New internet game allows players to hunt down escaped velociraptors

By Kipp Cheng
Updated August 23, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Jurassic Park boasts more begats than the Old Testament. In the beginning, there was Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel, which spawned Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster movie, which in turn bred two mediocre Sega Genesis games and the Universal Studio theme park’s new $100 million ride. Now the dino franchise invades cyberspace with Jurassic Park — The Ride Online Adventure. In the multilevel labyrinthine game you hunt down an escaped velociraptor before it attacks you. Because the thorny game’s chockful of video and audio, you’ll need a Java-enabled browser, such as Microsoft Explorer 3.0 or Netscape 2.02+. Skillful players will kick lizard butt, others will become raptor lunch meat. Either way, it ain’t no petting zoo.