Jurassic Park Builder Review

Jurassic Park Builder is a building game where the players discover and grow extinct species from the prehistoric eras. There are three parks in the game: Jurassic, Aquatic and Glacier park each of which revives animals from a different prehistoric eras. There are also a number of buildings available which are necessary for their respective tasks. Decorations are also available which increase the profit margins generated from dinosaurs and buildings.

Dinosaurs are created in the same manner as they were created in the Jurassic Park movie. First, the player needs to find mosquitoes who contain fresh blood of animals from prehistoric eras and then extract DNA from that blood. Dinosaurs are weak when they are born and generate a few coins per hour. As the dinosaurs are fed, not only their coin generation increases, their health and damage also increases which are huge benefits in fighting battles and tournaments.

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The game also has a Battle Arena where a player can fight against bots and a tournament mode where they can fight against other players in real time. All dinosaurs have their strengths and weaknesses and a player needs to know them in order to overcome their opponent.

Jurassic Park Builder also has characters from the movie which assign the player with different missions in each park.

There is also a minigame inside the game called Code Red where the dinosaurs get restless and try to escape. Your job as an administrator is to keep the things under control and prevent and dinosaur escapes. Let us take a closer look at the game.

Jurassic Park Building games have been in the market for as long as the movies have been there; well, almost as long. Jurassic Park Builder seems to be the oversimplified version of Konami’s gameboy game “Jurassic Park III: Park Builder”. If you look closely, you will come to realize that even the title is oversimplified version of the original game’s title. That being said, Ludia has done a great job at bringing this game to smartphones and browsers. The textures of those dinosaurs are beautiful, their movements are smooth and natural and there is still a lot more content to fiddle with than most of those “average” browser games. Also, the way this game has merged Battle Arena and Tournament with a park building game is great. Who wouldn’t want to have a private park full of extinct animals whom they could take to pits for a fight?

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At first, the game seems to be a freemium or pay to win. You failed your research and want to resume it? Dollars. You want more amber samples? Dollars. You want that beautiful limited edition dinosaur that is only available during the weekend? Dollars. But soon I realized that those dollars can be earned from the tournaments. I have seen players who have won thousands of dollars. Making the game’s premium currency earnable by playing the game? That is something. I played Farmville for over a year and never did my farm bucks crossed the limit of 20. Needless to say I was never able to buy that harvester that would have made my job a lot easier and had to eventually leave the game.

The only thing I didn’t like about the game is that it becomes repetitive after a while. The player needs to login, go to each farm and collect coins from all of the buildings and dinosaurs. Soon, the game that used to take no more than 10 minutes starts taking an hour. Those dinosaurs that used to take thousands of coins to upgrade start demanding hundreds of thousands and you need to start farming(fighting the same battles over and over to earn coins) to earn enough to make up for your needs. This thing just keeps getting stacked over unless you aren’t left with enough hours to spend on the game daily.

Other than this, it is a pretty good game. Lots of dinosaurs, buildings and strategy. It is one of those games I would recommend to a friend who asks for a good smartphone game. Happy building guys!

Jurassic Park Builder Missions

In each park, you will be assigned with various missions from different characters. There are total 5 characters in Jurassic Park Builder.

  • John Hammond
  • Alan Grant
  • Henry Wu
  • Ian Malcolm
  • Kelly Malcolm

Each of these characters will assign you a mission according to their personality. For example, John Hammond being an investor and businessman, will assign you missions like buying new plots for expansion of the park, constructing various buildings and roads in the park and buy new items.

Ian Malcolm, being a doctor will assign you missions which involve helping him in completing some research, conducting some tests with dinosaurs or catching a reported who has hid himself in the park somewhere and is leaking videos and photos of the park. In the same way, all characters will give you missions according to their personalities.

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All the new missions will be highlighted with big icons at the left side of the screen. Also, you will receive a popup at the start of the game when new mission is available. The deal about missions is there are tons of them and they are easy to complete. They also familiarize you with areas of the parks which you otherwise may have missed.

Code Red

What is the Jurassic Park without terror, storms and terrifying screams of dinosaurs escaping from their cages? Code Red is a minigame in the Jurassic Park Builder. Once the player has a minimum of 5 carnivores in its park, the minigame is enabled.

When the minigame starts, every dinosaur starts getting restless. The amount of frustration is shown by a timer over every dinosaur. It is the player’s job to click on each dinosaur before the timer runs out. Clicking on the dinosaurs enables dino wranglers which keep the dinosaur calm. If the dinosaur wrangler is not enabled in time, the dinosaur goes crazy and the minigame ends with that dinosaur missing. Then, like hatching, it will take some days to return to the park and you will not be able to collect coins from it during those days.

