Dear readers, do you remember the time – the exact time – you have first seen the Jurassic park? This blockbuster made a difference and in 1993 it was like a revelation for me. I do not want to know how many kids this movie inspired into becoming the Dino-man (understand archeologist). In any case, this movie had 2 sequels and there is the 4th being prepared. 1.5 year ago there was a 3D version released and it caused that I start to search internet to see if there is any good game out there, where I can build up my own Jurassic park from scratch. And I was lucky, there is and it is not bad at all – Jurassic park: Operation Genesis. So let me introduce you to your own Dino park builder, note: for advanced Dinosaur lovers.
What can this game offer you more than any other tycoon game? Well dinosaurs. And danger And research. But one by one. First of all, take the tutorial, where you will will be teach how to manage your new park. If you are the newbie in the tycoon games and never played one, be sure to not skip the tutorial, or you will be having a lot of problems as this genre can be pretty complex. Your goal is to make your new theme park with dinosaurs successful. And for this you need to build it up from scratch, build up buildings, security, think out how to present the dinosaurs to audience. And off course to be a good manager – your park can’t run out of money! And then you need dinosaurs, don’t you? And you need to manage the archeological digs to find fossils, then you need to research the genetic material and to create a dinosaur by playing a god Once you have it you need a suitable habitat for them, don’t combine the carnivore with herbivore. It usually don’t looks good for herbivore. But back to dinosaurs. To have better and bigger dinosaurs, it costs more money than smaller species.
Then there is a management side of the game. You choose the price for tickets, food, souvenirs, burger, dogs and for observation areas. And you need to spend money wisely and see needs of your customers – the visitors of the park. Next thing is security, you don’t need to be in the news to see that some carnivore escaped and ate your visitors. So make sure it will not happen. And that your visitors have the shelters where to hide in case of this events. Then don’t forget that the visitors are paying for healthy dinosaurs. So you are about to create a perfect eco-system as each dinosaur has it’s unique need. And that’s it. This game was even developed for Xbox and I read that the controlling of the game was on a high level and that the mouse and keyboard was not missing in the game. By the way this game was released 12 years ago – in 2003. Pretty good made for that year.