Jurassic Park at Mall of the Emirates
Welcome to a world full of wonders – and big lizards with a lot of teeth! Jurassic Park takes its inspiration from the films and was first released by Sega in 1994. Don’t let that heritage fool you, though – it’s just as scary and as challenging today, and makes a great change from the usual shoot-em-ups.
Jurassic Park is what is known as a rail shooter arcade game, which means you follow your target on-screen and puts you right in the heart of the action (which considering you’re hunting dinosaurs, may not be such a great place to be…)
Climb into the cab that’s modelled around one of the Ford Explorer tour vehicles that took the first adventurers around the park in the original film. If you’re a fan of the Jurassic Park films you’ll instantly recognise the dashboard where that trembling glass of water foretold of the arrival of the T-Rex, and the glass observation surround that allowed the occupants to get a truly ‘up close and personal’ eyeball moment with her. Grab hold of the joystick, focus on the screen, and start defending mankind against the rise of the giant lizards.
You’ll get plenty of feedback as you battle raptors, as the seat moves on hydraulic pistons to give you a true 3D effect. Jurassic Park was one of the first games to blend this 2D/3D experience, and it’s still as effective today as it was when the game was first launched. As the screen reveals the layout of Isla Nublar, you’ll need to stay sharp as the dinosaur attacks come faster and faster. Clear a path and get those dinosaurs back into their cages, before they get their teeth into you!