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Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is a licensed Jurassic Park action game with a platformer setup for the Sega Genesis, and a sequel to the first Jurassic Park game on that system. However, it basically throws all the rules of the first game out the window. As with the original, the game allows the player to choose between Dr. Grant or the Velociraptor. If you choose to play as Grant, by default you start out with a dart gun that has infinite ammo. But there is a wide selection of weapons available for the player to obtain throughout the game. The variety of weapons in the game include an assault rifle, shotgun, taser, flame-thrower, grenades, rocket launcher, and shock rifle. As Dr. Grant you travel through fighting military type men, possibly private InGen protection, and dinosaurs until you are able to escape the island by boat.

If the player decides to play as the Raptor you win battles with physical attacks such as biting and whipping your tail. An interesting bonus for the Velociraptor is if you collect enough Lysine Cases you are able to go into "Rampage Mode" where the screen turns red and you become invincible for a limited amount of time. As the Raptor you play all the same levels as Dr. Grant allowing you to escape the island by hiding on a cargo boat.

Instead of the linear gameplay of the previous game, Rampage Edition allowed players to choose from three levels to complete before they were allowed to proceed to the final levels in order to win the game.


  • Actionized Sequel: Rampage Edition eschews the previous game's slow, clunky gameplay style and ratchets up the action and tension.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the books and movies, Grant was just a paleontologist who was only ever able to scrape by on his wits. In this game, he's a One-Man Army who knows how to wield a plethora of weapons, and takes down legions of dinosaurs and armed mercenaries all by himself.
  • All There in the Manual: There is some story about how Grant has postponed his escape from the island to put a stop to the InGen mercenaries looking to collect dinosaur eggs and DNA samples to build a new park, but it only exists in the game's instruction manual. Otherwise, there's no context given for why Grant is fighting both dinosaurs and military personnel alike.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: The raptor can eat chocolate bars with no ill effects whatsoever.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Yes, everything, even other humans in Grant's mode for some reason. A popular fan theory is that they're guards trying to keep the whole incident under wraps. Another one is that they're Biosyn agents, similar to Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues, Rampage's sister game for the SNES. The Manual however states that they're both InGen guards trying to gather DNA samples and the Costa Rican army(green) blowing everything up to kill the dinosaur threat.
  • Guide Dang It!: No, you're not supposed to kill the T-Rex final boss. You can shoot at it until the cows come home but nothing will happen. You're supposed to outrun it while shooting whenever it gets close so it doesn't eat you.
  • Horse of a Different Color: In Grant's version of the savannah level, he must ride on horseback, or rather, on "Gallimimusback" to complete the stage faster.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: There are scattered chocolate bars in all the levels which both Grant and the Raptor can eat to regain some more health. They're particularly useful when your health bar is almost empty.
  • Infinite Supplies: The dart gun's infinite ammo. Best of all, if you have a turbo controller you can make it shoot as fast as the machine gun.
  • Logo Joke: At the beginning the T-Rex's roar as it stands below the Sega logo sounds like it's saying "Sega!"
  • Made of Explodium: Everything explodes. Try shooting even butterflies as Dr. Grant.
  • Mayincatec: The subject of the Hidden Ruins level, which boasts huge Olmec-like heads and Inca-like stepped pyramids. How ruins as large, extensive, and well-preserved as these went undiscovered on Isla Nublar all this time is never explained.
  • Mirror Match: The final boss for the Raptor is another Velociraptor, with all of the same moves.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: The Raptor is actually searching for a place to nest; it just so happens to be on a cargo ship that will take it to the mainland.
  • Mythology Gag: The scattered lysine boxes, which can only be eaten by the Raptor to go into Rampage Mode, are a throwback to the original novel and by extension, the first film, specifically Wu's (or Arnold's, in the film) claims about the cloned dinosaurs having been created to be unable to produce lysine by themselves.
  • One-Hit Kill:
    • The taser gun does this, able to reduce humans and raptors into skeletons before disintegrating into dust. However, it has no effect on the T-Rex.
    • If the T-Rex so much as touches you with its jaws wide open, you're instantly eaten and it's game over.
  • Rise to the Challenge: At the end of the cargo ship level in Dr. Grant's mode he must flee rising water as the ship presumably sinks.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: Grant's shotgun weapon puffs out a huge cloud of buckshot that clears about half a screen length before vanishing entirely.
  • Stock Scream:
    Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! AAAA!
  • Super-Persistent Predator: The seemingly invincible T-Rex in Dr. Grant's last level will keep chasing Grant to the end no matter how many grenades or rockets are hurled at it.
  • Super Mode: The Raptor can enter into "Rampage Mode" after consuming enough lysine boxes, giving it limited invincibility for a while.
  • Terrifying Tyrannosaur: T-Rex only appears at the very end of Dr. Grant's last level, serving as the Final Boss. And it cannot be harmed at all by Dr. Grant, at best only stunned temporarily. The only viable strategy against this terrifying dinosaur is speeding up your boat to the exit and stunning the T-Rex if it gets too close to you.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Dr. Grant certainly has. Who knew a paleontologist could be so trained in handling weapons?
    • The Raptor enemies have had their AI tweaked heavily from their sluggish, lumbering behavior in the previous game. Velociraptors are now just as fast, aggressive and deadly as the film made them out to be.
  • A Winner Is You: After beating the game all you get is a shot of Dr. Grant escaping to a cargo ship offshore in his raft, with a volcano in the background for Rule of Cool and a catchy guitar riff also heard at the intro of the game. You get almost the same screen when playing as the Velociraptor.
  • X-Ray Sparks: The taser is so powerful its victim's skeleton will flash for a second before collapsing into dust.