And now you’re selling it, you want to sell it
Limited Run Games teased the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection back in April, but now they’ve confirmed the titles that will be included in that collection. Hold onto your butts, because it’s the NES, SNES, and Gameboy versions of Jurassic Park and the SNES and Gameboy versions of Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues.
No, I’m sorry, it will not include Bluesky’s Mega Drive/Genesis Jurassic Park titles.
I have to be honest with you, none of these games are really great. Not horrible either, but not great. However, I’ve written multiple times about the 1993 SNES version of Jurassic Park. While it has its problems, it’s also a unique and interesting title for the platform. The first-person perspective for indoor environments, awesome soundtrack, and various programming flourishes give it value beyond its license.
As for the other games: meh. I personally believe all games are worthy of preservation, so I applaud Limited Run Games for taking on the endeavor.
The color of amber
As is common for Limited Run Games, we’re getting a variety of editions of Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection. There is, of course, the option to just get the game. However, there’s also the “Classic Edition” that comes with a Steelbook and a slipcover inspired by the VHS version of the movie. Finally, the Prehistoric Edition comes with all of the above, plus a replica Alan Grant I.D. tag, soundtrack CD, mini replica cartridges in a custom frame, and packaging the emulates the classic look of the Kenner toys.
You can also get “Retro Edition” reproduction cartridges of any of the versions included. These come in translucent amber-colored cartridges, which, ugh, I get the intended imagery, but amber is just piss-colored. You can upgrade to the “Collector’s Edition” which makes the cartridges also light up.
If you’re not up for VHS cases or piss cartridges, then it sounds like there will also be a digital version of the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection available. It will be coming to Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5. Preorders start September 1st and close on October 15th.