a rifle, it performs a pounce attack with 1. The compy can stick to walls and other vertical surfaces if the player holds 1 or 2 in midair and can climb them with Up and Down. The compy only has one hit point and dies if it takes any damage. The boss fight is against a Dilophosaurus.

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Site B Area
The boss fight is against a Tyrannosaurus.

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Tyrannosaurus Area
This stage is a chase sequence with the player driving a vehicle and running from a Tyrannosaurus in pursuit. Left and Right move the car. The car can sustain two hits from the dinosaur before the game ends. Signs warn of upcoming turns or rock and water hazards that slow or slip the car.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Lost World GG credits.pdf
[4]

Source:
US manual
The Lost World Jurassic Park GG US Manual.pdf
[5]

Magazine articles

Main article: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

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Publication Version Score
(LT)
68
[6]
Sega Game Gear
68
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1 review

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Game Gear)

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
The Lost World Jurassic Park GG US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 8d1597f5
MD5 68d9f394bf0dd0382a8052e60b3b8a1b
SHA-1 1730b85fac5478da92b0905c6525e715bb4470d4
1MB Cartridge (US)

References


The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Game Gear)

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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
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Sega Game Gear
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Sega Mega-CD
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Sega Saturn
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