Enabling Code Red is totally a player’s choice. To enable the storm, the player must click on the minigame icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. It must be noted that Code Red takes some time to be recharged. The player will have to wait before starting the game again.

Jurassic Park Builder Decorations

Decorations are special items which make your park more attractive and increase the number of coins generated by dinosaurs and buildings per unit time. Every decoration has what we call the ‘area of effect’ which is indicated by colored region when the decoration is selected. For a dinosaur or a building to be affected by a decoration, it must be in the area of effect of the decoration. The overlap of one plot is enough and increasing the overlap does NOT increase the effect any further.

It is possible for a dinosaur/building to be affected by multiple decorations. If done so, the effects will be added rather than compounded. There is a difference. It means that both decorations will increase the performance of dinosaur/building depending on dinosaur’s base stats rather than the stats calculated after being affected from the first decoration.

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That being said, you should place the decorations wisely. You should find a way to place the items around the decorations in such a way to place most items in its area of effect. But during the process, keep in mind that the main purpose of the game is to build a beautiful park comprised of the extinct animals, not a coin-generating industry where dinosaurs and buildings are jumbled around the decorations. There is no point in being efficient if your farm does not attract the eye.

Every park has its own set of decorations. No decoration is repeated in any of the parks. Some of the names are used in multiple parks but the corresponding decorations are completely different from one another. I would like to phrase the obvious here: The more expensive decorations are better and decorations bought for in-game dollars are better than those which can be bought with coins. But a person with cheaper decorations who knows how to place them effectively will be far ahead than the one who spends thousands of in-game dollars and does not know how to get most out of the decorations.

Jurassic Park Builder Buildings

Buildings are the second main source of income in the Jurassic Park Builder after dinosaurs. Buildings can be bought in the buildings tab in the market. Buildings take time to be built, but once built, they don’t need any leveling up or renovation. On the positive side, you can put any number of the same building in your park unlike dinosaurs which can only be placed one per species. Or in some cases, one pair per species.

There are several kinds of buildings from windmills to shopping malls, hotels to circuises, castles to roller coasters and observation towers to broadcast stations. Some buildings can be bought with coins while the others need IGDs. As usual, the IGD buildings are ready made and do not need any building time (with exceptions). But they are not necessarily better than the buildings bought with dollars. Buildings can also be sold in the market but the selling price is too low and we advise you to plan ahead so you don’t need to replace any buildings.

Buildings take different amount of time to be built and generate different number of coins. The construction time(in minutes) of a building can be calculated in advance by dividing its cost in coins by 62.5. For example the price of Four Winds Hotel is 918,000 coins. Dividing it by 62.5 we get 14688 minutes or 244h48m. Too much time huh? Don’t worry it is the last building of Jurassic Park and by the time you buy it, you will be a Jurassic Park Builder maniac who either has a lot of time or money to spend on the game. Also, you can “speed up the construction” by spending IGDs.

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That being said, every park has its own set of buildings which eliminates repetition of the same patterns and pushes the player towards designing every park differently.

The two most prominent buildings are Research Center and Harbor.

Research Center

Research Center is the place where DNA is extracted from the amber collected during land clearance or expeditions. Whenever new amber is available, a small lightning symbol will appear on the Research Center. When this symbol appears, just click on Research Center and then click on the button on the bottom right to start research. Once all of the strands of DNA are extracted, you will have egg of the respective species. The extraction process has been explained in detail above.

Harbor

To level up the dinosaurs, you need to feed them. You can get their food from their respective harbors. To collect food from a harbor you will need to activate it first. The activation time of a harbor and food generated by it depends on the level of the harbor. The number of coins needed for the activation remains the same irrespective of the level or harbor. If there is one thing you should upgrade in Jurassic Park Builder, it should be the harbors.

Jurassic Park Builder Dinosaurs

Let us talk about the single most important thing that is going to be in your personal Jurassic Park: The dinosaurs. No matter how well maintained or expensive your park is, it won’t be worth anything to the viewers (and to yourself) if it doesn’t contain some of those raging, bloodthirsty beasts. Apart from being the reason the whole Jurassic Park is built, they are also main source of income along with the buildings. Dinosaurs produce gold coins after regular intervals of time. The higher the level of a dinosaur, the more coins it will generate.

The only problem is that the dinosaurs have been extinct for a long time and there is no way you are going to find any in the market these days. The only way to have them for your park is to “create” them. Yes! you read that right. But don’t worry, creating dinosaurs is a standard procedure and is fairly easy to follow. Specially in the game.

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First of all while clearing lands for the expansion of your park, you will find some mosquitoes preserved in the stones with dinosaurs’ blood in them. It is called ‘Amber’. Once you have extracted the amber, you will take it to your research center to extract the DNA. To grow a dinosaur, you will need 10 strands of its DNA and each strand consists of three parts. You will extract one strand at a time by clicking on the “start research” button in the research center. Once a strand is extracted, it will be stacked on the shelf at the top. Upon the extraction of 10 strands, your research will be completed and the dinosaur will be available in the market for you to buy.

