Friends, I was killing some time at work the other day by visiting Bloody Disgusting, which is an excellent source of horror news for all of you Fright Fans. I was reading an editorial from Luiz H. C. regarding Jurassic Park: Trespasser, the rather infamous computer game from DreamWorks Interactive and Electronic Arts that was released in 1998 and acted as a sequel to the events of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The game even featured the vocal talents of both Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank) as well as Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape). However, the article also happened to mention two other games that were based off of the Jurassic Park films, and while I knew of 1997’s Chaos Island: The Lost World as I owned it… I had no recollection at all of Warpath: Jurassic Park which was released on October 31st of 1999.
As during that time I was employed at the local Suncoast Motion Picture Company in the mall and was able to frequently visit the EB Games and the FYE stores, just a few doors down the hall, I really do not understand how I missed Warpath: Jurassic Park. Especially considering that it looks a little similar to an arcade title that I absolutely loved back in the day, 1994’s Primal Rage by Atari!
Warpath: Jurassic Park was developed by Black Ops Entertainment and released by Electronic Arts and DreamWorks Interactive for the PlayStation, the fighting game offered 7 modes of play ranging from arcade to a museum feature that let you learn about the dinosaurs themselves. At the beginning of the game, a player had to choose from eight dinosaurs, although as I understand it when beating the arcade mode an additional six dinosaurs would be made available in the select screen.
It might surprise you to learn that Velociraptor is not an option in this Jurassic Park fighting game, but considering the size of the dinosaur I suppose it is understandable. Having said that however, a player could choose the Megaraptor in addition to Acrocanthosaurus, Albertosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Cryolophosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stygimoloch, Styracosaurus, Suchomimus, Triceratops, and of course Tyrannosaurus.
If you have an hour and a half of free time, you can watch a playthrough of Warpath: Jurassic Park!