Review: Jurassic Park: Classic Games Collection (Switch) - A Fair Flock, But Far From 'Classic'

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Tyrannosaurus Rekt?

Whilst there's absolutely no doubt as to the continued popularity of the Jurassic Park/World franchise in 2023, the Jurassic Park: Classic Games Collection from Limited Run Games, which features a total of seven titles from the 8- and 16-bit eras exclusively, is a bit of a lacklustre offering for eager dino fans, one that focuses on a selection of titles that don't particularly stand up very well to any sort of scrutiny 30 years down the line.

Yes, that's right. 30 years. 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg's blockbusting dino-spectacular, a film that had the 15-year-old version of this particular writer busy cutting out hundreds of pictures of half-naked Jeff Goldblum from movie magazines, collecting any and all related dino tat, and developing an unhealthy obsession with how plausible it would be to fight and defeat a raptor barehanded (we were also very good at mimicking the mating call of a Gallimimus, but perhaps that's a story for another time).

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