Jurassic Park is one of the most popular franchises in cinema, and when the first film hit theaters in 1993, video games weren’t far off. If you’ve been looking to return to Isla Nubar to relive the magic of the films, then you can check out this collection of 8- and 16-bit games in the Jurassic Park Collection for Switch, and PS5. Up for preorder now at Best Buy, this release updates the classic games with save-state support, new in-game maps, and various quality-of-life fixes.
The first run of the Jurassic Park Collection sold out pretty quickly directly from Limited Run Games, and while this second run is still in production, it’s worth noting that the physical copies are expected to start shipping on June 7.
Jurassic Park: Classic Games Collection
Here’s the full list of games, which originally appeared on NES, Game Boy, SNES, and Genesis:
Jurassic Park – 8-bitJurassic Park – PortableJurassic Park – 16-bitJurassic Park – GenesisJurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues – 16-bitJurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues – PortableJurassic Park: Rampage Edition – Genesis
Though the collection technically comes with seven games, it’s worth mentioning that you’re getting different versions of the “same” game for multiple platforms. The original Jurassic Parkf or NES is a top-down shooter where you attempt to escape the island while wielding military-grade fiearms, Jurassic Park: The Chaos Continues is a solid entry in the run-and-gun genre. The Genesis games mix smooth animation with fantastic 16-bit pixel art, and it’s always interesting to compare Genesis and SNES versions of the same title. Meanwhile, the pair of games that originally appeared on Game Boy are definitely worth checking out. The portable version of Chaos Continues is arguably better than its console counterpart.
The big draw here is the modernized features. Being able to quick-load a save or rewind your progress helps a lot, especially when you consider just how challenging these games were by design. Other neat additions include platform-specific filters and onscreen maps to modernize the experience. Select games in the collection support multiplayer for up to two players.