Getting Started in Jurassic World: The Game
Jurassic World: The Game (JW:TG) is developer Ludia’s attempt at tying in an already existing game (Jurassic Park Builder), with the Jurassic World movie that came out in 2015, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. However, in stark contrast to what most people could believe, this is not the first game Jurassic Park building sim to ever grace the video game industry. Aside from the aforementioned Jurassic Park Builder, this honor goes to Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis for the Xbox, Playstation 2, and PC platforms.
Nevertheless, JW:TG is the newest iteration of this renowned franchise, which is brought to life on mobile devices and with better detail than ever before.
However, if you’ve already tried it, you may notice that, after a short introductory tutorial alongside many familiar characters from the movie, you’re pretty much left to your own devices, with no clue on how best to proceed.
This is where this guide will come in handy. In this article, we’re going to explain all you need to know in order to get a good start in this game so that you can hopefully start breeding your own dinos and show the world who’s boss!
Before diving into the game itself, if you’ve downloaded it on your phone, hurry up and uninstall it and download it on BlueStacks.
If you’ve haven’t tried it before, then you have no idea how much better the game runs and looks on the emulator, compared to mobile devices. Through BlueStacks, you can play JW:TG in glorious high definition, on your PC monitor, instead of being confined to the small screen of your mobile device. Additionally, you can enjoy an improved control scheme, specifically tailored for mouse and keyboard, which will allow you to enjoy the game without having to fumble around with touchscreen controls. Lastly, BlueStacks allows you to easily minimize the game to the background if you ever need to pop open a browser or to do any other tasks on your PC, without having to quit the game, which is something you can’t do on mobile devices.
For these and many other reasons, BlueStacks is the way to go when it comes to playing mobile games.
Now that you’re playing your game in the best way possible, it’s time to become familiarized with the game’s terms and types of currency.
For starters, like many other games, JW:TG has the traditional Coins, which can be obtained naturally through playing, and which are used to purchase most items in the game. And then there’s the Dino Bucks, which is the game’s premium currency, which can only be obtained by buying with real money and can be used for everything from speeding up constructions, to purchasing coins and food. Players can also receive Dino Bucks by completing special offers from Tapjoy, which appear from time to time.
When it comes to the upkeep and development of your park, two types of resources are quintessential: DNA and Food. The first is used in the combination of dinosaurs in order to breed new hybrid species or to create a stronger offspring of existing dinosaurs. DNA can be obtained by selling dinos, or by watching in-game video adverts. Meanwhile, food is used to feed to dinosaurs in your pack, which they need in order to increase their level and become stronger.
Expanding Your Park
The best way to expand your park is by using coins to clear forested areas, and then use more coins to construct buildings to enhance the park’s visual appeal. The function of buildings, for the most part, is to provide income in the form of coins. If you construct decorations next to dino cages or other buildings, you will receive a small boost to the income they produce, so keep in mind your park layout in order to optimize your earnings.
As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock bigger and better buildings, which provide more income. Additionally, you will also unlock other decorations, which can make your park look great, and provide more earnings.
After you complete the tutorial, you’ll notice that you’re pretty much left alone, except for the small chat box in the left side of the screen. If you click on these boxes, you’ll be able to interact with the characters from the Jurassic World movie, which will then provide you with tasks to complete in exchange for XP, resources, and other unlockables.
Missions are, by far, the fastest way to level up and unlock new content in the game, so be sure to check this section frequently in order to obtain guidance on the tasks at hand. For future reference, the tasks given to you by Owen will mostly revolve around dino wrangling and breeding, while the tasks given to you by Claire have more to do with the park-building aspect of the game. There are also some periodic missions with Hoskins, which consist of battles against dinosaurs controlled by the computer, and which grant you new dinos to hatch upon completion.
There’s always something to gain by completing missions and, while some may take longer than others, they are always worth it. So check this section often.
There’s really not that much complexity to the tasks in JW:TG. There are, however, some things you need to consider when expanding your park. For instance, some missions will ask you to collect X amount of resources or to build a set number of structures and decorations. In this sense, it’s a good idea to always stay on top of your building endeavors. Always try to complete missions as soon as they pop up so you can unlock upgrades to your buildings. Furthermore, remember to trade in your old dinos for DNA in order to have the necessary resources to engineer better specimens for your park.
As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock further missions which will take you through the story, and guide on the next steps towards building the best prehistoric park the world has ever seen!