|Jurassic Boy 2|
Jurassic Boy 2's (Famicom/NES version) Title Screen
|Console||Famicom/NES, Game Boy Color|
|Alternate names/hacks||Jurassic Boy (cartridge)|
The story, quoted from the game's manual (all Engrish is from the original manual):
In the year 2193, '"Dinosaur" becomes a popular subject again. Scientists all work for making dinosaur revive. 'Nevertheless, they still lack of a special gene. This causes the dinosaurs they cultivate are all incomplete. 'Many countries then intend to buy dinosaurian fossil at high prices in order to get the gene. 'But it seems that it's not so easy. 'No one can do anything to this problem until Dr. Crachi invents a "Time Space" machine in the year 2197.
The story is delved into deeper in the character descriptions (again, original Engrish left in). For Crachi:
2180 advanced a new theory about time-back but was criticized.
2184, due to his excessive studying, he was mental diseased and was under treatment in hospital.
2188 missing after he was out of the hospital. They say he had ever appeared in Danba.
2198 completed the machine that can make time go back.
In the dinosaur family, Chen is the most intelligent one. Now his parents and brothers all fall into Crachi's clutches. So the urgent matter for Chen to do is to save his family from the bad guy's clutches.
This game is a platformer based off Sonic the Hedgehog starring a dinosaur named Chen. The game is faster paced than Somari with fewer enemies and more open level layouts throughout the game. There are 4 worlds split up into 7 levels total, with the first world being one level long. The Game Boy Color version has bosses and changes the level layouts somewhat. It is considered to be the more difficult version, mainly because of the smaller screen size.
The graphics are somewhat original and mainly inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog , with the environments being loosely based on those from that game. The colour of Chen is inconsistent in the Famicom/NES version, being pink on the title screen and in the ending cutscene and reddish-orange during gameplay. In the Game Boy Color version, he's pink. The graphics are almost identical in both versions, although the logo was modified slightly in the GBC version to fit the limited resolution and the colours were altered. The music is completely different in both versions, and the Game Boy Color version's soundtrack is criticised for being high-pitched and beepy.
- The music used in the Game Boy version was originally from a previous Mega Duck/Game Boy game called Dan Laser. The only difference is that Dan Laser's music plays at a slightly faster rate.
- Quite a bit of content was cut from the final game. There are several sprites that were left unused (the game only uses about 23 sprites out of 67 of Chen alone,) the manual lists power-ups that were cut out such as Fruit and Speed Sneakers, and even abilities such as being able to spindash were removed.