The SNES version of the Ocean Jurassic Park game was my jam. I’ve actually been trying to put together a video about that for a while now.
That, Operation Genesis, and Lost World Arcade are probably the three best Jurassic Park games in my opinion – though going back to Lost World Arcade recently has made me realize how INSANELY DIFFICULT it actually is. It’s essentially House of the Dead (by Sega and everything), but it introduces this skill shot system where certain parts of a level or certain bosses will require you to shoot a very specific target.
Like, in order to avoid being eaten by a T-Rex, you have to shoot eight points in its mouth. Even with a mouse in an emulator, the window for your skill shots can so insanely narrow that it is almost impossible. I never got very far on the real arcade machine, and without an on-screen crosshair or anything it’s easy to see why.
Also: one of the skill shots is shooting a dinosaur in the butthole before it poops on your car.
Really interested about Evolution. Hearing that it’s the Planet Coaster developers makes me super happy! Operation Genesis is great fun for about 90 minutes or so and then you run out of stuff to build. Hopefully this will get the same kind of mod support that Planet Coaster has. Could be incredible!