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Video Game: Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis is a business simulator developed by Blue Tongue Software, based on the Jurassic Park franchise. The player's goal is to build Jurassic Park and make it a profitable success.


This game provides examples of:

  • Artistic License - Paleontology: Happens in game, no less. If you stick dinosaurs from different time periods and different continents together in the same enclosure, some of the more nerdy visitors will point this out, and their enjoyment of the park will subsequently go down. And of course any innacuracies from the movies are carried into the game.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Both of the African Dig Sites: The dinosaurs from each individual site cannot stand its neighbors at all, and they are expensive.
  • Demoted to Extra: The movie characters, since this is a game about what you do with Jurassic Park.
  • Dummied Out: LOADS of content, as one can see in the files or the trailer.
  • Game Mod: Due to the files being editable with just Notepad, modding the game is extremely easy. ADDING actual content, however, is not that easy, due to the strange way the models are coded.
  • The Juggernaut: Brachiosaurus, which absolutely nothing can kill thanks to it's immense size. It can, however, die of malnutrition. Large carnivores may accidentally bite it, but they will usually simply flee from it.
  • Lighter and Softer: Operation Genesis is about making JP into a financial success and bringing dinosaurs to the public. In a way, the game is what Hammond saw in the park in the first place - wonder. As such, the game is far more optimistic and trouble free than the film.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: The Kentrosaurus, which is perfectly capable of killing large carnivores.
  • Seldom Seen Species: Along with the classic species from the Jurassic Park trilogy, we also see Acrocanthosaurus, Albertosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Dryosaurus, Homalocephale, Kentrosaurus, Ouranosaurus and Torosaurus. Among the Dummied Out dinosaurs there's Alioramus, Chasmosaurus, Panoplosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Wuerhosaurus and Yangchuanosaurus.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Seeing as how this is a Jurassic Park game, we get all the animals that appeared in the movies (except Mamenchisaurus, Compsognathus, and Pteranodon). This includes Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Corythosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Gallimimus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Styracosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. Among the Dummied Out dinosaurs, there's Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Compsognathus, Deinonychus, Diplodocus, Iguanodon, Maiasaura and Ornithomimus.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: This game can make even some sadistic choices in other simulation games look benevolent. Want to lower entrance fees to very low to entice park goers just as you take down a gate letting out a few T. rex and maybe a couple dozen raptors for kicks? Go for it!

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alternative title(s): Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
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