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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (SEGA)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park SEGA Genesis
Genre: Action
Perspective: Top-down
Visual: 2D scrolling
Gameplay: Shooter
Published by: SEGA of America
Developed by: Appaloosa Interactive Corporation
Released: 1997
Platform: SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive

The game is an action with a view from above - "from a bird's eye view", it is dynamic, interesting plot and beautiful graphics. The game is conceived based on Steven Spielberg's film "Jurassic Park: The Lost World", and although the plots of the film and the game are markedly different, the main leitmotif - the adventure of a hunter on an island full of dinosaurs - is preserved. The plot of The Lost World: Jurassic Park begins with the fact that the protagonist is planted on the island of "Sorn", which is home to a lot of dinosaurs, as well as the poacher hunters.
The island of Sorn is divided into four locations, each of which contains three missions. Each time the player receives a certain task, which must be performed. Help is given to a PDA with a navigator, various weapons, as well as the ability to drive vehicles (jeep and boat). At the end of all three missions in the location, the "boss-mission" opens, which unlike the three main ones, is a pseudo-3D shooter with impressive graphics for its time, fully revealing the potential of Sega Genesis.
In The Lost World: Jurassic Park provides a mode of "Civil War", in which two players play against each other. "Civil War" is activated only after the complete passage of the game.
Also, after a complete passage, the player is informed of the MAGICBOX cheat code, which allows choosing the mission from which to start the game.

Passwords

AMQ4VL2A - Level 02;
4A4SOMCK - Level 03;
CAKK4CQK - Level 04;
A8MJ14KM - Level 05;
9MO5RK58 - Level 06;
FOUDISCU - Level 07;
NS22IAH2 - Level 08;
NK4Q26TA - Level 09;
4OMIOBD6 - Level 10;
EM8P1558 - Level 11;
UEGH1PPG - Level 12;
GGUSLMFE - Level 13;
7Q42D9R4 - Level 14;
V4OLRCPO - Level 15;
RA4T9FQK - Level 16;
LKAQIE7A - Level 17.

Enemies

Troodon is a dinosaur of medium size, gray color. Quite a strong opponent, able to move quickly and often attacks the group. It occurs mainly in open spaces.
Dilofosaurus is a small dinosaur of orange coloration. Is able to spit the poison in the player. The least dangerous opponent.
Raptor is an aggressive dinosaur of medium size, also of orange color. Is the main opponent in the game. Quickly moves, inflicts heavy damage on attack. Mostly inhabits caves and dungeons.
Stegosaurus is a large herbivorous dinosaur with plates on its back. Do not attack if it is not provoked. The game has a mission where several stegosaurs need to be deliberately teased in order to lure them into special cells for transportation.
Triceratops is a large dinosaur with horns on the head. Behaves like a stegosaurus.
Tyrannosaurus is the largest and most dangerous enemy. Occurs only occasionally, mostly in boss missions.

Reception

The Lost World: Jurassic Park received mixed reviews from critics, but mostly positive ones. On the GameRankings site, the game received an average rating of 60%, and on MobyGames - 71 points out of 100.
The reviewer of the magazine Game Informer put the draft 8.25 points out of 10, noting: "We can say with confidence that this game is better than the version for PlayStation / Saturn." The critic praised the mission with the stegosaurus pen in cages, a large selection of weapons, vehicles and a multiplayer mode. In addition, the reviewer notes the excellent graphics, noting that "Sega Genesis is working at the limit of its capabilities", but sometimes the frequency of the personnel was detected. In the end, the columnist wants to see more hits like The Lost World: Jurassic Park for Genesis.
The reviewer of the site SEGA-Mag rated The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 9 points out of 10. High praise first of all was awarded graphics and animation: "The number of colors and the gradient is amazing. It's hard to believe that the console shows only 64 colors. " According to the critic, the game reveals the full potential of the Mega Drive capabilities. The merits of the project also included gameplay, moderate complexity and a variety of locations. Among the shortcomings mentioned are the slowing of the game in some moments and the management of vehicles.
The review was highly appreciated by the reviewer from Superjuegos. The Lost World: Jurassic Park received 94 points out of 100. The game process, graphics and sound were appreciated positively, noting: "This game can undoubtedly be included in the list of the top 10 issues in the history of the console. Its gameplay, diversity and spectacularity make the project unique and shows us that the Mega Drive can still show something new. " In the end, the critic notes that if The Lost World: Jurassic Park is the last game for the console, then this is a worthy completion for it.
An observer from the Hobby Consolas website put the score at 9 points out of 10. The interesting gameplay was named from the pros. The reviewer noted at the same time: "Perhaps at some moments the missions become too long, and the events are protracted, but in general the game is attractive and has interesting stages." At the end of the review, the critic recommended The Lost World: Jurassic Park to Mega Drive owners.
A more reserved evaluation of the game critic from Sega-16.com. In most of the review mentioned the gameplay. Also according to the reviewer, "if I played in The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997, then there would be completely different impressions." To the negative sides was attributed a noticeable divergence of the plot with the film, that you could take more elements of the original. According to the critic, the game The Lost World: Jurassic Park could be done better by eliminating flaws. As a result, the project received an estimate of 6 points out of 10.
Extremely negative evaluation of The Lost World: Jurassic Park on The Video Game Critic. The game received the lowest score - "F". The reviewer criticized repetitive and intricate levels, constant dinosaur attacks, uncomfortable menu navigation and weak weapons, noting that dinosaurs are almost impossible to destroy, which, according to the critic, makes the game very slow and tedious. "I hoped The Lost World could be a hidden gem, but it's one of those Jurassic Park games that you better forget," concludes the reviewer.