Jurassic Park celebrates 30th anniversary with retro SNES & Game Boy compilation

It’s now three decades since the last decent Jurassic Park movie and to honour the fact there’s going to be a new retro games collection.

Spoiler warning: if you remember seeing Jurassic Park in cinemas you are now officially old. Or at least 30 years older than you were at the time, which is a shocking revelation either way.

The anniversary is this June and to celebrate there is a whole host of merchandise planned, from a new line of Lego sets to theatrical re-releases and… a retro video game collection.

The Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Retro Collection is a collaboration with Limited Run Games and will include the games Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues. However, it’s unclear exactly which versions these will be.

Limited Run tweeted an image that shows the SNES and Game Boy versions of the two games, plus the NES version of the original Jurassic Park – implied to be the contents of the compilation.

The SNES version used a primarily overhead view but also featured 3D sections inspired by the then recent Doom, which were technically very advanced for the time.

There was also a Mega Drive Jurassic Park game, but it was a completely different side-scroller. The problem may be that it was published by Sega, whereas the Nintendo format games were by the now defunct Ocean.

Limited Run will also be creating ‘limited edition Jurassic Park merchandise inspired by the titles’, although there’s no indication of what exactly that means.

Other video games will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary, including Pokémon Go style AR game Jurassic World Alive, more DLC for Jurassic World Evolution 2, and a Tamagotchi dinosaur egg.

We’d also bet good money that Jurassic Park will turn up in Fortnite and/or other live service games this summer, since Universal seem keen to make as big a fuss as possible over the anniversary.

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