Jurassic Park: Explorer DVD Game
takes both board and DVD games and pushes them together. Up to four players will travel around a board attempting to gain dinosaurs that the Jurassic Park researchers will be able to bring back to life. You do this by taking part and completing various mini-games. Your turn begins with a roll of the die, moving your piece and selecting the activity that is represented by your location on the game board. If you complete the activity, you get a dinosaur. You can play as one of four dinos: Pteranodon, Triceratops, Raptor, and T-rex. The mini-games take place at seven locations around the island.
The Jungle contains a maze. In this game, the camera will pan over a birds-eye-view of the maze showing you the destination and forcing you to choose the correct starting location. The Laboratory has three spinning panels that contain heads, bodies or feet of dinosaurs. Match up all three and you will win the mini-game.
The Bone Dig Site lets you unearth bones, and you win this game by finding five bones in a set number of moves. At the Museum, you are asked three questions about dinosaurs and the Screening Room has you watching a clip from one of the Jurassic Park movies and answering a question about something you saw.
The last two locations, The Planes and The Chasm are slightly different than the others. At The Planes, a dinosaur will emerge from the fog and you have to yell out its name. After a certain amount of time, the other players can yell out a guess. The game then reveals what it was and the players select which player won the round. Meanwhile at The Chasm, you have to run up to a fallen bridge and jump at just the right time to avoid being eaten.
You and your opponents go around the board until someone has collected five or seven dinosaurs, depending on which game length you selected when you started.