Retro Vault is our regular weekly feature in which we dive into gaming's past and share five classic nuggets of retro nostalgia. If you missed last week's Retro Vault you can read it here.
1993 - Jurassic Park print ad
Jurassic Park was by far the most popular movie of 1993, and the inevitable video game tie-ins came in their droves with each system getting a completely different version of the game. Nintendo systems got a top-down adventure game courtesy of Ocean in which Dr Alan Grant had to complete various tasks around the park (along with extra first-person shooter sections in the SNES version), while Sega released an arcade lightgun shooter and a Mega CD point-and-click adventure that took place in real-time and had to be completed in twelve hours.
It's the Mega Drive version that most gamers these days remember, though. A side-scrolling action platformer, it was unique in that not only could gamers play as Alan Grant (as was the case in most other Jurassic Park games), they could also play through a completely different set of levels as a Velociraptor.