Frontier presents 10 amazing Easter Eggs based around Jurassic World Evolution.
Jurassic World Evolution is available through Xbox Game Pass. The developers at Boundary developments revealed some very special information.
One thing is clear: Jurassic World Evolution is absolutely jam-packed with a multitude of incredible dinosaurs. Because these are pretty hard to miss. But Frontier’s impressive park management game is also filled to the brim with amazing secrets, details and Easter eggs just waiting to be discovered.
From unique lines of dialogue to hidden pirate treasures – here are ten things that very few people knew about Jurassic World Evolution:
- Nedry’s infamous lock screen: In Jurassic World Evolution there is an allusion to the iconic computer lock screen by IT expert Dennis Nedry, “Uh uh uh, you didn’t say the magic word”. For this you have to select the management tabs. These are located at the top left in the setup menu. Then if you try to go to the Fossils Screen BEFORE you build a science center, you’ll see a familiar message – and no, saying “please” doesn’t help.
- Adjusted for Inflation: You don’t need a master’s degree in finance to know that everything gets more expensive. Inflation is faithfully reproduced in the Jurassic World Evolution expansion Return to Jurassic Park. In order to do justice to the economic situation of the 90s, all monetary values are around 60% of today’s value. However, running a large dinosaur theme park still costs a fortune.
- The secret song connection: In Jurassic World Evolution you can take command of an off-road vehicle at any time and drive through the park. You can even open the gates of any exhibit and drive off the road to get a glimpse of all the great attractions. If you listen carefully to the radio while driving, you might hear a song called Las Gaviotas. This is the same song that plays in the background when Nedry meets Dodgson under dubious circumstances in Jurassic Park.
- Precise helicopter flying: The Jurassic World Evolution helicopter pilots are absolute professionals. When you go to the expedition map and do an excavation, the helicopter doesn’t just leave the expedition center in a random direction. Instead, the direction in which it flies corresponds to its real goal. Fortunately, the flight time has been reduced.
- Behind the Crichtonsaurus: Have you ever wondered why this dinosaur is called the Crichtonsaurus? The name means “Crichton’s lizard” and is named after Michael Crichton, the award-winning author of Jurassic Park (1990) and The Lost World (1995). When paleontologists in China discovered a herbivorous Ankylosauridae in 1999, they paid tribute to the late word artist by naming the animal after him. In Jurassic World Evolution you can resurrect and breed the Crichtonsaurus.
- Unique voice recording: When you complete a job to complete 60% of a Dilophosaurus genome, the head of crisis management Cabot Finch answers with a reference to the turbulent events in Jurassic Park. “It appears that one of our genome cabinets was left open. A kind of rotten tin of Barbasol shaving cream was found nearby. Empty. The can looks like it has been modified to hold something. Anyway, we have a team investigating that … “
- Goat social behavior: Live goats provide hearty meals for carnivorous dinosaurs in the park. As Alan Grant once said, species like the T.Rex “don’t want to be fed, they want to hunt.” But what happens when the dinosaur isn’t hungry? Goats, naturally good-natured as they are, occasionally join the social groups of some dinosaurs. Just as dogs are man’s best friend, goats can be dinosaurs’ best friend – well, until cravings set in.
- The secret goat on the map screen: Jurassic World Evolution is set on Las Cinco Muertes or “The Five Deaths”, an archipelago known for its stunning beauty, deadly dinosaurs and of course goats. As you move the cursor on the expedition map to western Mexico and bring these islands into view, watch out for the UI update to get a hint about the favorite of the country.
- Buried pirate treasure: In order to bring new dinosaurs into a park, you have to find them first. To do this, they send intrepid teams of paleontologists to the remotest corners of the world. Their job: carefully digging up fossils and sending them back so that talented bioengineers can restore their genomes. During the excavation, the teams can also retrieve a real pirate treasure, which can be sold for $ 500,000. That will definitely help fund further operations.
- Escaped Pteranodons: Pteranodons rule the action in Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park. They are among the most famous flying reptiles that ever existed. They are also true masters at breaking out. If they somehow manage to fly out of the nest, you may be able to see them flying over other areas that you are currently playing in. Maybe you will check your electric fences again to be on the safe side …
These 10 secrets and more can be discovered in Jurassic World Evolution, now also available through Xbox Game Pass: