The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Arcade) FAQ by Joshua Harring (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hello. Welcome to my FAQ for The Lost World. This is one of Sega's newest shooting games and it's pretty good, especially with its gigantic, detailed dinosaurs and surround-sound cabinet. This FAQ explains some general rules to the game and gives some tips for the levels. I've actually only gone through this whole game only once (although I've watched other people play it) and it's quite a quarter-guzzler so I probably won't play it very much anymore because there are better games that aren't 75 cents to start and continue. So I might mess something up or leave something out and if you see that, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com. I will be happy to update the FAQ with your contribution. Thanks and enjoy. General stuff If you've played Sega's House of the Dead in the arcades, you kinda know this game already. There's no Virtua Cop-like big yellow target circle to tell you what to shoot; you basically have to shoot any dinosaur you see. Of course, don't shoot any innocent humans or you lose a life. You start with only three lives and lose one each time you take a hit. You get five shots and have to reload by shooting off the screen. Pretty standard shooter stuff. The basic enemy in this game is a Raptor. You can usually see them rushing towards you or jumping over something to get at you. They take one hit. Sometimes they'll appear out of practically nowhere and you have almost no reaction time. That's why you should usually keep your gun pointed at the screen even when there appears to be a lull in the action. There are other "normal" enemies like Spitters and Compys. Spitters fire projectiles which you can't avoid so you must shoot them pretty quickly. Compys are those little tiny annoying ones that are always in packs of a couple dozen or so. They can be found jumping all over humans many times. And then there are the really really big bosses. Here is where a new technique is introduced in a shooting game. Against these bosses, little circles appear on them as they're going to strike. These indicate target points which you must shoot. The circles change color from white to green to yellow to orange to red to flashing red. If you haven't shot all the circles before at least one of them ends its flashing red stage, then you will get hit by the dinosaur (or something else happens). If you are successful in shooting them all, the dinosaur backs off and prepares for another strike. Therefore shooting wildly against a boss isn't recommended. Precision is better, although many times there won't be much time to shoot the circles. In those cases, shooting rapidly into the general area where a circle is can help. As in House of the Dead, saving a human from death via dinosaur rewards you. They either give you an extra life or a power-up. I've seen laser shot, grenade, and lightning as power-ups. Laser shot puts a little red sniper circle on the screen to show you where you're aiming. Grenade makes your gun fire powerful shots that explode on contact. Lightning makes your gun fire blasts of lightning which I think makes accuracy easier. Every so often you will see a little Powerbar on screen which you can shoot. Shooting three of these will give you an extra life. Remember not to shoot the human you're trying to save (surprising how easy it is to do). As in the recent Sega shooting games, there are different paths you can take through each level. What's different is you don't actually select where you want to go. Where you go is determined by success or failure at certain accuracy tests. Failing usually takes you on a harder path. In two-player games, when you fight the bosses, sometimes if you fail to shoot all the circles, the boss may pick up one of you and hold you in its teeth. If this happens, the picked-up player must press Start repeatedly while the other player must shoot circles. If you are successful, the boss drops you and you escape damage; if you fail, you take damage. And now for the game: Stage 1 Starts off pretty basic. Shoot the Raptors running at you. You can shoot barrels of Nitro on the screen to cause a big explosion and take out enemies in the vicinity. After a minute or so you'll see a guy who's been wounded. He'll point you towards more enemies running at you and then after that you'll see him being dragged away. Shoot the dinosaur, not the guy. Sounds simple, I know, but it's amazing how many people screw it up. Then after some more shooting you'll see another guy who talks to you and then Spitters attack him. Shoot them quickly before they release their deadly spit. After this section you will then run into a giant T-rex female. She's not a very difficult boss, you just have to shoot the circles when you see them. Against this and every other boss, you can shoot them at any time to cause very small amounts of damage with each shot. But you could just as easily save your stamina and concentrate on shooting the circles because they will never attack without the circles appearing. Once she's dead you're off to the next stage. Stage 2 If I remember correctly you're in your car heading into a part with a lot of Brachiosaurs. One of them will lift its feet up to stomp you. You must shoot the circles on the foot before it comes crashing down. Then I think after this is a high- speed section with Raptors running after you. During this scene is a part where a guy on a motorcycle gets chased by them. Shoot to the left of the guy to take out the Raptors running after him. I think he gives you the Grenade power-up if you save him. Then further on is the part where you have to shoot a Stegosauras (or was it a Triceratops?). If you fail this your car goes flying. I don't know what happens if you succeed. You're not injured in the car crash, but now you have to shoot Raptors running towards you. After this section, you turn your car back on its wheels and drive over a skinny bridge. A few Raptors run after you, and then the boss appears in the lake. (I forgot what his name was, I know it started with a D though...) He will float around underneath for a while and then raise