It should be kept in the mind though, that research does not succeed at all times. Sometimes, you will fail to extract one part of a particular strand. If failed, you can retry the research for only that part of strand for 1 IGD(In Game Dollar) or for the whole strand for some coins. The failure of one strand does not affect the previously extracted strands. It means that if you already have 9 strands extracted and the research for 10th strand fails, you will only have to retry the 10th strand.

The percentage of success depends on player’s and dinosaur’s level. After the completion of “research”, the egg of that particular type of dinosaur will be available in the market. The regular dinosaurs will be available for coins while the special ones can only be bought using IGDs. Once that egg hatches, you will have a teeny tiny harmless dinosaur in your park.

You will have to feed the dinosaurs in order for them to level up. Higher level dinosaurs earn more coins, look more beautiful and attack more furiously. To feed the dinosaurs, click on the feed button in the top bar. Depending on whether the dinosaur is carnivore or herbivore, it will feed on meat or plants and level up. Once it reaches level 5, it will hit puberty. In dinosaurs, hitting puberty is somewhat same as in humans. They too have anger management issues at this stage which, as the owner of the park, you will have to deal with. This anger management is done in a minigame called Code Red which will be discussed later in this article.

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Every once in a while , the dinosaurs will need evolution to sustain in the environment of earth which was not so stable back in the dinosaur days. When a dinosaur reaches level 10, the feed button is replaced with the “Evolve” button. Click it to start the evolution. In order for the dinosaur to successfully evolve, you will have to complete the research of the new evolution. Meanwhile, the dinosaur will be taken to a special facility and you will not be able to collect coins from it. The research process is similar to the research you did earlier for the DNA extraction from the Amber– go to the research center and click research button to collect 10 strands of DNA, each consisting of three parts.

Once the research on evolution is complete, you will get a newborn dinosaur of the new evolved species. Feed it up to level 15 and it will hit puberty, at level 20 it will again need evolution. The cycle continues. On levels that are multiple of 10, dinosaurs will need evolution to further level up and on the levels that are multiples of 5, they will become adults (turns out, hitting puberty and becoming adults are the same things for dinosaurs).

Jurassic Park Builder Cheats & Tips

Here are some of the tips and tricks I have learned from players better than me. I hope you find these useful.

Activate the harbors often so that you have enough food. It will help you upgrade the dinosaurs easily and complete most of the missions in a jiffy. Also, if there is one thing you should upgrade, it is the harbor. Upgrading the harbor increases its activation time and food made per unit time. Having a better harbor betters all aspects of your game.

Dinosaurs and buildings have a max limit of coins they can hold. After that, they stop making any further coins. Try to login in the game often and collect coins from dinosaurs and buildings. It should not take more than a couple of minutes.

Use the decorations wisely. You just need one plot of overlap between the area of effect of a decoration and the building/dinosaur to get the coin boost. Also, arrange the buildings in such a way that they come under the area of effect of multiple decorations. It adds their boosts.

There is no point in having a killer farm if it does not please the eye. While trying to place the dinosaurs and buildings as to get most out of the decorations, try to keep the park’s beauty intact. Also, lay roads in your park. They do not increase your profit or anything but they are aesthetically beautiful. Do not forget to connect the road to main entrance of your park or there won’t be any visitors.

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Code Red is a good way to earn money. Specially when your dinosaurs are taking rest after a battle and you need to farm some coins. Take advantage of it. Also, if you activate Code Red often, consider placing all the carnivores near each other. This way, it will be easier to click on them before the timers runs out.

If you need some coins urgently, it’s often cheaper to enable Code Red or give instant rest to your dinos using IGDs then buying the coins directly.

Most of the special edition dinosaurs are made available on weekends. Keep a checking the game during weekends if you are want to have some of those exotic beasts. Try and install the game on your smartphone even if you always play on facebook. Having a game in your phone will give you notifications whenever a limited edition dinosaur is available.

If you need to use all your special attacks while playing in the Battle Arena, your dinosaurs probably need upgrade. If you are farming coins in the battle arena, choose a level that you can easily win–but not too easily. If you have enough upgraded dinosaurs, level 17 and 18 are probably the best levels for farming coins.

Sending people game requests on facebook isn’t a good idea but if you have friends who also play Jurassic Park Builder and are happy to help, it will be a lot easier to extract DNA and find amber. At times, it may seem a good idea to send invites to ALL of your friends to get some free gifts or add some strangers who play Jurassic Park Builder to your friends list. I have tried both of these things and I can ensure you, both of these are bad ideas.

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