Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 14.
Maui Mallard composer Michael Giacchino's orchestral soundtrack for this game is incredible.
Hey, it gave me a 1 up at the very start of the game! Despite the 3d polygon graphics and open looking areas, this is actually a 2d platformer. I can only move side to side and I can't turn the camera.
Hey, if I don't eat them, they'll just vanish the second they go off screen, so I might as well give their existence some purpose.
MANY DEATHS LATER:
Running in and racking up kills quickly increases my 'instinct', measured by the eye in the right corner. And I'm going to want to do this because it makes me tougher and deadlier. So back to diving straight into danger and hammering attack then.
Turns out I was supposed to slide down the wall.
I have no idea how to reach that 1 up in the background. You can switch to different paths by jumping up ledges or dropping down, but it's never really obvious when and how to do this.
Well screw that game then. There's no way I'm replaying all of that again.
Though I did notice a couple of handwritten notes in the back of my copy of the manual, passwords for different levels... I don't usually cheat but it doesn't seem right somehow to play this and not show off one of the human stages.
Dangerous to me that is. The t-rex doesn't give a damn about them.
It's not a bad idea actually, I just wish there was more margin for error. The game doesn't even give me a starting supply of flare ammo. I have to pluck it from the sky as I swing over obstacles, one shot at a time.
You know, I really want to like this game, but it's too cruel with the punishment for failure in my opinion. If they had taken out the lives and put in a level select, something like in Super Meat Boy, this would have definitely have been more bearable for me. I could have probably finished that t-rex run with a couple more tries, but what would be the point? I'd only get killed on the next level and then I'm right back to the t-rex stage again.
Part 1: Jurassic Park (NES)
Part 2: Jurassic Park (GB)
Part 3: Jurassic Park (SNES)
Part 4: Jurassic Park (Amiga)
Part 5: Jurassic Park (Master System)
Part 6: Jurassic Park (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Part 7: Jurassic Park (Sega Mega CD)
Part 8: Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO)
Part 9: Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Part 10: Jurassic Park II - The Chaos Continues
Part 11: Jurassic Park 2 (GB)
Part 12: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Part 13: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (GB)
Part 15: Warpath: Jurassic Park (PSX)
Part 16: Jurassic Park: Trespasser (PC)