LEGO Jurassic World is a very interesting release since it’s basically four games on one PS Vita cartridge! This release covers all four movies, from Jurassic Park all the way up to Jurassic World. So if you love the films and want to enjoy some nice action on the go, this is definitely a game you should consider. Come read our Lego Jurassic World review to learn more about the game!
This Vita release has players playing out key scenes from Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World. If you’ve never heard about the series, it’s basically about someone who figured it would be a good idea to bring back dinosaurs. As you can imagine, things go very wrong, and the dinosaurs break out.
There are several changes in this LEGO game when compared to other LEGO games from Traveller’s Tales. The permadeath feature has been removed so when you die or fall off a ledge you will quickly respawn – no more annoying level restarts! There’s also no more multi challenges. Challenges are still present, but they are related to completing levels and finding collectibles – it’s a more story focused game.
There are five challenges per level and story bonus levels. All you have to do is beat a level, collect a set number of studs, collect two dino fossils and either a mini-kit, red brick or an amber brick. This makes it the first time a Vita LEGO game has mini-kits to collect!
Speaking of collectibles, the Vita version has a ton of stuff for you to find. There are 72 fossils to find across 12 chapters spread over 36 levels as well as 11 amber bricks, 12 mini-kits, and 12 red bricks plus a plethora of characters to unlock and purchase. Not to mention the dinosaurs and vehicles as well! Luckily the dinos and the vehicles are unlocked through natural story progression and therefore do not require a purchase. You need to unlock everything and complete the entire game to its 100% to earn the coveted Platinum trophy, so there’s a lot to do in the game if you want that trophy.
The game is extremely fun but is the shortest and most story focused in the entire series so far. As was to be expected, lots of sections have been cut out. The PS3/PS4 versions are massive open world things with lots more content and collectibles, leaving the Vita version at roughly half the size. I have played the PS4 release, and while I like the PS4 version better since it’s a much bigger world, the Vita version is very fun since it gives us a bite-sized releae on the go.
|Brilliant bite-sized fun.|
Lots of collectibles.
Excellent voice acting.
|Some glitches, but nothing game-breaking.|
Written by: Tracey
- Contributing Editor