Jurassic Park (Data East, 1993)

Jurassic Park

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This game received 373 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.877 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #56 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.95

Artwork: 7.656

Sounds/Music: 7.461

Other Aspects: 8.082

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20 days ago
Extremely fun game - easily one of Data East top 3 pins ever. Very well rounded especially with the newest code! Great layout with lots of variation and shots. an amazing value in pinball right now. There are ALOT worse games from Bally Williams and Stern presently selling for nearly double the going rate of a Jurassic Park. Also looks fantastic with ColorDMD.
24 days ago
Jurassic Park is one of Data East's best pins. The theme is great and hearing the Jurassic Park theme is awesome. The rules are fun with plenty of modes to play through. Overall a fun time.
40 days ago
Fun game. I really enjoy the game play. A color dmd really made the game look amazing. For a 90’s game one of the better ones.
41 days ago
Updated 6.0 roms are a must. Great theme! What’s better than a T-Rex eating your ball!
48 days ago
This game is a blast to play. However i do have an issue of it coming out of the bunker pop and going right to drain more times then not. The shaker motor and dino eating the ball make the game play that much more entertaining. Back glass leaves alot to be desired. I have not played with the 6.0 yet but from what i have read it should push this game over the top for me. 6 ball is CHAOS and a ton of fun! I see this game being a staple in my collection for many years to come.
71 days ago
Jurassic Park is a fun game the t rex Is one of my favorite toys In all of Pinball. The artwork is also good and the music.
3 months ago
When I first got this game I was not impressed. The pin felt dated and clunky ... Then I started to upgrade the machine and JP quickly ibecame one of my favorite games. I added a subwoofer ., the unofficial code and leds . The bass on this games make the walls shakes in my house ..the 6.0 code makes the game significantly more challenging. ...and the leds makes this game POP ...the best thing is all 3 of these upgrade cost me about 250 dollars . I'd put JP up agaist 90 percent of the newer stern games .This game is a must have for any home collection IMHO. I'm gonna add the motorized gate at some point ...if you have one on you jp private message me and let me know if you like it
3 months ago
This is one of my all time favorite machines, never want to stop playing it. Great challenging pin that will not leave the collection.
4 months ago
This is my Holy Grail of machines, not only for the sentimental factor, but because it is so fun. The raptor kickback is cool, and the T-Rex eating the ball just tops it. I do wish the modes were randomized, instead of always starting with "Stampede", but i think there are different ROMs that allow you to do that, but im currently playing on a machine on location. I am saving to purchase one, and always looking for one to be sold somewhere near enough to me to avoid shipping, but i WILL have one and cant wait to get my hands on it... AND they just released the color DMD for this title
5 months ago
This is a great machine, that can appeal to the beginner and experienced player. Machine theme is done well. Difficulty getting all the shots. The raptor shot can drain the ball pretty quickly, if you're not ready for it. T-rex is awesome. The animations are pretty good for when it came out.
5 months ago
Jurassic Park was a game I was sad to let go and will be looking to get another in the future. I think this is one of the best Data East games and found it was always a favorite in the game room. I found the game to be easy to get high scores. The Toys were a lot of fun and even has a shaker motor. Great game with family friendly theme.
5 months ago
Overall, it's a good game. I own it. With that said, you add Pinsound, the new ColorDMD, the latest 6.0 code, and ample available mods, this game becomes GREAT. I can't tell you how Pinsound has changed the game, especially with the community shared music/sfx.

Pros - The theme is a hit. The modes in the game relate to the movie. And can you beat a T-Rex eating the pinball?!?! Not to mention, the CHAOS 6-ball multi-ball is amazingly fun.

Cons - Not a fan of how Data East has you "look under the hood." It seems unstable, too tight (especially when you move the playfield back and up). Williams/Bally's games have a much better design.

In my opinion, if you can find a good JP in decent shape and can afford to another $1,000 in mods (Pinsound, Color DMD, and a gate mod) you're picking up a winner.
6 months ago
I owned one for a little bit. it got boring quick and the TREX toy got old pretty fast !
7 months ago
Hard to beat the JP theme and come on... the dinosaur eats the ball. High ratings for these aspects alone. The lighting is cool with spotlights on T-Rex. My kids would rate this a 10 but I do get a little bored with it after while. It's definitely an awesome DE title and gets a high rating from me on artwork, theme and sound.
7 months ago
Great theme, fun and satisfying shots. The T-rex eats the ball!
9 months ago
My first crush in Pinball. I played JP daily for about 2 years while in college. I loved the game so much that I knew I had to add it to my collection. However, this game is sitting right next to my pristine TZ ... and that comparison doesn't do JP any favors.

The game itself is a bit of a contrast - it has some very cool features (t-rex, skill shot, smart missle), but it also has several warts. It is not rare for me to launch a ball and have drain on the sides without the ball even approaching my flippers. There are definitely some unforgiving angles in the game. I wouldn't say it makes the game hard... just more random and prone to luck (again... compared to TZ sitting next to it).

Another reviewer mentioned that if JP had been made by Bally/Williams in value (and ranking) would have soared. I agree with that.... only because they would have fixed some of the flaws with the game. The physics would have been tweaked, the playfield art (and art in general) would have been improved, and the flippers would be much more smooth.

The game is fun, but it can also be a bit a frustrating if you are used to Bally/Williams or some of the newer games out there. In the end... I still play it as much as any of my other games!
9 months ago
What's not to like about JP. The dinosaur is a cool toy that picks up a ball and swallows it. That in itself is themed great with the game. Very fun to play and a deep rule set. I just picked up the game. I added all LED lights and now it's very colorful and easy on the eyes. Families and kids will love to play this game all day long.
9 months ago
Have yet to play one where the dinosaur successfully picks up the ball...
1 year ago
"Chopper Ready"
1 year ago
This is a very decent family oriented machine that follows the theme of the movie very well. It's a relatively a deep & challenging game w/ the 12 modes & of coarse the T Rex himself. The greatest attribute of this machine is the T Rex toy, & when he picks the ball up & swallows ~ it was always a thrill! Though the machine plays a bit clunky it was an after thought because this title is really a lot of fun. We had JP in our limited space three pin line up for over a year & 1/2, & that is the longest a machine ever lasted in our rotation. Overall, a nice challenging machine that will keep you coming back for more.
1 year ago
It's a must to play this game with Chad's version 6.0 code update. Randomization of game modes is so nice. Other features were added as well, but that alone is worth it.
1 year ago
one of data east greatest games
1 year ago
Jurassic park the movie has always been a favorite of mine. Then I played the pinball machine. What a fun game. The shots are challenging. The toy dinosaur is very cool. Shaker motor really adds to be effect. I love it and can't get enough.
1 year ago
Love this game as I remember playing it a lot during my youth. It will never leave my house.

If you haven't done so, it's imperative you use Chad's 6.0 ROM as it completely changes the game and really increases the fun.
1 year ago
This game was almost boring me until I switched the flippers to super rubbers and suddenly the added control really opened the game up.
I am playing the fan-modded ROM and the rule improvements make this game oh so much better.
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