up to strike. Shoot the circles to make him fall back in the water. He then does this some more with different timing each time. Once you get all his energy down, you start to drive away, but then he suddenly appears behind you and charges towards you on the bridge. You have to shoot the circles very quickly. Once you do this, the boss plops into the lake and you drive off to the next stage. Stage 3 This is the lab and it starts off with lots of Raptors charging you. At one point a door opens and they charge out. Then you see a guy get knocked over by one. You must shoot the Raptor to save him and get Lightning. Another Raptor will jump on a ceiling fan and the blades will fall down. You must shoot the circles on each blade to avoid harm. You'll then go up some stairs while being attacked constantly. You'll round a corner and find a guy getting pounced upon by Compys. Don't shoot crazily here or you are almost guaranteed to hit the guy and kill him. Instead, pick off the Compys one by one with accurate shots. If you see one in front of him facing you, shoot it first because it's getting ready to jump at you. Don't worry too much about the guy getting killed by them unless you're really slow. After this, you'll see some Raptors inside a room and you must now lock the door. To do this, you have to input the password. The game shows you the correct number sequence and then you must shoot the numbers the exact same way. Count the numbers out loud as they appear so that you remember them better. This isn't hard but many people screw it up because they don't pay attention or understand what's going on. If you are successful the door is locked and the Raptors don't come out. If you fail, they bust through the door and you must shoot them. After that you run down a tunnel. You must shoot the circles on each successive wall to escape. If you fail this, the wall comes down and traps you. You must then shoot the Raptors as they charge out of the very dark area. After this, you then escape. Stage 4 You then realize that Ian and Sarah have gone in the dome and decide to take a shortcut. You must shoot the top of the dome in one shot to fire a rope that catches on the top that you slide down. I don't know what happens if you fail this as it's not too difficult to do. You then start to slide down, but Pteranodons appear. You have to shoot them in the head to take them down. Shooting them in the wings doesn't do very much. After fending them off, you then proceed down into the dome where you find Ian and Sarah. You go down to them only to find they are running away from the boss (forgot his name, too). This is a "chameleon-type dinosaur" that only appears when he's going to strike. When he gets down to about half energy or so, you decide to get out of here by taking the elevator. You take a lift up to the second level and start running for the elevator. Before you make it though, you have to shoot the circles on the dinosaur from long-range. If you fail this, he stomps the ground, and part of the floor gives way, dropping you down to the lower level again. You then run for the lift again and get back up to the second level and run for the elevator again only to find that he busts through the floor and appears right in front of you. Shooting him diverts him away and you make it to the elevator, where a cleverly placed Raptor is right inside. Another Raptor also tries to get inside before the doors close so shoot him. The elevator then starts to move, but the boss stomps the ground again and causes it to stop. The doors open and he's right there again. Shoot him some more until he's dead. Then you escape. Stage 5 There's another guy getting attacked by Compys in this stage so use the same strategy as you did before to save him. Once you get inside the trailer thing, you are in big trouble because the Mom and Dad T-rexes appear on either side of you. You have to shoot each one to get them away from the windows. Then the mom will rip off the top of the trailer and you have to shoot the pieces as they fall down at you. Then you escape in your car and start driving away only to have the T-rex female chase you. This part is dark but there's a light where your gun is pointing. You'll see the female running after you (fast, ain't she?) and you have to shoot the circles to make her back off each time she's about to strike. Once you get all her energy down, she falls to the ground, but just before she dies, she calls her mate. The T-rex male starts to chase you now. Some people in front of you point you to the right so you drive your car that way and stop. You then turn around to see the T-rex run past you and then you hear it killing the people who were just there. One of them escapes through the building obscuring your view but then the T-rex busts through the building and turns to face you. You must now fight it. It sees two parked cars in front of it, so you must shoot the circles each time it looks at them. If you fail this, it picks up a car and flings it at you, and you must then quickly shoot the circles on the car. After this, you'll shoot it some more, and then drive away, only to find you're in a dead-end. You'll then turn around to see the T-rex staring right at you, and if you don't sense a bit of panic now, you're probably not human. Gunfire from the tower next to you will distract the T-rex for a moment. You must then shoot the circles which appear. If you fail this, the T-rex grabs the guy out of the tower(causing the tower to fall on you) and eats him, which is bad for you because this HEALS the T-rex some. You then shoot it some more until it finally falls to the ground, dead. You then escape via helicopter. Yippee. That's it! If you're an average-to-great shooter you'll probably beat this game in under $10, even with the fact that it costs 75 cents/play. This FAQ was written by me, Joshua Harring. If you spotted something missing or incorrect about this game, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may not post this on any website unless it is written in its entirety, including this disclaimer. Thanks to Jeff Veasey of www.gamefaqs.com for posting this. Copyright 1998 Joshua Harring The Lost World: Jurassic Park is copyright Sega.