Thursday, November 14, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 137 - Jurassic Park (SNES)

Now that we're done with smelly SEGA Jurassic Park games we can get back to good ones again. Jurassic Park on SNES was surprisingly ambitious with a large map and a first-person view inside buildings and holds up pretty well. It's like a beefed-up version of the NES game, which we definitely dig. Click to read more and watch.

I have to admit that I never really played the SNES version until I made this video. The NES version was always my go-to and my favorite as a kid and the SNES version didn't ever grab me the same way. I always struggled when I tried to play it - even as an adult ... - because it is just really difficult and a bit unfair and it's a big maze and not really fun and oh no I'm ruining it. For this video, though, I said screw it and embraced the wonderful world of cheating and made the game much more fun. Sorry if you don't like cheating. Wait. Screw you. Not sorry.

So I played Jurassic Park SNES with invincibility and infinite ammo and blasted away at everything that moved. And it was fun. The 16-bit visuals do a much better job of actually looking like the real Jurassic Park than the NES version ever could and the first-person sections inside buildings are pretty solid looking. I mean, the dinosaurs look like big blobs of color, but at least you can tell what you're looking at. The actual gameplay inside buildings is a little iffy - navigating a maze where everything looks the same kinda sucks - but I had a good time.

I'd rank the SNES version #2 behind the NES version out of all of the Jurassic Park games I've played. Warpath: Jurassic Park would be a close third.