Welcome to my Jurassic Park
Sparkling Society is keeping up the trend of tycoon simulation games with Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game. Sparkling Society’s best games on the Google Play Store are Paradise City: Building Sim and Farm Dream – Village Farming S. Neither simulation game involves dinosaurs, some of the best creatures to roam Earth. Those dinosaur fans who dream of owning and managing their own dino park might enjoy Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game. However, the game falls flat once you realize how long or costly it is to build your dino park.
Where to put the Raptors
In Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game, players will have their park grounds ready when they start. There is no real story to follow, but that is the case with most tycoon builders since most of the game’s fun comes from the management aspect of it. Players will be given a small income, some starter buildings and one dinosaur exhibit. At first, there is no reason to decide where to place everything. Just make sure the employees are close to the work facilities, and eventually, you can move everything into the desired spot. One minor gripe was that the starter area feels small, but you can expand as much as you want the more you play the game.
Once everything is set up, Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game goes into auto-play as visitors see the exhibits and spend money on the park, restaurants and souvenirs. The more money you receive, the more you can expand the park. As players expand, they will eventually level up the park visitor’s happiness and the player level that helps unlock more exhibits and shops. Along with keeping visitors happy, the player must manage the exhibits by feeding the dinosaurs and upgrading their pens to keep them happy. It is all a simple gameplay loop, but it is relaxing and a joy to see the park grow and flourish.
Time is Money
Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game gameplay loop has some tedious moments. One thing that takes considerable time is when players are trying to build or upgrade the park. Once players start a build, they cannot do much until it is complete. This reduces player tasks to collecting funds or feeding the dinosaurs, which need feeding every minute when logged on. This feature gets annoying fast, so I just log off until the builds are complete. This made me feel like there was not enough to do during some play sessions, so I would use the in-game gold to fast-track some builds.
However, in-game gold is a premium currency, and I would use it scarcely since I did not want to spend real money on the game. It can be earned, but not enough to feel like it will be meaningful in the long run. Another purchasable item is the loot packs, including in-game currency and more dinosaur exhibits. Players will have to spend if they want some premium Dinosaurs early. However, they can be earned in-game. It will take players a lot of time before they get there.
No Dino Roars
Graphically, Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game does the bare minimum. That is not to say the game looks terrible. The park aspect looks good, and zooming in on the structures shows a little bit of detail and effort was put in. Do not expect amazing-looking dinosaurs or any unique animations, though. The pixelated dinosaurs just stand waging their tails while you watch tourists move about the park. The sound design is no better since it is just some ambient jungle-sounding music. No dinosaurs or crowd sounds at all.
Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game starts strong since it is entertaining to build your dream dinosaur park. However, the enjoyment abruptly stops since it takes far too much time to build things, unless you spend a lot on in-app purchases. The game works when you collect currency and build for five minutes, put the game down for an hour, and then repeat the process. It begins to feel less like a game and more like a chore. The process can be sped up with real money, but where is the fun in that?
Is it Hardcore?
Jurassic Dinosaur: Dino Game is relaxing, but it would be a much more enjoyable experience if it offered more and begged for less money.